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Why should you choose the Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 duvet?
Before we deep-dive into the composition and various elements of the Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 duvet, you may be asking yourself why you should even consider this option. 🤔
- Who is the Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 duvet suitable for?
- What are the benefits of this particular duvet?
- And what makes this 3-in-1 duvet different from the standard Simba duvet?
First up, the duvet is made of synthetic materials, is hypoallergenic, and can be machine-washed and tumble-dried.
This makes it an excellent choice for people with allergies or those concerned about hygiene.
The original Simba duvet has the same features.
But unlike the original 10.5 tog Simba Hybrid duvet, which is one single duvet, the 3-in-1 duvet is actually a duvet set featuring two separate duvets that can be clipped together to create one “master” duvet.
These are the three types of duvets you’ll find in this set:
- A lighter 3.5 tog summer duvet, which provides just enough warmth for summer nights. 🌿
- A heavier 7 tog spring/autumn duvet, which provides a tad more warmth for those transitional seasons. 🌸🍁
- Clipped together, the two create a 10.5 tog winter duvet, which provides more warmth during cold winter nights. ❄️
The lighter and heavier tog duvets can easily be combined using snap buttons to create the winter duvet.
This makes the Simba 3-in-1 duvet a great option for those who want the flexibility to adjust their duvet depending on the changing seasons without having to purchase separate duvets for each.
That said, the total tog rating of the Simba 3-in-1 duvet is only 10.5 togs - this may still not be warm enough for very cold winter nights. 🥶
Many winter duvets carry a tog rating of 12.5 - 13.5 or even higher.
If you tend to feel very cold at night, you may want to consider a higher tog rating or invest in additional blankets.
That said, the Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 duvet is still a wonderful product if you’re looking for a high-quality, fuss-free option.
Let’s look at the duvet itself in more detail. 🙌
What does sleeping with the Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 duvet feel like?
If you’ve read our review of the original Simba duvet, you may remember that we weren’t fans of the stiff and plasticky feel.
Luckily, the Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 duvet feels entirely different despite relying on the same materials.
The duvet itself is soft and malleable, very squishy and lightweight, and incredibly comfortable to sleep with.
The outer fabric itself isn’t quite as soft as what you’ll find with something like the Panda bamboo duvet, one of our all-time favourites, but you won’t notice this once you’ve added your duvet cover.
The Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 duvet feels identical to a high-quality down and feather duvet - but, of course, without the risk of allergies or animal cruelty. 🤧
Even clipped together into the winter duvet version, the 3-in-1 is very, very lightweight, and it’s an absolute dream to sleep under.
Of course, if you like a bit of weight and want something heavier, we’d recommend pairing the 3-in-1 duvet with a weighted blanket for some pressure therapy.
But if you’re after a duvet that’s comfortable and won’t hinder your movements, Simba’s 3-in-1 is an excellent choice.
Simba 3-in-1 duvet cover and design
Simba Sleep proves that all parts of a product’s design matter.
Like with the standard Simba duvet, there are two sides to the 3-in-1 cover:
- Top cover of 100% BCI cotton with Stratos technology
- Bottom cover with 55% Modal and 45% cooling cotton
Both sides of the cover feature cotton, a very breathable material that allows for enhanced airflow and effective temperature regulation.
Cotton is widely used in the bedding industry, but what makes the Simba duvet unique is the active Stratos technology.
What is Stratos technology?
Stratos, in a nutshell, is a phase-changing temperature control technology with microcapsules that absorb heat when it’s hot and release heat when it’s cold. 🥵🥶
This active technology responds to body temperature, and reacts accordingly to keep you comfortable.
Stratos is a feature you’ll find in many Simba products, including the duvets and the Simba Hybrid pillow, and it’ll help keep you at the perfect temperature year-round.
Simba 3-in-1 duvet cover piping
While the standard Simba duvet has one cover with two different colours of piping to indicate the Stratos side and the cotton side, the design of the 3-in-1 cover is slightly different.
