Bean bags are the perfect chair for lounging in front of your TV to watch Netflix, to play games on, or just as a hang out spot for your kids. Bean bags are universally thought to be just for kids, but more and more adults are using “bigger” bean bags as a serious form of comfort.
The reason is that larger bean bags can get up to 6 feet and provide some serious padding that feels much better than a traditional couch. They are portable as well, and just as good for napping as a quick study or reading session.
Whether your a parent, a college student, or just an adult gamer who wants a comfortable bean bag experience, this guide will help you find the best chair suited to your preference and preferred budget. The more money you spend, the better materials and comfort you will get.
|Preview||Name||Size||Price||Material of Fabric||Comfort Rating|
|Big Joe 98-Inch||Small 98-inch||$30-40||Durable fabric|
|Sofa Sack||Medium 5 Feet||$99||"incredibly soft and durable fabric"|
|Sofa Sack 6-Feet||Large 6 Feet||$120-125||"incredibly soft and durable fabric"|
|Chill Bag 5'||Medium 5 Feet||$135-140||Micro suede|
|Chill Bag 6'||Large 6 feet||$370-375||Micro suede|
This entry level bean bag is perfect for someone looking to spend only a small amount of money on their kid. It won’t be a good fit for adults, but for a kid, or perhaps even a small dog, the Big Joe 98-inch bean bag is a perfect fit.
The bag is pretty durable with beans inside that are conforming, and it’s double stitched with double zippers. Reviews are OK for this bag, but a lot of customers note how its just a bit mediocre without much stuffing. But for $30, what do you expect?
The $99 Sofa Sack is a big step up from the previous bean bag. This one is 5 feet, which makes it a much more viable option for casual lounging in front of a TV or for reading a book.
While the seller doesn’t provide information on the specific fabric, it should be OK and pretty durable. Most reviewers love the chair’s huge size, and it’s a frequent favorite among teenagers, kids, and even large dogs!
If you like the size of an affordable bean bag but want something a bit bigger, consider the 6-feet Sofa Sack. This bad boy is only $20 more, but you get a bit more room. This larger width makes it even better for snoozing or media consumption.
It has a good amount of foam, and the sizing is decent. Some have complained its a bit too big for kids, but a bit too small for huge individuals. If you’re an average build, it should be a good size. If you are extremely large or tall, consider the next bag, the Chill Bag.
If you want one of the best bean bags you can find, consider the Chill Bag. It’s a step up from the previous 6-foot Sofa Sack with more premium materials like micro suede and memory foam stuffing. The chair should be more plush and comfortable, and not as much of an eye sore. This bean bag is VERY well received, and even large individuals think the chair is a great fit.
Lastly, we have the 6-foot Chill bag. While the last chair was in the $120 range, this one is closer to the $370 range. It’s a bit bigger, but the materials and memory foam stuffing inside is the same. It’s probably the most comfortable experience out of any of the chairs in this guide, but the large price makes it a bit hard to swallow.
What to Look for in Bean Bags?
There are a few things to look out for when purchasing a bean bag. Depending on your budget, you can either go all out, or make some sacrifices in various sections.
Which material do you want? The nicest bean bags have micro-suede material which feels the best and lasts the best when confronted with oils, dirts, or potential stains. Cheaper bean bags are less explicit with materials used, but you can most likely expect some type of stretchy polyester or spandex to keep the foam in.
The best bean bag chairs use memory foam to give the most comfort. Some bean bags that are cheaper skimp a bit on stuffing and the materials used, but most use some type of foam. Density is important however, and you’ll notice that some more expensive bean bags have a better ability to hold you up and stay “plush”.
Do you want a smaller bean bag for a smaller footprint? Or do you want a bean bag that will keep you comfortable for hours? This is something you need to consider. Larger bean bags will be better for napping or long term snoozing, whereas smaller bean bags are less of an eye sore and more portable (as well as cheaper).
Are Bean Bags Good to Have in 2017?
Why get a bean bag in 2017 when you could just get a cool couch or a gaming chair with speakers? Well, to be honest, that’s a good question. Gaming chairs with speakers are quite immersive and cool, but if you want something that’s better for napping, a bean bag is a good choice.
Here are some more reasons to get a bean bag:
Bean bags are much cheaper than couches or fancy lounging chairs. You can get a very good bean bag for only around $120 on Amazon.
Easy to maintain
Since bean bags comes with removable covers, they are very easy to clean if you let your pets or kids use them. This makes them very versatile for family environments, snacking, or anything else that could leave stains or grim on a more permanent setup like a couch or bed.
If you want to move your bean bag into another room, pick it up and do it! Perhaps you want to take it camping or to a friends house? Just carry it to the car! Since bean bags are filled with memory foam and light materials, they aren’t too heavy when compared to more stationary furniture that can break your back.
Suitable for various environments
Bean bags aren’t the best looking chairs by any stretch of the imagination, but they are great modern chairs for a more casual setting–whether for a casual living room setup, or for a kids room, a man cave gaming room, or even a classroom.
Bean bags are filled with memory foam, which makes them very adaptable to your preferred method of seating. If you have back pain or hip problems, you can sit how you want and relieve pain from sitting in confining office chairs or couches.