You’ve seen them and you want one. Inflatable lounge bags and air loungers like the Lamzac Hangout, the Kaiser, The WindPouch, and the Chillax, plus all the innumerable knock-offs, are at the beach, the park, and everywhere you look in the summertime. With all these brands available, why would you be interested in the Chillbo Baggins? We’ll cover the reasons why in this review.
One of the best features of the Chillbo Baggins is that you don’t need to wait weeks to get your lounge bag. The US-based company keeps stock available so you can order from them, or retailers like Amazon, and get it within a few days. With Amazon, you get the bonus discount of free shipping.
Just think, you would have a lightweight and very comfortable air lounge chair for all sorts of outdoor events. You can take it to the park for fireworks or a concert, catch some rays at the beach or pool, or just take a nap in the backyard.
But now let’s dig a little deeper into the details. Why is the Chillbo Baggins worth having?
Entertaining and colorful
The quirky personality of the company shines through in their video tutorials and their social media accounts. Spend 4 minutes watching how to inflate a Chillbo lounger and you’ll learn three different methods, plus get a chuckle or two.
If you’re choosy about the color, you have 7 choices: Camouflage and Orange, Orange and Blue, Pink and Black, Pink Leaf, Rainbow, Navy and Mint Leaf, Black and White. There’s a color combination for just about anyone.
Attention to detail makes it more enjoyable
The little extras like a large side pocket and an elastic loop for securing the lounger are thoughtful additions. The elastic loop is large enough for you to drive a tent stake into the ground. This is really helpful if it’s a windy day and you need to get up to get another drink from the cooler.
The external pocket is made from the same ripstop nylon as the body of the lounger. It’s big enough to hold a book, a tablet, your smartphone, or a drink.
Speaking of ripstop nylon, some owners have commented that the Chillbo Baggins is less noisy than other inflatable lounges. They say that the fabric doesn’t make the annoying sounds that some nylon bags make if you move around on it.
Each air lounge comes with its own carrying sack with shoulder strap. Unlike some compression bags, this one is big enough to hold the Chillbo Baggins so you don’t struggle to pack it. And the bag plus inflatable lounger weigh just 3.2 pounds together.
How big is the bag with the lounger inside? It measures only 13 inches long by 7 inches wide by 3.5 inches thick. It’s probably smaller than the backpack you carry around.
And it’s rugged, too
Sometimes when we consider an inflatable object, we think that it must be fragile. The Chillbo Baggins is certainly not fragile! It’s built from ripstop nylon with a sturdy plastic liner. It holds up to 400 pounds without complaining.
One adult can lay upon it lengthwise, or up to three people can sit on it like a sofa, because it’s almost 7 feet long, 2 feet wide, and stands about 3 feet high. It’s tough enough to use as a pool float or aqua lounge on a lake because the interior lining keeps water out.
Even though you can float on it, it’s best to avoid using it as a boat on rough water because it’s not designed for rapids or big waves. Keep it in calm water and just relax and enjoy.
Set up in less than 5 minutes
Chillbo Baggins says their air lounge has an “easy to inflate design.” Is that really true? We think that it is, and here’s why:
- There are two large mouths, or openings, at one end
- You have three ways to get air inside the bag without using a pump
- One way is laying the bag down and flapping an opening, then flipping it over and repeating the action—a great trick if you don’t have much room for methods two and three
- The second way is swooping the bag while holding it open one side at a time
- The third way works is fastest and works great if you have room to jog a few steps with the mouth open
- Once there’s air inside, simply roll over the end four or five times and clip it shut
The whole process works even if there isn’t any wind. You don’t need to carry around a heavy pump. You can inflate the lounger inside a room or outdoors, it doesn’t matter. It stays inflated for four to five hours. If you feel it getting soft and you don’t want to inflate it again, just give the open end a couple of rolls and re-clip it to make the bag firm again.
Taking it down is even faster. Unclip it, unroll the end, and push the air out from the closed end toward the mouth as you roll it up. When the fireworks are over, you can be on the road before everyone else has folded up their blankets and lawn chairs.
Satisfaction guarantee from the manufacturer
Chillbo Baggins has a lifetime warranty and a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee if the lounger is returned within 6 months from the date of purchase.