- The 3.5 tog has a cover with blue piping.
- The 7 tog has a cover with grey piping.
This allows you to easily differentiate the two and choose the one best suited to your needs and the season.
Of course, each cover also has a label indicating the respective tog rating.
Identifying the Stratos side
Both duvets included in the 3-in-1 set have one side of the cover infused with Stratos technology.
You’re able to see which side of the cover has Stratos by identifying the printed pattern on the duvet:
- Geometric pattern: The side of the cover with the faint, hexagonal pattern features Stratos. It also feels a little bit more plasticky.
- Block pattern: The side of the cover with the little rectangular blocks is the standard Modal-cotton side. This also feels much softer and smoother.
For optimum temperature regulation, it’s recommended to put the Stratos technology side closest to your body.
When the two duvets are buttoned together, the summer side will feature the geometric Stratos pattern on the outside, and the winter side will feature the standard cotton on the outside. 🤩
This gives you the chance to choose whether you prefer the Stratos or the standard cotton side, no matter which season you’re in.
Our testers preferred the slightly softer cotton side for a more snuggly feel.
Making sense of the box pattern
The Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 duvet has box stitching, so you’ll see large square pockets or boxes throughout.
These serve a functional purpose over a merely aesthetic one.
The box stitching keeps the Simba Renew Clusters evenly spread throughout the duvet, preventing them from bunching up.
This means you can sleep more comfortably, tossing and turning as you wish, without any cold spots.
It also means your duvet won’t lose its fluffiness and equal filling after washing.
The snap buttons
An important feature of the two different tog duvets is the snap buttons.
Situated along the outside of both duvets, the snap buttons allow you to easily click the two duvets together to create the winter duvet.
The snap buttons are white on the side that connects, with a blue cover featuring Simba’s “S” logo on the outside.
These buttons have a very sturdy design to make sure they don’t accidentally snap open while you’re sleeping.
While this does make the buttons slightly larger than you may expect, they’re very conveniently placed, so you won’t notice them at all while sleeping.
We did think that adding an extra button or two on each side would be good to keep the duvets together slightly more, but we haven’t yet experienced any discomfort or inconveniences from the way it’s currently designed.
Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 duvet sizes
The Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 duvet is available in most standard UK duvet sizes.
- Simba 3-in-1 duvet single: 135 x 200 cm (4’6” x 6’6”)
- Simba 3-in-1 double duvet: 200 x 200 cm (6’6” x 6’6”)
- Simba 3-in-1 duvet king size: 230 x 220 cm (7’5” x 7’2”)
- Simba 3-in-1 duvet super-king size: 260 x 220 cm (8’5” x 7’2”)
Generally, your duvet size should match your bed size.
That said, you may want to choose a larger duvet or two single duvets if you’re sharing your bed with a partner. 👩❤️👨
Simba 3-in-1 duvet discount codes
Luckily, Simba Sleep is no stranger to great sales. 🥳
You’ll find frequent discounts on Simba mattresses and Simba bedding, including the Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 duvet.
While promotions change regularly, a Simba duvet discount code can get you anything from 10% - 35% off.
You won’t need to search for Simba discount codes.
If there are any special offers currently running, we’ll promote them throughout this page.
You can also get an overview of the best UK deals on our discounts page or sign up for our newsletter to get the latest deals straight in your inbox.
Should you buy the Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 duvet?
If you have the budget available, the Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 duvet is an excellent purchase.
It’s of premium quality, comfortable to sleep with, incredibly lightweight, hypoallergenic, and it features unique temperature-regulating technology.
The 3-in-1 design also practically gives you three duvets in one, with tog ratings of 3.5, 7, and 10.5.
You may need an extra cover on cold nights if you’re not a hot sleeper, but other than that, the Simba 3-in-1 duvet will serve you well.