DreamCloud vs Simba: Which Hybrid Mattress is Right For You?

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Hybrid mattresses are among the most popular today, with DreamCloud’s Luxury Hybrid Mattress and Simba’s Hybrid Pro two frontrunners. But when it comes to DreamCloud vs Simba, which mattress delivers the features you need for a dreamy night’s sleep? Below we’ll take a look at the data and unpack these two great mattresses.

DreamCloud vs Simba: Quick Highlights

Below is a quick list of some of the features that caught our eye about the DreamCloud and Simba mattresses.

You Might Love the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid if:

  • You want a mattress with luxurious softness. The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid has a quilted top that provides extra softness.
  • You want an extended sleep trial and warranty. The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid comes with a 365-night trial and a “Forever Warranty”.
  • You rely on memory foam. The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid contains true memory foam, so if you are familiar with the hug of memory foam and want more of the same, the DreamCloud may fit your needs.

You Might Love the Simba Hybrid Pro if:

  • You value temperature regulation. With cooling graphite infused foam, a breathable wool layer and a castellated base layer, the Hybrid Pro attempts to keep even the warmest sleeper cool.
  • You like familiar materials in your mattress. The Simba Hybrid Pro contains a wool layer that helps to keep you cool and wards off allergens.
  • You’re satisfied with a substantial 10-year warranty. For most people, a clear 10-year warranty will fit their needs, and that’s what Simba provides.

Mattress Construction

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid

The Luxury Hybrid starts with a quilted top that contains “phase change materials”. These materials trap heat and can keep you cooler as you sleep.

Next is a layer of deep memory foam that gives extra comfort to the sleeper while also adding more breathability. This is followed by another layer of memory foam that is dedicated to providing support for all sleep styles.

The next layer in this hybrid mattress is the spring layer. This layer is made of 15cm pocket springs. These springs have been designed with DreamCloud’s ActivEdge technology to let you move through the night without losing edge support at the limits of the mattress.

The final major layer is a foam base layer to absorb motion transfer and give you support.

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid is a no-flip mattress, you just have to turn it regularly to keep it ageing at its best.

The Simba Hybrid Pro

The Simba Hybrid Pro starts with a 750g knitted cover. Simba does not recommend removing this cover. Next is a wool layer to help you stay cool throughout the night.

After that comes Simba’s open-cell layer of “Simba-Pure”. This is Simba’s foam that tries to reduce off-gassing by reducing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) which lead to your mattress smelling, especially when it is new. This layer also contains graphite which can help to keep you cool.

The next layers are the spring layers. These are titanium alloy Aerocoil springs. They are 25mm and in the Simba Hybrid Pro there are up to 5000 springs. The springs are included to give extra comfort by adjusting to your body, as well as to improve breathability.

Next is another layer of memory foam, this time with added edge support to ensure you can use the entire surface of your mattress.

The last of the major layers is a zoned support base layer which aims to give different areas of your body like your hips or spine tailored support.

This is a no-flip mattress but does need to be rotated every month in the first three months and then every few months after that.

Thickness

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid is listed as 29cm deep, while the Simba Hybrid Pro is 28cm deep.

Firmness

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid is rated as a 6.5 on a firmness scale of one to 10 where one is the softest and 10 is the firmest. This is often called “medium-firm”, though DreamCloud refers to the mattress in this case as “luxury firm”.

The Simba Hybrid Pro is labelled as a medium-firm mattress.

Edge Support

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid incorporates edge technology in its spring system and combines this with premium foam in its foam layers. Together, these materials should prevent loss of firmness at the edges of the bed and give a more uniform sleeping surface.

Similarly, the Simba Hybrid Pro contains edge support in its Simba-Pure layers. Its springs are made of hard-wearing titanium alloy, which could help the reliability of that edge support by making the springs age better.

Motion Transfer

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid contains pocket springs, which on their own can increase the amount of movement you will feel when a sleep partner turns during the night.

