Moon Pod Review: Better Than a Beanbag Chair?

When I first heard of Moon Pod, I assumed it wouldn’t be any different than traditional bean bag chairs. I couldn’t have been more wrong!

Chrystal sitting in Moon Pod under lamp working on computer.

After receiving my first Moon Pod as a gift from the brand and trying it out at home with my family, I had to share this Moon Pod review with you. If you’re thinking about buying a Moon Pod, be sure to read about our experience first.

While I recommend reading the entire review, you can use the table of contents to jump to the section you’re most interested in learning about first.

What is a Moon Pod?

A Moon Pod is a zero-gravity bean bag chair made with responsive high-density beads. They have a unique shape unlike any other bean bag I’ve ever owned or sat in, and it provides way more support.

Brian had a LoveSac in his apartment when we first met. It was huge and it always took a few minutes minutes after sitting down to get shifted into a comfortable position… I really wasn’t a fan at all (yet another reason I was hesitant about Moon Pod).

Right now, we have a couple of traditional beanbags we got for the girls. The Moon Pod is night and day better than both the LoveSac and the beanbags… not only for its comfort but for its size (4sqft footprint).

Moon Pods are a major upgrade from old-school beanbag chairs. They even have a removable cover that can be washed in the washing machine (in cold water).

Moon Pod cover being unzipped.

The American brand’s founder is entrepreneur John Fiorentino. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Moon Pod project creator launched the brand’s own website to sell directly to the public. Since then, I’ve been seeing Moon Pod ads and reviews everywhere.

You know when there’s a lot of hype around a product, especially one that costs $300, it’s easy to wonder how many of the positive reviews are genuine… so I just had to try it for myself.

Since I wasn’t completely sold on the idea when I got one, I decided to start with a single Moon Pod and figured I could add a Crescent Ergonomic Backrest and Lunar Lift Footrest later if I liked it.

Initial Moon Pod Impressions.

When I first opened the package, it didn’t look like anything too spectacular. It had minimal original packaging, which is actually great when you think about it… because there weren’t a lot of leftover materials from shipping to put in the trash.

Moon Pod shipping box includes Moon Pod and Cosmic Ash cover.

After putting it together, which is basically just shoving the Moon Pod inside the outer cover (super easy), I wasn’t sure how it would feel to sit on the Moon Pod because of its amorphous shape.

Amorphous means lack of a clear shape or design.

Moon Pod standing up out of the way on a rug.

It just looks like a big blob, so didn’t know if it would provide enough support or the right support for my body type since I’m so thin.

Is Moon Pod Comfortable Compared to a Bean Bag?

When I first sat down on it, I was actually surprised by how much ergonomic support the Moon Pod provides. I didn’t just sink down into it, nor did it feel hard as a rock. Traditional bean bags tend to be super hard when you get them and soon after the foam turns into mush and you fall to the floor when you sit on them.

I love how I settle right into the Moon Pod… it’s so comfy. It almost feels like memory foam, but way better.

Side view of Chrystal sitting in Moon Pod.

Once you get settled into a Moon Pod, you get almost a feeling of weightlessness. Laying in one gives you sensations of floating (without the price tag of flotation therapy)… it’s unbelievably comfortable and relaxing. I was no joke in shock the first time I sat on it.

The claim is the ergonomic design and high-density beads that fill this zero-gravity chair ensure a supportive structure with no pressure points. After trying it, I totally agree with that.

How to Use a Moon Pod?

Once you have your Moon Pod open and put together, it’s super easy to use. Unlike most bean bag chairs, the adaptive flexibility of the Moon Pod allows it to be used in 3 different positions:

  1. Sitting position
  2. Reclining position
  3. Laying position

I find myself using the Moon Pod bean bag in the reclining position most often. It’s nice to recline back with my laptop and get some work done.

Chrystal with laptop sitting in Moon Pod beanbag chair.

