My own experience with the Moon Pod zero gravity bean bag chair has been great. I had been looking for a comfortable and relaxing chair to put in my living room but found that most of them were either too big or just not as comfy as I wanted. When I saw this product advertised online, it seemed like the perfect solution! It is big enough for me to stretch out on and provides me with all the comfort I need. The best part about it is that when you are done, it’s small enough to store away easily without taking up much space – super thoughtful!
But it’s not going to be perfect for everyone!
My husband isn’t as much of a fan (you’ll find out why later if you read on). In this Moon Pod review we’re going to take a closer look at this product and see if it’s suitable for YOU…
What is a Moon Pod?
The Moon Pod is a big “capsule pill” shaped bean bag chair, large enough for one person. It is perfect for relaxing in, watching TV or reading! I also use it for working on my laptop.
It’s a zero gravity bean bag, which means that it moulds to the shape of your body. Its high density beads are light and comfortable, and you get this kind of “weightless” feeling when you lie on the Moon Pod – almost like you’re floating on a fluffy cloud. It’s quite a unique sensation that I haven’t experienced with other bean bag chairs (we have a few in our home). The Moon Pod experience is said to mimick flotation therapy and gives you some of the same benefits, like relieving pain and stress, soothing anxiety etc.
What is Moon Pod Made of?
The Moon Pod bean bag chair is made up of a synthetic stretchy polyester fiber cover and a zipper for easy removal to clean it in your washing machine. I’ve washed mine a few times and I can report that the cover holds up well in a normal cold water wash, with a cool tumble dry.
The Moon Pod filling is made up of custom high friction, high density beads made of expanded polystyrene. These are lightweight and mould around your body to support you in whatever position you wish to sit – you can sit up (for working, watching TV, reading etc.), recline, or even lie down for a nap.
The Good (What I love about the Moon Pod)
This is my favorite part – there’s so much to love about this bean bag chair!
First and foremost, it has great support. You can easily sit up properly and use it as a chair when you’re not lounging and it is sturdy enough to support the sitting position well. I like to use it when working on my laptop and not all beanbag chairs can facilitate that. Most other bean bag chairs are really only suitable for reclining and lounging rather than actually sitting up. Of course, you can recline or lie down too on the Moon Pod. Its ergonomic design makes it a good option for those with back and neck pain.
Light and portable
The Moon Pod also has a really nice weight to it – you can move and position the chair in any way you want. It weighs only 12 pounds, although there may be a slight variance as these are all hand-filled rather than machine-filled. Even a child will find it easy to move around at this weight.
Removable, machine washable cover
The Moon Pod also has a zipper on the bottom of the bean bag that opens up for you to easily remove all of the beans when the cover needs to be cleaned or replaced. This makes it super convenient because I have a dog who sometimes gets hair on my chair! It’s machine washable in a cold wash with similar colors.
Nice variety of colors available
It comes in a variety of really nice pastel colors like cosmic ash, neptune blue, rose quartz and moon indigo that would suit most interiors.
Low to the ground
My kids and dog love that it’s so low to the floor as they can sit next to me. The kids get storytime or we can play games together. My dog just likes to lie next to me on his own mini bean bag (not a Moon Pod!)
Suitable for outdoors (outdoor cover not included)
I haven’t used mine outdoors, but you can because there’s an outdoor cover available on the official website. It’s kind of expensive at $149 (currently reduced to $99) but worth it if you wanted to use it outside a lot – e.g. in the garden, by the pool, or at the beach.
Celebrities love it too!
Not that it matters unless you’re interested in celebrity culture, but if you enjoy poking around Instagram you’ll find that there are a few celebrities that are also enjoying their Moon Pod’s. Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Mike Chandler, and Dave Portnoy to name just a few.
The Bad (Why it might not work for you):
A Moon Pod review wouldn’t be complete without the bad bits, so here they are:
Not so great for taller people
I like the bean bag chair and find it’s perfect for my height, but I don’t think it’s made for tall people. My husband is over 6ft and finds it quite short. For that reason, he prefers the Yogibo Max (see our Moon Pod vs Yogibo comparison) which is quite a bit longer and offers more support under his long legs. Having said that, Moon Pod themselves claim that they’ve tested it with people of all shapes and sizes and a height of up to 6’8″ – all of whom found it comfortable. Maybe my husband is just picky, but I can see his point as I’ve seen a few other tall people say the same!
