These Are The 5 Most Popular Types of Bean Bag

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When you think of bean bags, what comes to mind? A giant sack? A ball of comfort? A lounger that looks like a sofa minus the arm rest? 

A bean bag can be all of those things. Gone were the days when you could only find limited designs, materials, and fillings. These days, you can find them in all sorts of shapes, fill them with all kinds of materials, and find a cover in every fabric and color. 

But if you’re a bean bag novice considering buying one for your place, the myriad options can make it overwhelming to know which one might be right for you and your space. 

In this article, you’ll learn about the common bean bag chair types, discover what might be best for your needs, and explore popular product options.

Bean Bag Sack

This is your classic bean bag chair, essentially a sack of materials typically filled with either beads or foams. You can find them in all sorts of shapes. These ‘sacks’ are designed to mold to your body and sink with your body weight. They tend to be lightweight and provide machine-washable covers. 

For example, the Ultimate Sack 5000 Bean Bag is an excellent option for those looking for a sizable option. With a 5-foot diameter, this bean bag is made from high-quality foam and has a machine-washable suede cover. It’s also available in various colors to suit your decor. 

ULTIMATE SACK 5000 (5 Ft.) Bean Bag Chair: Giant Foam-Filled Furniture - Machine Washable Covers, Durable Inner Liner, 100% Virgin Foam. Comfy Bean Bag Chair. (Grey, Suede)

If you’re looking for something more compact and affordable, the Big Joe Milano Beanbag Chair is a popular choice. Perfect for lounging, studying, or watching TV, this chair features durable, double-stitched seams and a convenient built-in handle to move it around effortlessly.

Big Joe Milano Bean Bag Chair, Gray Plush, Soft Polyester, 2.5 feet

And if you’re looking for a more ergonomic bean bag, look no further than the Yogibo. When laid flat, this bean bag truly looks like a big sack, just one that conforms to the body with zero pressure point. 

Yogibo Max 6-Foot Beanbag Chair, Bean Bag Couch with a Washable Outer Cover, Customer Favorite Cozy Sofa for Gaming, Reading, and Relaxing, Filled with Soft Micro-Beads, Blue

Bean Bag Lounger

When I first decided to get a bean bag, I opted for a lounger. They’re like a traditional bean bag, except they tend to be elongated and closer to the ground. 

Think of those outdoor lounge chairs you often find at the pool without the raised seats. I opted for this option because I like putting my feet up but wasn’t keen on having to get an ottoman. 

One of the most comfortable bean bag loungers is the Moon Pod. It has an ergonomic design and is supposed to mimic the sensation of float therapy—which can reduce stress and anxiety. Combined with their footrest (the lunar lift) and the backrest (the crescent), you have a full-on lounging system. 

If you want something you can use outside, the Jaxx Outdoor Bean Bag Sun Lounger could work well. It is shaped like a chaise/recliner and has a coordinating pillow/headrest and polystyrene bead fillings. It’s durable and weather-resistant, and several users have praised its comfort. 

Jaxx Arlo Outdoor Bean Bag Sun Lounger | Pool Patio Chaise Recliner |, Granite

Bean Bag Sofa

Bean Bag Sofas look like a sofa but are usually filled with soft, supportive materials like polystyrene beads or memory foam, which respond to your body’s contours and pressure points. While they look more like traditional furniture, you can remove and add fillings to adjust the level of support. 

The Big Joe Hug Bean Bag Chair is an example of a Bean Beag Sofa. The difference between this and traditional bean bags is that this has an armrest, which standard bean bags usually don’t. The chair has a built-in handle, which makes it easy to move from room to room.

Big Joe Hug Bean Bag Chair, Gray Hyde, Faux Polyester Blend, 3 feet

The Homguava Giant Bean Bag Chair Sofa is also a great option. It has an ergonomic backrest and is filled with memory foam. Several reviewers said it was a lot more comfortable than they expected, with one saying that they often have to battle it with their dogs. 

Homguava Giant Bean Bag Chair Sofa High-Density Foam Filled Sofa Chair Large Lazy BeanBag Sofa with Armrests for Living Room, Bedroom (Grey)

Gaming Bean Bags

Gaming bean bag chairs look a little like a cross between bean bag loungers and sofas, but are made specifically for gamers (or those who sit in the chair for long periods). They often provide great support, which allows you to maintain a relaxed posture while immersed in your favorite games.

One common characteristic of gaming bean bags like this one, is the high back support. This feature enhances comfort and ensures better posture during long gaming sessions. The material used for these bean bags is often durable and easy to clean, making it an ideal choice for those prone to accidental spills or frequent use.

Gaming Bean Bag Chair for Adults [Cover ONLY No Filling] with High Back - Fun Gaming Sofa - Big Bean Bag Chairs for Teens and Kids - Dorm Chair - Gamer Beanbag Gaming Chair (Black/Red)

Bean Bag Bed

Like a sofa bed, Bean Bag beds are bean bags that can convert into mattresses. Now, it won’t be as comfortable as a proper mattress (but let’s face it, neither is a sofa bed). However, it does come in handy if you have a last-minute or unexpected guest.

One of the top-rated bean bag beds is CordaRoy’s Convertible Bean Bag Chair. This bean bag chair can literally transform into a full-sized mattress. All you have to do is remove the cover and flip the inner cushion. One user commented that it’s more comfortable than an air mattress. 

CordaRoy's Chenille Bean Bag Chair, Convertible Chair Folds from Bean Bag to Bed, As Seen on Shark Tank - Navy, Queen Size

Another option is the Homguava Courdoroy Bean Bag Chair. Like the CordaRoy’s, you can use it as a Bean Bag or mattress. It comes with two different covers; you can easily use the cover you’re not using as a blanket. 

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