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Moon Pod: The Next-Generation Chair 


Originally funded on Kickstarter, the Moon Pod is a unique, long, amorphous-shaped bean bag that has taken the internet by storm. With a futuristic design and zero-gravity beads, it only makes sense that this next-generation chair has grabbed the attention of many.

John Fiorentino, the creator of the Moon Pod, has also been behind many of the relaxation products. Many of which have become household names in homes around the world.

The unique, dual membrane design is met with claims of “stress relief” and “anti-anxiety effects” for its users. Moon Pod products are filled with custom-made, high-density beads that mimic the weightless feeling of flotation therapy, giving users the feeling of floating. This is where the next-generation chair gets its “zero gravity” effects, allowing customers to experience its stress-relieving benefits.

The Moon Pod is easily adjustable, depending on if you want to sit, lounge, or lay down. You have the option to add extras to it as well, including a foot rest, pillow, and arm/backrest all to better support you. These will be discussed further in the review.

Overview of the Moon Pod

When the Moon Pod and its accessories arrive, they come in large cardboard boxes. The company does not recommend using a sharp object to open the boxes as it might damage the products. The only assembly required is for customers to place the Moon Pod in a cover – similar to putting a pillow in a pillowcase. These cases come in numerous colors as well. Weighing just 12lbs and taking up 4 ft of space, the Moon Pod itself is larger than the average bean bag. So, once it’s in its cover, you’re ready to relax.

Does It Really Feel Like a Zero Gravity Chair? Actually, Yes!

I must say, I was shocked that this fulfilled its advertising claim. Other chairs claiming zero gravity make sense to me because they’re off the ground. Yet as a bean bag, I thought it was a bold choice for an advertisement unless it could be pulled off. But the Moon Pod pulls it off! It allows the user to fully relax because it conforms to their body, fully supporting their weight. It almost feels like it is pressing my body upwards because of the support, which I was pleasantly surprised with! This bean bag holds up against its claim of feeling as though you are floating.

When sitting for extended periods of time, I’m much more relaxed than I am in conventional chairs or bean bags. The support is very much appreciated, and most of the time, I never want to leave. In normal chairs, I adjust quite a bit due to old injuries or aches, but I found myself actually adjusting less. Plus, when I use my laptop to work from home from the Moon Pod, I find that I’m much more supported than in a regular kitchen chair or couch.

If there was a slight downside to the Moon Pod, it would be that it is hard to get out of without a helping hand to assist you due to being low to the ground. Otherwise, it’s helpful to have something stable nearby to help.

Ultimately, I should’ve known. The company also advertises the Moon Pod as the “future of relaxation” as if “Apple” or “Elon Musk” had engineered this bean bag. For a chair, it’s looking to make big waves. It’s ready to walk the walk and talk the talk. It is so comfortable that I struggle to stay awake at times! It is the perfect next-generation chair for napping, lounging, working from home, watching TV, etc.

What Makes the Moon Pod Stand Out?

Honestly, when I saw it for the first time, it looked similar to a regular bean bag. “What’s so special about this?” was my first thought. But then I sat and adjusted myself. Unlike a regular bean bag, the Moon Pod perfectly molded to my shape and position with its high-density beads conforming to my body.

When sitting in a normal bean bag, I usually expect to slowly sink into oblivion as the cheap polystyrene (EPS) filling gives into my weight. The difference with the Moon Pod is it completely absorbs the shock of my weight and adjusts accordingly, creating the perfect level of comfort and balance for my body.

Moon Pod Accessories

When you purchase your Moon Pod, you have the option to include different accessories to enhance your experience. These include a Moon Pod 4d Pillow, Lunar Lift, and Crescent. The Pillow is one you can use to sleep, prop or lounge with. The Lunar Lift is similar to a footrest that you can use as extra support for your feet and lower body in general. Or, you could also use this as a makeshift seat if need be. The Crescent looks like a big U that provides extra support for your back and neck when set on top of the Moon Pod when it is fully flat.

Pillow

The Pillow is great for its intended use as (you guessed it) a pillow. I enjoy using it for extra neck support when lounging on my Moon Pod. I have also used the pillow as a small lap desk when I work. It is the perfect size for a conventional laptop, allowing me to easily work from home.

Lunar Lift

As for the Lunar Lift, it is a great addition for your feet. The Moon Pod isn’t long enough to provide support for your feet. This makes the Lunar Lift a great addition for those who want the full relaxation experience. I would highly recommend this add-on! I typically use it for its intended purpose but have also used the lift as a great side table or a quick extra seat when needed.

Crescent

The Crescent is my favorite Moon Pod accessory. Shaped like a big U, it is intended to be used for extra back and neck support when laying on your Moon Pod. Other reviews praise it as a great addition to your Moon Pod. Others say use it alone on a couch or chair, and it works great too. Personally, I love to use the Crescent when working in conjunction with my Moon Pod. It only enhances the next-generation chair and functions as a lap desk with extra arm support when I need it. If you can only choose one Moon Pod accessory, this is my recommendation.

Super Moon Pod

If you’re looking for a Moon Pod for two, they also offer the Super Pod. Though, this looks like you would want to double the other accessories for maximum comfort for your Moon Pod buddy.

Verdict

At the end of the day, this is a great chair for those who want the full zero-gravity, relaxation experience. If you’re looking for a cozy and fun new accessory in your home for movie watching or family time, I highly recommend it.

The Moon Pod fully supports the body and eases off the body’s pressure points. Luckily, this happens no matter what position you’re in—sitting, reclining, or fully laying back. Compared to traditional chairs or bean bags, the Moon Pod is a game changer. And from our perspective, it is the next-generation chair. The Moon Pod is excellent for those who want great support with maximum comfortability.

Image provided by Moon Pod; Thank you!

Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson

Editor In Chief at ReadWrite

Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com.

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