If you’re looking for a new duvet for the warmer summer months and are wondering how best to spend your hard-earned cash you’ve come to the right place.

We were recently asked to try out Simba’s summer hybrid duvet, which boasts ‘cool-touch’ technology to help regulate body temperature while you sleep.

Simba summer hybrid duvet

If you’re a regular follower you’ll know we’ve co-slept with all four of our children well beyond the baby years. Anyone who co-sleeps will tell you having little ones in the bed can make for an uncomfortable night’s sleep – especially in the summer months!

With little people in the bed we’re almost never cold at night – if anything it’s always too hot – so I was intrigued to try out a duvet that claims to help keep you cool while you sleep.

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Our Simba Summer Hybrid® duvet review

With the UK in the midst of a mini heatwave it was the perfect time to try out a duvet designed to keep you cool at night. We don’t usually have separate summer and winter duvets, partly because we don’t have the space to store them, but mainly because we’re rarely cold at night so tend to prefer lighter duvets.

The first thing to strike me about Simba’s summer hybrid duvet is the size – our kingsize version arrived in a compact storage bag which made me think twice about not swapping out duvets according to season after all. It can easily fit under a bed or at the top of a cupboard without taking up too much space when not in use. As you can see it’s about the size of Violet (four)!

Simba summer hybrid duvet

What’s hybrid about it?

The Simba summer hybrid duvet features Simba Renew Bio™ fill and Stratos® ‘cool-touch’ technology, which in plain English means it’s been designed to offer down-like warmth and draw heat away from the body.

Simba summer hybrid duvet

With a 4.5 tog rating the duvet is made up of three layers to actively regulate body temperature, and according to the experts at Simba you should sleep with the Stratos® technology on the side closest to you as you sleep to get the full effects. Don’t worry about not knowing which side that is because the Stratos® side is patterned, plus boths sides are marked with a label and an arrow so you know which is which. The big question is: does it actually work?

The big test

The kids were super excited to try out our new duvet and it wasn’t long before Violet claimed it as her own. One of the things that drives me bonkers about the kids being in our bed is their ability to separate the duvet cover from the duvet inside it within seconds of wriggling about, but interestingly this didn’t happen with the Simba summer hybrid.

Simba summer hybrid duvet

The duvet has piping around the edges and once I’d tucked this into the corners and edges of our duvet cover it miraculously seemed to stay that way, in spite of little feet kicking around, which gives it bonus points from me.

Simba summer hybrid duvet

The duvet certainly feels cooler than our usual feather duvet, which can get hot and sticky on warmer nights. Putting it to the test during a heatwave meant no-one woke up hot and clammy during the night, which I’m sure they would have done with our feather duvet.

Simba summer hybrid duvet

How much does it cost?

The Simba summer hybrid duvet has an RRP of £129 for a single, £179 for a double, £219 for a kingsize and £229 for a super king.

My verdict

I was surprised at how lightweight the duvet feels, while at the same time being cosy and soft for little ones (and their grown-ups!) to have a restful night’s sleep. It’s machine washable too which gets the thumbs up from me because as a mum of four that’s a must for bedding in our house.

Simba summer hybrid duvet

I love the fact the duvet doesn’t separate itself from the cover during the night, and it needs minimal shaking out when making the bed in the morning. Having such a clever duvet feels like a real luxury, and while it’s among our pricier pieces of bedding any sleep-deprived mum (or dad!) will tell you that you simply can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep – it’s priceless!

Simba summer hybrid duvet

We were gifted the Simba summer hybrid duvet featured in this post. As always all opinions are my own and based on our own honest experience. To see Simba’s full range visit www.simbasleep.com.

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