WHAT’S INSIDE? … NOT BEANS!
Our bean bags are filled with newly manufactured flexible polyurethane foam chips (which is the same stuff a foam mattress is made of).
The secret to comfort is the filling. For that reason we reject polystyrene pellets (yuck!), which don’t feel anything close to optimal. Their only advantage is that they are light. However they’re a nightmare to work with (as well as being noisy) and finally, they compress and degrade too easily.
We reject the use of second hand foam as well as factory off-cuts (a common practice in our industry because its more than twice as cheap as newly manufactured foam). The problem with these short-cuts is that the comfort is variable, (often too soft, too lumpy), bag weights are variable (usually heavier than need be) and lifetime is questionable.
Memory foam is also definitely a no-no. Its the last kind of foam you want. One needs the filling to rise again after you leave the chair – memory foam remains compressed into your body indentation.
We have done a lot of testing and have concluded there’s no substitute for flexible polyurethane foam of the correct density and hardness. We have the foam made for us at the density and hardness we specify by SABS approved manufacturers. (contact us for more details if you like – the ‘science’ part)
The result is, our beanbags provide great support but are not heavy. (Sub standard foam is usually either too heavy or too light)
Compare the weight (not to mention price as well) of our beanbags against those of our competitors:
Our beanbags are springier, a lot lighter and more affordable!
That’s why we procure only foam manufactured to our specific density and hardness specifications (at a considerable premium to cheap, second-hand chipped foam offcuts of varying quality as explained above). We chip this foam ourselves.
Once you’ve sat in one of our beanbags you’ll know why we make these claims!