Best Bean Bag Chair Reviews

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The bean bag chair, a product taking up space in homes since 1968, was created by three Italian men during the Italian Modernism movement. It was inspired by the post-war technology that they had available. Back then, they were just sacks of polystyrene balls in a lump on the floor. Today, they are much more than that. They are chairs, couches, beds, and are absolutely huge!
I can’t tell you how excited I was when I found out I was going to be able to give a few of them a test-run. I had never personally owned one of them before the summer of 2017, which put me in my, uhm, we’ll go with very late 20’s. I bought one for my kids, and they loved it. I didn’t see the big deal about them until my very first one arrived on my doorstep. After that, I was completely hooked. So that’s why I decided to fill you all in on what the best bean bag chair is right now.

Bean Bag Chair Reviews Comparisons

MODEL
     DETAILS                 WARRANTY
CordaRoy's
Chenille Bean Bag Chair
-3.5 ft sack
-54 x 75 x 8” sleeper
-42 x 42 x 32
-35 pounds
-Certi-Pur Foam
-Polyester
   Lifetime warranty
Sumo Lounge
Omni Bean Bag Chair
-4 x 5’
-14-15 pounds
-1-2 hours to fully fluff
-Nylon cover
-Polystyrene beads
-Medium price range $$ ($-$$$)

   Lifetime warranty on stitches and seams
Big Joe
XL Fuf Foam Filled Bean Bag Chair
-7’
-75 pounds
-7-10 days to fully fluff
-Suede
-FUF
-Medium price range $$ ($-$$$)
   1-year warranty
Comfy Sacks
5 ft Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair
-5’
-57 pounds
-60 x 60 x 34
-Microfiber
-Memory foam shreds
-Medium price range $$ ($-$$$)
   5-year warranty
Jaxx
6 Foot Cocoon - Large Bean Bag Chair
-6’
-52 pounds
-72 x 72 x 20
-Micro-suede
-Memory foam
-Medium price range $$ ($-$$$)
   1-year guarantee

How To Choose A Bean Bag Chair

Bean bag chairs are a fun way to bring some fun into any room. They are a comfortable option for if you want to relax and watch some television with the kids or just read a book. They come in a huge array of sizes, shapes, purposes, and are made for children, teenagers, and adults. Buyers should consider a few things before they choose their chair.

Size

This is the number one characteristic that you should consider. Bean bag chairs can be small, medium, large, or extra large. You have to consider the size of the space you want to put it in. If you want an extra large, then you’ll need a large space. For children, smaller bean bag chairs are best for them because they are the perfect size to sit and read or just to be comfortable. The adult-sized ones are more sturdy and can hold the weight of them.

Shape

Wait, Is there more than just one shape? There sure is! Round bean bags are the most popular choice because well, that’s what the original version looked like. However, there are now square types that look like cubes. They can take the place of ottomans, dining room chairs, or even a table. Gaming bean bags are round and wide at the base while tapering forward to the top in order to create a back. This ensures that the gamer is in a good position and isn’t going to cause them physical pain. You can also find some of them that converts into a sofa, a bed, lounger, and so much more.

Polystyrene beads

Filling

Modern bean bag chairs use fire retardant polystyrene beads. These are light, airy, and compression resistant. They move around with ease and form around the body to create a sort of nest. There are also bean bags that now contain pieces of memory foam. They are heavier in weight but, boy, are they comfy.

What To Look For In A Bean Bag Chair

Choosing your bean bag is about more than just the size, shape, and material. It’s about the quality, price, the characteristics of it, the features, etc. You shouldn’t pick the first one you see just because it looks cool. There are plenty of other things to consider.

Is There A Warranty?
This is one of the first things that you should consider when buying one of these comfortable sitting chairs. If it doesn’t come with a warranty, it’s either really, really good and doesn’t need one or it’s really bad and they know it and won’t honor anything wrong with it. If you can’t find warranty information, don’t be afraid to contact a representative through their chat box. Most of the companies that I got a chair from had that chat feature except for Big Joe.
Is It Washable?
These chairs are going to get used and abused especially if you have children. If you don’t have a product that’s washable, you’re going to have to look at that grape juice stain for the life of the bean bag. Most of them today come with the option to wash. You simply unzip the outer cover and toss it in the washer.
What Is The Material Like?
You aren’t going to want crummy material that feels like you’re sitting on paper towels filled with beads. You want something that’s comfortable to the touch and that won’t make a lot of noise. Feel free to request a swatch of the outer material or even a sample of the inner materials. Those that are made from furniture-grade upholstery or fabrics are rated well in the industry and are more likely to withstand the abuse of being used.
Is It Comfortable?
This should be a no-brainer, but is it comfortable enough for you? It may be hard to tell just from looking at a happy face on the internet, but you can always look at the bean bag review and ratings for more information. Most of the time, you can get the answers you’re looking for with those who have already had or still have the product.

