Looking for a chair to accompany your Switch playing? This comfy bean bag chair might be it.
Losing my first Sumo Lounge was heartbreaking. I’ll spare you the long and sordid story, but suffice to say it involved a big move and a pest problem. It’s been in the back of my mind as I bought my first home recently. I would see a corner or an empty spot and say “Sumo would fit perfectly there,” but another bill or project had to take priority. Needless to say, I was ecstatic when Sumo reached out to me to take a look at their Gamer Series and I could get my hands on one of these amazing chairs once again.
For those who aren't aware, Sumo Lounge is a large, overstuffed bean bag chair. The big difference is that this one is filled with chunks of foam that are WAY more comfortable than the one you had in your bedroom as a kid. When shipped it comes in two pieces: the bag of foam and a soft microsuede cover. Unpacking was easy. Unzip the nylon bag that contains the bag of foam, find a place to put it, leave it for 24 hours, and then finally put on the microsuede cover. If you’re anything like me your next step was a big flop like a kid again, but that can be considered an optional step.
Compared to my previous chair, one big improvement was made. Small holes in the microsuede cover surrounded by metal allow for air trapped between the inner bag and outer cover to escape as you sit. Sounds small, but for me, it was a huge improvement over my older model. Before I had to “smush” the chair to get some of it out or leave the cover slightly unzippered. Goes to show small improvements can have a huge impact on the user experience.
The biggest reason is I love this Sumo Chair compared to my previous one is its pairing with my Nintendo Switch. Switch can go anywhere, that’s what makes it so amazing, but I find most of my time in my home on the Switch in in my Sumo. For me, the way I play Switch is mostly handheld. What makes the Sumo so great is it gives me perfect armrests as I hold it at eye level. It’s a complete joy to play and sit in this chair. I’m not ashamed to admit many and many a late hour has been spent in that chair trying my hardest not to throw my Switch as a game gives me untold levels of frustration. When that does happen I stand up, fluff my Sumo, flop on it like an 8-year-old, smile, and pick it up for another go.