Simba Mattress Topper Review – UK 2021

Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper

8.5

Comfort

8.8/10

Support

8.5/10

Durability

8.2/10

Material Quality

9.0/10

Value For Money

8.0/10

Pros

  • Excellent mix of different materials
  • Easy to roll, great frequent travellers
  • 14-night sleep trial

Cons

  • Out of lots of peoples price range
  • A new mattress may be a better choice at the price

Simba is a family-owned business that ventured into the mattress making business in 2002. Since then they have sold over a million mattresses worldwide and have gained a huge following due to their innovative product design and high-quality products. With their products, they have one key goal. Helping you get a perfect night’s rest.

Most of Simba’s products have taken the industry by storm, mainly due to their innovative design. While initially a direct to consumer company, the Simba mattress is now also available in many major retailers across the country including John Lewis. 

Simba is best known for the Simba mattress but they also have a full range of sleep accessories including a weighted blanket, pillow and a mattress protector. 

The bed accessory we are taking a deeper look at is the Simba Hybrid mattress topper. Mattress toppers can be a great way to give an extra boost to your existing mattress and can be considerably cheaper than a new mattress. The Simba Hybrid mattress topper stands apart from most mattress toppers as it includes a layer of springs in the mattress. It comes in at a higher than average price so we have taken a closer look at whether it justifies this. 

Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper Product information

Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper 120 x 190 cm
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Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper 120 x 190 cm
  • A COMFORT BOOST: engineered to deliver an instant boost to any mattress, anywhere.
  • THE PERFECT BALANCE: the cooling comfort of open cell foam and the support of our 2,500 specially...
  • STAYING POWER: anti-slip base and wriggle-free straps for a secure and sound sleep.

Delivery: 

Free delivery with Amazon

Material:

Synthetic latex, foam and pocket springs

Depth:

7cm

Guarantee: 

1-year guarantee

Construction and Materials

Simba sources all of their materials from Europe and they also manufacture the topper in factories that are located both in the UK and Poland. This allows them to keep the products Airmiles down.

Including the cover, the Simba Hybrid mattress topper has 4 layers. Each using different aspects of Simba’s innovative technology to come together to make a well-balanced mattress topper. We have broken down each layer of this topper to see what benefits they add.

Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper Layers

1. Breathable Cover Layer

The cover of the Simba topper is made from polyester. This makes it durable but also has soft touch. A bonus of using polyester for the cover material is that it is hypoallergenic so will be great for those who suffer from allergies. It also is a soft, breathable material that helps prevent overheating.

Washing the cover is very easy. The top half is removable and machine washable at 40 degrees, so keeping it fresh and hygienic is very simple. The bottom of the topper features an anti-slip surface which compliments the anti-movement straps well and prevents the topper from sliding off your mattress.

2. Simbatex Comfort Layer

Instead of traditional memory foam or latex, Simba uses its Simbatex material as the comfort layer of the topper. It is a type of synthetic latex with an open-cell design, this promotes good airflow within the topper, preventing overheating. It also means that those with latex allergies can still use the topper. It provides a comfortable contouring effect that compliments your existing mattress. Simbatex also features graphite infused within the material which helps filter out excess heat. 

3. Conical Spring Layer

The main support of the Simba Hybrid mattress topper comes from the conical spring layer. Springs are quite rare in mattress toppers and they can give an incredible boost to existing spring mattresses. In total there are 2500 springs inside each mattress topper. These miniature pocket springs individually adjust to your weight distribution as you sleep, providing the right amount of support to each different area of your body as you sleep. A spring layer within the topper also helps promote good airflow within the mattress topper, great for temperature regulation.

4. High-Density Foam Base Layer 

Finally, the topper has a high-density base foam. This provides a firm base layer for the other layers to rest upon and allows you to get the most out of each. The foam is also incredibly long-lasting and durable, ensuring the topper will keep its shape well.

Comfort, Support and Sleep Quality

Following a similar hybrid approach to the Simba topper as the Simba mattress results in an excellent balance of comfort and support. With support from the micro pocket springs and comfort from the Simbatex layer. In terms of firmness, the Simba mattress topper lies around a medium-firm, probably around a 7/10 in firmness. The topper is 7cm thick so it is enough to mask any issues you may have had with your old mattress, yet not enough to completely overwhelm it. Each sleeper will have different experiences because of their weight, sleeping position and the mattress it is going over but the Simba topper should not make your sleeping experience worse.

Credit: Simba

Simba has used some of the same design principles as the Simba hybrid mattress in this topper. As a result, the level of comfort is excellent and despite the springs being much smaller in the topper, the balance between comfort and support is finely tuned. The springs provide the main support and pressure relief while the simbatex layer on top provides high levels of comfort and a cool touch. 

A key thing about the Simba hybrid mattress topper is that it provides great levels of support and comfort while not being overpowering. The foam layers help reduce motion transfer and add to comfort. The spring layer adds to pressure relief and support. The main thing is that it should only complement your existing mattress. 

A small but greatly appreciated addition to this topper is the anti-slip bottom. It prevents the topper from sliding as you sleep. Which is sometimes seen in cheaper toppers without this bottom.

Trial and Guarantee

The Simba mattress topper comes with a 14-day trial, this is a good offering for a mattress topper but some competitors do offer longer trials. If during this period you decide you do not like the topper then you can send it back for a full refund. All purchases of the Simba mattress topper comes with a 1-year guarantee. While good to have, this period is quite a significant amount of time shorter than Simba’s closest competitors.

Delivery

All orders of the Simba mattress topper come with free delivery. Delivery is expected to take 1-3 business days. Simba also offers additional delivery options such as day of choice or next day delivery. These options do carry an additional fee, however.

When first received, the Simba mattress topper comes vacuum-packed and rolled up in a conveniently sized box. Once removed from its packaging it should be left for a couple of hours before use. The topper will rapidly expand but may take up to 24 hours to reach its full size. 

Credit: Simba

Available sizes

The Simba Hybrid Mattress Topper is available in all UK standard sizes, these are:

  • UK Single
  • UK Small Double
  • UK Double
  • UK King
  • UK Super King

Our Verdict

The Simba Hybrid mattress topper is very interesting and makes use of some great cutting edge technology. It provides a great balance of comfort and support and the layers compliment each other extremely well. It will provide an excellent boost to your existing mattress and give it a good extra few years.

Considering the price point, the Simba Hybrid mattress topper is lacking in a few things, a longer trial and guarantee is offered by their competitors. It would be nice to see this extended by Simba in the future but all things considered, there could be worse problems to have.

Credit: Simba

A key consideration of the Simba Hybrid mattress topper is using it as a travel mattress. The pocket springs and excellent foam layers will complement each other so well that you will often not have any issues with the often sorry mattress underneath. A bonus of this topper is that despite the spring layer, it can be easily rolled up and easily transported. If you are a frequent traveller that is often struggling to have a quality night’s sleep then this is recommended!

To conclude the Simba hybrid mattress topper will be a great choice if you are looking for the following: 

  • A high-end mattress topper that will give a boost to almost any mattress
  • A well-built hybrid mattress topper
  • A breathable topper that uses pocket springs for extra support.

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