This detailed comparison is based on Simba & Brook + Wilde’s flagship products, the Simba Hybrid & Brook + Wilde Lux mattresses.
Simba or Brook + Wilde which is best?
Simba are one of the most popular bed in a box brands, making mattresses in a range of prices. Brook + Wilde concentrate on luxury mattresses and are marketed as a value for money alternative to more expensive brands on the market like Tempur. Simba make three incarnations of their mattress, whereas Brook + Wilde make two mattresses. You can read our in depth Simba Hybrid Mattress review and Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress review where we discuss the mattresses in more detail. In this Simba vs Brook + Wilde mattress comparison article, we’re going to compare the Simba Hybrid to the Brook + Wilde Lux. We’ve done the comparison so you don’t have to!
Discounts & offers
Below are the current Simba & Brook + Wilde mattress discounts and offers.
Next up in our Simba v Brook + Wilde mattress review is a look at what the mattresses are made of. Simba’s mattress is 25cm deep to Brook + Wilde's 28cm, with the Simba Hybrid having five layers and the Brook + Wilde Lux six. Let’s look at those layers in more detail:
Simba Hybrid Mattress
Soft and breathable hypoallergenic knitted cover
Open cell Simba-Pure foam with graphite for cooling
Up to 2,500 25mm conical pocket Aerocoil™ springs
Reflex Simba-Pure support layer
Zoned Simba-Pure support base
Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress
Breathable mattress cover
Cooling memory foam
2000 mini pocket springs
Support foam, with ‘Wave Technology’
A further 1000 larger pocket springs
Support foam base
Firmness, Comfort & Support
Simba's mattress is rated at medium firmness. Brook + Wilde offers sleepers the choice of a soft, medium or firm finish. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each mattress in this department.
Simba Hybrid Mattress
Due to its layer of latex, the Simba Hybrid mattress is both responsive and comfortable, and is highly breathable.
The layer of microcoils help to create a good level of sinkage without any pressure points being created.
The microcoils also help to add a little more bounce than you would normally get from a foam mattress.
The contour and hug of the Simba Hybrid mattress provides a great mix of sinkage, contour and support.
Lighter weight sleepers may find that the Simba Hybrid mattress is a little too firm for them, as the mattress will not ‘sink’ as much to contour round them.
Simba’s mattresses are ideal for couples of differing weight, as there is no discernable ‘roll’ towards each other whilst sleeping. However, the mattress can dip on one side over time.
Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress
All Brook + Wilde mattresses come with the option of choosing a soft, medium or firm finish, meaning you can choose the right feel to suit you.
The double layer of springs in the mattresses means that they provide good edge support and don’t sag as some all foam mattresses can.
The mattresses have added bounce in comparison to many of the other mattress in a box brands.
The medium mattress is particularly suited for side sleepers, whereas front sleepers will probably find the firm mattress a better option.
Simba vs Brook + Wilde other factors
What else should you consider when you're comparing the Simba and Brook + Wilde mattresses? Both companies offer a 100 night trial of their mattresses, will give you a full refund if you’re not satisfied and come with a 10-year guarantee. You can also apply for up to 12 months interest free credit to pay for the mattress, and there’s free delivery to most of the UK.
The verdict - Brook + Wilde or Simba mattress?
Both mattresses offer appealing factors, but here are some points to consider when deciding which best meets your requirements.
We'd recommend the Simba Hybrid Mattress if:
You want a hybrid mattress. The Simba uses latex, microcoils, memory foam and a 7-zoned support foam. All this makes for a responsive mattress with good support.
You sleep on your side or back and want a mattress that responds to pressure in a faster manner than most foam mattresses.
You want good edge support. Because of the extra layer of foam around the perimeter of the coils, the Simba maintains its support around the edges.
You’re of a light to medium build, as some users of a heavier build report that the mattress can be prone to sinkage on one side over time.
Both manufacturers make their mattresses in a range of UK sizes, with the largest for both being a UK Super King and Simba also offer a small number of EU sizes. Starting prices for both mattresses are similar, however Simba's regular discounts make their mattress a few hundred pounds cheaper than the Brook + Wilde Lux. Let's look into the mattresses further.
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Richard is passionate about helping people get a better night's sleep. As someone who has struggled with sleep and spent a lot of time researching the perfect mattress, Richard has built an in depth understanding of the merits of each mattress brand and what to look for to help you find your perfect sleep.