Hard to get out of if you’ve got poor mobility
If you’ve got poor mobility then you might actually find it difficult to get up out of the chair as it’s quite low to the floor – particularly if you use it in the lying position. I’ve seen a few Moon Pod reviews from older users or those with an injury who found it tricky to get out of it and stand up. You might have to kind of roll over onto your knees to get off the chair and then stand up.
Not the cheapest bean bag
It’s quite expensive for a bean bag chair, but I’m happy with the purchase. If you can afford it, I think it’s a great buy and I expect it to last a long time. If you’re on a budget though there are other cheaper bean bag chairs out there for nearly half the price.
Fortunately, I’ve never had the “pleasure” of having to contact customer service, but I’ve done enough research on this product to see that there are some issues in this respect. People who’ve decided they wanted a refund haven’t always found it easy to get one, leading to disappointment and frustration in the company. Unfortunately, this is common with newer companies, and covid certainly hasn’t helped. Make sure you’re 100% sure about your purchase before you buy so that you don’t have to deal with the stress of seeking a refund because you changed your mind.
Moon Pod Weight Limit
The official website states that there is a weight limit of 300 lbs. As it is quite a small bean bag, anyone over this weight should consider one of the larger bean bags on the market.
Moon Pod Accessories
There are a few different accessories available on the official website, but in my opinion, the most useful of these is the Crescent. The Moon Pod Crescent is a zero-gravity backrest in the shape of a crescent, that can convert your Moon Pod into an armchair. The crescent shape makes it easier to get in and out of, while also providing comfort for your back and neck muscles because you have more space inside than what would be found in other bean bag chairs or large pillows. The Crescent can also be used on its own when lying in bed or sitting on a couch to give you more comfort and support.
Other accessories include the Lunar Lift footstool, replacement covers, and even an outdoor cover if you want to use your Moon Pod outdoors in the summer.
Where To Buy Moon Pod Chair
It’s available to purchase online on Amazon and the official website.
The Moon Pod Chair is a high quality bean bag chair that can be used for many purposes. It’s great to use for relaxing, reading or working on the computer. If you are looking for something more comfortable than your average recliner or sofa, this may just be what you’ve been searching for! It’s also smaller, lighter and can be used anywhere without taking up much space. I’d absolutely buy this again, and my children and dog agree.
The only complaint I have is that Moon Pod don’t put on the outer cover before they ship, so you have to do that yourself. It’s pretty easy to do though and it’s simple enough that you don’t even need instructions.
This makes an excellent gift idea as well- it would work nicely in any home and will last through years of frequent use by all family members even if they have different needs (e.g., kids who want to play games while adults read). I love that it’s a chair that can actually help with problems like back and neck pain because of how it moulds around you and supports your body.
So here’s my recommendation:
- if you’re looking for a sturdy, ergonomic but super comfortable chair for working, studying, or to support a bad back.
- if you want to relieve back and neck pain. Bean bag chairs aren’t usually a great option for those who suffer with back problems because they lack support. The Moon Pod offers strong ergonomic support for your back and neck, moulding to your body and not putting pressure on pain points.
- if you’re looking for a portable bean bag chair with the “sensations of flotation therapy” to lie down or reline on for yourself, for the kids or even for a pet (just be aware, the Moon Pod cover does attract pet hair, but is washable).
- if your available space is small, because the Moon Pod takes up very little space. Plus it can be stored upright in a small corner of the room.
- if you’re tall (over 6ft) as you may find it a bit short – I’d recommend the Yogibo Max if you’re looking for something similar but longer.
- if you’re suffering from mobility problems. You might find it quite hard to get up from it! Not impossible, but you might be better off with a bean bag chair that’s not so low to the ground.
- if you’re looking for more “bang for your buck” there are cheaper bean bag chairs available. Check out the alternative cheaper options on Amazon.
- if you mainly want it for sleeping or napping then I’d say it might be a bit too short – it’s ok for the occasional nap but I don’t like the way my legs hang off the end. I much prefer the reclining and sitting positions.
- if you’re not 100% certain this is the bean bag for you. You don’t want to get into dealing with customer service if you don’t have to.
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