Just look at the photos of these inflatable air loungers. Imagine the silky exterior covered with rip-stop nylon. It’s not sticky and sweaty–it doesn’t feel plastic like a pool float. It’s not flat like an air mattress. It’s a sofa you can share with friends at a concert. It’s a bed on the beach while you gaze at the sunset. If you have no hammock and no trees, there’s no problem! The lounger cradles you comfortably as you relax in your own backyard.
The 3 best inflatable air loungers in this review all support up weights to 350 pounds or more, so you can enjoy them with someone special. They don’t need an air pump to inflate, and you won’t have to wear out your lungs to fill them. They stay inflated for a few hours, then you can top them off, or pack them up and carry them with you. None of them weigh more than 4 pounds and they all come with tote bags.
People are taking these self-inflatable air lounges to all sorts of places and all kinds of events because they’re so comfortable, easy to transport, and quick to set up. Let’s look at the top three loungers to see which one is the best deal for you.
|Name||Our Rating||Price||Get Product|
|ChillaX Air Lounger||3.8||$|
|Whozzu Air Lounger||4.3||$|
|Vansky Outdoor Inflatable Lounger||4.6||$|
Table of Contents
- 0.1 ChillaX Air Lounger
- 0.2 Whozzu Air Lounger
- 0.3 Vansky Outdoor Inflatable Lounger
- 0.4 Chillbo Baggins Inflatable Lounge Bag Hammock Air Sofa and Pool Float
- 0.5 Lamzac Hangout
- 1 Inflatable Air Lounges ship to Australia,New Zealand… to everywhere
- 1.1 Pouchcouch Lightweight Carrying Pouch/Inflatable Couch
- 1.2 History of the inflatable air lounger
- 1.3 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about air lounges
ChillaX Air Lounger
It’s summertime and you need to chill out in an inflatable lounger. Is the ChillaX the air lounge of your dreams? Let’s take a closer look and see.
One of the best features of the ChillaX is something very simple. You might overlook it unless you’ve already had some experience with inflatable lounge chairs. Glance at both ends of the bag. See the headrest? Many brands don’t bother including a headrest into their designs, but it’s important. This one detail makes the lounger more comfortable when you’re lying down.
The ChillaX also has other thoughtful features to keep your stuff close at hand. It has pockets on the sides. One is divided into two part. The first is the perfect size for a can of soda, a water bottle, or a beer. The next section is large enough for your tablet, an e-reader, or a magazine. The other side has a pocket that fits your smartphone.
If it’s a windy day, you can use the loop and included aluminum stake to secure the ChillaX lounger to the ground. It also has a built-in bottle opener.
And if it’s a windy day, it’ll be easier to inflate the air lounge. But you don’t need wind or a fan or an air pump to fill it. You don’t need to spin in circles or do other acrobatics. Watch their instructional video to see how it’s done. With a little bit of practice, you’ll get the swinging action down pat. Then just roll up the end and clip the buckle shut.
Once you’re ready to enjoy the ChillaX, you can place it on sand, grass, gravel, or even in the pool. It will stay inflated for a few hours before you’ll need to top it off with a little more air.
When you’re done lounging, the ChillaX is very quick and easy to take down. Open the buckle, let the air escape, fold it up, and store it in the included nylon carrying bag. It’s so light it shouldn’t cause you any back pain. If it gets a little dirty, it’s safe to wipe it down with a soft cloth and mild soap and water. Just let it dry well before putting it away.
ChillaX offers a full satisfaction, no hassle money-back guarantee if you don’t love your new inflatable lounger.
Whozzu Air Lounger
You’ve seen a lot of inflatable lounge chairs, so what makes the Whozzu Air Lounger different, or better? For one, the external material is 210D ripstop parachute fabric. That means it’s tough enough to resist tears and rough terrain, but it feels silky soft. It’s also waterproof, so you can enjoy the Whozzu in your pool.
This air lounge can hold up to 400 pounds of weight so you keep it all for yourself, or share it with a friend. You don’t need to use an air pump or a fan to inflate it. You can fill it outside at the beach or indoors in a living room. Watch some of the instructional videos to see how easy it is.
On the side of the lounge, there are two pockets and a drink holder. The pockets are roomy enough to hold a book, a magazine, a tablet, or your smartphone. Whozzu is so confident about the strength of their lounger’s fabric that they suggest placing your keys in the pocket, too. If it’s a windy day, you can anchor the lounge to the ground.
