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Updated December 20, 2023

When it comes to relaxing, most people tend to imagine themselves at the beach or resting in bed. Typically, they don’t think about themselves lounging in a bean bag chair, but they should (or at least I think so). Because bean bag chairs are extremely versatile. They can serve as places to sit, lay down or even sleep (if big enough). Furthermore, they can even work as gaming chairs or as a creative alternative to office chairs.

Whether you’re looking for your first bean bag chair or a replacement for the one you currently have, I’ve got you covered. I’ve gathered a list of the best bean bag chairs (and what to consider before hitting that “buy now” button) so you’re best able to decipher which bean bag chair fits your comfort needs, space restraints, aesthetic, and budget.

What to consider when buying bean bag chairs

Filling

When shopping for bean bag chairs, it is important to take note of their filling as it varies from chair to chair. Although many bean bag chairs are filled with beads (with the most popular being Polystyrene beads), some others are filled with foam. In addition, if you are shopping for a bean bag chair for a household where there is a child present, you may want to ensure that the chair you choose is equipped with safety features, such as child-safety lock zippers to help prevent them from retrieving access to the small beads.

Size

Bean bag chairs vary in size and who they are intended for. With that in mind, taking a look at the size dimensions is important so you can be sure you’ll have enough room where you plan to put it and so that you’re able to comfortably fit on top. Some bean bag chairs are designed to accommodate many people (such as the Yogibo Max 6-Foot Bean Bag Chair). 

Regardless of the size, it is important to keep a watchful eye on very young children near bean bag chairs to prevent suffocation.

Features

Not all bean bag chairs are created equal. For example, some are equipped with armrest areas, while others are able to be quickly converted into a bed. Furthermore, some bean bag chairs come with covers that are able to be easily removed and cleaned in a washing machine, while others are made with stain-resistant covers that can only be spot-cleaned as needed. Other features may include multiple resting positions and storage space for items, including toys and blankets.

Our top picks for the best bean bag chairs

Best value bean bag chair: Sofa Sack Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair

When it comes to a bean bag chair with the best value, this one from Sofa Sack is a solid choice. For under $75, this foam-filled bean bag chair is suitable for children, teens, and adults. Since it’s made with double-stitching and memory foam, this chair is more durable and has a longer shelf life than one with beads Plus, this bean bag chair offers a vintage look that can positively add to the aesthetic of any room, and it’s lightweight, so it can be easily moved from room to room depending on your mood or need for extra seating.

Specifications:

  • Filling type: Foam
  • Cover type: Microsuede
  • Colors: 13
  • Dimensions: 24 x 36 x 36 inches
  • Age level: Kids, teens, and adults

Pros:

  • Not too high off the ground
  • Uses memory foam instead of beads
  • Many colors available

Cons:

  • Can only accommodate one person

Bottom line:

Memory foam, loads of color options, and a low price makes this the perfect bean chair for consumers on a budget.

Best value bean bag chair
Sofa Sack Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair

Sofa Sack Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair

Best budget bean bag chair: Big Joe Milano Bean Bag Chair

If you’re looking for a bean bag chair that won’t break the bank, Big Joe’s Milano Bean Bag Chair is a wonderful option. Even though its price sits at just under $55, this chair does not skip out on quality. It’s made with double-stitching and contains two zippers. Furthermore, its fabric is plush to the touch and will keep you and your skin happy regardless of how long you choose to stay seated. Make sure to note that this chair is unable to be machine-washed.

Specifications:

  • Filling type: Beans
  • Cover type: plush fabric
  • Colors: Seven
  • Dimensions: 28 x 30.5 x 28 inches
  • Age level: Adults

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Double-stitched
  • Many color options available

Cons:

  • Cover cannot be machine washed

Bottom line:

This under $60 dollar bean bag chair isn’t just well made with two zippers, it is also super soft and plush to the touch.

Best budget bean bag chair
Big Joe Milano Bean Bag Chair

Big Joe Milano Bean Bag Chair

Best oversized bean bag chair: Yogibo Max 6-Foot Bean Bag Chair

If an oversized bean bag chair is what you seek, the Yogibo Max may be just what you’re looking for. With a height of 72 inches and a width of 42 inches, this EPS-filled bean bag chair can comfortably hold up to four people making it great for hanging out and lounging around with friends. I like it when I have options to choose from, and this bean bag chair certainly meets the mark when it comes to color choices, as it’s available in 17 colors, including lavender and flamingo. Plus, you won’t have to dread washing this 19-pound chair as its cover can be easily removed and placed in a washing machine for an easy cleaning experience.

