GoNintendo Sumo Sultan Review 2008

May 28, 2008

Ann Tancio


GoNintendo ‘End of day’ thoughts – SumoSac review

Time to call it a day.finally. This week is dragging on a bit. I am hoping that Wednesday picks up the pace! At least it’s time to get some rest. I’ll catch you guys in a few hours, have a fantastic morning.

I am doing a more traditional review for the SumoSac, seeing that it’s not a game!

The SumoSac arrived at GoNintendo headquarters awhile back, and a review was promised. I was given specific instructions on how to prepare the SumoSac for use, and even told a certain amount of time to let the SumoSac ‘settle’. This was in order to achieve the ultimate comfort factor, of course. The setup time passed, the relaxation time began, and it hasn’t ended since. I thought that the Sumo Omni was a wonderful product, but to be quite honest, the SumoSac blows that sucker out of the water. Our Sumo Omni has been relegated to a back room, while the SumoSac has taken front-and-center in the main section of the GoNintendo warehouse. Where exactly is that spot? Well, it’s right infront of the TV/video games, of course!


The SumoSac is much more than just a giant’s a way of life. It’s something to look forward to after a long, hard day of work. It’s like a massive hug that never turns you down. You think I’m kidding, don’t you? Well, you’ll have to come over and ask the GoNintendo crew yourself to see just how much we all love this product. Whenver the gang gets together, someone always rushes the SumoSac. Yes, there have been mid-air dives to try and reach the SumoSac first. That’s teh best part though.the SumoSac can accommodate plenty of your friends/pets/whoever you feel like sharing with. As you all know, I am a pretty big guy. The SumoSac is so massive that I can fit on it with two other people, and we can all sit/lay down comfortably. Trust me, it’s been done.numerous times.


I can’t describe just how comfortable this thing is. This isn’t just a giant bean-bag chair. First off, there aren’t any Styrofoam beads inside. For the SumoSac, you are treated to bigger foam cubes. When you first setup the SumoSac, you are supposed to kneed apart the cubes to your liking. All you do is grab the SumoSac all over, and squeeze away. Once you’ve gotten it down to your own idea of comfort, it’s time to let the SumoSac settle. After that 24 hour grace period, you should have the optimal SumoSac for lounging. To go from the Omni’s beads to the SumoSac’s foam makes a world of difference. The comfort is incomparable. Hands-down, the SumoSac is the better body pillow. The foam also helps to keep the SumoSac more shapely, whereas the Omni lost a lot of its form after a few months. I can see the foam getting a bit matted down after a long time, but it won’t end up anywhere near what the Omni achieved. If it gets to a point where you would like to do some foam replacement, I am sure the people at Sumo could help out.


So yeah.this thing is amazing. It is softer, and more welcoming than any other chair you own. I really mean that.I always sit in the SumoSac when it’s available. Somtimes that is a bit tough, seeing that everyone squeezes on there as soon as possible. Fluff up the back end where you will rest your head, lay down and let the SumoSac engulf you. If you could actually float on a cloud, I bet it would feel a little something like this. The soft cover of the SumoSac helps to make things that much better, as well. The Omni didn’t have a soft cloth cover, but the SumoSact comes with a giant suede-like cover. You can even unzip and take the cover off if it needs to be washed. If the SumoSac had the same Nylon cover that the Omni has, I don’t think the experience would be nearly as enjoyable. This soft, cool cover makes sitting on the SumoSac that much more of a pleasure.

So with all these bodies, big and small, constantly sitting on the SumoSac, you would think that durability was an issue. All I can say is, so far, so perfect. I don’t have one tear, one scrape, one tiny little imperfection on this massive 55 lbs tuffet. I will share a story with you to prove durability, and I give you my word that it is 100% real.

Over the weekend, Nintenho had her college graduation party. Family from all over the state came up to the warehouse to say hey, and have a good time. A lot of the families that visited have kids ranging up to age 13. When they saw the SumoSac, they didn’t see a chair.they saw a giant toy. Of course, when the adults were outside talking, the kids decided to have fun on their new ‘ride’. I walk up our back deck to find two kids laying on the SumoSac, and two more jumping off of a chair to shoot the two SumoSac ‘passengers’ into the air. I couldn’t do anything but laugh.I just couldn’t bring myself to discipline them! Mom Brain couldn’t do it either! They spent a good chunk of the afternoon attacking the SumoSac, which became their best friend by the end of the day. Through all that insanity, the SumoSac came out unscathed. While I wouldn’t recommend that kind of abuse day-in and day-out, I had a good feeling that the SumoSac would have no problem holding up to the torture.


After all that positive, I do have to make one negative point. The SumoSac is an absolute beast. This sucker is dead heavy, and it does take up a lot of space. If you don’t have a lot of room where you live, it might be hard to find a home for the SumoSac. It commands a lot of space, and you’ll have to clear some major space to accommodate it. If you can afford the space, and are looking for a great way to make guests comfortable while giving 1-3 people a place to sit, then I can’t recommend the SumoSac enough.

If I could drag teh SumoSac over to my desktop and use it as a desk chair, I would do it. It’s one of those oh-so-comfortable chairs that you never want to get out of. I’ve played games while sitting in it, watched TV, sat around with friends to shoot the 5h!7, and even slept in it. Actually, I’ve slept in it quite a few have Nintenho, Mom Brain, JTS, and others. Absolutely everyone has said that they think the SumoSac is more comfortable than their actual beds. I can’t argue with that sentiment, I feel the same way. Someone actually caught some sneaky evidence of Nintenho catching some Zs in the SumoSac just a few nights ago.


Gush gush gush gush gush.I know. You’ve probably gotten really tired of me throwing so much praise at the SumoSac. The thing is, I don’t feel that I can praise it enough. This is a fantastic piece of furniture. It’s a product that, as an adult, I know I’ve dreamed of. Whenver I saw bean-bag chairs at Target/Walmart, or wherever.I wished that someone would make an adult-size version. I guess the guys at Sumo felt the same way. This is a creation that belongs in Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and I mean that as an extremely high compliment. If you have the chance to try one of these out, do so. I am warning you, be prepared to fall in love.

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