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490 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
Was very skeptical initially, esp after reading some reviews here but had no other choice so ordered one bag (Popped Polystyrene Bean Bag Refill, 4-Cubic Feet ). I was pleased with what I got - the carton was 36*11*17 inches and was FULL of polystyrene balls. The balls were not loose but were contained in a thick plastic bag which when deflated and flat was 46 * 21 inches. The balls were new and were bigger than the original ones in my bean bag. I still went ahead and added the new ones, the bean bag (after the mix) felt as good as the new one!
Most importantly I figured out a super easy and super convenient way to refill the bag. Here is the secret (I did it in my living room - against popular advice!!). See picture (it was taken after successful transfer);
1] Get a cardboard tube, mailing tube, Pringles tube etc and some packing/duct tape
2] Cut a hole in the plastic bag just big enough for your tube, insert the tube an inch into the bag and tape the bag to the tube
3] Open the bean bag very very VERY carefully just big enough for your tube, insert the other end of the tube and tape it to the bag. Be very careful since the other end of the tube is connected to the plastic bag which is FULL of 'eager to get out' balls
4] Now you have plastic bag connected to Bean bag via a tube, just lift the plastic bag and watch the balls slide down effortlessly. They will get clogged time to time, just move/shake/slosh the bean bag to move the balls out of the way.
PS: For size of pics check out the pics in another review by someone else.
I am very happy with this product. I ordered three bags to fill three large beanbags (my kids bean bags) but two would have been plenty. Remember that there is a lot of static! I cut a small hole in the top of the refill bag, insterted a tube/potato chip can and taped it tight. I then unzippered the bean bag enough to fit the other end of the can and slowly filled the bean bag. No mess, no problem!
awesome product. looking to refill pricey bean bag without spending a lot. this product "refilled" two kid sized bags and was a great value. site to store ship was such a pleasure to use!!
Was disappointed that the stuffing of our two Big Joe beanbag chairs had gone flat rather quickly, so ordered this to refill them. They are exactly the same small styrofoam pellets that came in the chairs. This one 3.5 cubic foot bag refilled two chairs pretty well, but not quite to original condition. Hopefully we won't have to do it all again in 6 months. It hurts to pay $12 for a bag of styrofoam! The product is exactly what it's supposed to be though, and that's the lowest price I found anywhere.
doesn't weigh anything but lots of volume, refilled 2 kids beanbags for us.
We have bean bags that had gone flat after a couple of years. This refill fixed the problem. They are as good as new. As advised in other reviews, I was careful not to open the plastic bag too much. I did the transfer of the beans by myself. I taped the top of the bag to a hanger and hung it from the shower curtain rod. This held the bag upright for me and I was able transfer the beans with only a few escaping.
When your current bean bag beans are worn and the bag is low, add this as refill and your bag will spring back to life!
I bought 2 bags and I only needed 1 1/4 for my child size bean bag that I made. I think I over stuffed it son I will be taking some out. My son can't really sit on it the way it is now as you can see in the picture. Its really stuffed, lol. Filling it was super easy not hard like some other people have said. I honestly don't know what or how they were doing it. Love this product! I will be ordering more for my other son!
bought 1 bag to refill my kids 2 beanbag joe chairs and 1 isn't enough for two chairs. im going to order one more bag. but great price for such a large bag. the big joe chair doesn't stay fluffed for very long, your going to have to buy a refill bag. 1 bag per chair. hopefully this refill will last a long while and i will not have to purchase more so soon.
I was worried about this looking at the other reviews but got it because it was site to store. It comes in a box but I think it is even more fill than advertised! I am very happy!
Worked out perfectly for adding more firmness to a "pouf". A little disappointed that I could not have it shipped to the local store, but instead had to add on shipping expense. Used a trick mentioned in another review of rubbing dryer sheets onto surfaces used to channel beads into the item being filled. This helped prevent the beads from sticking to everything due to the static electricity. I also used a paper towel core, treated inside with the dryer sheet to channel the beads into the smallest opening I could create to prevent beads going all over.
I bought these to refill my sons bean bags. One bag was enough to fill a bag back to full comfort. My kids are happy to have their renewed comfortable bean bags back that they previously hadn't been using. One word about the filler they art tiny 1mm balls that are extremely sticky. The intense static made them to stick to my hands and was hard to remove without transferring to the other hand. I used the inside of the bean bag cover to pull them off which was a challenge because the ball inside will attach if your hand gets too close. I would recommend using an empty paper towel roll to funnel them into the bag and a friend to hold the bag and paper towel roll. This might prove to be more successful. Otherwise great purchase and I will definitely buy again when needed.
I bought 2 packets of these fillers for my medium sized bean bag after reading reviews w.r.t. quantity required to fill bean bags and helpful hints on how to fill them.
On receipt they seemed good enough in quantity and I used up 1.5 of the bags to fill my bean-bag. I was happy I had extra half bag which I could use to refill the bean-bag months down the line. However, I was disappointed to see that not even one month from the day I filled the bag it was in such a sad deflated state that I had to use the extra half bag to refill the bean-bag. These styrofoam beans don't last at all. It's been barely 10 days since the refill and the bean-bag is deflating again. Only I use it after office - barely for half to one hour every day and we are not even a heavy-weight family that the beans would get flattened easily.
Look around for better options.
I put 5 of the 3.5 cubic feet bags in the bean bag. It appeared full at that time, but after a short period of time and not a lot of use I need to buy 2 more bags. I don't feel it met my expectations.
Just as good as the beans that came in my Original FatBoy; Buy with confidence
I ordered two bags as I thought one may not be enough for two bean bag refills. One was plenty.
No, seriously! The kids loved the box! We cut out arm holes and one for their face and they walked around like robots! :)
Anyway, yes, the beans. Excellent product for the price and was shipped right to my Wal-Mart. We've been refilling the kids' bean bag chairs for years now, and have found the best way to do this is open the chair, cut a SMALL hole (3-4 inches across) in the corner of the bag, hold the cut corner closed, insert that cut corner into the bag, THEN open your hand. This method will reduce the amount of spillage. If a few beans happen to get loose, let the kids chase after them. :)
I got these to plump up my two sagging beanbag chairs. They were the same as the ones already in the bags. Easy to use, no static cling, no mess everywhere. I just poured them right out. I paid $12.00 at Walmart, and that was a great deal. I highly recommend.
This is pretty simple stuff here. The bean bag filling worked great and did just what I wanted it to. It refilled my bean bag. It was lacking fluff. It is now back to it's old self and fluffy again! Great value. Certainly cheaper than buying a new bean bag.
When I ordered this I did not notice, or did not understand, that the box would contain an OPEN bag of beans (or no bag at all, as some other reviewers claim). I read reviews AFTER I ordered and was dismayed to think I might be getting a box full of statically charged pellets. I was planning to spray the whole lot with Static Guard before trying to get them into our Big Joe bean bag chair (also from WM), which, after a year, had lost much of its volume. To my happy surprise, the box contained an intact bag of beans, and there were more than there was room for in the Big Joe. I'll buy this again next time we need a refill.