Sunday, May 17, 2015

Jaxx Denim Bean Bag Chair Review

Maryam Z | 2:04 PM | | |


Bean bag chairs have been the fad since 1968 and regardless of how long it's been around, it's one thing that will never get old. Did you know that bean bags were originally called Socco (shapeless chair)? The Socco was invented by three Italian designers and they wanted to create an Italian Modernism movement. Once the chair perfected, the targeted users of the chair was a hippie community. There's also a rumor that the Socco was invented by accident from a Styrofoam factory that decided to put all the leftover pieces from their production in a bag. It was known as the first chair to move with the person while sitting it it. 

I remember when they used to have a few bean bag chairs in the elementary school study room and whenever it was my classes turn to go in that room, I made sure I was the first one to enter the room just so I can sit on one of the few bean bags that were in there. Till one day when someone put a hole in them and the polystyren beads started coming out... Oh was I upset! After that day, I haven't sat in a bean bag chair since. For many years, I've wanted to get one, but with my three kids, that made it impossible. See, when it comes to my kids, they are destructive! I don't know how many chairs, toys, books, clothes and everything else we've gotten and it was destroyed... Oh they joys of kids!

Now, I've reconsidered the thought of getting a bean bag chair and I figured I do a little search and see what there is out there and maybe, just maybe I might get one. On my search, I came across Jaxx Bean Bags and I thought, hey, these don't seem to bad. I contacted them and here I am, doing my review on them. The one thing about Jaxx that caught my attention was not only the selection of chairs available, but the material they use inside of them. Instead of those polystyren beads that get all over the place and becomes a hassle to clean, they use premium shredded ecofoam. Ecofoam is basically a furniture-grade and up-cycled shredded foam. That's it!


When I received the Jaxx bean bag in the mail, the box had quite a bit of weight to it. The bigger the chair, the more weight the foam has. It looks like they sucked out all of the air that was in the bag that contained the foam so they can pack it in a smaller bag to keeps it's shape and make it a heck of a lot easier to ship. And of course, along with the foam, I received instructions, the liner of the bean bag and the cover. The chair I received is the Saxx 4' Bean Bag Chair in Denim.

Bean Bag Details:
  • Cover - Denim / 100% cotton, American-made denim
  • Liner - Polyester liner with childproof zipper
  • Zipper - Brass
  • Fill Material - Premium Shredded Ecofoam
  • Style - Giant Pillow
  • Capacity - Seats 1 
  • Use - Indoor
  • Washing Instructions - Machine was cold, tumble dry low
  • Dimensions - 48" x 48" x 46"
  • Weight - 32 Lbs

Now, as you can see from the image above, putting the bean bag together seems pretty easy. 


To be honest, when your removing the foam for the first time from the small pouch, it is a bit of a pain. The moment you unzip the pouch, the foam begins to expand and it makes it a bit difficult to remove. So I would recommend having someone help your remove the foam from the pouch. Or, if your a stubborn person like me, do it yourself, lol. After that, things become easier. Now, once the foam is removed from the pouch, grab the liner and place the foam in there. Pull on the plastic bag the foam came in and make sure all of the foam is in the liner. It can get a bit messy when doing this since the foam tends to stick to the plastic as it's being moved around. 


I only had a few strays land on the floor, but it was easy to clean. One thing about the liner that I enjoy most is the childproof zipper. You can remove the piece that you pull on and no once can open the pouch without that piece. This is great especially when you have kids like mine who tend to get into everything... Now that the liner is filled and closed, place it in the outer cover and of again, zip.

They recommend that you let the bag sit for a few hours allowing the foam to expand all the way. I wanted to wait till that process was complete, but my youngest decided it was time to throw down on a game and plop his butt on the bean bag. Yeah, that's him right there enjoying the bean bag chair. He told me that it was going to be his new gaming thrown, lol. I'd have to say that I'm quite pleased with this bean bag chair. It's extremely comfortable and everyone loves it. I love that Jaxx uses foam instead of the polystyren beads and with the liner and cover, the bean bag is very sturdy. 

I mean, these bean bags can take all kinds of abuse, especially when it's done by kids. Not only do they sit on it, but they will jump off the couches and throw themselves onto the bean bag. Yeah, I've told them numerous time, more like a trillion times not to, but they always do it behind my back. But to be honest, I would have done the same thing if I had one of these when I was a kid. But overall, I am very pleased with the Jaxx bean bag chair. It's been years since I sat in one and now, I can enjoy every minute of it! 


Check out Jaxx Bean Bags for their wide selection of indoor, outdoor and kids bean bags. 
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Disclaimer: Products were received for free and reviewed by me. I am honest about what I say and I will not say I like something when I do not. I mention products and/or services that I like for my readers. I am giving my opinion based on what I reviewed.