When you’re ready to put the Whozzu away, let the air out, fold it up, and place it in the included carrying bag. It weighs only 2.64 pounds so it’s very lightweight. If you’re not 100% happy with this air lounger, Whozzu offers a lifetime guarantee on its quality and a full refund.
Vansky Outdoor Inflatable Lounger
Vansky’s Inflatable Lounger has a design similar to the ChillaX. It includes a square shaped headrest to make it more comfortable when you’re lying down on it. If you’ve tried some of these air loungers, you’ll understand the difference it makes.
But the Vansky isn’t just a clone of other air bags. It holds up to 500 pounds, and that’s above the limit of most of the other brands. They say that their polyester fabric’s seam is stitched an additional time to give it more strength.
If you want to share the air lounger with another person, it inflates up to 77 inches long by 36.6 inches wide by 22.8 inches high. With its high weight limit and these dimensions, you could turn it into an air sofa for three adults.
It’s not hard to inflate. There are lots of how-to videos available on the Internet, plus Vansky has a cute little cartoon design that tells how to fill the bag and seal it shut.
On the sides, you’ll see there are three different pockets. They hold items as large as a book or tablet or a drink, and as small as your keys, sunglasses, or a phone charger.
If you want to enjoy the Vansky lounger in the pool, it floats and it’s waterproof. It stays inflated between 4 to 8 hours, depending on conditions. But if you prefer to enjoy it in the park, at the beach, or on a mountaintop, you can. It’s very lightweight at just 2.5 pounds, so it’s easy to being with you in the included carrying bag. In case there’s any problem, Vansky offers a 45-day money-back guarantee on the inflatable lounger.
This bag’s name tells us that this company is a fan of Tolkien. If Bilbo, Frodo, or Sam had this air lounger to relax on, the whole Lord of the Rings saga would’ve gone a lot differently. It weighs only 3 pounds but can hold up to 400 pounds. Fully inflated, it measures almost 7 feet long. Forget those Elven boats—this is big enough for a lot of hobbits!
Besides the fun name, Chillbo Baggins offers some unique features that other brands don’t. First, it lets you choose one of seven color patterns so your lounge doesn’t have to look like everyone else’s. The camouflage designs range from functional to downright decorative patterns.
Their loungers have a large nylon pocket on the side to protect your stuff when you’re not holding it. We like this a lot better than mesh. Things don’t get hung up, they’re easy to slide in and out. Chillbo Baggins also thoughtfully provided an elastic loop to hold down your lounger on windy days.
Yes, you can float on water with this lounger. We do recommend keeping it in calm water, though. It’s also probably good if you know how to swim. This is made for entertainment, not lifeguarding.
To make inflation faster and easier, there’s only one opening, not two, to fill with air. Like any of these air loungers, all you have to do is swing it though the air. You don’t need a pump. To pack it up at the end of the day, open the clip to let out the air, and then roll it up from the closed end to the open end. It comes with its own cinch-top carrying bag with a strap.
If you’re indecisive on whether this is the bag for you, Chillbo Baggins offers a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee.
Here is the original Lamzac Hangout. They say that this is their new model released in March 2016. It’s the strongest of these three similar air loungers because it supports up to 440 pounds. It’s also the largest. The dimensions are about 81.7 by 35.7 inches when fully inflated. This means it really can be a comfortable couch or sofa for three people.
The exterior is made from rip-stop nylon. Although it is made to repel dirt and moisture, you can clean it with lukewarm water and mild soap. If you want to see just how “moisture-repellent” the Hangout is, check out this video. It’s the inventor using his air lounger as a boat.
Although we can’t recommend boating with a Hangout, we do love the convenience of having a portable lounger at the beach, the park, basically anywhere. It only weighs 2.6 pounds and it folds down to be smaller. That makes it the lightest-weight air lounger out of the three in this review.
As for how hard, or easy, it is to inflate, take a look at this demonstration. Yes, it probably takes a little practice to get it right, but who cares when this thing is so cool? It is an air bed, a portable sofa, and a chair all-in-one.
Inflatable Air Lounges ship to Australia,New Zealand… to everywhere
Aussies, Kiwis … can now join the fun! This air lounger ships down under!
