Popular mattress startup Tuft & Needle created a bean bag chair so comfortable I’m not even upset I had to carry it up 4 flights of stairs to get it home

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I live in a fourth floor walk-up, so when I stumble up the narrow stairways carrying heavy packages — like giant, 73-pound bean bag chairs — the only thought going through my head is, “This better be worth it.”

After many days of the most comfortable lounging, relaxing, and napping in Tuft & Needle’s new Pouch, the giant bean bag chair in question, I’m now certain the effort was worth it.

Tuft & Needle is best known for its affordable and supportive foam mattress, which is made from a CertiPUR-US certified adaptive foam that’s at once firm, comfortable, and breathable. Its Pouch features this same foam, mixed with recycled polyester fiber to keep the bean bag chair fluffy.

The company’s expertise on all things sleep and comfort is not a bad background to tap into when designing a piece of furniture like the Pouch. Settling into a traditional bean bag chair filled with microbeads often feels like a losing battle as you sink lower and lower into its depths and switch positions every few minutes in order to find the proper support. The Pouch, however, maintains the perfect balance: after falling into it, I bounce back a little before resting on top of the woven fabric cover. Whatever position I’m in — on my back, stomach, or side— I’m really comfortable.


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In case you couldn’t tell from my only somewhat melodramatic introduction, the Pouch is a big accessory. It measures 48″x 48″x 48″ and weighs a little over 70 pounds, but ships compressed and vacuum sealed in a long box (similar to the configuration of a mattress-in-a-box). Once you take it out, it needs up to 48 hours to expand and reach full fluff potential.

Be prepared for it to take up a decent amount of space. Though the bean bag chair is a dorm room staple, I wouldn’t recommend this particular one for the typical dorm room, which is probably already cramped enough as it is. If you have a large room, like a den, living room, or game room, the Pouch is a perfect addition for kids, adults, and pets to enjoy.


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When it does eventually experience enough dirt or dust, the cover is fully removable and washable. Just unzip the cover, then put it in the washer and dryer, and it’ll be ready for use again.

The Pouch costs $450, which you might think is a lot to pay for a bean bag chair, but that’s actually a steal compared to the very popular Lovesac Supersac, which is slightly larger but costs $700 to $1,000 depending on sales promotions. An added benefit of opting for Tuft & Needle’s version is the company’s generous trial and warranty policy. You can get a full refund if you’re not happy with the Pouch after 100 days, and it also has a three-year warranty.

If you’re looking for a new piece of living room furniture that you’ll look forward to jumping into every time you come home, you can’t go wrong with the Tuft & Needle Pouch. Based on my experience, I can’t imagine anyone regretting the purchase.

Shop the Tuft & Needle Pouch (available in 3 colors, $450) at Amazon here>>