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Sumo Omni Reloaded

Michael Larabel

Published on 10 August 2014 Written by Michael Larabel Page 1 of 3 – 7 Comments

Our friends at Sumo are out with another interesting creation that we’ve had the chance to review and it’s already likely our most favorite Sumo product to date. Let’s checkout the Sumo Omni Reloaded this weekend.


Every once in a while we enjoy checking out a product that isn’t Linux related or specifically computer hardware related for that matter, but proves to be interesting in its own right and worthy of sharing with Phoronix readers. In the past Sumo Lounge has sent over several high-end beanbag chairs that we’ve tested: the Sumo OmniTitan, and Emperor we’ve tried out over the past five years. All three of those beanbag chairs were top notch and worth sharing with Phoronix readers, especially as they’re enjoyable to sit in while using a laptop for extended periods of time, gaming on a home console, or simply enjoying a beer after a long day of work. The Omni Reloaded from Sumo is another winner in this category.

Unlike the Omni, Titan, and Emperor, the Omni Reloaded isn’t a “beanbag chair” but is composed of a polyurethane foam with 100% polyester exterior. The Omni Reloaded is effectively a very soft chair that can fold into a number of positions with ease. The padding across the entire chair is very soft while allowing the selected chair positions to be maintained is powder coated steel with positional hinges. This polyurethane foam for the filling rather than being a “bean bag” with Sumo beads allows the Omni Reloaded to be very thin and easy to transport while being incredibly versatile. The polyester exterior is also rated for outdoor use with UV and water resistance.

The Omni Reloaded arrived at our new office in a very tall box. While large, the box was at least easier to maneuver than the Titan bean bag, which was a problem even getting through some door ways. The actual lounge chair isn’t very heavy and the expanded dimensions on it come at 190 x 70 x 12 cm, or 75 x 28 x 4.7 inches.

The Omni Reloaded is sold in colors of Nature, Fuchsia, Green, and Orange. The review sample graciously sent out to us by Sumo Lounge was their nature/beige color.

Setting up the Omni Reloaded is very easy to do by simply pushing the chair into the desired form, or pushing the frame all the way down to release it back into the flattened position. Embedded is a video supplied by Sumo Lounge that better demonstrates the positions and capabilities of the Omni Reloaded.

My wife and I have been using the Sumo Omni Reloaded for a while now and are very happy with it being very comfortable while compacting into a very small form factor when not in use — not something that can be easily achieved with a bean bag.

In the various positions, Fatima nor I ran into any issues with the steel frame failing to support the position nor any other structural issues. Using the Omni Reloaded was easy and worked great in using it from working on a laptop to reading a book to holding a drink.

The Omni Reloaded along with Sumo’s other products are backed by their satisfaction guarantee and all products are assembled in the US.

The Omni Reloaded by Sumo Lounge currently retails for $249 USD and can be found for purchase from If you’re after a high quality lounge chair that’s comfortable and will keep you off the ground, the Omni Reloaded is worth checking out.

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