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Why you shouldn't buy a cheap bean bag chair

Posted by Jeremy Leffring on

We are frequently asked this question: 

Why should I pay more for a foam-filled bean bag-style chair?

Folks who ask that question have usually seen the cheap bean bag chairs that range in price from $50 to $100. We're not naming any names, but you'll see a lot of those cheap bean bags in Walmart or Target. The price may draw your attention. But as Vanilla Ice would say, "Stop...collaborate and listen" before you purchase a cheap bag.

The chair shown above on the right is a cheap bag filled with polystyrene beads. The photo on the left is a Xorbee filled with furniture-grade foam, with a removable cover and an inner liner to keep the foam from making a mess.

Why are some bean bags cheaper than others?

Cheap bags are sown in China with cheap thread and cheap fabric. They're filled with polystyrene beads, which will flatten over time, and quicker than you think.

With cheap bags you get nothing extra: no warranty, no customer service, no quality workmanship on the furniture. What you get is disposable seating.

The cheap brands want you to buy one now and replace it in a year or less. They plan on you buying their product over and over. 

Why is a foam-filled bean bag chair better?

The foam makes all the difference. Just like your couch cushions, furniture-grade foam used in Xorbees bounces right back. You want it to bounce back for several years, not compress and crunch like coffee beans.

The Xorbee loungers and chairs are bigger, better, and badder. They stand out and they stand up over time. Sit in them again and again, and you'll experience the same comfort. They have a wow factor. 

Why should I pay more for a bean bag chair?

You could pay $80 for a cheap bean bag, but you'll end up replacing it. If it tears, you won't be covered under a warranty. You'll simply have beans all over your floor. If you spill something on it, good luck getting the stain out because you won't be able to remove the cover.

When you buy a quality foam-filled chair like a Xorbee, you have several advantages:

  • Durability - Foam-filled chairs like Xorbees don't have beans that compress. For that reason they last for years, like couches and arm chairs.
  • Warranty - Cheap bean bags are not covered under warranty, but Xorbee has the only true lifetime warranty in the industry.
  • Comfort - When you sit on a Xorbee you're not going to fall through to the floor. One thing we hear from everyone who sits on our Xorbees is how comfy they are.
  • Return on Investment - If you're buying for an organization like a church, you'll get far more for your investment because your chairs and loungers will last a long time and stand up to the heavy use from kids.
  • Customer Service - You know what happens if you have problems with a cheap bean bag? You're out of luck. No one will help you. At Xorbee, we are here to answer your questions, we're here to help you make a decision on which size to get, we're here to solve any problems. Often our owner actually handles customer care.

Take a look at our Rounds and Loungers to see your options.

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Xorbee Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Dan Holmes on

Give the gift of Rest. Recharge. Relax. 

 Here is the guide to make sure everyone from kids, college students, and adults of all ages can enjoy Xorbee.  Find COMFORT and JOY in the easy to clean, move, and environmentally responsible furniture for your space.  

Your Toddler/Kids

 

Our 4-Foot relaXer is a foam-filled delight, great for little ones to plop on to read, play, or chill. You might even get them to nap. 

  • Dimensions: 36" x 36" x 24"
  • Weight: 20 lbs

 

Your College Student

The MSU Xorbee is strong enough to be an option for your next tailgate party. It's soft and sturdy enough to support you through overtime games, and it's comfy enough to make all your college friends jealous.  

  • Dimensions: 28” x 28” x 48”
  • Weight: 45 pounds

 

Your Mother

The beauty of the Xorbee Xcursion Foam-Filled Chair is that it's simple, clean lines have a contemporary design that will match any décor yet provide soft, cushiony goodness. Add a tranquil piece of furniture that will undoubtedly provide you and your busy friend a place to relax for your next "coffee date."

  • Dimensions: 84” x 84” x 36”
  • Weight: 125 lbs

 

Your "Trendy Friend" 

It's hip to be square, right?

Xorbee has always been a little bit round...but now we offer a Square ottoman-style Pouf.

The pouf is perfect for feet or even to use as an end table. It's firm enough to support a tray or your favorite sandwich. Yummy.

  • Dimensions: 20" x 20" x 20"
  • Weight: 5 lbs

 

 

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Foam-filled Xorbee calms this child with autism

Posted by Jeremy Leffring on

Is there something about a Xorbee foam-filled chair that helps calm a child with autism? 

It seems so.

After adding a Xorbee round to their home, his family noticed that Tyler Mieczkowski seemed more relaxed and calm. In April of 2016, Valerie Lego of WZZM-TV in Muskegon visited Xorbee headquarters to see how happy Tyler was in his favorite furniture.

Here's the video from that news report: 

Read the full article from WZZM 13: "Pillow Chair Helps Calm Children with Autism"
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