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Sumo Lounge, Bean Bag Chair For Grown-Ups

Sumo Lounge Chair Review The folks over at Sumo Lounge were kind enough to give Evan and I complimentary chairs (think oversized bean bag) in exchange for reviewing them here on mshift. When we were first approached I thought to myself, hmmm, looks pretty much like an oversized bean bag chair, wonder if it's big enough to function as a couch in my office? And then I thought, what the heck, I love getting free stuff (books, magazines, gadgets, clothing, software, office furniture, you name it) so I accepted their offer. Well, the chair arrived in this huge box and was a bit of a chore to get out. I was afraid I might have to put the stuffing (small foam pebbles - keep away from your little ones) in the chair but that wasn't the case. The Sumo was inside a clear plastic bag and already put together. Upon first inspection, I was really surprised at the sturdiness of the fabric used for the bean bag. It feels like a cross between parachute material and heavy duty canvas. I'm not sure but the chair looks to be water resistant so I'm guessing the fabric repels water and doesn't stain easily, so far no problems with mine. Something that stands out about the chair... It's huge. It's approximately 4ft by 4ft and you can mold it into just about any shape you want. My favorite use of the chair is around 2 PM on days that I've spend sitting at the desk all morning. I just grab the laptop, set the chair against a wall and plop down. After a few seconds of adjusting I'm able to find a comfy position that doesn't bother my wrists and allows me to completely change my posture. To me that's invaluable. When you're use to sitting at your desk all day and not really moving around unless your yappin on the phone, a change of pace in seating that also allows you to retain your productivity is a huge blessing. My personal thought on these is that they're great for an office environment full of creative types like an ad agency or a pr firm. Second best use would be at home for playing video games. However, I'm not taking mine home because I think the dog would enjoy it a bit more than me and then I lose my ergonomic benefits of keeping it at my office.

By Jason Dowdell at 09:35 AM | Comments (4)

(4) Thoughts on Sumo Lounge, Bean Bag Chair For Grown-Ups

I can't wait to get mine, thanks Sumo Lounge

Comments by Kevan : Friday, October 20, 2006 at 03:45 PM

I bought a Sumo lounge and it was a piece of crap. Don't let this BIAS review sell you. Go with one of the more well known foam bag chairs like a Love Sac or Comfy Sack. I have friends with both those products and I love them. If someone wants to buy my Sumo Lounge I will give it to them!!!

Comments by James Martin : Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 02:37 PM


Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the chair... I hadn't heard of the other two brands you mentioned... well I hadn't even heard of Sumo Lounge before I got the chair but I'd love to get more info on the others.

Also, if you're serious about giving your Sumo Lounge away, I'll take it. I know my kids would love to have one at the house. Seriously though, they would and if you're offering then consider this an acceptance.

Can you give me any specifics on what's wrong with the chair? I'd like to inspect mine for the same issues.

Comments by Jason : Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 04:17 PM

Well for starters the zip broke and I had to had stitch the bastard up so foam didn't leak everywhere. I contacted Sumo Chair and they told me it wasn't covered under their POS 'warranty'

The good about love sac. They are huge and very durable however a bit pricey.

The good about Comfy Sacks are the price. They don't seem as heavy as the Love Sac but seem a little softer.

I think you can find both at or As for the Sumo, you will have to fight the garbage man for it.

Comments by James Martin : Thursday, December 07, 2006 at 01:07 PM

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