The 10 Best Bean Bag Chairs of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Tuft & Needle Pouch at Amazon

"No need to trade off between support and comfort here; this chair is cozy enough to lounge or sleep in while still being supportive."

Best for Back Support: Big Joe Medium Bean Bag Chair at Wayfair

"Unlike other bean bags, this one actually resembles the actual structure of a chair—making it all the more supportive."

Best for Adults: Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair at Amazon

"While the chair is incredibly comfortable, some reviewers recommend purchasing an additional bag of filler foam."

Best for Teens: Vegan Leather Caramel Modern Lounger at pbteen.com

"It's small enough to fit into a dorm room or small space, but comfortable enough for hours of (much needed) relaxing."

Best for Kids: Unicorn Faux-Fur Critter Bean Bag Chair at pbteen.com

"This faux-fur unicorn bean bag chair is a fun addition to your child's room. Bonus: the cover is machine washable."

Best Outdoor: Fatboy Original Outdoor Bean Bag at Wayfair

"Besides being comfortable, this fan favorite is also durable—it's covered in a water- and dirt-resistant Sunbrella fabric."

Best Budget: Large Microsuede Bean Bag Chair at Bed Bath & Beyond

"This budget-friendly bean bag chair has a soft microsuede covering—ideal for spending a significant amount of time lounging."

Best Lightweight: Flash Furniture Oversized Bean Bag Chair at Amazon

"At just 10 pounds, this chair is significantly lighter than most beanbags and can be moved from one location to another with ease."

Best for Gaming: Yogibo Lounger at Amazon

"Gaming requires good back support, and this chair has a raised back that makes even the longest sessions more comfortable."

Best for a Group: Jaxx 6 Foot Cocoon at Amazon

"With a six-foot diameter, the cuddle-friendly Jazz is large enough to fit two adults, or several children, with ease."

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    Best Overall: Tuft & Needle Pouch

    From Tuft & Needle, a company you may know from their bed-in-a-box mattress comes the Pouch, which Tuft & Needle describes as a “reinvented” bean bag. The Pouch has a sophisticated look, which means it’s classy enough to be a seating option in a well-arranged living room or TV room (while also feeling at home in a dorm room or your kid’s bedroom). 

    Made from foam and recycled polyester fiber, this 73-pound bean bag will arrive compressed in a box and take up to two days to expand out to its full size of 48 inches in width, height, and depth. The removable, quilted cover is available in several neutral colors and is machine washable. 

    Reviewers praise Tuft & Needle’s bean bag chair for its comfort—it’s cozy enough that you might find yourself falling asleep while lounging in it but it still provides a good amount of support.

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    Best for Back Support: Big Joe Medium Bean Bag Chair

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    Courtesy of Wayfair

    Many bean bag chairs lean into the bag aspect of the descriptor and don’t truly resemble a chair. The Big Joe Bean Bag Chair has a more sturdy and less floppy structure, which includes a built-in back. 

    The chair is covered with durable SmartMax fabric, which can be spot-cleaned. Unlike some bean bags, which need to be assembled, this one comes ready for lounging. Reviewers note that this sturdy chair is just as comfortable for kids as adults—plus, the chair’s compact enough to fit in small spaces and at just six pounds, lightweight enough to easily be moved from one location to another. 

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    Best for Adults: Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair

    The Chill Sack has the classic bean bag look—but since it’s made with shredded memory foam instead of beans, it’s far more comfortable than the bean bag chair you may remember from your childhood. And it's more inclined to maintain its structure! Several reviewers do note that while this chair is incredibly comfortable, purchasing an additional bag of filler foam may be necessary for the best level of fullness. 

    Available in a rainbow of colors, the Chill Sack has a microsuede covering that’s soft to the touch. It arrives compressed and has that “new furniture” smell, but in just a day or two, the smell dissipates and the bean bag fluffs out. 

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    Best for Teens: Vegan Leather Caramel Modern Lounger

    Vegan Leather Modern Lounger

    Courtesy of PB Teen

    At a certain point, your teen may request more sophisticated bedroom decor—mythological creatures will no longer fit your kid’s style. Plus, a kid-sized bean bag chair may simply be too small. Enter this modern lounger from PBTeen, which is mature enough—and large enough—for high schoolers and college kids.

