Philip Nicosia

Oct 18, 2007

Ann Tancio


The bean bag has evolved (and we love it!)

Mention the words “bean bag” to anyone and visions of tacky student digs and kids rooms spring to mind together with the question why? That is exactly what happened when I told my girlfriend we were getting a bean bag. There was a total look of horror on her face and I tried explaining to her that this isn’t just any old bean bag, it’s a Sumo Lounge beanbag.

A few days later at the end of a telephone conversation she says “Oh, your bean bag has arrived” in a disinterested tone still not impressed.

When I got home that day we unpacked it together and the first thing you notice is the shear size of it. At 5.5ft x 4.5ft it’s big! You soon realize why it’s made that size though.

It wasn’t long before my unimpressed girlfriend had a complete change of heart. She sat down on the beanbag and felt it wrap itself around her supporting her from all angles and looked up and said “Wow! This is really comfy” After a couple more minutes she said “This is more comfortable than our sofas!” Finally she was sold.


(Picture courtesy of SumoLounge and no it’s not my girlfriend!)

We’ve had the bean bag for about a couple of week now and it’s in daily use. It is as versatile as your imagination as with a quick shake and a few prods it transforms itself from a chair, bed, giant pillow or anything else you want it to be.

“It’s so warm to sit on”, “totally relaxing”, “So comfy”, “Love the material”, “I love this beanbag” are just some of things my girlfriend has said to me with a big smile on her face when she has beat me to it.

What do I think? I am totally impressed with the Sumo Lounge Omni beanbag. It’s not often that something lives up to its own hype on a sales page but I would say it surpasses that by a long way. Apart from being so comfortable the quality of the cover and bean bag itself is such that it wouldn’t look out of place in any home. Especially considering that it is available in 10 funky colours.

The only downside to it is the constant fighting over who is going to use it but hey that’s easily solved. At $129 including delivery you can just get another one. It’s a small price to pay for peace and comfort!

Go check them out yourself, Sumo Lounge, you won’t be disappointed.

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