Giant Bean Bag Chairs and Where to Find Them

Extra-large, extra-comfy.

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1. The Jaxx is a great value choice. 2. The CordaRoy is my overall favorite.
 

As they say, when it comes to comfort, size does matter.

That is why in this article you’re not just going to find “big” bean bags or oversized bean bags. Not even large bean bags. “Huge”? Please.

In this post you’ll find nothing but extra-large, gigantic, XXL BEAN BAGS.

Jumbo bean bag comparision

Parts of a giant bean bag chair

All fuf chairs have two main parts:

  • The cover, which is the exterior fabric that contains the fillings; and
  • The fillings, which are the little pieces of materials like foam, beads, or buckwheat hulls (amongst a multitude of others), that make the chair comfortable to sit on for long periods of time.

Sometimes there are two covers: an outer one and an inner one.

In those cases, the exterior shell is usually detachable, which makes them very easy to wash and dry.

Gif that shows the parts of a giant bean bag chair

Characteristics of a quality bean bag

There are a lot of bean bag chairs in the market. If all had the same characteristics, they would all cost the same. But, alas, they don’t.

Why?

Because, as with every other product, certain details improve their overall quality.

Here’s a detailed list:

  • The covers. Ideally, two: an outer shell and an inner liner to contain the fillings.
  • The construction. Well-crafted and preferably double stitched.
  • The materials. Safe, breathable, cool, durable, and easy to wash.
  • The filling. Safe and comfortable.
  • Antibacterial treatment.
  • The warranty. Preferably, 3-year.

The covers

A removable (preferably with a child-proof zipper) outer one and an inner liner to contain the fillings.

Why is it important?

Because it makes washing the outer cover easier.

Just think– the filling is usually comprised of thousands of small fuf pieces. If the bean bag didn’t have an inner shell to contain them (and some don’t), you would need to empty it all somewhere every time you needed to wash the cover.

Furthermore, if you get bored of the color or the design of the outer shell, or if it is somehow ruined beyond repair (or dirtied beyond dry-cleaning), it’ll be easier and much cheaper to just buy a new cover instead of a whole new bean bag.

💡 How to clean a large bean bag chair

If the offending stain is small, or if your fuf does not have an inner lining, spot clean it and try to wipe it away with cold water (hot water may set the stain).

If the stain remains, try using a bit of dish soap. Its degreasing properties might work their magic and make your stain disappear forever.

If you need to take the cover off to wash it, just make sure first that it’s machine-washable and dryable and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Double stitched

Both covers should be double stitched and well crafted, with tight and even stitches.

Why is it important?

Because we don’t want the bean bag to break at the seams easily.

Say, if someday someone lunges at it from the other side of the room or fluffs it a bit too energetically.

The exterior material

What makes a good exterior material for a jumbo bean bag? One that is both comfortable AND durable.

Quality is key: You want to invest in something that will last and look as good as new even after you wash it a few times.

Here’s a list of common cover fabric choices:

1. Cotton

What to say about cotton that you don’t know already.

Cotton is a fluffy fiber that grows in a protective case around the seeds of the cotton plants.

That fiber is then spurned into a yarn and used to make the soft textile we all know and love.

This has been happening since antiquity. Particularly, since prehistoric times.

Humanity has always loved cotton for its many uses and properties: terrycloth (towels, robes), denim (jeans), and corduroy (trousers, jackets) are all cotton-based.

It can also be blended with other materials to produce rayon and synthetic fibers such as polyester, to name a couple.

Cotton is smooth and comfortable, breathable, stretchable, and easy to clean.

Whether blended or woven, cotton is an all-around great choice of textile for your cover.

My personal favorite blend is the linen-cotton blend. It gets the best of both worlds: organic, breathable, wrinkle-resistant, easy to wash, lightweight, and stronger than just cotton.

2. Linen

Light, ultra-breathable, and organic, linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant.

Think of it as cotton’s fresher and more absorbent cousin. Like cotton, linen has been used by humanity from time immemorial in all sorts of products like clothing, towels, tablecloths, bed sheets, and covers.

Linen is a great choice of fabric for a bean bag because on top of being dry and cool, it’s a very strong and durable material.

So strong, in fact, that in classical antiquity it was used to make a type of body armor called “linothorax”; and in the Middle Ages it was used in shields, jackets, and bowstrings.

3. Twill

Twill is a type of woven fabric often used as sturdy work clothing and for durable upholstery.

