"Your [filler] product is the magic solution!" -D.N. (owner, design & production firm)
We offer 2 types of bean bag filling:
Virgin: BB-sized polystyrene (styrofoam) pellets that are perfectly smooth and round, about 3mm wide. The "real deal" - no cut up peanuts, no huge beads here (the huge beads squish more)! Because the beads are all the same shape, they shift around each other better when you are positioning your body in the bean bag. Virgin is also more dense than reground, so it holds its tight, round shape well. It does go flat eventually though, and how fast you have to refill depends on how much you use your bean bag and how poofy you like it. Some people refill within a few months (their kids use the bean bags as landing pads), some never refill and like them flat. Virgin costs more than reground.
Reground: Also known as "pre-consumer recycled" (our reground is not pre-used). Large blocks of polystyrene (styrofoam) are ground up to make small pellets. Most pieces are bb-size, 3-4mm pellets, but there are some pieces that are made up of several pellets stuck together. It is not dirty or used, and does NOT come from paper cups, plates, shippng peanuts, etc.! When you are positioning your body in the bean bag, it takes more effort than with virgin fill. (We don't think it takes that much more effort, though.) Most bean bags sold today are filled with reground. We like reground refill because it is better for the environment. Why make more non-biodegradeable stuff to throw in landfills? We polled a sample of 300 people from our customer base and reground was preferred 3 to 1 over producing new virgin styrofoam. People with autism or sensory processing deficiencies tend to prefer reground.
Can't decide? If your priorities are lower cost and the environment, choose reground. If you don't mind paying a little more and easy-positioning is key, choose virgin.
How often do I have to refill? Answer: It depends on how much you use it, how you use it, and how poofy you like your chair. If it's used a lot by kids who jump in it, then some folks call within a few months to refill. Some never need refill because they like it flat. The average is about a year. The GOOD NEWS is: we almost never sell refill to the same person more than once. The fill does not disappear, it just deflates, so 1 refill normally does the job. It's not an on-going maintenance issue. The following chart will help you determine how much refill to buy to refill our bean bags, assuming they are about half-flat.
How do I unzip my liner: Answer: If you are refilling one of our Ahh Spot bean bag chairs, you'll find that our liners have child-resistent zippers. To "unlock" the zippers, you simply insert a paperclip into the zipper head. The paperclip becomes the temporary zipper-pull and will release a tiny tension bar inside the zipper head. Once you are done adding filler, just pull completely closed and remove the paperclip. Read more...
ATTENTION: Returning AHH! bean bag owners: Get $20 off on any size refill! Enter AHHLOYALTY in the coupon code box during checkout. Owner status will be verified, unqualified orders will be delayed! We reserve the right to limit the amount of refill you can purchase at a discount.
CAUTION: Keep plastic bags and filling away from children since they are small pellets!
How much Refill do I need:
|My Bean Bag is:||It is about half-deflated, so I need:|
|27" wide||4.5 cubic feet|
|32" wide||4.5 cubic feet|
|37" wide||4.5 cubic feet|
|52" wide||9 cubic feet|
*for the 27" and 32", you may have leftover refill. You likely need less than 4.5 cubic feet, but we do not offer smaller quantities.
There are 4 review(s) for Bean Bag Filler
by Stephanie – 7th Apr 2013
After having our Ahh! bean bags for two years, they were getting pretty flat. The recommended filler was the perfect amount to get our two bags big and fluffy again. And the Loyalty Coupon was very much appreciated! Thank you!
by Paul, Vermont – 3rd Jan 2013
You are the only company that I found that has bean bag filling that is small enough. I have bean bags from Italy and your filling works perfectly. Everyone else has chunky or pieces that are too big.
by Robert, New York – 2nd Jan 2013
Filled my bean bag chair right up, now it's not a flat pancake anymore and my kids can use it again. Great product. It was a little messy because we accidentally spilled some, but we managed!
by Thomas – 2nd Jan 2013
Just wanted to let you know that the styrofoam beads you sent worked perfectly. I changed out the shredded foam and replaced it with your filling and my bean bag sits so much better now. I don't fall off the side anymore LOL! Thanks a lot.