Simba Hybrid Original vs Leesa Original Comparison

A comparison between the Simba Hybrid Mattress and the Leesa Mattress.

Simba or Leesa which is best?

Note! Leesa are no longer selling mattresses in the UK. Simba and Leesa are both known for their high quality hybrid mattresses and advanced engineering to help promote a good night’s sleep. Both have been the recipients of Which? Best Buy Awards, amongst other endorsements and Leesa even donate one mattress to charity for every ten they sell. Simba make 3 incarnations of their hybrid mattress, whereas Leesa offer their original foam and latex mattress alongside a hybrid. In this mattress comparison article, we’ll look at the Simba Hybrid Original versus the Leesa Original. You can read our in depth Simba Hybrid Mattress review and Leesa Mattress review where we discuss the mattresses in more detail.

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Both mattresses are 25cm deep with the Simba having 5 layers to the Leesa’s 4.

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

Leesa Mattress
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Leesa Mattress (Original)

  • 4 layers – 25cm deep
  • Cover – A soft cover made from a combination of polyester and lycra
  • Hypoallergenic Avena (latex) foam
  • Pressure relieving memory foam
  • Dense core support foam

Firmness, Comfort & Support

Both mattresses are of a medium firmness, so easily comparable on this front. Let’s look at the two mattresses in more detail:

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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.
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  • Moulds extremely well to each sleeper’s unique body form, due to the Avena foam combined with pressure relieving memory foam
  • Feels extremely ‘high end’ and does a great job of providing support, comfort and ample pressure relief
  • One of the most breathable and cool foam mattresses on the market
  • Struggles a little with edge support, but this is fairly standard with any foam mattress. The Hybrid mattress provides better edge support, but has a higher price tag.

Simba vs Leesa other factors

Both mattresses offer a trial period of 100 nights, with a full refund if you’re not satisfied. There’s also a 10-year guarantee and the option of interest free credit for up to 12 months. Leesa also run a programme to help improve communities and donate 1 mattress for every 10 they sell.

The verdict - Leesa 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 Leesa Mattress if:

  • You’re looking for a high-end feel mattress on a budget, as the Leesa is consistently cheaper than many of its rivals.
  • You want a mattress that molds closely to your unique body shape, due to the combination of latex and memory foam.
  • You’re a light sleeper who doesn’t want to be disturbed by motion transfer if you’re sharing the bed with a partner.
  • You get hot in bed and want one of the most breathable and cool mattresses on the market.

Prices & sizes

Both the Simba Hybrid Original and Leesa Original come in a range of UK and EU sizes. However, the Leesa is considerably cheaper than the Simba, making it a good choice for those on a budget.

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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.