However, with layers of foam and a dedicated base layer that is specifically designed to help absorb motion, DreamCloud has attempted to minimise the movement you will feel on the Luxury Hybrid.

The Simba Hybrid Pro also contains pocket springs but they have been designed in a cone-shape that, Simba says, can move with you to allow you the freedom to turn while absorbing the movement to prevent it from travelling across the mattress.

In both cases, we would expect that you may feel slightly more movement than you would on a pure foam mattress, but that this movement will be minimal if detectable at all.

Breathability & Temperature

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid tries to minimise heat retention by incorporating phase change materials that draw in heat. Also, DreamCloud uses breathable foams to help air circulate. This will be aided by DreamCloud’s pocket springs.

The Simba Hybrid Pro has attempted to improve temperature regulation in nearly every layer of its design, with open-cell foams, a highly breathable wool layer, and the use of springs to draw in and push air through the mattress.

Overall Mattress Comparison & Review: Taking a Closer Look at the Details

Sustainability

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid and the Simba Hybrid Pro mattresses both pack a lot of features for their price points, and it is pleasing that both companies are also making pledges on sustainability.

We love that the Simba Hybrid Pro is made from 100% recyclable materials and that the company sends waste foam and springs to be reused.

It is also pleasing to see that the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid has been certified by Good Housekeeping for being carbon neutral and that its mattress recycling service is helping to make old mattresses raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Both companies use the bed-in-a-box model which can help to cut down on carbon emissions.

Pricing and Sizes

Size (Width x Length) DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid

(29cm)

Simba Hybrid Pro

(28cm)

Single (90 x 190cm) £549 £665.26
Small Double (120 x 190 cm) x £813.26
Double (135 x 190cm) £649 £828.06
EU Double (140 x 200cm) x £924.26
King (150 x 200cm) £749 £946.46
EU Queen (160 x 200cm) x £961.26
Super King (180 x 200cm) £849 £1,020.46

Prices are correct as of 09/04/2021.

We can see from the above comparison that at the Single size mattress the price difference between the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid and the Simba Hybrid Pro is just over £116 and that price difference continues with just a small increase up to the Super King.

Where does this difference come from? Some of that price difference may be down to DreamCloud only being available online. This, DreamCloud says, allows it to cut down manufacturing and retail costs and deliver a better price.

To put the Simba Hybrid Pro’s price in perspective, it is not the most expensive hybrid on the market and is considerably cheaper than some models such as the Tempur Hybrid Elite which regularly retails at over £2000 for the Super King size.

Delivery: No Contact is King Right Now

DreamCloud runs a “no-contact” free delivery service. This means your mattress will be delivered in a box directly to your door and left there for you to move inside safely and without risk. We would recommend having someone help you as this bed-in-a-box will be heavy.

Shipping times will vary but currently stand at two working days for this free delivery option.

DreamCloud ships to most UK mainland postcodes.

At the time of writing, DreamCloud’s free two-person service that would normally take your mattress to your room of choice is not available.

DreamCloud does also offer a service to take away your old mattress from outside your house. The charge for this is £35. You can request this option when you order your mattress, though health restrictions may apply.

Simba offers standard weekday delivery free to most UK mainland addresses. If you need a specific time slot for your delivery or need weekend delivery, extra charges apply.

Delivery is also available to the Highlands, Northern Ireland and other areas not covered under the UK mainland’s postcodes, but this service adds a charge of up to £90.

Contactless delivery is available from Simba.

Removal service for your old mattress is usually available for UK mainland addresses. At the time of writing, and due to Covid-19, this service is not running.

Returns

Returning your DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid

If you need to return your DreamCloud mattress you can do so by contacting the customer service team directly.

If you are returning your mattress because you are unhappy with it and want to use your 365-night trial to get your money back, remember that you must have had the mattress for at least 30 days to be eligible.

If you are returning your mattress because you believe there is a fault, the customer service team will be able to walk you through the steps you need to take to make an eligible claim.

