Simba vs eve mattress

Compare two of the UK's hottest new mattress brands and find out which is right for you.

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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Compare Simba vs eve – key features

Simba eve
Trial period 100 nights 100 nights
Warranty 10 years 10 years
Shipping cost Free Free
Shipping time 1-2 days 1-3 days
What’s it made of? Pocket springs and memory foam Foam
Where’s it made? UK UK
Returns? Free Free
Financing available? Yes Yes
Sizes Single, double, king, emperor and EU sizes Single, double, king, emperor and EU sizes
Washable cover Yes Yes

Overview of Simba

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:

Hybrid (Simba)

  • 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.

Other items

Simba

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.

eve

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.

Available sizes

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.

UK sizes EU sizes Kids’ sizes
Simba Small single, single, small double, double, king size, super ing, emperor Small single, single, double, double L, queen Bunk bed, cot
eve Single, small double, double, king size, super king, emperor Single, double, king

Online reviews

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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