Sumo Lounge Gamer Microsuede Beanbag Overview
We ordered ours in “Funky Brown” (to match our other furniture of course) and the color pretty much spot on matches the photos on the web site. We’re fairly happy with this result as online shopping for these types of items can be difficult to get right. The chair itself is the most traditional bean bag shape that Sumo produces. Basically a big compressible ball. The big difference of course being the use of a memory foam type filling rather than the old school foam pellet. The only real feature of the chair is the small removable black remote pouch. It’s big enough to hold a couple of remotes at once or a single console controller.
The pouch snaps onto the side of the chair just above the zipper line. Since the chair is two parts, the cover, and the bag, it makes for easy cleaning should the need arise.
Assembly is pretty easy but does take some time. The chair is vacuum packed which means letting the Sumofoam expand back to its original shape. The first thing you want to do is get the foam bag out of the blue bag.
Basically you are just trying to open those zippers and get the vacuum packaging out. This turned out to be easier said than done for us. One of the zippers quickly jammed with plastic bag from inside and eventually tore right off. Just remember, this bag is simply for shipping so destroying it has no impact on future use.
Once you let the bag out of the bag tear the plastic off and let it expand. It helps to breaks chunks off the block but in the end it just needs time to expand. 4-5 days will get you to 90% of the total size.
Before the chair expands to full size you will want to insert it into the cover. Unfold your cover, slip the lumpy bag inside, and zip shut. Rolling the chair around will help the foam to expand more quickly, but basically you’re done until it expands fully.