    This bean bag chair is filled with recycled polystyrene beads and the cover is made from vegan leather. The cover isn't removable, so stains should be spot cleaned with a damp cloth. It measures 32 x 31 x 25 inches—small enough to fit into a dorm room, but comfortable enough for hours of sitting while reading a book, watching TV, doing homework, or relaxing.

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    Best for Kids: Unicorn Faux-Fur Critter Bean Bag Chair

    Unicorn Bean Bag Chair

     Courtesy of PB Teen

    Add some whimsy to your child’s room with this faux-fur unicorn bean bag chair, which can be personalized. The unicorn’s horn is made from metallic gold. 

    Both the unicorn’s ears and the cover to the bean bag are encased in soft, touchable faux fur, made from modacrylic and polyester. Best of all, this cover is removable and machine washable, so you don’t have to stress about spills or accidental slip-ups with marker. The cover can even go in the dryer. 

    The chair has a 41-inch diameter. Note that the inserts, which are made from high-density foam and polystyrene beads, are sold separately.

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    Best Outdoor: Fatboy Original Outdoor Bean Bag

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    Courtesy of Wayfair 

    Why keep all the comfort that accompanies sitting in a bean bag chair to the indoors? This bean bag chair from Fatboy is covered in water- and dirt-resistant Sunbrella fabric. That means that while this chair can be used indoors, you can also keep it on your porch or patio, or even bring it along on a family camping trip

    The cover can easily be removed and machine washed. (No need to worry about grass stains!) Reviewers praise Fatboy’s bean bag chair for its comfort and durable quality, and also note that if it gets wet from being outside, it dries quickly. Some reviewers point out that it’s heavy, which means it’s not the most portable option.

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    Best Budget: Large Microsuede Bean Bag Chair

    Ace Casual Bean Bag

     Courtesy of Home Depot

    Looking for a cozy option? This budget-friendly bean bag chair has a soft microsuede covering—ideal for spending a significant amount of time lounging. Reviewers note that while the bean bag feels firm at first, it softens over time. 

    This is sized appropriately for kids, tweens, and teens to enjoy—note that although the product is “large” and has a weight capacity for the chair is 250 pounds, reviewers say it’s most appropriate for children or petite adults. This bean bag has a handle, making it easy for kids to tote the chair from one area to another, and a refill pack of beans is available in case the chair loses its firmness over time.

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    Best Lightweight: Flash Furniture Oversized Solid Gray Bean Bag Chair

    One of the appeals of a bean bag over a recliner or loveseat is the price. But another key factor is the chair’s ability to move from one location to another. More comfortable bean bags, however, sometimes weigh in at 50 pounds or even more. Not so for this bean bag, which weighs just 10 pounds—that’s because it’s filled with styrofoam balls, rather than memory foam. 

    Reviewers note that as well as being lightweight, this bean bag from Flash Furniture is durable and sturdy, with a cover that is available in a wide range of colors.

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  • 09 of 10

    Best for Gaming: Yogibo Lounger

    If you’re settling in for hours of gaming, comfort is key. Gamers need to be able to easily lean forward (for maximum performance during exciting battles and tense missions) but also have back support for long sessions. The Yogibo Lounger delivers on those needs: Filled with microbeads, it has the ability to mold to your body, yet it’s structured with a raised back so you’ll avoid neck cricks and back pain. 

    At under 16 pounds, it’s easy to move this chair—you can drag it toward the console with ease, and then stash it in a corner when you’re not gaming. The cover is removable and machine washable.

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    Best for a Group: Jaxx 6 Foot Cocoon

    Want to snuggle up? The cuddle-friendly Jaxx bean bag is ideal for several kids or two adults at a time. With a six-foot diameter, the Jaxx is large enough that assembling it will likely be easiest with two people. It comes with two bags of foam, which need to be broken up and stuffed inside the bag. While some reviewers found the amount of filler foam perfect, others felt that an additional amount was necessary, especially as time passed and the foam flattened. 

    The microsuede cover is available in several colors and can be removed and machine washed. This bean bag is particularly versatile: laid flat, it’s got a bed-like shape, perfect for cuddling or a nap. When the bean bag is on its side, it has the classic bag-like shape.