Twill is a very easy-going textile, in the sense that, without compromising comfort, it’s wear-resistant and very easy to clean.

Another perk? Not only does it recover from creasing better than plain-weave fabrics do, but soiling and stains are less noticeable on its uneven surface than in other textiles.

With those characteristics, it won’t come as a surprise that twill fabrics are used a lot in toddler rooms and baby items.

Twills can be divided into even-sided and warp-faced. Even-sided twills include foulard, serge, and twill flannel; and warp-faced twills include chino, denim, and gabardine.

4. Denim

Denim is a warp-faced twill made of cotton. Because of that, it’s a perfect mix of both: utterly comfortable and extremely durable.

Also breathable, sturdy, and cool.

It will come as no surprise, but the denim industry worldwide is massive. The fabric is used extensively in clothes, accessories, vehicles, and furniture like bean bags and upholstery.

5. Suede

Suede is a type of leather with a napped finish made from the underside of the animal skin.

The term comes from the French “gants de Suède”, which literally means “gloves from Sweden”.

Due to its softness, it is very popular in accessories (such as handbags and gloves), shoes, and upholstery.

Suede is also very absorbent and pliable, but it has a few downsides: first of all, it’s not as durable as leather.

Moreover, due to its texture and open pores, it stains and gets dirty pretty easily.

In other words, suede is smooth and beautiful, but quite delicate.

Thankfully, there are a lot of non-animal alternatives, like ultrasuede, that resemble suede but are far more durable and resistant to liquid, stains, and crushing.

6. Microfibers

Microfibers are fine synthetic fibers with a diameter smaller than ten micrometers. This is even finer than the diameter of a strand of silk, which is itself about 1/5 the diameter of a human hair.

The most common types of microfibers are made from polyesters, polyamides, and polypropylene.

Microfiber fabrics are soft to the touch, lightweight, breathable, easy to clean, stain-proof, and wrinkle and wear-resistant.

Upholstery, apparel, knits, cleaning products… they can be used to make pretty much anything you can think about.

Downside? They tend to be flammable and emit toxic gases when burning.

Also, microfibers made from petrochemicals, like polyester or nylon, are not biodegradable.

Safe and comfortable filling

This is one of the most important features of your new jumbo bean bag.

In the past, bean bag chairs were filled with… you guessed it, actual beans. Nowadays, however, most beanbags are made out of a wide variety of materials.

Here’s a list of some of the most common:

1. EPS beads

Polystyrene is a synthetic polymer of styrene that is used in molded products, foams, and sheet materials.

EPS, short for “expanded polystyrene”, or, as you might know it, “styrofoam”, is usually white and made of pre-expanded polystyrene beads with a normal density range of 11 to 32 kg/m3.

EPS beads are one of the most commonly used fillings in bean bags chairs due to their light weight and toughness. This makes them both very portable and durable.

These beads, which range from 3 to 5 millimeters, are also resistant to moisture and heat.

The downside is that EPS is not biodegradable, which makes them not-so-great for the environment.

Virgin EPS beads are the best type of EPS beads for your bean bag.

EPS Pros

  • Lightweight and durable.

EPS Cons

  • Not biodegradable.

2. EPP beads

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer of propylene. Its properties are similar to polyethylene, but it is slightly harder and more resistant to heat.

EPP, or expanded polypropylene, is a foam form of polypropylene.

EPP has very good impact characteristics due to its low stiffness. This means that EPP can easily regain its original shape after impacts in a short amount of time.

Like EPS, though, EPP are combustible and deemed as a “low to moderate hazard” by the Environmental Working Group.

EPP Pros

  • Durable, heat resistant, and returns to shape quickly after impact.

EPP Cons

  • Combustible.

3. Memory Foam

Memory foam, or compressed foam, is a type of polyurethane that you might also know as “viscoelastic foam” because of its elasticity and viscosity.

It was invented by NASA back in the 60s, and today it’s used a lot in comfort items like mattresses and pillows.

In bean bags, the compressed foam is usually found shredded. This makes the pieces chunky and irregular, which some people might find uncomfortable.

However, and this is very important, memory foam, like other polyurethane products, can be combustible.

Recently there’s also been concerns regarding how certain components used in compressed foam may be hazardous for human health. You can read a bit more about that on the Wiki.

Compressed foam Pros

  • Dense and viscose.

