Sumo Lounge Sultan Review – Big and Beautiful Bean Bag Chair

When I game, I’m either at the PC sitting on a standard office chair from IKEA, or I’m playing on console, while relaxing on a bean bag. My bean bag of choice for the past couple of years has been a standard small one. It’s done its duty well enough, but I’ve been looking for an upgrade…

In comes the Sumo Sultan bean bag chair, which literally crushes the old unbranded one. It’s 5ft (1.5m) in diameter, with a height of 3ft (0.95m). And, because the Sultan is filled with 100% polyurethane foam — a much more comfortable (yet heavier) alternative to standard polystyrene balls — it also weighs a ton. This means it’s a little difficult to move around, but once it’s in place, you won’t have to worry about it rolling away.

There are 14 colors to choose from in total, and three different materials. I went for the Camel color and microsuede cover, and think it looks and feels pretty great. This cover is made to be stain resistant, durable, and 100% machine washable. You can also buy the covers separately to have different styles at the ready.

Next, let’s talk prices. In the US, for the Sumo Sultan with a microsuede cover, you’ll currently be looking at $279.99. Flip to Canada, and it’s $319.00 Canadian. If you’re in the UK, it’s £279.99.

Shipping is free, unless you’re in Alaska, Hawaii or the territories in Canada. The “Lifetime Guarantee” advertised on the site covers the foam fill inside of the bean bag. If it ever gets flat, hit Sumo Lounge up, and they’ll fix it. As for any damage to the seam or zipper, those are covered by a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

So those are all of the facts. Moving onto my opinion.

The Sumo Sultan looks and feels impressive, it’s huge and envelopes even my 6’6” body. It even gives my bed a run for its money. The foam offers much more support than standard polystyrene beans, and it’s much more comfortable.

After using it for several Destiny 2 gaming marathons, and a whole lot of Fortnite Battle Royale, I can confirm that it’s held up nicely and still looks brand new. Despite being on the floor in a room where my pets often walk through, it’s managed to avoid picking up too much fluff. And if it does get roughed up a little, it’s simple to wash the cover.

If you’re looking for a premium bean bag for your gaming room or a kid’s bedroom, as a replacement for a less comfortable gaming chair or small sofa, the Sumo Sultan gets my recommendation. I’ve looked into the competition and nobody else seems to come close when it comes to the sheer size, quality, and price. Glowing reviews of Sumo Lounge made me reach out to them, and I’m happy that I did.

If you plan to order the Sultan from Sumo Lounge, please ensure that you understand just how massive it is, as even in my abnormally large room, I was shocked by how much space it takes up!

If you’re after a smaller size, but the same quality, the Sumo Gamer may be more up your street. Or, if you demand even bigger, there’s always the Titan!

Pros:

  • Looks and feels premium
  • It’s huge!
  • Heavy, and so will remain in place
  • Removable cover is washable and replaceable 
  • Foam fill is much better than polystyrene beans
  • Lifetime Guarantee for the fill

Cons

  • Prices outside of US are a little high
  • Size and weight makes it difficult to move between rooms

The Sumo Lounge Sultan was provided to MP1st by Sumo Lounge. You can learn more about the Sumo Lounge Sultan by visiting the Sumo Lounge website

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