- Bean Bag Guide -
What are bean bags
Bean bag chairs are a popular an comfortable form of furniture made of fabric and filled with small chunks of styrofoam or more commonly PVC pellets. Bean bag chairs have acquired a cult following. Since the mid 1990s, companies such as LoveSac and Corda-Roy's began selling chairs filled with foam rubber, charging a premium for the extra comfort this can provide. Bean bag chairs are known to bean bag enthusiasts by many names, such as "Physics Bag".
The bean bag has evolved over the years with different shapes and sizes being offered. In 2005 a UK based company called Ambient Lounge developed a new style of bean bag, shifting away from the standard blob style to a more stylish designer range of furniture featured in homes today.
What types of Bean Bags
There are several types of beanbags to choose from, here are just a few:
• Kids bean bags
• Saddle club
• Highline Shaped
• Body Fitter
• Corda Roys
• Freedom Furniture
• Ambient Lounge
• Vinyl Bean Bags
• Cotton Bean Bags
• Leather Bean Bags
• 2 Seater Bean Bags
Things to consider when Buying
How do I clean my bean bag?
Various materials require different cleaning techniques. Some bean bags may be removed from their liner and thrown in the washing machine. Those that do not have an inside liner can be wiped off or spot cleaned per the manufacturer's suggestions.
Do I want a Foam Fill or Standard Fill?
Both Foam Fill and Standard Fill have completely different sitting experiences. Foam Fill is constructed from shredded foam and has a much softer feel. It has a tendency to mold to your body as you lounge down into the bag. Standard Fill is the traditional fill for a bean bag and constructed from either virgin polystyrene beads or recyclable polystyrene beads. This fill provides it's user with a firmer seat allowing a more solid sitting experience.
What size bean bag do I need?
Specific sizing conventions usually come in Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large and Sofa. Extra Small, Small and Medium are best suited for children. But don't forget - children do grow larger and by buying a slightly larger bag - they can get many more years of enjoyment. Large and Extra Large are a better fit for adults. Sofas can be used for multiple people of any shape or size.
What style of beanbag do I need
This all depends on the type of sitting position you are looking for. While the Lounger, Teardrop and Body Fitter are very comfortable bean bags - they offer very different sitting positions.