Compressed foam Cons

  • Combustible and toxic.

4. Microbeads

Microbeads (which are usually used in smaller bean bags) are solid plastic particles of less than one millimeter in their largest dimension. They’re usually made of polyethylene or other petrochemical plastics like polypropylene or polystyrene.

The bad news is that microbeads can cause plastic particle water pollution and pose an environmental hazard for aquatic animals in freshwater and ocean water. For this very reason, several countries have banned the use of microbeads in certain products like rinse-off cosmetics.

Microbeads Cons

  • Terrible for the environment.

5. Other

Buckwheat hulls, dried beans, rice, corn, wheat and other dried grains, cherry pits, and even sand.

There’s a wide range of alternative materials to choose from to fill for your large bean bags. Most of them organic!

Other Pros

  • Organic.

Other Cons

  • Harder to find.

Antibacterial treatment

Some manufacturers make their bean bags undergo an antimicrobial treatment in order to prevent the proliferation of bacteria in their products.

This is especially necessary for outdoor bean bag chairs.

☞ Why is it important?

Body heat causes bean bag chairs to warm up. That warmth then becomes moisture.

If the materials that compose the bag –especially the filling– are not breathable, it can lead to a wide variety of not-so-fun stuff like foul odors, mold, or mildew, which in turn can cause a variety of ailments like coughing, wheezing, and even eye and skin irritation.

The warranty

A good warranty offers peace of mind to the buyer AND goes to show that the manufacturer believes in the quality of their product.

Quality products should have a minimum of a 1-year warranty, although 3 years would be ideal.

My XXL bean bag combination of choice

  • Covers: Removable, with a child-proof zipper, and double stitched.
  • Exterior material: Preferably organic, like a cotton blend. Although the benefits of microfibers like microsuede are hard to overlook.
  • Filling: Virgin EPS beads.
  • Warranty: 3 years.

Giant bean bag chair: Reviews

Since we’ve already decided which kind of large beanbag chair we are looking for, let’s now review some interesting models.

Before you start to read, keep in mind that:

  • These huge bean bags will come compressed in a small-ish box. You’ll need to take them out and let them sit for a couple of days so they can expand to their proper size. Sometimes you might also need to knead them.
  • Some bags might smell a little after you take them out of the box. That smell usually goes away in a few days.
  • It is possible to sleep on them, but it’s not a generally recommended use for extended periods of time.

The Big Joe XL and XXL fuf bean bag review

Pros of the Big Joe XL

  • Experienced and well-established brand
  • The filling includes memory foam
  • Multiple jumbo sizes
  • Multiple colors available
  • The brand sells its own patented extra filling

Pros of the Big Joe XL

  • Takes more than a week to fully expand
  • No exterior cover shell, so it’s necessary to empty the fillings in order to wash it

You can check for yourself these and other details (like the price) on Amazon.

1. What you want to know about the Big Joe XXL fuf chair

  • What is it filled with? The chair is filled with a shredded mix of memory foam and foam.
  • When I receive it, how long will it take to reach its full size? It’ll take 7 to 10 days to expand.
  • What’s the exterior material? It’s suede.
  • Can I wash it? You can always spot clean it, but the Big Joe does not have an exterior shell, so you’ll have to take out the fillings (there’s a zipper) in order to machine-wash it.
  • Can I add more filling? Yes, but the extra filling is not included. You’ll have to purchase it separately.

2. About the chairs

The Big Joe bean bag comes in four jumbo sizes: Large, King, XL and XXL:

  • The “Big Joe XL fuf” is a 55lbs, 6 foot bean bag; and
  • The “Big Joe XXL fuf” is a ~68lbs, 7 foot bean bag.

3. About the brand

The Big Joe brand (by Comfort Research) claims to be the chair that “brought Bean Bags out of the 70’s and into the new millennia.”

Their experience goes back 20 years, when their first bags were created by a couple of young college entrepreneurs.

The Lumaland Luxury bean bag chair review

Pros of the Lumaland Luxury bean bag

  • The exterior shell can be machine washed
  • The manufacturer also sells separated covers
  • Needs 3 days to expand after shipping

Pros of the Lumaland Luxury bean bag

  • Filled with foam
  • Not much info online about the manufacturer
  • No 8ft option

You can see for yourself these and other details (like the price) on Amazon.

