The Omni from Sumo Lounge measures in at 138 by 168 cm, but weighs just about 8 kilograms. The exterior of the Omni is made of rip-proof PVC-coated nylon that is very easy to maintain and clean. For cleaning, Sumo Lounge recommends a cloth with soapy water. While this nylon material may appear or sound uncomfortable, it is actually quite smooth to sit and relax in. Inside, the bag is filled with "top quality sumo beads", which Sumo describes as Virgin Polystyrene Foam. Sumo Lounge states that the nylon exterior will always look brand new and that it is stain-proof, but depending upon use the polystyrene may compress over time. To fix that issue, Sumo Lounge does sell three cubic feet of their little foam balls for around $50 USD, if you wish to ever refill any of your Sumo products. Fortunately, thanks to the nylon exterior, none of the beans should leak out at all. The zipper for the Omni is also covered by nylon with velcro.
Sumo's Omni is available in ten colors and they include pitch black, charcoal green, platinum, midnight blue, fiery red, neon orange, hot pink, pure white, lime green, and funky brown. This company also claims that there are at least ten different positions for how anyone can sit in this very large bean bag chair. The Omni is really designed to suit just one person, but Sumo's larger products are meant to accommodate a couple. The review sample of the Omni that we were testing out was the pitch black version. On the corner of this unique piece of furniture is the red and white Sumo tag.
Testing out the Sumo Lounge Omni was fun and interesting. Certainly, for the younger gamers this would be a nice, high quality bean bag chair from which one can easily sit in for hours while gaming. Unless your other furniture is quite low though, it may be a bit challenging to place the Omni to fit in well to serve as a conventional piece of furniture, but there are the large versions like the Sumo Couple and Sumo Gigantor, which would work much better in such a setting. The Omni could also make a great gift when sending your son or daughter off to university.
Sitting in the Sumo Omni for extended periods of time was quite comfortable whether it be with a laptop or to take a short nap. When sitting down or getting up from the Omni, the polystyrene beads can be a bit noisy and it's difficult to maintain the same position of this bean bag chair for extended periods of time, but that's about the only real issue. Being made of rip-proof nylon that is comfortable yet very easy to maintain is great along with their polystyrene beads, but of course, the Sumo Lounge products will cost more than any cheap bean bags you may be able to find at a discount retailer. The Sumo Lounge Omni is currently retailing for around $150 USD and is available for purchase through their web-site. This product is backed by their satisfaction guarantee, but again, be warned that it is only valid for one week after receiving the product.
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