Sumo Lounge Omni Chair|
Writen by Kaitou Ace
Posted on March 05, 2007 at 02:56:25 pm
When I was contacted by the people from Sumo Lounge
with a very kind offer to try out one of their Omni chairs. I gladly
accepted, and within a few days, the poor FedEx delivery man was
lugging up the stairs a box big enough to hold a man (or my brother at
least, judging from the experimental results).
The omni chair I received was the charcoal black color,
and the best way to describe it is a gigantic pillow. Nearly 5 x 5 feet
in size, big is probably the best way to describe one of these.
It is made of some very tough canvas-like material. It is slightly
reflective, and seems to be decently resistant to stains, as well as
very tough to rip. Another bonus is that it remains comfortable when
the temperature rises. The inside of it, protected by super strength
velcro and a zipper, is filled with small foam beads, kinda like
miniature packing peanuts. Only these are much harder to squish (I had
to look). There is a large red tag on one side of it with the Sumo logo
on it, so you don't forget who made this very comfortable piece of
Now I've used bean bag chairs before, and could never
really get to like them. Mainly because once you sit down, it tends to
take major effort to get out of one. Well that, or just rolling
sideways till you hit the floor. This isn't like that.
The shape of the Omni Chair, and the fact that it isn't completely
stuffed with beads, allows you to pick how you want to sit in it, and
how firm of a seat/backrest you want to have. I was able to make it
take the shape of a fairly comfortable love seat, as well as a couch,
by leaning the back against a wall. It was even great stuffed almost
completely into a corner, as an out of the way sitting spot. I wouldn't
be able to fully fit on it if using it as a bed, but since this thing
is taking up residence in my living room, that isn't something I worry
You should check out the gallery
on their site for some suggestions on how you can sit in one of these,
but that is all they are, as I do not believe there is a wrong way to
sit in a Sumo.
The Omni Lounge is now my favorite thing to sit in to
play video games, and even just to get some work done on my trusty
laptop. I'd highly recommend that if you have the space, and are
considering a new piece of furniture, to check out the Omni Lounge.