Review updated on 11/03/2012.
Although it is somewhat off the topic of WordPress, I’ve always enjoyed it when blogs discuss their blogging setup with their readers. After all, the typical blogger ranges from spending an hour a day blogging to doing so as a full time job, making the topic of comfort an important one. I’ve been blogging fairly regularly for almost six years now and I have to say that thanks to some recent technology, over the past two years I’ve found my blogging habits have changed quite a bit and I’ve been able to make some changes/improvements to how I blog. I’ve now almost completely moved away from using a desktop for my daily blogging routine and find I do most of my blogging now on a laptop or even occasionally from my iPad.
As a result, I’ve spent some time talking to fellow bloggers and getting input on some more comfortable furniture for doing my blogging. I’ve tried a couple of different things ranging from laptop stands, to chairs/couches or other pieces of furniture, but hadn’t really found anything I could highly recommend to others….until recently.
This past week I had the opportunity to try out a product that isn’t completely new, but is one that I only recently discovered, called the Sumo Gigantor bag from Sumo Lounge. My research showed that it had been featured in all sorts of magazines and received tons of great reviews from trusted websites, so I decided to give Sumo Lounge a try.
The closest comparison I’ve seen to the Sumo Lounge chairs is probably the Love Sac, which you may have seen for sale in most malls. What separates Sumo Lounge from the competition, however, is that Sumo Lounge actually cuts out the middleman allowing them to make their high quality bags available at a much more affordable price. These well constructed bean couches aren’t built like the bean bags I grew up with, which was a pleasant surprise. I quickly discovered that the great thing about the Sumo Lounge line of beanbags is that this allows me to comfortably do my blogging in front of my entertainment center or pretty much any room within the house (assuming their is adequate room available).
If you are interested in one for your blogging setup, here are some of the features that the sumo line of chairs boasts:
- Bean bag chairs ranging from 42″ x 42″ x 34″ to 86″ x 60″ x 40″.
- A variety of covers to suit your preferences (I’ve had a chance to use both the removable microsuede cover with 100% polyester fiber and the UltraFur cover for maximum comfort)
- Each bag includes several popular color choices which will allow you to find the right look for your home or office.
- Stays fluffy and full over time (won’t ever go flat!).
- All bags include free shipping and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
In addition to blogging I’ve also spent some time looking for other ways to enjoy my new piece of furniture. The logical choice to me seemed to be to put it to the test playing video games. I enjoy online gaming as much as anyone and decided to spend a few hours playing Battlefield online with my friends. Even though it may not have been reflected in my kill-to-death (KTD) ratio, it didn’t take long for me to appreciate the improved experience I was getting by sitting closer to the television. As a result, I think I can also recommend these Sumo Lounge bags as an excellent gaming chair. Lastly, I’ve also found that I often have to fight my wife for the Sumo Lounge chair as she often wants to use it for movies/Netflix, and then kids have been begging me to let them sleep in it pretty much every night since it arrived.
If you are wondering which cover is the best fit for your needs, I would recommend you first consider what you plan to use your bag for. The microseude cover is very plush and sports a great professional look, while something like their new UltraFur cover would make more sense for someone whose focus is strictly on comfort and relaxation. The only downside I’ve found with the UltraFur cover after using it for close to a week is that it will sometimes leave fur on your clothing. It is unclear after a week of use if this is only while it is new and won’t be a problem over the coming weeks and months. With that said, the UltraFur cover is the most comfortable chair i’ve ever had the pleasure of using.
Overall I have to admit I’m very happy with my Sumo Gigantor and both of the covers I’ve had a chance to use, making it easy to recommend the Sumo Lounge line of bean bag chairs to friends and fellow bloggers. I know we have hundreds of professional bloggers who read this site so I’d like to hear about your blogging setups. Let us know in the comments below!!
Disclaimer: The Gigantor bag and both covers reviewed in this article were provided to me by Sumo Lounge at no cost.