Top 5 Bean Bag Reviews

#1. Sumo Lounge Omni

Specs

  • 4 x 5’
  • Lifetime warranty on stitches and seams
  • 14-15 pounds
  • 1-2 hours to fully fluff
  • Nylon cover
  • Polystyrene beads
  • Medium price range $$ ($-$$$)
The Sumo Lounge Omni was by far the lightest bean bag that I got in the mail. When I opened the box, there was my bean bag, ready to be used. The Omni is one of their most popular choices because of its versatility. It can be used in a variety of different positions including sitting, lounging, laying, and more. There are also a variety of colors that you can choose from to fit any decor that you have in your home. It measures 4 x 5’ and weighs just a mere 14-15 pounds.

The inside of the Omni is made from 3.5 cubic feet high-density EPS polystyrene beads. They are encased inside of a zipper and velcro pouch that is very hard for a child to find. The outside of it is made of heavy-duty rip-proof nylon. Honestly, I found it to be a little uncomfortable and noisy to lay on. I wasn’t a fan of the nylon material used. Also, it’s the only bean bag on the list that cannot be washed in a machine. It must be hand washed because the cover does not come off.

As mentioned previously, a warranty is super important when choosing a bean bag. The Sumo Omni gives you a lifetime warranty on the seams and stitches. If anything happens to the chair due to the normal wear and tear, they will replace or repair it for you free of charge.

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Pros

  • Can be used in more than one way
  • Lightweight
  • More than one color to choose from
  • Easy to store away
  • Great warranty
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Cons

  • Can’t be machine washed
  • Noisy to sit on
  • Uncomfortable fabric

I recommend this to gamers! This is made from the perfect material to shape into a gaming chair.

#2. Big Joe XXL Foam Filled

Specs

  • 7’
  • 1-year warranty
  • 75 pounds
  • 7-10 days to fully fluff
  • Suede
  • FUF
  • Medium price range $$ ($-$$$)
The Big Jow is just that, BIG. It measures approximately seven feet in length, and it’s filled with spongy upcycled Fuf foam. This is very earth-friendly material and is also “happy-body-friendly”. This particular brand of a product was designed and filled in the USA, which is great for those who only appreciate items made from this area. This product takes 7-10 days to completely fluff up.

Big Joe is easy to unpack. It came in a box and was compressed for shipping. All I had to do was take it out of the plastic and roll it around a little bit. It was a tad heavy, but that’s okay. It wasn’t anything that I couldn’t handle. The material is made from comfortable suede and is super comfortable to sit and lay on. My husband even enjoyed it and told me that I was not allowed to get rid of it. He’s a 6’2” man, and he was able to fit on it comfortably. My only concern is that it doesn’t seem to be very durable, and it can’t be washed.

This product comes with a one year warranty as long as you have registered it, and you are the original owner. You are covered from factory defects and will replace your FUF for up to one year. If the product just isn’t for you, you can return it within 30-days for your money back plus a 15% restocking fee.

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Large enough for a grown man to lay on comfortably
  • 1-year warranty
  • Easy to set-up
  • Nice material
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Cons

  • Heavy
  • Can’t be washed

I recommend this to anybody who has a large enough space for it to place in which they can lounge and watch a movie. It’s also great as a spare bed.

#3. Comfy Sacks

Specs

  • 5’
  • 5-year warranty
  • 57 pounds
  • 60 x 60 x 34
  • Microfiber
  • Memory foam shreds
  • Medium price range $$ ($-$$$)
The Comfy Sacks bean bag chair is one of the smaller ones that I had received, but it fits in my living room perfectly. The inside is made from durable memory foam shredded into pieces. It’s soft and resists permanent compression. One of my favorite features is that it comes with a safety zipper. The inner liner has a breakaway zipper that you simply twist and pull off to keep the zipper in place.

