CordaRoy’s Chenille Bean Bag Chair
Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair
Comfy Sacks Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair
Jaxx 6 Foot Cocoon – Large Bean Bag Chair
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Best Bean Bags
1. Sumo Lounge Omni
- 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.
- Can be used in more than one way
- More than one color to choose from
- Easy to store away
- Great warranty
- 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. Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair
- 1-year warranty
- 75 pounds
- 34 colors
- Memory Foam
It doesn’t matter how old you are or what the décor is in your home – everyone loves a good bean bag chair. The Chill Sack produces an oversize bean bag chair that measures 60x60x34 inches which makes it the perfect size for both adults and children. This bean bag chair is breathable and comfortable, allowing the body to sink into a relaxing position but not to the point where you are touching the floor with your behind.
This bean bag chair uses shredded memory foam to promote air circulation which leaves the surface of the chair cool to the touch. It is made to be highly durable and long-lasting, using double stitching on the cover for maximum strength. It also comes complete with a removable cover that is easily laundered with the weekly wash.
- Forms to fit the body with use of shredded memory foam.
- Removable cover that can be machine washed.
- Microsuede material is resistant to stains or rips that occur due to regular use.
- Some customers reported that the vent holes would rip after use.
3. Comfy Sacks
- 5-year warranty
- 57 pounds
- 60 x 60 x 34
- 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.
- 5-year warranty
- Easy to move around
- 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
- 1-year guarantee
- 52 pounds
- 72 x 72 x 20
- 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.
- Large enough for two or more adults
- Multiple positions
- Machine washable
- Cushy foam is nice
- Childproof zipper
- Setup is a hassle
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
- 3.5 ft sack
- 54 x 75 x 8” sleeper
- Lifetime warranty
- 42 x 42 x 32
- 35 pounds
- Certi-Pur Foam
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.
- Converts into a bed
- Easy to move around
- Simple to set up
- Great warranty
- Fluff bunches up uncomfortably sometimes
I recommend this to anybody who has guests overnight but no room for a bed or for children.
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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
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best bean bag chairs?
The best bean bag chairs are the ones that meet your requirements, and you’ll want to consider warranty, washing specifications, material, comfort, as well as price as parameters. Some of the bean bag chairs that excel in these areas are CordaRoy’s Chenille, Big Joe XL Fuf, Comfy Sacks 5 ft Memory Foam bean bag chair, and the Jaxx 6 Foot Cocoon – Large. CordaRoy is our top choice and it’s unlike any other. The chair contains a bed that you can pull out in case of emergency sleepovers. Made with polyester blend, the covers are changeable and the premium soft memory foam inside makes sure it’s comfortable.
How much does a bean bag chair cost?
Bean bag chairs are available at a variety of price points. Some low-quality chairs that aren’t likely to last long cost under $50. While a good sized, quality chair will run anywhere from approx. $150 to $250. Some are limited edition or designer and can cost much higher in comparison to the usual bean bag chairs. The price is greatly impacted by the size, material, and filling as well as additional aspects like protective covering, zippers, and warranty.
Why are bean bag chairs so expensive?
Bean bag chairs are meant to be affordable in comparison to some other seating arrangements. However, since some of these chairs are limited editions or made by designer brands, they can be heavy on the pocket. The type and quality of the fabric also drives up the price, and so does the size of the chair and thereby, amount of fabric. Cheap bean bag chairs are often made of 420D polyester while good ones can be found with a polyester density that is four times that or even in a fabric like micro-suede. The filling is just as important. Repurposed polyester beads are available for cheap whereas new beads or memory foam require you to shell out more money. When weighing the price, check whether the bean bag comes with a protective cover and warranty. These are key things that drive the price up but also make it worth the purchase.
Is it OK to sleep on a bean bag?
Bean bags are soft, comfortable, and contouring, so it’s no shock you’re thinking whether its okay to sleep on them or not. However, that’s an answer greatly dependent on the type of bean bag you have and whether it’s comfortable. Bean bag beds are a popular sleeping place for infants above the age of 12 months and some are big enough to even cater to adults. If you can be comfortable in these beds, then it’s okay. At the same time, babies should not be left on a bean bag alone as they are not firm and pose a suffocation risk.
Can I sleep on a bean bag?
Bean bags come in different shapes and sizes and some are meant to be used only as chairs, whereas some can be used as a couch or even bed. A bean bag is designed to support your body and conform to its shape, so if you choose the right bean bag, you can sleep on it. However, be sure to avoid bean bag chairs that are pre-shaped or those that don’t lie flat. After all, a bad sleeping posture can lead to pains in the neck, back, and shoulders.