Pouchcouch Lightweight Carrying Pouch/Inflatable Couch
We were happy to see an inflatable lounge chair that didn’t have to be swung around to fill with air. The Pouchcouch can be inflated by simply flapping its mouth open and closed. That’s great when you’re trying to set up inside a room instead of at the beach. It’s very fast and easy to set up.
As the instructions say, lay it down on one side and flap the opening ten to fifteen times. Flip it over and do the same thing again. Then roll up the open end and clip it shut. You still can swing it though the air like other loungers, but it’s really nice to have options.
Although the Pouchcouch isn’t made for floating on water, it is perfect for relaxing at home, in the great outdoors, or anywhere you want to lounge and enjoy it. Since it’s made from parachute-grade rip-stop polyester, it’s super lightweight and very tough. Put it in the included carrying pouch and bring it along everywhere you go.
The Pouchcouch only weighs 2 pounds but it can hold up to 500 pounds. Its durability is backed up by a one-year warranty from the manufacturer. It also ships with patch material just in case.
History of the inflatable air lounger
So who came up with this great idea? Lamzac is the name of the small 8-person company in the Netherlands that invented the Hangout. The name “Lamzac” literally means “lazy person” or “inactive sack.” The famed KAISR air lounge was also created by a group from the Netherlands who ran a crowd-funding campaign. The AeroNest featured in this review was invented by a “hiker and traveler” from Hawaii.
All of these air lounges are based on the design of drybags. A drybag is a waterproof sack that has a top that rolls up three times to form a watertight seal. Kayakers and canoers use them to carry gear that can’t tolerate water.
Instead of just being waterproof, these air loungers are “air-proof.” They are made to hold air inside, and they usually last up to 4 hours before needing to be refilled, or at least plumped up a bit. Most of them have a plastic liner on the inside and a rip-stop nylon exterior shell.
All of them have wide openings to scoop up the air. These openings have ends that roll over and clip shut to keep the air inside. There are no valves and no way you can fill them with an air pump.
People using a Lamzac Hangout or similar air sofa for the first time love how comfortable it feels. But they also complain at how difficult it can be to inflate one. It seems like it’s much easier if there is a breeze to start. Then running with the bag or making broad swooshes through the air finishes the job. All the companies insist that once you get the hang of it, it’s simple.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about air lounges
What happens if you rip or damage an air lounger and it leaks?
AeroNest has an easy answer for you: they sell replacement liners. As for cosmetic damage to the surface of your inflatable lounge, you have a couple of options. Stores that sell tents and camping equipment usually sell nylon repair tape. This is like a Band-Aid to hold the wounded material together. It’s not permanent, but it will hold for a while. Some repair tapes need a pass with a low-temperature iron to seal them onto the nylon.
Are inflatable lounges dangerous to use on the water?
Anything can be dangerous if used the wrong way. If you want to use your lounger as a flotation device, please choose one of the best-made models that say they can be used on the water. Don’t let children float on one unsupervised. Plan on staying in calm water instead of riding rapids or waves. Keep sharp objects away from the lounge. Please note that the government of Western Australia is investigating complaints of an unnamed brand of inflatable lounge failing and nearly drowning two people.
How long will my inflatable air lounge last?
Since these products only started appearing on the market in 2014, we just don’t know yet how long they last. We haven’t seen reviews yet that complain about durability. For longest wear, don’t exceed the weight limit, and don’t use it around sharp rocks or other things that could damage it. Clean it only with a mild solution of soap and lukewarm water. Better to have a stained lounger than no lounger at all.
What if my air lounger gets soaked?
Well, the inventor of the Hangout used his as a boat. (We don’t recommend doing that.) Give the lounger plenty of time to dry before you put it away. You may need to deflate it and let it lay open to air out for a couple of hours.
Can I use an inflatable lounger like these if I have back problems?
Whether you can, or should, enjoy an air lounge if you have back problems is a personal decision. It may depend on what your doctor says about what’s best for you, especially if you’ve had surgery. But many people with sore backs find relief laying on an air lounge. It cradles their body. Some loungers have a nice head rest, too, for cervical support. If you’re suffering with disc problems or muscle pain in your back, you can wear a discreet lower back brace under your summertime lounge wear. An adjustable lumber support can make it a lot easier to get in and out of a lounge chair. No one needs to know you even have it on.