Best Bean Bag Chair

Best Bean Bag Chair For Your Home

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Bean bag chairs, once regarded as the ultimate college dorm accessory, have now transformed into symbols of comfort and relaxation. They've become more flexible in their use, serving as chairs, beds, or even simple relaxation areas. Due to their lightweight nature and ease of transportation, they are perfect for your gaming room, living area, or even an outdoor patio.

There are quite a number of factors that go into buying a bean bag chair. We created a guide on what to look for when buying one and to make it easier, we also curated a list of 5 of the best bean bag chairs.

The Best Bean Bag Chairs

1. Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair

Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair: Giant 5' Memory Foam...
  • Fun for everyone: A great size for both kids and adults, this...
  • Oversized sack: 60 x 60 x 34 inches - Collapse into a seat that...
  • Breathable and comfortable it is also very moisture resistant
  • Shredded memory foam: Chill sack Bean bag chairs are stuffed with...
  • Comfy Furniture Cover: the removable double stitched micro-suede...

The Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair tops our list of best bean bag chairs because it is a high quality, sizable bean bag chair that doesn’t sacrifice comfort. It is super fluffy and plush but still surprisingly supportive. It is filled with shredded memory foam and comes in 26 colors. Chill Sack offers several sizes ranging from 2 to 8 feet but this bean bag can comfortably seat up to two people. The microsuede cover is extremely durable and this is because of its double stitching.

It is moisture resistant, breathable, soft and comfortable. Chill Sack bean bag chair is great for all ages and the cover is removable and machine washable with durable zippers and is reinforced. Hence, breaking into the memory foam is less likely with the double layers.


  • Machine washable
  • Removable cover
  • Wide range of colors
  • The fabric is durable, moisture-resistant and breathable
  • Extremely durable because it is double stitched
  • Has a dual zipper on the outer cover
  • Has double layers


  • Strong chemical smell after opening
  • Assembly required
  • Can be quite heavy

2. Lumaland Luxury 7-Foot Bean Bag Chair

Lumaland Luxurious 7ft Big Bean Bag Chair with...
  • Lumaland Luxury Bean Bag Chair with ultra-soft and Machine...
  • A real Big Size Sofa - a lounger to fit all kinds of living...
  • Get ready for a new style of furniture in your home. You can...
  • For long lasting comfort our bag’s inner covers are filled with...
  • Your Bean Bag will be shipped in a box with a fraction of its...

With The Lumaland Luxury Bean Bag chair, you may actually consider ditching your sofa. It is filled with shredded polyester foam that deflects body heat to provide cooling hence allowing you and your seatmates to sit together without overheating. The outer cover material is made of microsuede and it is also double stitched making it extremely durable. It can be removed and is machine washable making it easy for cleaning. The bean bag chair comes with built-in handles that allow you to move it around. It has room for three adults and can be used as a sofa or lounger in a family room.


  • Super comfortable
  • Machine washable
  • Durable material
  • Spacious
  • Shredded foam


  • Strong chemical smell after opening

3. Sofa Sack Bean Bag Chair

Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory...
  • THE PERFECT BEDROOM ACCESSORY: Simple and soft, The Sofa Sack...
  • A BEAN CHAIR WITHOUT BEANS: These colorful, personal beanless...
  • QUALITY CONSTRUCT: Our bean bag furniture for adults and kids is...
  • CONFORM TO COZY: Supersoft and velvety to the touch, these...
  • ONE CHAIR, SO MANY USES: Lightweight and mobile, you can move...

The Sofa Sack Bean Bag Chair would be a perfect addition to any room. It is 3 feet in length and is easily portable. It is filled with memory foam making it super comfortable every single time you take a seat. It also maintains shape and springs back when you get out of it. It comes in a variety of colors to choose from. The material is made of microfiber and has a super soft velvety feel which feels great on your skin.


  • Super comfortable
  • Comes in a variety of colors
  • Portable


  • Non-removable cover hence not easy to clean

4. Big Joe Large Fuf Bean Bag Chair

Big Joe Lenox Large Fuf Foam-Filled Bean Bag Chair,...
  • NEVER GOES FLAT: We fill our Big Joe Fufs with patented shredded...
  • SUPERIOR DESIGN: This Fuf features a removable and washable...
  • PERFECTLY SIZED: Our Fuf Large is the Goldilocks of our Fuf...
  • INCREDIBLY COZY: Big Joe Fuf chairs have been described as "the...
  • ABSURDLY AWESOME: All Big Joe products are designed and filled in...

This Big Joe bean bag chair is ideal for adults and kids. The material is made of premium Lenox fabric which is removable and washable hence making cleaning a lot easier. The manufacturer states that the product is sustainable as the foam has been shred into smaller finer pieces making it less bulky and that elevates your comfort. The Big Joe Bean Bag can take up to a week to expand and can take up to 4ft in length.


  • Comes with a removable washable cover
  • Has a handle for easy carrying
  • Super comfortable
  • Ideal for kids and adults
  • Shredded memory foam


  • The filling can sometimes feel sparse

5. Jaxx 6 Foot Cocoon Bean Bag Chair

Jaxx 6 Foot Cocoon - Large Bean Bag Chair for Adults,...
  • MULTI-POSITIONAL - Bean bag, chair and crash pad for adults or...
  • SUPPORTIVE COMFORT - Provides pressure-relieving support while...
  • MODERN STYLE FOR ANY OCCASION - Perfect for home theater, game...
  • MACHINE WASHABLE - Lush micro-suede (polyester) cover is...
  • 1 YEAR WARRANTY | MADE IN USA - Includes 1 year warranty. If you...

