Simba vs Eve Mattress Comparison

A mattress comparison based on Simba & Eve’s flagship products, the Simba Hybrid Original & Eve Original mattresses.

Simba or Eve which is best?

Simba and Eve have both been on the mattress in a box scene for a while, with their mattresses being consistently popular with customers. Simba make three mattresses, whereas Eve make four incarnations. You can read our in depth Simba Hybrid Mattress review and Eve Original Mattress review where we discuss the mattresses in more detail. In this Simba vs Eve mattress comparison article, we’re going to compare the Simba Hybrid Original to the Eve Original. We’ve done the comparison so you don’t have to!

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Next up in our Simba vs Eve mattress review is a look at what the mattresses are made of. Simba’s mattress is 25cm deep to Eve’s 24cm, with the Simba having five layers and the Eve four layers. Let’s look at those layers in more detail:

Simba Hybrid Mattress
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Soft and breathable hypoallergenic knitted cover

Top Layer

Open cell Simba-Pure foam with graphite for cooling

Layer 2

Up to 2,500 25mm conical pocket Aerocoil™ springs

Layer 3

Reflex Simba-Pure support layer

Layer 4

Zoned Simba-Pure support base

Eve Original Mattress
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Moisture wicking top cover

Top Layer

Evecomfort® foam layer

Layer 2

Memory foam layer

Layer 3

Zoned supportive foam base layer

Layer 4

Anti-slip base

Firmness, Comfort & Support

Both mattresses have a medium firmness rating so are easily comparable. Many bed in a box companies go for a medium firmness as it suits the widest number of sleepers. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each mattress in this department.

Simba Hybrid Mattress
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  • 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.
Eve Original Mattress
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  • Minimal weight / motion transference, meaning that if you’re sleeping with a partner who moves a lot during the night you won’t be disturbed.
  • Extremely good at keeping the sleeper cool all night.
  • Ideal for people of all builds – from light to heavier.
  • Offers particularly good support for back sleepers and is ideal for those who suffer with back pain.
  • Has more bounce and sinkage than some other beds in a box.
  • The edge support on Eve mattresses is slightly softer than that found on other mattresses in a box.

Simba vs Eve other factors

What else should you consider when you're comparing the Simba vs Eve mattresses? Both companies offer a 100 night trial of their mattresses and will give you a full refund if you’re not satisfied, as well as coming 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 one-day delivery to most of the UK.

Do bear in mind that as these mattresses come delivered in sealed boxes they will have a rubbery smell when first extracted. They need a good few hours in a room with the windows open before you sleep on them.

The verdict - Eve 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.

We'd recommend the Eve Original Mattress if:

  • You prefer a softer mattress with more sinkage and bounce.
  • You are a light sleeper and need a mattress with little motion transfer.
  • You want a mattress that suits all body types and builds.
  • You want a mattress that is good at keeping sleepers cool at night.

Richard Plumridge

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.

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