Specifications:

  • Filling type: Expanded polystyrene beads (EPS Beads)
  • Cover type: Cotton/Spandex blend
  • Colors: 17
  • Dimensions: 72 x 24 x 24 inches
  • Age level: Adults and teens

Pros:

  • Can hold up to four people
  • Many color options
  • Comes with a washable cover

Cons:

  • It’s heavy (19 pounds)

Bottom line:

This oversized bean bag comes in a wide selection of trendy colors, can fit up to four adults and has a removable, washable cover.

Best oversized bean bag chair
Yogibo Max 6-Foot Bean Bag Chair

Yogibo Max 6-Foot Bean Bag Chair

Best bean bag chair for kids: Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere Bean Bag

Once your kid gets their hands on the Anywhere Bean Bag from Pottery Barn Kids, they won’t want to go back to any other. This is one of the best bean bag chairs for kids. Although I don’t have kids, I do know that the kids in my life are always excited when their name is written on their belongings. With that being said, you can add a name or monogram (up to nine characters) to the chair for an extra personal touch. In addition to its personalization features, this bean bag chair is filled with 30% recycled polystyrene beads and is covered with cotton twill. Whether they want to read a book on a comfortable chair or use it when watching some TV, they’ll have just the right amount of space with its 31-inch diameter.

Specifications:

  • Filling type: ​​Polystyrene beads (30% recycled)
  • Cover type: Cotton-twill
  • Colors: 49
  • Dimensions: 31-inch diameter (fluffed)
  • Age level: Kids

Pros:

  • Can be spot-cleaned and machine-washed (cover)
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified
  • Can personalize

Cons:

  • Expensive

Bottom line:

This eco-friendly, cotton-twill bean bag for little ones is lightweight enough for kids to carry, plus comes in 47 colors and patterns and monograms, so you can personalize the heck out of it.

Best bean bag chair for kids
Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere Bean Bag

Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere Bean Bag

Best bean bag chair for teens: Pottery Barn Teen Faux Leather Caramel Modern Lounger

If you’re shopping for a bean bag chair for a teenager, it’s worth splurging for this Faux Leather Caramel Modern Lounger from PB Teen. Along with its elevated look deriving from its faux leather and cube shape, this chair provides a plethora of support resulting from its backrest and armrest areas, making it perfect for those longer hangouts or TikTok scrolling sessions.

Specifications:

  • Filling type: Polystyrene beads
  • Cover type: Polyester and polyurethane
  • Colors: One
  • Dimensions: 22 x 28 x 28 inches (small) and 23 x 33 x 30 inches (large)
  • Age level: Teens

Pros:

  • Available in two sizes
  • Equipped with a backrest
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified

Cons:

  • Expensive

Bottom line:

Fun and sophisticated, this faux leather (and eco-friendly) bean bag will add an element of cool to your teen’s room. Its cube-shape and backrest also means they can lounge in comfort as well as style.

Best bean bag chair for teens
Pottery Barn Teen Faux Leather Caramel Modern Lounger

Pottery Barn Teen Faux Leather Caramel Modern Lounger

Best bean bag chair that doubles as a bed: Jaxx 6-Foot Cocoon Bean Bag Chair

If you’re looking for a bean bag chair that can also double as a bed, consider the Jaxx 6-foot Cocoon Bean Bag chair. What makes this chair stand out is its ability to be positioned both upright and flat so it can you can use it to snooze on. Even though it is a larger piece, it comes pre-assembled – all you have to do is unravel the prefilled liner and zip the cover, and you’re all set to start lounging. If you have any small children at home, you don’t need to worry about them getting ahold of the polyurethane foam micro-cushions, as the liner is equipped with a childproof zipper.

Specifications:

  • Filling type: Polyurethane foam
  • Cover type: Micro-suede (polyester)
  • Colors: 22
  • Dimensions: 72 x 72 x 20 inches
  • Age level: Adults and teens

Pros:

  • Can be laid flat to be used as a bed
  • Pre-assembled
  • Childproof zipper on its liner

Cons:

  • It weighs 56 lbs

Bottom line:

This highly rated bean bag does double duty as a lounger and a bed thanks to its ability to lay flat and stay upright, but at 56 lbs, don’t plan on picking it up very often.