The Jazz 6 Foot Bean Bag Chair is super versatile as it can either be used for sitting or sleeping. It can be laid flat and used as a bean bag bed or turned on its side and used as a chair. It is filled with polyurethane foam micro-cushions which provides durability and maximum comfort. The bean bag chair comes in 14 colors and a few interesting fun patterns. The outer cover is made of micro-suede material and is removable and machine washable. This makes it easy to clean so you don’t have to worry about those stains and spills.


  • Comfortable
  • Super versatile – Can be used as a bed or chair
  • Removable and machine washable
  • Comes in a variety of colors


  • Strong chemical smell after opening

What To Look For When Buying The Best Bean Bag Chair

a) Size

Bean bag chairs come in different sizes. They can be small, medium, large or extra-large. When choosing a bean bag chair, you have to consider the size of the space you want to put it in and who will be sitting on it. Both height and weight help to narrow the choices when selecting the most comfortable bean bag chair. Bean bag chairs that are 30 inches or smaller are best for children or small pets. Bean bag chairs that are between 30 and 54 inches are great for teenagers and adults while chairs that are larger than 54 inches are ideal for taller adults or people who enjoy more room to spread themselves out.

If you want to use your bean bag chair as a bed or share it with multiple people, one that is 72 inches or larger is ideal.

b) Shape

Bean bag chairs come in different shapes. Round and oval bean bag chairs are the most common and popular. There are bean bag chairs that look like cubes. They can be used as dining room chairs or take the place of ottomans. Some bean bag chairs that are made for children can sometimes come in unique shapes such as animals. Gaming bean bags are round and wide at the base and they taper forward at the top in order to create a back. This allows the gamer to be able be in a good position that won’t cause them physical pain. There are some bean bags that convert into a sofa, lounger or even a bed.

Some bean bag chairs come shaped like sofas and can add both fun and comfort to your room. You can also opt for an oversized bean bag chair if you have more space available.

c) Filling

Bean bag chairs are filled with either polystyrene beads or polyurethane foam. Polystyrene beads are light, airy and compression resistant. They make the chair lightweight and easy to transport. They are fire resistant and re often made of recycled materials such as plastic soda bottles. They move around with ease and form around the body to create a sort of nest. They do however break down with time so you will eventually need to refill you bean bag chair.

The second type of filler is polyurethane foam. They are heavier in weight hence making it more difficult to move around but a lot more comfortable. The material is similar to that of memory foam mattresses but broken up in smaller pieces hence creating a softer memory-foam effect. This softness of the foam makes it easy for bean bag chairs to be vacuum sealed in small containers for easy shipping and they can be easily fluffed back into their original shape. The foam is also nonflammable, water-proof, hypo-allergenic and is held in tightly by reinforced seams and locking zippers. Polyurethane memory foam provides optimal support by conforming to the shape of your body. It is durable but soft and does not break down. If you are looking for a sustainable choice, consider one made of eco-friendly foam.

d) Material

When it comes to the material of your bean bag chair, you want something that is comfortable to touch and won’t make a lot of noise. When you think of bean bags, your first thought might probably be vinyl as it’s a common and durable fabric that is often used in bean bags. It can however get sticky and hot especially if you live in a warmer climate. It is also considered to be carcinogenic and in the State of California, vinyl beanbags are required to carry Proposition 65 Warning Labels. There are alternatives to vinyl and one of them is a cotton bean bag. It is breathable and comfortable. The downside is that the material is not particularly stain-resistant hence if you’re looking for a bean bag for children this might not be ideal.

Polyester and Nylon fabrics are also popular materials used for bean bag chairs. They are easy to clean and are often treated with special coating which makes them fade, mold resistant and water repellant.

If you enjoy the luxuries of life, a leather bean bag can make a statement and can add a nice touch to a study or bedroom. It will last through the years as it is extremely durable compared to most of the other fabric.

You can also add texture to any room by choosing a microsuede bean bag. The fabric is soft and comfortable but like cotton it is prone to stains compared to other materials.

d) Cover and Liner

The cover and liner are important components of a bean bag.

The liner is between the filler and the cover and offers the filler some protection from moisture, dust, dander and other allergens. The liner also lets you remove the exterior cover for the care and maintenance without having to replace the filler as often as you wash the cover.

Cotton, twill and suede liners are ideal for indoor use. Cotton and twill are easy to clean and some can even be machine washed which makes them child and pet friendly.

If you are looking for easy cleanup, look for quality stain-resistant fabric.

Vinyl and leather are easy to clean and all you need to do is use a damp cloth. Some beanbags come with removable covers that are machine washable making it easier to clean your bean bag.

e) Comfort

Comfort is key when buying a bean bag chair. There’s nothing worse than having a bean bag that you don’t enjoy sitting on. The best bean bag chair should achieve optimal levels of comfort depending on your intended use.

f) Functionality and Décor

You can match your bean bag to the color, theme and décor of the room. Basically, your bean bag chair can match the style and décor of the room you place it in. It should also match the functionality of where it will be. For example, if it will be near a swimming people, the bean bag should be made of waterproof fabrics.

g) Safety Features

It’s important to consider the safety features of the bean bag. You can consider filling the bean bag with wood shaving or recyclable, pet-friendly materials if you have pets or kids around. These are still comfortable. You should also pay attention to the construction of the bag. You should ensure that the stitching is tight so that it won’t easily come undone and spill the filling. If the bag has a zipper, it should be kept away from small children. If you decide to purchase a vinyl bag, ensure that it's lead-free. Ensure to look for liners and covers that are durable, hypoallergenic and non flammable. Zipper locks should be kept hidden.

h) Is it Washable?

Anything can happen especially if you have pets or children. You want a bean bag chair that you can simply unzip the outer cover and toss it into the washer. 

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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