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Simba Hybrid Firm pillow composition
The Simba Hybrid Firm pillow is an award-winning product in the Simba range.
This pillow has a different design from the Simba Hybrid pillow, with microfibre layers and a firm mini pocket spring layer instead of Nanocube foam.
But both pillows are fully adjustable.
The Simba Hybrid Firm layers include:
- 100% BCI cotton cover with Stratos technology
- Two Simba Renew microfibre pillow layers
- Aerocoil Firm layer
But what makes these layers so unique? 👇
Simba Renew layers
The two Simba Renew pillow layers are filled with super-soft microfibre, giving a luxurious feather and down-like feel.
They provide a soft, cosy surface that gently cushions the head and shoulders.
You can sleep on this soft side or the firmer Aerocoil layer.
We preferred sleeping with the fibre layer on top for a soft and squishier feel. ☁️
The Aerocoil firm layer combines Aerocoil springs and Simba pure foam for optimum support. ✨
Simba Pure foam is inspired by NASA, who created the first memory foam products to absorb G-shock during space travel.
The Simba Pure foam relieves pressure on the head and neck.
Meanwhile, the Aerocoil springs support the head and minimise motion. ⛵
The spring layer supports the head across each individual area and reduces the transfer of movement.
The mini pocket springs are each encased in a single pocket for individualised support.
Overall, we were very impressed with this layer.
The Aerocoil layer is one of the most advanced features we've seen in a pillow.
Simba Hybrid Firm pillow cover
Now, let's talk about the Simba Firm pillow cover.
Crafted from sustainable cotton through the Better Cotton Initiative, it promotes sustainability by reducing the environmental impact of cotton production. 🌿
All Simba products are pro-planet, which means they are free from TCPP, parabens, biocides, and other harmful chemicals.
The hypoallergenic cover features a breathable mesh border, allowing excess heat to escape for a cooler night's sleep.
We appreciate the high-quality feel and the stylish hexagon pattern, which adds a premium touch.
It's also worth noting that the blue and grey border will shine through white pillowcases, which could be inconvenient to some.
We did encounter a slight hiccup – the zipper broke as we tried to remove the cover.
While this was disappointing for such a premium product, we understand that occasional issues can occur.
Thankfully, the 1-year guarantee should cover this fault. 🛡️
How firm is the Simba Hybrid Firm pillow?
Well, the clue's in the name - Simba Hybrid Firm pillow! 😅
But you can adjust the firmness and loft to suit your needs.
You can sleep with the firmer Aerocoil layer at the top or flip over to the fibre layer for a soft, down-like sensation. 🔄
The firmness you require depends on your individual preference, body shape, and sleeping position.
Your neck should be straight and aligned with the spine in your regular sleeping position.
If your neck feels strained, try removing a layer or flipping the pillow over for a softer feel. ☁️
When first using the pillow, we recommend laying on it for ten minutes to ensure it's suitable before you drift off into dreamland. 😴
After all, you don't want to wake up in the middle of the night with an achy neck!
Can the Simba Hybrid Firm pillow be washed?
The Simba Hybrid Firm pillow has washable components.
Follow this guide for full washing instructions:
|Cover and filled microfibre pads||Machine washable at 40°C & tumble dry on low heat|
|Spring pad||Sponge clean only|
|Simba Pure foam||Do not wash|
While you can wash most parts of the Simba Firm pillow, you have to separate the spring pad and foam from the washable layers. 🔧
This adds more fuss than just popping the entire pillow into the washing machine.
Our favourite washable pillow alternatives:
Simba Hybrid Firm pillow discount code
Looking for Simba discount codes to make this premium pillow more affordable?
You're in luck, as Simba Hybrid Firm pillows often go on sale throughout the year, making them more budget-friendly.
You can often find Simba voucher codes online, saving you as much as 40% off Simba products. 🏷️
We'll update you on any offers within this article and on our discounts page.
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Is the Simba Hybrid Firm pillow worth it?
So, is the Simba Hybrid Firm pillow the answer to sweet dreams?
Its impressive design and customisability might just be what your sleep routine has been missing. 😍
It caters to various sleeping positions, making it a versatile choice for those willing to invest in their sleep experience.
We're also a big fan of the advanced cooling properties, including the unique spring layer, so we'd recommend this pillow to hot sleepers.
However, we’d prefer a sleep trial at such a premium price to give us extra peace of mind. 🤞