Best bean bag chair that doubles as a bed
Jaxx 6' Cocoon Bean Bag Chair in Black

Jaxx 6' Cocoon Bean Bag Chair in Black

Best outdoor bean bag chair: West Elm Sunbrella Outdoor Bean Bag

As a Florida resident, I am always looking for outdoor furniture that I can use to comfortably soak in some sun. ThisSunbrella Outdoor Bean Bag Chair from West Elm is a viable option as it is made with canvas fabric and is resistant to both water and stains. If a light rain storm does happen to head your way while relaxing, you can rest assured that your chair will dry quickly. Since this chair was designed with the outdoors in mind, it can be easily cleaned, too, with some cleaning solution spray, soap, and water–you can say goodbye to those trips to the washing machine.

Specifications:

  • Filling type: Polystyrene beads
  • Cover type: Sunbrella acrylic
  • Colors: Four
  • Dimensions: 24.5 x 30 x 34.5 inches
  • Age level: Adults

Pros:

  • Can be used outdoors and indoors
  • Stain-resistant
  • Dries quickly

Cons:

  • Unable to remove the cover

Bottom line:

If you want a good-looking bean bag chair for your deck, porch or backyard, this bean bag is water and stain resistant, and the Sunbrella cover means it will quick dry if you leave it out in the rain.

Best outdoor bean bag chair
West Elm Sunbrella Outdoor Bean Bag

West Elm Sunbrella Outdoor Bean Bag

Most stylish bean bag chair: Christopher Knight Home Warrin Furry Glam Faux Fur 3 Ft. Bean Bag

If you’re a style seeker like I am, I think you’ll like this bean bag chair from Christopher Knight Home. Its soft and plush exterior combined with its soft and comfortable interior resulting from its polyurethane foam calls for a cozy and restful lounging experience from start to finish. Despite this bean bag chair’s sophisticated look, its price tag is under $200.

Specifications:

  • Filling type: Polyurethane foam
  • Cover type: Faux fur
  • Colors: Two
  • Dimensions: 26 x 35 x 35 inches
  • Age level: Adult

Pros:

  • Elevated look
  • Soft exterior
  • Available in more than one color

Cons:

  • Assembly is required

Bottom line:

Faux fur and comfortable conforming foam filling make this a stylish option if you love to lounge.

Most stylish bean bag chair
Christopher Knight Home Warrin Furry Glam Faux Fur 3 Ft. Bean Bag

Christopher Knight Home Warrin Furry Glam Faux Fur 3 Ft. Bean Bag

Best bean bag chair that doubles as toy storage: Creative QT Stuff ’n Sit Large 33’’ Bean Bag

This bean bag chair arrives flat, which is a good thing—you stuff it yourself with the soft plush toys hanging around your home. Whether you choose the large or extra large version, this kid's bean bag chair has enough room to store at least 80 plush toys (of average size). Plus, the extra large one can also serve as a home for some blankets and a few other larger items. Additionally, each chair has a handle so playtime can be easily moved from room to room. If your child happens to spill something on it, it can be washed with a washing machine using a gentle setting.

Specifications:

  • Filling type: Toys of choice
  • Cover type: Cotton
  • Colors: 12
  • Dimensions: 33 x 33 x 33 inches (large) and 38 x 38 x 38 inches (X-large)
  • Age level: Kids

Pros:

  • Machine washable
  • More than 10 color options are available
  • Can fit between 80-90 stuffed animals (average-size)

Cons:

  • It’s slightly high from the ground

Bottom line:

Store up to 90 stuffed animals or bedding inside of this beanbag chair that comes in 10 colors and has a handle so your kid (or you) can drag it around easily.

Best bean bag chair that doubles as toy storage
Creative QT Stuff ’n Sit Large 33’’ Bean Bag Storage Cover for Stuffed Animals & Toys – Gray & White Stripe – Toddler & Kids’ Rooms Organizer – Beanbag Makes Great Plush Toy Hammock Alternative

Creative QT Stuff ’n Sit Large 33’’ Bean Bag Storage Cover for Stuffed Animals & Toys – Gray & White Stripe – Toddler & Kids’ Rooms Organizer – Beanbag Makes Great Plush Toy Hammock Alternative

Best luxury bean bag chair: Fatboy Slim Outdoor Bean Bag Chair

Treat yourself to one of Fatboy’s Slim Outdoor Bean Bag Chairs. (And no, it’s not named after the famed DJ.) Made with virgin EPS beads, this bean bag chair offers users just the right level of firmness while still being soft. And it can be used indoors and outdoors thanks to its UV-resistant Olefin cover. Regardless of which of the five colors you choose, you will be relaxing in style.

