I had the opportunity to review the Moon Pod beanbag chair recently. Sold for $299, it’s definitely pricier than your average beanbag. Let’s see how it stacks up to its price tag.
Moon Pod is branded as a lightweight, ergonomic beanbag that users can sit, recline, or lie on. The multifunctionality of the Moon Pod is a significant upgrade from your average bean bag and one of the distinguishing characteristics of this product. It comfortably conforms to any position you’re sitting at due to its fine, high-density beads. Moon Pod can be used as a lounge chair for relaxing, a comfortable seat to do some laptop work or even as a napping surface. Its versatility puts it a cut above most beanbags or recliners and mostly justifies its price point.
Their website claims that the beads mimic the sensation of flotation therapy, which can help lower stress and anxiety levels. This is something that’s hard to measure, but the product does seem like it provides comfort, at the very least. When sitting on the bag, the beads really blend amorphously and give that “floating” effect. Whether or not the Moon Pod actually relieves stress and anxiety is dependent on the user, but it does definitely relax one’s body and relieve some tension, especially in the upper neck and back area.
After trying it out for a while, it seems like the main quality difference between Moon Pod and a standard bean bag lies mostly in their beads. If you think of your regular bean bag, the beads can be felt through the fabric, giving it that grainy, bumpy texture. That’s not the case with Moon Pod, whose beads come together to create a cloud-like feeling. The fineness and high volume of the beads make the beanbag easily moldable to any body shape or position. You can barely feel them. It is especially nice that you can lie flat on Moon Pod, which many other bean bags can’t do.
With all things considered, I would say the moldability of Moon Pod is its selling point. There aren’t many chairs or bean bags on the market that are as intuitive as the Moon Pod, at least from what I’ve seen. It can comfortably accommodate most sitting positions and body types, which is a big plus and adds a lot of value to the product. The beads provide some good support to one’s back and I imagine would be a good product for those with posture problems.
On the aesthetic side, Moon Pod has a sleek, clean design that can easily blend in to any room or workspace. It comes in a minimalistic “Space Gray” shade which can match well with most interiors. Some customers are apprehensive about beanbags as looking childish or out of place in more modern interiors, but the Moon Pod does not pose that issue. Another convenient feature of the Moon Pod beanbag is its compactness and light weight. Weighing at only 12 pounds, its storability and moveability make it convenient for any type of space. It could easily be a quick sitting addition to a living room or playroom at home or a common area in a more relaxed office space. If you want to store it, it’s quite easy. The bean bag is 4 feet long and since it is amorphous, it can be stored in a corner, under tables or pretty much anywhere.
Another feature to note about the product: The Moon Pod has a removable outer shell that is machine washable, which was a nice bonus when I discovered it. Having a shell made it much easier to clean compared to traditional chairs and beanbags. It’s simple design consideration that makes the user experience a little bit more convenient.
Overall, the Moon Pod generally lives up to its price. It is a high-quality product designed with the user’s comfort at the top of its priorities. The ergonomics of the chair and its amorphous, versatile shape are its most distinguishing features. It is a solid choice for those looking for an unconventional, but comfortable beanbag to lounge or do work on. A good investment for those looking for a truly comfortable chair to relax on.