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Jul 11, 2008

Ann Tancio



We typically don’t do reviews here at Cheat Happens, but the fine folks at Sumo were kind enough to send us one of their Sumo Omni products so I wanted to share my thoughts on it.

What is a Sumo Omni you ask? I suppose us old-school peeps would refer to it as a ‘bean-bag’, but it’s certainly not like any bean-bag I have seen before. It’s more of an over-sized pillow that can be shaped into many different forms to accomodate just about any lounging activity.

The first thing that came to mind when I opened the box was ‘Wow, this thing is huge!’. Measuring 4.5′ by 5.5′ and coming in at 18 pounds, this is no kiddie-sized chair. One thing that immediately impressed me was the quality. I can remember having bean-bags that would easily rip and have to constantly be patched. Not this one. This thing is made of rip-proof nylon and is very sturdy. It’s also a great looking chair.

We play a lot of video games at Cheat Happens and so that was the first order of business when it came to testing out the comfort of the Sumo. Again, I was very impressed. The chair contains small beads which slowly form around your position. Once I got settled in, it was quite comfortable and worked out great for extended gaming sessions. In addition to playing games, I also watched movies and even took a nap on the Sumo.

Overall, I have really enjoyed having the Sumo and now use it on an almost daily basis. I actually find myself having to fight over it with my wife and two year old daughter. The product I received was Midnight Blue, but it’s available in a wide range of colors. If you’re looking for a comfortable, bean-bag style lounge chair, I highly recommend you put the Sumo on your short list. It can be purchased from their website for $149 USD with free shipping.

Check out their website for photos or to purchase your own.

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