Specifications:

  • Filling type: Virgin EPS beads
  • Cover type: Olefin
  • Colors: Five
  • Dimensions: 8 x 61 x 47 inches
  • Age level: Adults

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • UV resistant
  • Soft

Cons:

  • Limited color options

Bottom line:

This soft and stylish bean bag is comfortable and classy, and a good choice if you don’t mind limited color options.

Best luxury bean bag chair
Fatboy Slim Outdoor Bean Bag Chair

Fatboy Slim Outdoor Bean Bag Chair

Most durable bean bag chair: CordaRoy Faux Fur Bean Bag Chair

Durability is key when it comes to bean bag chairs because who wants to buy a chair that will easily wear and tear? Not me. I like to choose furniture for my home that is both durable and versatile, and this faux fur bean bag chair from CordaRoy is both thanks to its woven backing. Plus, it can convert to serve as a bed almost instantly. This chair is available in full, king, and queen sizes and is suitable for people of all ages to use (although more specifically for older children, teens, and adults).

Specifications:

  • Filling type: Foam
  • Cover type: Plush fur
  • Colors: Seven
  • Dimensions: 32 x 42 x 42 inches (full), 46 x 51 x 51 inches (king), 36 x 48 x 48 inches (queen)
  • Age level: All ages (minus babies/small children)

Pros:

  • Can wash and dry the cover
  • Can convert from a chair to a bed almost instantly
  • Available in multiple sizes

Cons:

  • Expensive

Bottom line:

This plush, foam-filled bean bag comes in full, queen and king sizes because it folds out easily into a bed.

Most durable bean bag chair
CordaRoy's Faux Fur Bean Bag Chair, Convertible Chair Folds from Bean Bag to Lounger, As Seen on Shark Tank, Tan - Full Size

CordaRoy's Faux Fur Bean Bag Chair, Convertible Chair Folds from Bean Bag to Lounger, As Seen on Shark Tank, Tan - Full Size

How we chose the best bean bag chairs

To create our list of the best bean bag chairs, we conducted online research across several brands specializing in furniture and bean bag chairs to find the best ones by way of customer reviews and product information.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What’s the difference between a Moon Pod and a bean bag chair?

Although Moon Pods and bean bag chairs share many similarities, they differ when it comes to their filling as Moon Pods are made with dense EPS beads, which provide users with a “zero-gravity” or floating feeling. The supportive shape is closer to the experience of an ergonomic office chair rather than a bean bag chair you’d lounge on.

Where can I buy bean bag chairs?

Bean bag chairs can be purchased both in-person and through online retailers, some of which include Amazon, Pottery Barn, Bed Bath & Beyond, and West Elm, in addition to several others. I’d recommend purchasing your first (or next) bean bag chair online so that way you don’t have to lug those sometimes heavy boxes to your car. Plus, you usually have the ability to read customer reviews when shopping online. You also may even stumble upon some online-exclusive discount codes, which you can apply to then have your new bean bag chair shipped straight to your door for a lower price.

Why are bean bag chairs so expensive?

Bean bag chairs are so expensive as they are not typically designed to be short-lived pieces. The cost of bag chairs is largely driven by the materials they are filled with and covered by. With that being said, the bean bag chairs, which are made with higher-quality fills such as polystyrene beads and polyurethane foam, and strong covers such as canvas and vegan leather (for example) tend to be accompanied by higher price tags.

Furthermore, you’ll notice that larger bean bags designed for adults are more expensive than the smaller ones designed for children or teens since they require more material to make.

You also have to consider whether or not the bean bag chairs you’re looking for have any special features, such as being able to convert into a bed or serve as storage space as these factors may drive up their value and, therefore, the price.

How long do bean bag chairs last?

How long bean bag chairs last is dependent upon several factors, including brand, fill material, cover material, amount of use, and quality of care.

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