Sumo Urban Lounge Gear: Worth a Hill of Beans
Remember the bean bags you had in the '80s? You could flop on it but a bunch of beads would always shoot out of the inevitable hole in the seam. Well, this isn't that bean bag. Sumo Urban Lounge Gear sells enormous, gigantic, tremendously large bean bags that are practically indestructible. The Omni ($150) measures 4 by 5 feet and it came in a box taller than my 3 year old. He's been home with evil viruses that make him just sick enough to miss preschool, but well enough to hurl his body off his step stool onto the Omni about 50 times. I even jumped on it and couldn't believe how tough the thing was.
They're made of super-thick, rip-stop nylon and the seams are all triple sewn so there's no possibility of those little beads escaping. The opening is sealed with wide, industrial-strength Velcro over a zipper. You'd have to deliberately pry it open to get to the stuffing inside, something I'm sure my son will try at naptime one day, but I'm quite sure he'd be unsuccessful.
The uses for this behemoth are really endless. Turn it on its side and straddle it like a horse and it becomes a surprisingly comfy lounge chair. It could seat one adult for the Superbowl party or become a crash pad for a gaggle of kids. The website shows several more configurations; just try to ignore the tank-topped models draped over them. They offer dog beds and bigger sizes too, the largest of which is more than seven feet wide! They're offering free shipping during their Christmas sale, too.
A Trusted Brand
So back in February, I reviewed an extraordinary product from Sumo: the Gigantor, a premium beanbag large enough for the whole family, a replacement for a sofa. (Star Trek-obsessed household that we are, it was soon dubbed “The Tribble.”) Now Sumo has a new, portable product that also intimidates and challenges expectation Continue reading →
The Omni Reloaded isn't a bean bag -- instead, it's a polyurethane chair/backrest. It takes up a lot less room than Sumo's normal products, as you can scrunch it up and store it upright in a closet, or with the included travel bag. "Scrunching" as I call it is the name of the game, as you can pretty much contort this thing into any form you want. Continue reading →
I love my Lazy Boy couch and my double recliner, but most furniture items want you to adapt to them instead of the other way around. You can’t easily move a recliner around your home from room to room or fold it up and shove it under the bed when you don’t need it. But with the new Sumo Omni Reloaded from Sumo Lounge you can do exactly that. Continue reading →
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