Simba Hybrid duvet composition
Like all Simba products, the Simba duvet features a hybrid design.
Usually, this refers to Simba’s combination of pocket springs with different types of foam, like in the Simba Hybrid mattress. 🌀
But, the construction is slightly different in the duvet.
The Simba Hybrid duvet features three primary materials:
- The top cover, made from 100% BCI cotton with Stratos technology.
- The core with a Simba-Renew fibre filling.
- The bottom cover, made from 100% BCI cotton.
We’ll look at the top and bottom covers of the Simba duvet in more detail further down. 👇
For now, let’s take a closer look at the Simba duvet filling.
Simba-Renew fibre filling
Simba proudly claims that their Simba-Renew filling is better than down and feathers.
It certainly feels similar to a down & feather duvet. 👍
It’s also much loftier than other synthetic duvets we’ve tried, but it’s still thinner and squishier than an actual down duvet.
Simba-Renew fibres are made from recycled PET bottles. ♻️
Simba layers together tiny siliconised fibres to create a super-soft and incredibly lightweight duvet.
You’ll definitely notice how lightweight the Simba duvet is, especially when considering how much warmth it provides.
Synthetic duvets often need much more bulk to create as much warmth as natural duvets do.
But the Simba-Renew fibres offer a superior warmth to weight ratio and demonstrate excellent thermal properties. 🔥
The Simba duvet is actually renowned for its thermal properties, which we’ll look at in more detail further down.
Does the Simba duvet sleep hot?
In our best duvet guide, we recommend that one of the first things you should look at when purchasing a new duvet is the tog rating.
Tog rating refers to the overall warmth a duvet can give. ♨️
It is measured on a scale of 1 to 15, where 1 is the coolest and 15 is the warmest.
You’ll be searching for a long time if you’re trying to find a tog rating for the Simba duvet.
Since the duvet has been designed to adjust to your body temperature and warm you up or cool you down as needed, Simba Sleep doesn’t specify a set tog rating.
General estimates place the Simba duvet at a comfortable 10.5 togs, but this will depend on many factors.
Some of these include the material of your duvet cover, how hot or cold you sleep, and which side of the duvet is closest to your body.
We’ll elaborate on this in the next section. 👇
Ultimately, the Simba Hybrid duvet can best be described as an all-seasons duvet suitable for all-year-round comfort.
We tested the duvet during the London autumn, with some warmer and some colder nights. 🍁
At some moments, the duvet felt a bit too hot, especially when we just got into bed.
But this feeling usually disappeared within a few minutes, and the duvet became the perfect temperature again.
Overall, it stayed comfortable without excessive heat. 👍
Simba duvet washing instructions
Conveniently, the Simba duvet is fully machine-washable at 40℃. 🛀
This is great news for people prone to allergies.
Even though the duvet is hypoallergenic, washing at high temperatures effectively kills dust mites.
This makes the duvet less likely to cause allergies. 🤧
You can also tumble dry the duvet at a low temperature.
Simba Sleep recommends that you tumble dry the duvet until the filling is completely dry.
This prevents mould from forming.
You only need to wash your duvet once every 6 - 12 months. 🗓
While cleaning and drying at home sound convenient, the ability to do so depends on the size of your washing machine.
For instance, if you have a super-king size duvet, it might not fit into your machine, and you’d have to bring it in to be professionally cleaned.
This is why we always recommend using a high-quality duvet cover to protect your duvet from any stains. 👌
Luckily, Simba offers a good range of bedding.
You can get a duvet cover and pillowcases in one convenient set, made of either 200-thread count cotton or 400-thread count Egyptian cotton.
Try Simba bedding:
Simba duvet prices
The Simba duvet is not the most affordable on the market, especially considering it contains synthetic filling. 💷
But, given the space-inspired technology and cooling properties of the duvet, the cost is well-warranted.
Luckily, Simba Sleep also offers regular discounts and promotions, which we’ll explore in more detail in the next section. 👇
(Note: prices listed below are standard prices excluding any current coupons & discounts)
Simba duvet delivery conditions
The Simba Hybrid duvet is delivered rolled up in a sturdy cardboard box within 2 - 5 working days. 📦
Delivery within the UK is free of charge.
Our Simba order was delivered via Expert Logistics, and we received an e-mail the night before to notify us of the delivery date and times. 📧
Unpacking the Simba duvet
The first thing we noticed when receiving the Simba duvet was how nice the cardboard box was.
Adulting 101, but having a sturdy cardboard box around can be quite convenient. 📦
The Simba box is definitely reusable.
Inside the box, the duvet is wrapped in quite a thick plastic bag.
Luckily, the plastic is recyclable - though more eco-friendly options are available, as Panda London has proven with their reusable bamboo bags. 🌱
You may notice some off-gassing when you first take the duvet out of the plastic.
This is pretty normal, and the fumes aren’t toxic or harmful. 🧪
They can be a little unpleasant, though, so we’d recommend unboxing your Simba duvet in a well-ventilated room.
We only experienced slight off-gassing, and it disappeared within a few minutes. ⏰
That said, we’d still recommend airing out the duvet a bit before pulling on a duvet cover.
Simba duvet guarantee
The Simba Hybrid duvet comes with a 1-year guarantee.
This is considerably shorter than other brands like Panda or Silentnight, which offer a 5-year guarantee on their duvets.
Nectar and DreamCloud offer 2-year guarantees on their duvets. 📝
But, one year is still better than none, and it’ll protect you in the event of any manufacturing defects.
Contact Simba Sleep UK
Customer service: To contact Simba Sleep directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at email@example.com or visit their live online chat. Their customer services team is available Monday to Friday, from 9 am - 5 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.
Registered office: Simba Sleep, The Stable Yard, 60 Petty France, Westminster, London SW1H 9EU