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Aug 19, 2010

Ann Tancio


Sumo Sway Review: Surrounded by Soft Sumo

Recently, Sumo Lounge opened my eyes to just how amazing beanbag chairs can be. I’ve reviewed their massive monolith of beany comfort known as the Sumo Gigantor, so I thought I’d try one of their smaller options, the Sumo Sway. You can check out their vast arsenal of comfortable beanbags at their website.

If the sheer size of the Gigantor turned you off a bit then the Sway takes care of that since it’s roughly 2/3 the size of its obese sibling. It comes with the guarantee that it will never go flat; this is something I can attest to since I’ve had and thoroughly abused my Gigantor for some time now and it has managed to retain its original form.

By far the coolest feature the Sway has to offer that the other options do not is its back supporting design. Not only does it’s curved shape offer amazing support for your back during long hours of gaming and/or movie marathons, it also makes the chair much more attractive. The Sway isn’t just a mound of serenity, it’s something that looks really good in a room.


The Sway feels more like a chair than the Gigantor, which expands and envelopes your entire body as soon as you lay upon it. Over the last couple months I’ve realized something about beanbag chairs, and that’s that there isn’t an elegant way to get off them. Luckily for me, the Sway solves this issue by not being so close to the ground, and also by not being so squashy. It’s more firm than the Gigantor without taking away anything from the overall comfort.

I feel this last issue is probably the most important: no matter how hard I tried (and believe me, I tried) I could not get the same power the Gigantor gave me when I used it as a small animal cannon. Something about the curved design kept my pug from reaching the serious velocity the other beanbag gave him, so that’s a little disappointing. But in the Sway’s defense, this could be user error, since my dog’s probably realized the dangers associated with the beanbags and has probably learned how to stay low to the ground when he sees me about to launch him. I think I hear PETA outside my door.

Like the Gigantor, the Sway comes in a variety of flavors so you can really personalize it to your living space, including Microsuede and Corduroy for the fabric and a variety of tasty color options as well. For the loners out there who don’t necessarily enjoy sharing their seating with others you can get the Sway Single for $249 USD, and the more touchy feely individuals can get the Sway Couple for $279 USD.

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