I haven’t used the laying position too much, but when I’ve tried i,t I could have easily fallen asleep. You sink right into the memory foam-type beads, which move within the inner shell easily to conform to your body and make you feel supported.

My only complaint is that it’s harder to get it into a 90-degree angle sitting position than I thought it would be. But that could be because of how light I am. Someone with a different body shape will likely have an easier time getting it to stay at that angle.

However, I can simply set my Moon Pod up near a wall if I want to sit more upright. You don’t have that flexibility with a traditional bean bag.

Chrystal in sitting position in Moon Pod with her laptop under red light.

While I like to work or read in mine, there are lots of ways to use a Moon Pod. I often find Kaylee just chilling in it.

Kaylee sitting in Moon Pod in music room.

Ideas for using a Moon Pod at home:

  1. Set up a game spot for video games in kids’ bedrooms.
  2. Curl up with your favorite book in the corner of the living room or your favorite space.
  3. Use it as a makeshift office chair in casual spaces.
  4. Set up a chill zone in family rooms for end of day stress relief.
  5. Power nap and catch up on your sleep when no one’s looking.
  6. Gift it as a cozy item to a loved one dealing with a medical condition so they can meditate in a zen-like state.
  7. Make the ultimate relaxation spot paired with a weighted throw blanket from Gravity Blankets (not pictured; also created by the maker of Moon Pod).
Moon Pod set up as a relaxation zone with blanket, tea and journal.

For me, the best part is that I can use it all of these ways because it’s super portable too.

How Big is a Moon Pod?

The approximate dimensions of the standard Moon Pod are 56″ x 22″ x 22″, although that varies because of the amorphous shape. It only takes up about 4 square feet of space in my office, and it’s lightweight enough that I can move it around easily (since it weighs about 12 pounds).

When stood up, it doesn’t take up much more space than a guitar (we enjoy music in our house and playing music is great for kids). It makes it really easy to tuck out of the way when I’m not using it.

Moon Pod standing next to guitar to show height is barely taller than guitar.

Moon Pod has a range of different products, including a Super Moon Pod. It’s essentially two Moon Pods inside of one outer shell cover that will hold 2 people, kind of like a love seat. The Super Moon has a dimension of 50-56″ x 40-48″ x 40-48″.

Moon Pod Cover Colors

Since I currently have My Moon Pod chair set up in my office area, I wanted it to have similar colors to my futon, so I went with a dark gray… Cosmic Ash.

Chrystal sitting on Moon Pod in Cosmic Ash.

The machine washable cover is made from a proprietary blend of fabric that’s stretchy and durable. In addition to Cosmic Ash, the cover is available in four different colors:

  1. Moon Indigo
  2. Neptune Blue
  3. Space Gray
  4. Rose Quartz

I love that you can take the cover off and wash it in cold water, then dry it on low heat. It’s great for families with kids since it’s easier to clean than many bean bags.

Moon Pod cover being unzipped to wash in washing machine.

Is Moon Pod Worth It for $300?

The simple answer is yes. Even though $300 sounds like a high price tag, it’s not. In addition to having more advantages, if you compare the price tag to other high-quality beanbags like LoveSac, it’s actually priced lower (the cheapest Love Sac with cover is $600!). And the ergonomic design alone makes it worth it!

Advantages compared to other beanbags:

  • Lightweight and portable.
  • Stands upright for easy storage.
  • High-density beads don’t compress.
  • Ability to use in 3 different positions.
  • Machine washable cover.

Treat Yourself to a Moon Pod

If you’re ready to relax in zero-gravity comfort, visit the Moon Pod brand’s website and treat yourself to one today. They offer free shipping within the contiguous US states.

I recommend adding a Crescent Ergonomic Backrest for extra neck support and a Lunar Lift Footrest for extra foot support. I wish I would have gotten the accessories from day one!

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4 thoughts on “Moon Pod Review: Better Than a Beanbag Chair?”

  1. I’m so happy I got the moon pod! It’s better than a beanbag chair because it’s adjustable and comfortable.

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