The mattress game is changing and although many of the new ‘bed in a box’ online mattress stores are aiming to make mattress buying simple, it can still be confusing trying to compare one newcomer with another.
That’s where we come in! Right here we’ve compared side-by-side two of the UK’s biggest names in mattresses: Simba and eve.
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Simba was founded as a thread shop and began its mattress design journey in 2002. Since then more than 1 million mattresses have been sold, and its modern “bed in a box” concept mattress has given Simba a secure position among the top UK mattress brands.
The current Simba mattress is a hybrid, made from a combination of individual pocket springs and responsive memory foam. Formed from five luxurious layers, Simba is designed to give you a great night’s sleep no matter your sleeping style. One of these five layers is Simba’s super-comfort layer “Simbatex” to ensure that the mattress stays cool throughout the night.
Overview of eve
The creative minds behind eve had a vision of a mattress that was perfect for everyone. They put years into the creation and testing of thousands of prototypes on their quest to create the eve mattress.
The mattress is made from five high-quality layers. One of these layers is the eve comfort layer which was designed to give eve’s mattress lift and bounce as opposed to the usual sinking feeling of memory foam.
Material comparison: Hybrid vs foam
One of the key differences between the Simba and eve mattresses is the material they are made of. Simba is a hybrid mattress, made from a combination of pocket springs and foam, and eve is crafted purely from layers of different foams. Check out the pros and cons of each type below:
Pocket springs adjust individually for motion isolation
Springs allow extra air flow to keep you cool as you sleep
Simba’s springs are more shallow than traditional hybrids so the effects might not be the same
Hybrid mattresses can be heavier and harder to move than pure foam
Memory foam (eve)
Eve uses a combination of foams to combat the traditional memory foam sinking feeling
Memory foam contours to each individual’s body to give a personalised sleep
Pure foam can be hotter than hybrid to sleep on
Pure foam has less bounce than hybrid
Trial periods and returns
Both Simba and eve offer a 100 night trial period so if you don’t absolutely love your mattress after 100 nights you can arrange to return it and receive a full refund. Both companies also offer free returns so you don’t have to worry about being out of pocket, either.
As well as the hybrid Simba mattress, Simba also sells a Simba duvet, and pillows, bed frames and sheets. Shipping and returns on accessory orders are also free and the accessories come with guarantee of either one or three years.
Alongside the original mattress, the light mattress and eve’s new hybrid mattress, eve sells a duvet, bed frame, mattress topper, and pillows and linen sheets. Shipping and returns are free for eve accessory orders, and a three-year guarantee is included. The eve pillow comes with a 30 night free trial period.
Looking to fit your new mattress on an existing bed frame? Then the sizes that each mattress is available in could have a big impact on your decision! If you need more info about mattress sizes you can check out our Mattress size guide.
Small single, single, small double, double, king size, super ing, emperor
Small single, single, double, double L, queen
Bunk bed, cot
Single, small double, double, king size, super king, emperor
Single, double, king
As online retailers without showrooms, both Simba and eve rely on online reviews. Simba advertises reviews made directly on its website whereas eve makes use of Trustpilot and Amazon reviews to showcase feedback about its products.
The bottom line
Overall, the mattresses offered by Simba and eve are similar. The companies offer the same free trial period, free returns, 10 year guarantee, free delivery, UK-manufactured items and the option of finance. The main difference between them is that the eve original mattress is purely foam, whereas Simba’s is a hybrid. However, eve has also recently launched a hybrid version of its mattress (although it has less than half the number of springs of Simba’s version).
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