This outdoor piece combines beanbag comfort engineered to fit in most outdoor environments. Great for outdoor concerts, sporting events or even a simple picnic in a park. Built to sit on and sink into like a beanbag should. We love that it comes in a variety of colors.
Smaller than other options.
As great as it looks, it's durable, too, with reports it can support up to 300 lb. comfortably. We love that this beanbag comes in different colors to accent your personal design aesthetic. Comfortable and functions well for those who want to relax.
Lacks a print on one side.
Looks modern yet conforms to your body like your favorite old chair. We love the conversations this beanbag will encourage. Has the ability to float in water as well. Nicely priced for its size and comfort. Kick-starts the New Age beanbag fun.
Can be an awkward fit for some spaces.
Once filled, this cover transforms into a supersized pillow that enhances outdoor entertaining and relaxation. Designed to fit adults with supportive features as well. We love that it stands up to the elements.
The opening to fill is quite small.
A stylish and well-balanced beanbag that appeals to those seeking comfort and an adaptable design. We love the secured zipper that prevents spillage and mess. Is able to float in water, but it also works great for indoor and outdoor use.
Doesn't recline as some may expect it to.
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Outdoor seating needs to be flexible, and it’s hard to get more flexible than a beanbag chair. Beanbags give your outdoor space a casual, whimsical spirit that rattan simply can’t. They’re easy to move and easy to reshape for the next occupant.
No longer just for kids, beanbags come in all shapes and sizes. Some resemble traditional beanbag chairs, while others feature contemporary styling. A handful look like they could be used for an oversized cornhole game.
Looking for something to meet your size, your space, and your budget? Keep reading. When you’re done, check out our recommendations for the best beanbag chairs on the market.
When choosing a beanbag, size matters: the size of the beanbag, the size of the user, and the size of the space.
Some oversized beanbags measure up to five feet across, which is great for an open area but too big for an enclosed patio or fitting in a vehicle. Pick a beanbag that fits your space, and remember that the user’s legs will add another two feet to the beanbag’s footprint.
Leg length isn’t the only number to consider. Unless specially designed, beanbags aren’t known for their support. If you simply want flexible seating for children, anything goes, from donut designs to pillow-shaped cushions. But if your primary users will be heavier adults, look for beanbags with more substance. Oversized bags, cubes, or structured styles may be a better choice. Quality beanbags for adults should comfortably support at least 250 pounds.
Few consider beanbags to be formal furniture, but they can still lend a touch of class or fun flair. Some feature sophisticated, contemporary designs on their covers. Others sport bright colors. Pick the one that fits the theme of your outdoor entertaining space.
Most beanbags ship fully stuffed, but a few arrive flat and require you to obtain your own filling. Make sure you can find filling that doesn’t cost more than buying a stuffed beanbag in the first place.
If you clean the bottom of your beanbag, make sure the underside is completely dry before setting it right side up or you may trap water underneath, putting you at risk for mold.
Never use a broom, dustpan, or blower to clean up spilled beanbag filling.
The beanbag’s cover should be made of thick material that’s resistant to both water and UV light. Polyester, acrylic, and nylon are all rugged candidates that can withstand abuse.
Still, the cover will eventually need to be removed and washed. Check carefully whether the cover you choose is machine washable and if it can go in the dryer.
Beanbags designed for outdoor use should also have a waterproof liner that protects the inner material. Water can ruin beanbag stuffing, and the liner serves as a second layer of defense should rain saturate the exterior cover.
Buoyancy: Some outdoor beanbags can double as pool floats. These special models contain buoyant filling that works both on land and in the water.
Q. What’s the best way to clean an outdoor beanbag?
A. You don’t need to launder it after every spill. Wipe the beanbag with a damp cloth, warm water, and mild soap. Doing this regularly can prevent a buildup of dirt. In the case of spills, wash your beanbag cover according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If the liner gets dirty, wipe it down and place it in the sun long enough to dry fully.
Q. Do I need to take it inside when it rains?
A. A quality outdoor beanbag should have a water-resistant cover, but it may not be fully waterproof, especially around the seams and zippers. Water might penetrate the cover in these areas, and the thick, water-resistant fabric may trap it inside. This puts your beanbag at risk for mold and mildew.
Q. What should I do if the filling comes out?
A. A vacuum, either indoor or outdoor, is your safest bet. First, empty the canister or put in a new bag so you can salvage the filling. Position the vacuum’s nozzle an inch or so off the floor, so you don’t mix dirt in with the filling. Once you’ve picked up all you can, empty the bag or canister back into the beanbag after you’ve checked for and repaired any holes.
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