When I first heard of the Moon Pod, an improvement over the classic binbag chair that claims zero gravity and reduced stress, I was skeptical. As a kid in my late sixties, I was stuck in a chair with a bag of beans when I was a little straight through college, and the thought of voluntarily bringing those saggy, fallen chairs back to my home was tempting.
But then I discovered that the Moon Pod was the latest brainchild of John Fiorentino, the creator of Gravity Blankets, one of my all-time favorite products. I’ve been using a gravity blanket for over three years now, and that would be short of changing my life. Where I used to have irregular sleep and high anxiety forever, I now fall asleep easily and quickly, getting a minimum of eight, deep hours of REM sleep at night. The point is: given Fiorentino’s proven success with the Gravity Blanket, I’m willing (and ready!) To spin his latest stress-reading tool.
Zero-gravity binbag with a cloud-like seating experience
Use the code UNDERSCORED15 to save more than $ 100 on your moon pad
The big moon pod, which is suitable for two people, is now available for pre-order
This larger moon pod is more comfortable than the original, if not more so. You can snatch yours in gray, black or navy blue.
Enter: Moon Pod in my house. At first glance, I’m glad to see that aesthetically, this iteration of the Shimbag is a big upgrade to the previous one. Tight and bean-shaped, the chair is enclosed in a soft, elongated outer shell that looks smooth and modern (and can be machine-washed!). While I’m not going to keep it in my formal living room, it’s definitely an option for a more casual space in your home, such as the family room, playroom or kids ’bedroom.
Available in five colors (navy, charcoal, light gray, light pink and light blue), the size of the Moon Pods is actually quite great. Weighing just under 12 pounds and taking up 4 square feet of space – fixed size 50 inches 20 inches 20 inches, give or take a few inches on each side due to its shapeless shape – the bean bag is super portable. I’ve parked my gray version in my son’s room for the past few weeks, but my cousin, who recently bought one for his baby’s nursery, admits that he and her husband always carry it around the house where the baby is playing on the floor, adding That they prefer comfortable, low to high floor chair alternatives to the hardwood floors that are rugged on their backs. Pro Tip: She uses the Moon Pod as an instant baby gate at the bottom of the stairs!
If you want to leave some portability to be comfortable with someone else, choose the Super Moon Pod, which is twice as original.
Aesthetics and portability aside, the main selling point of the Moon Pod is that it provides a seat like a cloud. Designed to mimic the feeling of flotation therapy, the chair does just that – whether you sit, lie down or lie down, the Moon Pod is extremely helpful, compatible with your body and your every rearrangement. Where old school bean bags you drowned on the floor and often left you with back pain, the Moon Pod apparently cups your body, lifts you up forever and mimics the experience of floating, which is not surprising, complete and absolutely comfortable. . Formed by high friction microbes, the chair is dense, low and quite dreamy.
With nearly 1,200 positive reviews and a comprehensive 4.9-star rating on its website, Moon Pod has a dedicated follower and now my 6- and 7-year-old boys are part of that team. When they weren’t wrestling with each other whose turn it was to use the Moon Pod – which became the centerpiece of a mini reading nook made in their bedroom – the boys would sit quietly and read a book, confined to a chair mattress. My emphasis here is on the word “calm”; Seriously, this chair has kept my artificial boys cool a lot of the time, which little kids parents know is no easy feat. And don’t be afraid: it’s also suitable for adults. My husband is a foot tall, 2 inches tall, and will read a story in a children’s chair at night, which means it can easily host someone who has no problem holding his baby in his arms. And did I mention that my dog is obsessed with it too? Yes, it is also pet-friendly.
In the case of Downside, my only complaint is that when not in use, the moon pod stays flat on the ground and is not the most beautiful thing to see (so why isn’t it going to my formal living room). But beyond that, both the Moon Pod and the Super Moon Pod achieve what they planned to do: both a supportive, comfortable chair that offers a great relaxing experience.