I would guess that most of us, at one time or another, owned a bean bag chair and have fond memories of it. I loved the bean bag chair of my adolescent years, but if I put nostalgia aside, I would likely recognize that it was a floppy, Styrofoam pellet filled, vinyl-substance coated bag that often required a fair bit of manipulation to make comfortable. Certainly, that bean bag chair of the early 80s is not something that I would consider acceptable “man cave” furniture.
Fast forward 30 years and I have discovered not only the bean bag chair for the 21st century, but also something you would be proud to have in your man cave, dormitory, or rec room. My first experience with The Ultimate Sack came about a month ago. My company has a “creative center” that I’m sure is modeled to emulate something you might find on the Google campus. There are a number of these Ultimate Sacks in that room, and I’ll be honest, I felt a little skeptical about even sitting on/in one at first. But boy was I glad that I did.
The Ultimate Sack is not filled with little pellets. Instead it is full of ripped up chunks of foam of varying sizes and textures. Additionally, rather than the bag itself being made of a flimsy vinyl that cracks and rips over time, the Ultimate Sack is made from a thick and rugged felt cloth. When you sit down on an Ultimate Sack, it contours itself to your body like a giant orb of memory foam. It is so comfortable that I imagine this is what it’s like being in the womb.
The Ultimate Sack does require some setup. The foam comes in a big compressed brick and you will need to spend some time breaking up the foam chunks inside the Sack’s inner liner. It took me roughly 20 minutes to do this on the 6’ Sack and you will definitely need to vacuum when you are done. Initially, the Sack will seem a little flat, but over the course of a week, the foam will expand to point that the bag is nice and puffy.
The Ultimate Sack is available in 4’, 5’ and 6’ sizes and in a large number of fabric colors and textures. The website seems to alternate between two sales – either $100 off or $80 off plus a free foot stool. I went with the latter on the 6’ Sack and my cost (with free shipping) was $249. I believe the 5’ is about $200. This price is lower than a lot of the other premium bean bag chairs that are out there and I don’t regret my purchase for a second.
Check out my video review for more info and visit the website at: www.ultimatesack.com