33 comments:

  1. Wow...bean bags have come so far! I love that these are made out of furniture foam and have to expand! They sound like they'll last longer and be more comfortable!

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    1. You know, it does last a very long time! Especially when you have kids that love to jump all over the furniture, lol. The foam expands and it goes back to it's shape when it's not being sat on.

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  2. now this looks like the kind of bean bag that I want that I can get out of it looks terrible and would fit nicely in the house love the review you rocked as normal

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    1. Why thank you Shayler! It is a great bean bag chair for any home!

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  3. i think this would be perfect tor the grandkids to use when they come over,,love the size and the look

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    1. I'm sure they would love the bean bag chair a lot! It's very comfortable and it's a very stylish chair!

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  4. Nice large size! Looks so comfy, perfect for gaming in or even movie nights! I love how you can just sink right into this.

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    1. You know, I use it a lot for gaming, movies and of course blogging and I love it! It's the perfect chair that fits your body making it very comfortable when your sitting on it. The foam also expands when it's not being seated on which is a plus.

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  5. That doesn't look anything like the vinyl bean bag chairs I had when I was growing up. They sure have come a long way. Looks really comfy, but my problem is I don't think I could get out of it by myself!

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    1. I know what you mean! I remember those vinyl bean bag chairs and they were not as comfortable. I mean, they were, but to a point. Plus once the cover had a hole in it, they ended up being trash right after. This bean bag right here from Jaxx is different! The material is very sturdy, high quality and it's extremely comfortable! It can take a lot of abuse as well, lol. You can throw yourself on it and it's good to go! I love this thing and my kids are cray for it.

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  6. I like Bean Bag chairs, especially the big ones! My son had one when he was a kid, and he loved it. I have sat in one, and I think that they are very comfortable. Jaxx's site has some really nice bean bag chairs!

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    1. Bean bag chairs are one of the best chairs to have! If I could get rid of my couches, I would replace them all with bean bags. The Jaxx bean bag chair is very comfortable and yes, they have a very nice selection of chairs available on their site!

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  7. I used to have bean bag chairs when I was young. These are much nicer.

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  8. This looks like it'd be comfortable and durable, unlike the vinyl one I had growing up. My youngest has been asking for one for gaming, thanks for the review.

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    1. Your welcome and yes, this would be a very comfortable chair for gaming. It's also machine washable (except the foam) and it's very durable.

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  9. My son loves bean bags!! We don't have any at home yet but he loves the ones at the library!! This one sounds great!! Thanks for the two people filling recommendation ;) I can imagine myself attempting it alone and having filling everywhere lol!!

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    1. This is a great chair and I love that it uses foam. As for the filling part, I did it all by myself and I was surprised that I didn't get it all over the place especially when I had my youngest pestering me the whole time, lol.

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  10. That looks comfy! I love Bean Bags and so do my kids and grandkids. Wish I had room for one like you received because I'm sure we would use it all the time :)

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    1. You know, if I could, I would replace my couches with all bean bags, but I can see the kids jumping on them and never leaving the living room, lol.

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  11. I think every teen boy's room should have a bean bag chair. Still, fill it yourself? I dunno about all that.

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  12. Really nice review! Gosh, I remeber bean bag chairs as being WAY different than these! They look pretty comfortable!

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    1. Why thank you Rusthawk =) And yes, bean bag chairs weren't as good as they are now. Those beads that were in the chairs before were a pain... I love that Jaxx uses foam instead of the beads and it add more comfort to the chairs when you are sitting on them.

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  13. This looks like a really good bean bag chair that will hold up really good. I like that it has a child proof zipper. this would be great for my son for playing games and my grandson when he watches movies.

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    1. The childproof zipper is an added plus with the bean bag. It makes things so much easier on you because then you don't have to worry about anyone getting the foam all over the house. I know if my kids had figured it out, they would have had a foam party in the living room, lol. It is very sturdy as well and take a lot of jumping and dive bombs on it, lol.

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  14. Looks like a sturdy bean bag chair. I wouldn't use it since I have trouble getting up.
    slehan at juno dot com

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    1. It is pretty low on the ground, but it is very comfortable.

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  15. Oh this looks so comfortable. We don't have a lot of room in our living room, so it would be nice to have something like this where people could sit in it, and the move out of the way when not in use.

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    1. They do have different sizes, but if you have a small living room I would suggest getting a smaller bean bag.

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  16. oh my the only thing that could be more cozy is a cloud itself! These are amazing, I've never seen bean bag chair like this!! I want some!

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    1. It is like sitting on a cloud and it's super comfortable. I love this bean bag chair a lot and the kids love jumping on it, lol.

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  17. These would be so much fun for my nephews! They look so fun and comfy.

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