When I received the Comfy Sacks bean bag, I had to break up the filling myself, and it kind of went all over the place when I released it from the bag. There must have been pieces that got stuck on the outside. However, once I was done breaking up the foam, I had my kids jump all over it to break it up more and fluff it. As I inspected it more, I came to the conclusion that it seemed durable enough to withstand my kids. It is made of double stitched seams and a durable microfiber fabric that can be machine washed.

The Comfy Sacks comes with a generous 5-year warranty on all of the seams and zippers on both the cover and the liner. Overall, I really liked the feel and size of it, and it was perfect for my home and my kids.

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Pros

  • Soft
  • Comfortable
  • 5-year warranty
  • Easy to move around
  • Washable
  • Child-friendly
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Cons

  • Slight off-gassing smell

I recommend this to anyone looking for a bean bag for their living room or media room. It’s perfect for one adult or two children to rest comfortably on.

#4. Jaxx Cocoon

Specs

  • 6’
  • 1-year guarantee
  • 52 pounds
  • 72 x 72 x 20
  • Micro-suede
  • Memory foam
  • Medium price range $$ ($-$$$)
The Jaxx Cocoon was one of the largest bean bags that I had gotten. This lush micro-suede bag measures 6-foot and can be used in more than one position. You can lay it down flat, flip it on its side for a sofa, or lift it upright and sit in it like a chair. This is definitely one of the best lounge chairs that I have ever sat upon. The great feature of this is that it provides pressure-relieving support while remaining comfortable.

My experience with the Jaxx was one for the books. When I opened the box, I found two large squares, a liner, and the cover. It was my job to put the polyurethane foam micro-cushions inside of the liner myself. Holy cow, was that a chore! I had to break up both squares into the zipped liner and my hands were pretty sore after a little while. However, if you can get past that, you won’t be disappointed.

Jaxx comes with a one year 100% perfect guarantee. If you have any issues with the quality of the bean bag or the foam-fill, you contact them, and they will refund you or replace your product. The cover of this bean bag is also washable, so you can always have a fresh and clean sitting surface for your family and friends.

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Large enough for two or more adults
  • Multiple positions
  • Machine washable
  • Cushy foam is nice
  • Childproof zipper
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Cons

  • Setup is a hassle
  • Heavy

I recommend this to families with larger living rooms or living spaces. It’s a perfect surface for a guest bed as well.

#5. CordaRoys Bean Bag

Specs

  • 3.5 ft sack
  • 54 x 75 x 8” sleeper
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 42 x 42 x 32
  • 35 pounds
  • Certi-Pur Foam
  • Polyester
This is definitely one of the most unique bean bag chairs that I have ever seen. It is made with a polyester blend and premium soft shredded foam. All of the fabrics have been tested and guaranteed comfortable for life. There are two features here that I really love. The first one is that the covers are changeable. Second, it turns into a full-sized bed! All you have to do is unzip and pull it out.

When I got the CordaRoy’s bean bag, I wasn’t sure what to expect. How can you fit a bed inside of a bean bag? Easy! You fold it like a taco and slip the cover around it. This is definitely great for sleepovers, family rooms, man cave, basement, and so much more. It’s definitely comfortable to both sit and sleep on. I was quite impressed by the versatility of it. Plus, the cover can be washed.

The CordaRoy’s comes with a lifetime warranty to ensure you of their quality of materials and workmanship. They are firm believers that businesses should stand behind their products. It’s easy to contact them if you have any issues with your product.

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Converts into a bed
  • Washable
  • Easy to move around
  • Simple to set up
  • Great warranty
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Cons

  • Fluff bunches up uncomfortably sometimes

I recommend this to anybody who has guests overnight but no room for a bed or for children.

Final Verdict

Honestly, It was hard to choose just one of these bean bags that were the best. They were all comfortable in their own way, and my kids loved all of them. I would have to say, based on versatility, price, comfort, and durability, that the best bean bag chair would be the CordaRoy’s. I was really impressed by the fact that it could turn into an actual bed that was comfortable to sleep on. It’s not going to be like your memory foam bed at home, but it works in a pinch. It’s easy to set up, not very heavy, machine washable, and it has a good warranty. That’s really everything that you should be looking for in a good quality bean bag.

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