1. What you want to know about the Lumaland Luxury bean bag

  • What is it filled with? It’s filled with foam.
  • When I receive it, how long will it take to reach its full size? It’ll take 3 days. You might also want to knead it so it expands evenly.
  • What’s the exterior material? It’s microsuede. The inner cover is beige polyester.
  • Can I wash it? Yes. The outer cover can be removed and machine washed.
  • Can I add more filling? Yes, but you’ll need to purchase the additional foam separately.

2. About the chairs

The Lumaland bean bags come in two jumbo sizes:

  • The Lumaland Luxury 6-Foot Bean Bag Chair
  • The Lumaland Luxury 7-Foot Bean Bag Chair

3. About the brand

To be fair, there’s not a lot of information online about this brand. Seems to be a German company.

The Chill Sack giant bean bag chair review

Pros of the Chill Sack

  • 8ft bean bag that sits 4 adults available
  • Removable, double-stitched cover
  • Multiple colors and fabrics to choose from

Cons of the Chill Sack

  • Needs two weeks to fully expand
  • Contains memory foam

You can see for yourself these and other details (like the price) on Amazon.

1. What you want to know about the Chill Sack

  • What is it filled with? The bag is filled with a blend of memory foam and furniture grade urethane foam.
  • When I receive it, how long will it take to reach its full size? It’ll take two weeks to fully expand.
  • What’s the exterior material? You can choose from multiple colors and fabrics- microsuede, raindrop microfiber, and wide-band corduroy.
  • Can I wash it? Yes, they have a removable outer cover. The manufacturer also sells them separately.
  • Can I add more filling? Yes, but the extra filling is not included. You’ll have to purchase it separately.

2. About the chairs

The Chill Sack bean bag comes in three giant sizes:

  • 6ft Chill Sack: 72lbs, seats 2 adults.
  • 7ft Chill Sack: 92lbs, seats 3 adults.
  • 8ft Chill Sack: 135lbs, seats 4 adults.

The CordaRoy’s convertible bean bag chair review

Pros of the CordaRoy Sleeper

  • Lifetime guarantee in manufacturer defects in materials or workmanship
  • The bean bag converts into a mattress
  • You can fit traditional sheets on the mattresses
  • You can machine wash it: the exterior cover is removable (and available in multiple fabrics)
  • You can purchase a waterproof cover for the inner mattress
  • No 8ft option

You can check these and other details (like the price) for yourself on Amazon.

1. What you want to know about the CordaRoy’s Sleeper

  • What is it filled with? It’s filled with polyurethane foam.
  • When I receive it, how long will it take to reach its full size? It’ll take a couple of days.
  • What’s the exterior material? These bean bags are available in multiple colors and fabrics: chenille, corduroy, faux leather, and microsuede.
  • Can I wash it? Yes. The outer cover can be removed and washed.
  • Can I add more filling? Yes, but you’ll need to purchase the additional stuffing separately.

2. About the chairs

The CordaRoy’s “Sleeper” model is actually very ingenious:

The interior bag with the stuffing has been designed to work as a giant bean bag bed when you take the cover off.

It’s convertible! A great way to save space.

Thus, the bean bag size depends on the inner “mattress” size:

  • The Queen size (45lbs, 4ft) sleeps 2 adults and seats 1 large adult.
  • The King size (60lbs, 5ft) sleeps 2 adults and seats 2 adults.
  • The Sofa size (120lbs, 7ft) sleeps 4 adults and seats 4 adults.

3. About the brand

CordaRoy’s is an American bean bag brand that has been in the business for over 15 years.

Their motto is “comfort for life.”

The Big Joe media lounger bean bag chair review

Pros of the Big Joe media lounger

  • Experienced and well-established brand
  • Fits two people
  • The manufacturer does not seem to list any weight restrictions
  • Multiple colors available
  • The brand sells is own patented extra filling

Cons of the Big Joe media lounger

  • Takes more than a week to fully expand
  • Filled with shredded foam.
  • No exterior cover shell, so it’s necessary to empty the fillings in order to wash it

You can check for yourself these and other details (like the price) on Amazon.

1. What you want to know about the Big Joe Media Lounger

  • What is it filled with? The chair is filled with upcycled shredded foam.
  • When I receive it, how long will it take to reach its full size? It’ll take 7 to 10 days to expand. You’ll need to fluff it over time to “refresh its cushiness.”
  • What’s the exterior material? It’s twill.
  • Can I wash it? You can always spot clean it, but the Big Joe Longer does not have a removable exterior shell, so you’ll have to take out the fillings (there’s a zipper) in order to machine-wash it.
  • Can I add more filling? Yes, but the extra filling is not included. You’ll have to purchase it separately.

