This detailed comparison is based on Simba & Nectar’s flagship products, the Simba Hybrid & Nectar Memory Foam mattresses.
Simba or Nectar which is best?
Both Simba and Nectar consistently appear in best mattress guides and have won several awards. Simba make three mattresses, whereas Nectar just make the one. You can read our in depth Simba Hybrid Mattress review and Nectar Memory Foam Mattress review where we discuss the mattresses in more detail. In this Simba vs Nectar mattress comparison article, we’re going to compare the Simba Hybrid to the Nectar mattress. We’ve done the comparison so you don’t have to!
Discounts & offers
Below are the current Simba & Nectar mattress discounts and offers.
Next up in our Simba v Nectar mattress review is a look at what the mattresses are made of. Both mattresses are 25cm deep and have five layers. 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
Nectar Memory Foam Mattress
Cover Adaptive cooling cover Top Layer Smart memory foam to dissipate heat & moisture Layer 2 Pressure relieving memory foam Layer 3 7 zone support base Layer 4 Positioning base material
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
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.
Nectar Memory Foam Mattress
The adaptive cooling cover and smart memory foam mean that sleepers feel cool and comfortable throughout the night.
The Nectar has a slightly softer top layer, with more sinkage, than some other brands giving a cushioned effect to the sleeper.
Slightly firmer than other memory foam mattresses, which means it provides excellent support.
The synthetic smell that is common with all beds in a box takes longer to dissipate than some mattresses.
Rates very highly for those suffering with back pain,who say they’ve seen a marked improvement with the Nectar mattress.
Simba vs Nectar other factors
What else should you consider when you're looking at the Simba or Nectar mattresses? Simba offer a 200 nights trial and 10-year warranty, while Nectar offer an astonishing 365 nights trial and a lifetime warranty. Both companies will give you a full refund if you’re not satisfied and you can also apply for up to 12 months interest free credit to pay for the mattress, with free 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 - Nectar 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. Simba also make a small range of EU sizes. Nectar's mattress is usually cheaper than Simba's, although Simba frequently have discounts on their products.
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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.