Returns are usually free though under some circumstances you may need to pay a fee.

Returning Your Simba Hybrid Pro

Simba offers free returns. There are a couple of ways to return your Hybrid Pro if you are not entirely satisfied with it.

If you are within your 200-night sleep trial and your mattress is in good shape but you’re just not happy with it, you can start the return process using your Simba online account. If you purchased from another retailer, you should contact them instead.

If you need to return your mattress because of a fault, Simba provides a handy form for you to fill out.

DreamCloud Has a Sleep Trial You Don’t Want to Snooze On

DreamCloud offers a 365-night sleep trial. It asks that you try the mattress for 30 days after receiving it. If, after that time and within the 365-night trial, you find you are not satisfied, you can return your mattress and get your money back.

While some stipulations apply, this makes the DreamCloud sleep trial among the most customer-friendly on the market.

The Simba Hybrid Pro mattress comes with a 200-day sleep trial. This means that you can try the Simba Hybrid Pro in your own home and, if you’re not satisfied, return it within that time for a full refund. Simba asks you to wait a month after delivery to properly test the mattress before making a decision.

The Simba sleep trial isn’t as extensive as the DreamCloud trial, but at 200 nights it is still considerable.

That said, we love the DreamCloud 365-night trial and would like to see more manufacturers extend their trials to match because being able to try a mattress in all seasons gives you a much better idea of whether the mattress is right for you.

Warranty: Living the Dream with a Forever Warranty

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid comes with the DreamCloud “Forever Warranty”.

The Forever Warranty means that, within the first 10 years, DreamCloud will replace your mattress at no cost to you if the mattress is found to have a manufacturing or material fault.

After 10 years, DreamCloud will repair or recover your mattress, or if needed replace the mattress. You may have to pay charges like transport fees, but if the problem is the result of a manufacturing issue or a design problem with the material, all transport fees are waived.

The Warranty also covers you if your mattress compresses. If indentations are beyond 4cms and they have resulted through no fault of your own–for example, because you have placed the mattress on an unsuitable base–you will be able to use the Forever Warranty to get the mattress fixed.

There are several stipulations such as that the mattress must have been properly cared for. This guarantee does not cover you for normal age-related issues like perceived loss of comfort.

You may have to prove you are the original owner of the mattress by presenting your receipt or purchase information, and you may have to provide evidence of the fault and the conditions in which you have kept the mattress.

The Simba Hybrid Pro

The Simba Hybrid Pro comes with a 10-year guarantee. This means if a manufacturing fault or a problem with the materials causes your mattress to stop functioning properly, you can get a replacement or a refund.

The mattress cover is only protected for the first year after purchasing the mattress.

The guarantee does have a few stipulations. You must rotate your mattress 180 degrees regularly, once every month for the first three months and then once every three months for the rest of the term, to keep the guarantee valid. You must not flip the mattress.

Simba will cover dips in the mattress above certain tolerances. This starts at dips of 25mm or more for three to six months after purchase and scales up to dips above 45mm for 36-60 months following your purchase.

Any claims can be made through the website (if you bought through Simba itself) or you may need to go through the store where you purchased your mattress. Proof of purchase will be required.

While the Simba Hybrid Pro 10-year guarantee offers substantial protection, DreamCloud’s “Forever Warranty” may provide you with more peace of mind.

Final Thoughts

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid is for the person who wants that “hotel bed” feel in their own home but doesn’t want to compromise on support or pay hotel-style prices. The year-long trial period and the Forever Warranty make this mattress a consumer-friendly choice.

The Simba Hybrid Pro is a bit pricier than the DreamCloud but it puts breathability at the heart of its design. With a wool layer, moisture and heat-reducing foam and a clever design that uses the spring system to add not just comfort but also breathability, you are getting high-quality foam comfort without compromising on temperature.

We think both mattresses are great choices with some excellent features and impressive trial periods, so you can try them in the comfort of your own home with the peace of mind that, whatever your choice, you are covered and can rest easy.

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