2. About the chairs

The Big Joe Media Lounger is a 50-pound, 6 ft long bean bag.

3. About the brand

The Big Joe brand (by Comfort Research) claims to be the chair that “brought Bean Bags out of the 70’s and into the new millennia.”

Their experience goes back 20 years, when the first bags were created by a couple of young college entrepreneurs.

The Cozy Sack bean bag chair review

Pros of the Cozy Sack

  • 8ft model available
  • The outer cover can be removed and machine-washed
  • Replacement covers available in multiple sizes and colors
  • Protective liner and child safety zipper

Cons of the Cozy Sack

  • Not clear how long will it take to reach its full size after shipping

You can see for yourself these and other details (like the price) on Amazon.

1. What you want to know about the Cozy Sack

  • What is it filled with? It’s filled with soft virgin urethane foam.
  • When I receive it, how long will it take to reach its full size? There’s no official word from the manufacturer, but reports point to a 48 to 72h period.
  • What’s the exterior material? 100% polyester made to feel like suede.
  • Can I wash it? Yes, the bean bag includes a removable outer cover. The manufacturer also sells the covers separately.
  • Can I add more filling? Yes, but the extra filling is not included. You’ll have to purchase it separately.

2. About the chairs

The Cozy Sack bean bag comes in three giant sizes:

  • The Large 6 Foot Cozy Sack: ~60lbs, 6ft.
  • The Large 7 Foot Cozy Sack: 70lbs, 7ft.
  • The Large 8 Foot Cozy Sack: 80lbs, 8ft.

3. About the brand

Cozy Sack is an American brand that has been in the giant bean bag business since 1971.

The Sofa Sack bean bag lounger review

Pros of the Sofa Sack

  • Takes a couple of days to reach its full size
  • Double stitched cover

Cons of the Sofa Sack

  • No removable cover- might be difficult to wash
  • Filled with shredded foam
  • Exterior material not clear
  • No 8ft option

You can see for yourself these and other details (like the price) on Amazon.

1. What you want to know about the Sofa Sack

  • What is it filled with? It’s filled with a blend of shredded memory foam and shredded furniture foam.
  • When I receive it, how long will it take to reach its full size? It’ll take a couple of days.
  • What’s the exterior material? Not clear which kind of exterior material does it employ. The manufacturer just says it’s “soft” and “durable.” Looks to me like polyester.
  • Can I wash it? It does not have a removable shell, so you will need to either spot clean the cover or empty the bag’s stuffing, which can be a bit of a hassle.
  • Can I add more filling? Yes, but the extra filling is not included. You’ll have to purchase it separately.

2. About the chairs

The Sofa Sack Bean Bags come in two huge sizes:

  • The 6ft Giant Bean Bag; and
  • The 7ft Giant Bean Bag Lounger.

3. About the brand

Sofa Sack is an American brand with more than 8 years of experience in the bean bag business.

The Jaxx cocoon bean bag review

Pros of the Jaxx Cocoon

  • It has a removable exterior cover, so it can be machine washed
  • The beanbag has an inner-liner with a childproof zipper
  • It’s possible to add more foam

Cons of the Jaxx Cocoon

  • Not many materials to choose from
  • No 8ft option

You can check for yourself these and other details (like the price) on Amazon.

1. What you want to know about the Jaxx bean bags

  • What is it filled with? It’s filled with shredded polyurethane foam.
  • When I receive it, how long will it take to reach its full size? It’ll take a couple of days.
  • What’s the exterior material? It’s 100% polyester microsuede.
  • Can I wash it? Yes. The outer cover is removable
  • Can I add more filling? Yes, you can open it up easily and add more foam is you ever need to. You’ll just need to purchase the additional stuffing separately.

2. About the chairs

The Jaxx bean bags come in two jumbo sizes:

  • The Jaxx 6 ft Cocoon Bean Bag: 52lbs, sits up to 2 adults.
  • The Jaxx 7 ft Giant Bean Bag Sofa: 80lbs, sits 3 adults.

3. About the brand

Jaxx is an American brand from Atlanta, GA, with more than 5 years of experience in the bean bag and alternative furniture business.

Last updated on January 28, 2018.