I never really played video games in middle school, and I certainly don’t do so now that I am a mid-twenties young professional. Aren’t we all? Well, I recently acquired some ‘man furniture’ for my 25th-story bachelor pad after hearing a lot about Yogibo bean bags. I picked up the Yogibo Max and decided to write a full review.
You may be surprised to hear that this isn’t the first time we have written about this bean bag sort of man-toy. We did so here a few years ago when Unfinished Man was just starting.
At the time, we thought it might make for the ultimate wanking chair, but does this look like a wanking chair to you? No, it’s the bean bag chair of the man’s man. Let’s take a closer look…
Yogibo Max Review – The Ultimate Lounging Chair?
The answer is no. Still, it took me days to figure out how I could use the Yogibo Max. I tried placing it in front of the TV, but I already have a couple of normal couches in my living room. I also tried placing it in a corner, but that stopped people from sitting on it. Placing it in front of my doorway to use as a red carpet for my V.I.P. visitors was not fruitful, as most of them fell flat onto their faces into the delicious comfort of the Yogibo Max bean bag chair. But they also complained that I made the trip on purpose.
(They were right, I did.)
I own a comfortable office chair, so using the Yogibo Max as an office chair would not work either. At this point, I was out of ideas and simply threw it out on the balcony in frustration. Fortunately, this bean bag chair comes with a slipcover, so my filthy cement balcony didn’t ruin its luxurious fabric. As night fell, the view from the balcony turned stunning, as it often does. Inspired by the city, I walked outside and naturally laid down on my new Yogibo friend to watch the city lights flicker.
I felt so relaxed that I grabbed my blanket and set up shop right on the balcony for a night of urban camping.
A few hours later, my roommate returned home and snapped this photo of me sleeping in bliss on one of my Yogibo bean bags. I was sound asleep, he explained the next day.
I repeated this for the next few evenings. For the first time in my lease, I was making use of the outdoor balcony; it felt good. I explained my bedroom setup to some friends over beers a few days later, and they too enjoyed the Yogibo Max.
Frequently Asked Questions About Yogibo Products
I’ve been asked many questions about this ever-popular bean bag chair since writing this article, so I’ve decided to add an FAQ to address the most common ones.
Does it come with a machine washable cover?
Yes, all Yogibo products come with a machine-washable outer cover made from a spandex blend. Just wash them in cold water and dry on low and you’re set.
The interchangeable covers mean that you can style your bean bag couch in many different colors.
What’s the inner cover material made of?
The inner cover is made from a durable cotton-polyester blend and should not be machine washed. Instead, spot-clean it with a damp cloth or have it professionally dry cleaned.
How long does it take for the beans to expand?
The beans inside the Yogibo Max will expand to their full size within 24 hours.
Is the Yogibo Max comfortable?
I slept on mine for three nights in a row, so I would say yes. And if you don’t like it, you can send it back, and Yogibo even covers the return shipping costs.
So while I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a therapeutic piece of furniture, it’s the closest I’ve gotten to a cocoon of coziness so far. I like to curl up with a good book to wind down before bed.
Where can I buy a Yogibo Max?
You can purchase a Yogibo Max online from the company’s website or Amazon.
How much does the Yogibo Max cost?
The price of the Yogibo Max varies depending on where you purchase it, but it typically costs between $200 and $250.
Is the chair comfortable for pregnant women?
I am not pregnant, so I cannot speak from experience. However, my girlfriend sat in the chair while pregnant, and she said that it was comfortable.
Is the chair any good for people with back issues?
Again, I cannot speak from experience, but my girlfriend says that it is and mentioned that she noticed zero pressure points on the nights she slept on it.
How many different colors does it come in?
It currently comes in 15 different colors. Just be aware that they may add new covers, so don’t hold me to this number.
Is this the only furniture I’ll ever need?
I mean, I sure hope not. But it’s pretty versatile and perfect for movie nights or sleeping guests as a comfy extra bed.
Would this be good for a dorm room?
Absolutely. It’s small enough to fit in a car and doesn’t take up much space.
Are they any good for people with sensory processing issues?
I don’t have personal experience with this, but I’ve read that people with sensory processing issues love Yogibo products because they provide deep, comforting pressure.
If you’re someone with specific sensory needs, I would love to learn more about your experience in the comments.
Can I use it as a sort-of bean bag recliner?
Yes, the Yogibo Max can be used as a recliner of sorts. You just have to fluff it up a bit first so that you have something to lean back against. And if you need a larger bean bag for more guests, I suppose you could push a few together.
Can you buy replacement beads?
Yes, you can. Yogibo sells near-frictionless beads on their website. They come in a 4-pound bag and cost $20.
How is the Yogibo different than the Moon Pod?
The Yogibo and Moon Pod are both bean bag chairs, but there are a few key differences. The first is that the Yogibo is filled with polystyrene beads, while the Moon Pod is filled with memory foam.
The second difference is that the Yogibo has a softer outer cover, while the Moon Pod’s cover is more like a smooth fabric. The third difference is that the Yogibo is available in a variety of colors, while the Moon Pod only comes in gray.
So which one should you buy? It depends on your personal preferences.
Ready to buy your Yogibo max?
The Yogibo Max retails for $229 on the official Yogibo website and comes in a wide range of colors. At 20 pounds and 4 feet of space, you can move it around your home as I did pretty easily. As you saw in the photos, it conformed to my body shape and provided solid support with a somewhat buoyant feeling, making it the most versatile bean bag chair that I’ve tried so far.
For more information, you can check out this Yogibo Video, or find them on Facebook and Twitter.