Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about lots of different types of chairs before — including the best office chairs, the best gaming chairs, and the best rocking chairs — here we’ve rounded up the best beanbag chairs, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated beanbag chair
According to over 1,500 parents, grandparents, guardians, and reviewers, the Creative QT is a creative storage solution and comfy seat all in one, since the bean bag is stuffed with plush toys and animals. “It’s such a great compromise: my kids refused to part with any of their stuffies, and we needed a beanbag anyway,” says one reviewer, who adds that, “It’s actually comfortable to sit on, not lumpy like I would’ve assumed.”
One reviewer sums up the quality of this stuffable bean bag like this: “I was a bit hesitant that it would be too thin of a fabric to handle all 1 billion of our stuffed animals. But happily, I was wrong!! The fabric is super heavy duty, the ZIPPER is super heavy duty, the handle that allows you to relocate in a jiffy is heavy duty and … YA’LL … ALL of the stuffed animals FIT!!! ALL OF THEM.”
Best-rated (less-expensive) beanbag chair
“This bean bag is totally amazing and such a steal for $100! There is no lack in quality for the affordable price. We ALL love it,” writes one reviewer. Reviewers were pleased that “100 percent of the filling is made with pre-consumer recycled foam,” which makes this bean bag chair not only affordable but also a more ecofriendly purchase. Reviewers also generally recommend giving the chair time to “fluff up” to its full size after unpacking it. They also suggested unboxing it in the room it will stay in; otherwise, “you will have a problem trying to move it.”
And now for some micro picks for any other type of beanbag you might be looking for.
Best beanbag chair for kids
According to one reviewer, “My three year old LOVES this bag and uses it all day long.” Unlike bean bags with standard suede coverings, this bean bag has a vinyl cover, which reviewers cite as essential for dealing with (often messy) kids. “I run an in-home child care, and the material is ideal for wiping down and wear and tear of tiny people,” explains one reviewer. “With countless messes and spills, the material cleans up easily and is incredibly durable. LOVE this purchase!” seconds another.
Best beanbag lounger
“We have a tiny space, and the long shape minimizes the floor space it takes up. All other round beanbag styles have been too big and bulky,” writes one reviewer. The longer shape is also great for sitting side-by-side: “This chair is just the right size for a parent to read with their kid beside them.” Many reviewers mentioned the overall quality of the outer micro-suede cover. “I love that it has an inner bag for the foam and added little features like a break-away zipper pull on the inner bag to prevent the little ones from easily opening it and making a mess.”
Best beanbag chairs for adults
“If you are looking for a squishy, extremely large blob for you, your best friend, and their best friend to sit on, you have found yourself a reasonably priced blob that holds up well under rough use!” writes one reviewer. And many of the over 1,400 reviewers were extremely pleased with this supersized beanbag chair, with one reviewer noting, “there’s something wonderfully luxurious about collapsing into a giant pillow.”
Reviewers also lauded the Cozy Sack for its overall comfort and durability. One reviewer with back and neck pain wrote that they “will wander out to the bean bag in the middle of the night when I’m in pain” because the beanbag chair is so soft and cozy. “The zipper is heavy duty. The seams are holding up and I see no wear and tear on the bag considering how much it is used in our house.”
Best memory-foam beanbag
Reviewers loved this chair for its overall size, comfort, and quality. “Bottom line — we love this chair. It’s big, it’s comfortable, and it’s awesome!” However, several reviewers noted that upon initially unpacking the bean bag chair there is a distinct chemical smell. “It does smell at first but is a ‘new sofa’ smell. It eventually fades,” explains one reviewer. Most of the reviewers recommended allotting a few days for the smell to fade and the bag to fluff up to its full size.
Best extra-long beanbag chair
If you are looking a super-huge beanbag chair, look no further than this eight-foot-long one from Christopher Knight Home. According to reviewers, this couch-like beanbag lounger is large enough to sleep on and easily fits three. One reviewer, who purchased it for her 13-year-old son writes, “It’s usually him, my teenage daughter, and I that are lounging on it all at the same time because that’s how huge it is.” One reviewer with back pain writes, “I have a $2,000 mattress, and it sucks compared to this beanbag.” “I bought two of these by accident and didn’t want to return them. They were awesome. I used them as a bed. Felt like I was sleeping on a cloud. I threw out my couch just to use these instead,” raves another.
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