Ladies and gentlemen and everyone else: LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!
It's the match of the century. In Corner One, we have polystyrene beads. In Corner Two, we have shredded foam filling. The winner of this bout gets the title of Best Bean Bag Filler. Keep reading to learn the results of the ultimate matchup: bean bag foam vs beads.
About Each Type of Filling
Here's a little more information on our top two competitors.
Nicknames: Expanded polystyrene (EP) beads, EPS beads, Polystyrene beans, EPS beans
The expanded polystyrene bead is an old-fashioned competitor. Polystyrene beads are microbeads made of the same type of base material as Styrofoam. It's a lightweight cushioning material that's made itself a mainstay in large bean bag chairs for decades. But this long-reigning champion's title is up for grabs from a promising newcomer: shredded memory foam filler and memory-foam-like filler.
Bean Bag Chair Foam
Nicknames: Best bean bag furniture filler, Expanded polyurethane foam
Many of the best bean bag chairs these days—including Comfy Sacks—are filled with high-quality shredded foam filling. Delivering unmatched comfort levels, polyurethane foam is a top-notch polymer material that can hold its original shape its entire lifespan. That means this humble foam is a long-lasting material that allows chairs, loungers, couches, and other types of bean bags to maintain their shape for years.
Matchup Results: Who Reigns Supreme?
In the world of bean bag chairs, only the best filling will do. So, when it comes to bean bag foam vs beads, who comes out ahead? Polystyrene beads have a long-history as a classic bean bag filler, but this filling isn't without its own drawbacks: these beans are noisy and can pose a suffocating hazard for children! For that, these beads receive a foul.
Polyurethane foam, on the other hand, fights clean. It's comfortable, quiet, and readily conforms to the shape of the body. But don't just take our word for it; the headquarters at Apple and Amazon can vouch for us. As such, we have no choice but to give the advantage to foam fillers, and declare it the best bean bag chair filler (and best bean bag refill material, too!).