Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Best Seat in the House is the XL Royal Sack from The Bean Bag Chair Outlet -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

I don't know why they invented a couch, because after you sit on an XL Royal Sack from the Bean Bag Chair Outlet, you will not want to sit or lounge on anything else.  :-)  I know that this is a bold statement to make, but if you have never sat on a Royal Sack from this US-based company, then you are truly missing out.  Recently, I was sent their Giraffe print XL Royal Sack to review, and have to say that is one of the best products I have reviewed since starting my blog back in 2009.  

Growing up did you ever a bean bag chair?  I remember for birthdays and Christmas' I would always ask my parents for one.  And, then one year, I found a royal blue vinyl bean bag chair under the Christmas tree.  I was so excited to try it out, only to be disappointed with how uncomfortable they were to sit on.  Back in the day, the bean bag chairs were made with mini Styrofoam pellets, that would never mold to your body, and would break down very quickly.  Leave it to my brothers to be rough housing around and do a belly flop on my bean bag chair.  Right before my eyes, the vinyl ripped open, and the room was filled with these tiny Styrofoam balls.  I was devastated, and my mom was mad, as it took forever to clean up the mess due to the static of the filling, and it clogging her vacuum hose.  After that, there was a no bean bag policy in our house.  

By the time college rolled around, I found many dorm mates with bean bag chairs in their rooms.  Unlike the bean bag chair I owned for  a short time, these ones seemed to have a better filling to them -- foam broken up into rectangular pieces.  But, even with a new filling, the bean bag chair weren't that comfortable to sit in for an extended period of time.  While they weren't comfy, they sure did look "cool" in a dorm room. :-) Now, flash forward 14 years and I find myself staring at another bean bag chair -- this time in my own home.  And, like the previous bean bags chairs I sat on in college, this XL Royal Sack from The Bean Bag Chair Outlet had a foam filling.  The only difference was that this was filling was more moldable, durable and well made.  And, they weren't kidding when they said it was XL.  Just look at the diameters for the XL Royal Sack:

  • Floor Space: 72" W by 52" D by 36" T
  • Circumference: 216"
  • Diameter: 78"
Exact dimensions vary based on how you shape the chair.

I have to warn you that the package that the bean bag chair comes in is extremely heavy.  I think it was over 20 pounds, as the bean bag chair comes with all the air sucked out of it, making it a hard block of foam.  While I was excited to get the box in the house to show the XL Royal Sack off to the girls, I wished my husband was home to carry it in.  When I finally did get the box in the house, the fun began.  After getting what would be our XL Royal Sack out of the box and into its removable and washable liner, I had to knead and move around the filling to loosen it.  After about five minutes of intense kneading, rolling and rolling around on, the fillings were all separated, and i was a left with the XL Royal Sack.  The girls couldn't stop giggling, and wanted their turn on this "huge pillow."  And, in an instant, I saw a flashback of my two brothers belly jumping on my bean bag chair, as the girls grabbed hands and did a belly flop on the XL Royal Sack.  Unlike the poor quality bean bag chair of yesteryear, this US-made bean bag chair survived toddlers going to town on it.  They couldn't stop rolling around on it, and dragging it around the room.  Bella even showed off how she is fearless by jumping from the couch on the the new XL Royal Sack (which I don't recommend). 

But, then nap time came around, and I told the girls that if they behaved and took a nap, that they could snuggle up and the new bean bag chair and watch a little television before nap time.  They both grabbed their bottles, found a spot on their giraffe XL Royal Sack and settled in for a relaxing afternoon.  Within a few minutes their bottles were done, and they had both rolled over and passed out.  

The XL Royal Sack is so big that it fit both girls laying sideways perfectly.  And, when they awoke, the fun of having this oversized bean bag chair in the living room, started all over again. :-)

It has been a few weeks since we received the XL Royal Sack, and it is still keeping its shape, and offering hours of comfortable seating for every member of the family.  What was once an overcrowded couch, has since become an empty sectional in the corner of the living room, as everyone opts to sit on the bean bag chair when they enter the living room.  The bean bag chair is so comfy, that kids love sitting on it to watch television, play video games, or in my girls' case take a nap.  And, each night before bed, my husband or I mold the bean bag chair into a seat, and snuggle up with the girls, as we read them their bedtime stories.  I can't get over how much use this one product is getting in our house, and how every member of the family enjoys it.  Friends of my daughters, as well as family who come to visit, have to try out the XL Royal Sack.   And, once seated, they don't want to get up. :-)  It is that comfortable.  If I could, I would get rid of my couch and get a living room full of these bean bag chairs.  But, I know I would get funny looks when family and friends would come to visit, and expect to find a coach to sit on.  They would think I was trying to relive my college days, where it was the norm to have a bean bag chair as seating. :-)

Are you looking for the perfect "family gift" to get your family this year?  Skip the vacation and buy a Xl Royal Sack today.  This versatile oversize bean bag chair will become the focal point in whatever room you choose to leave it in.  And, don't be surprised to find it moved when you go to relax on it, as kids and adults alike will want to drag it into their bedrooms to relax and chill out.  You really have to sit on one of the amazing high-quality bean bag chairs to see what I am talking about.  It is so relaxing, that as you melt into the bean bag, you can't help but want to stay awhile. 

If the XL Royal Sack is too big for your living space, don't worry, as the the folks at The Bean Bag Chair Outlet also offer other size bean bag chairs, in a multitude of colors and fabric choices.  The hard part will be deciding on the color/style and size to get.  And, with a 10-year warranty on most bean bag chairs, this assurance of their superb quality workmanship and dedication to making customers happy is second to none.  I am so happy to have had the chance to try out the XL Royal Sack, and will definitely be suggesting to family and friends who are looking for the perfect gift to give this holiday season.

To learn more about the different bean bag chairs available, including the different sizes and color/design options, visit the Bean Bag Chair Outlet here:
And, just for Inspired by Savannah readers, make sure you use coupon code "BEANBAG1"  (all caps) at checkout, to receive 10% off your total order.  Act fast as this offer is only valid until Dec. 31, 2013. 

--WIN IT--

Thanks to the kind folks at The Bean Bag Chair Outlet, one lucky reader will win an XL Royal Sack in the color/style of their choice, to enjoy with their family.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. Ohhhh so many choices! I would choose the giraffe fur!

  2. i love the cranberry twirl one thanks for this chance

  3. i followed you on pinterest under amy tolley