The secret to staying afloat is here
Weighed down by the insurmountable responsibilities of adulthood? In desperate need of an out-of-body relaxation experience?
Readers, rejoice. We got you. 🙌🏻
At least, that’s what John Fiorentino (the famed creator of the Gravity Blanket) wants us to think. That man sure does know a thing or two about innovating towards wellness and relaxation. Enter his game-changing, millennial reinvention on the bean bag: The Moon Pod. 🌙✨
If what comes to mind is a saggy, dusty lump of felt, we don’t blame you. The bean bag of the 70s appears to have declined significantly in recent years, rendering it almost obsolete (or at best, a stand-in for those of us saving up for a proper couch).
But the Moon Pod’s set out to turn the tide. With over 80,000 followers on Instagram and having received rave reviews on CNN, Forbes and USA Today (the list goes on), the Moon Pod’s not short on fans, and frankly, it’s not hard to see why.
Amongst other bold claims, the Moon Pod is an ergonomic, sleek bean bag which holds itself out to “mimic the sensation of floating therapy” based on its zero-gravity technology, thereby “elevating your relaxation”. Talk about an other-worldly experience. 👽
Priced at $300 to $500, the Moon Pod is also easily one of the most expensive bean bags on the market (to our knowledge, second only to the $850 Lovesac). It appears its creators truly believe that it belongs in a league of its own.
In this article, we discuss the bold claims that the Moon Pod makes, why exactly the Moon Pod’s so special, which Moon Pod works best for you, and whether the Moon Pod is actually worth it’s weight in gold.
Right off the bat, the Moon Pod dauntlessly positions itself as “The Future of Relaxation”. They also claim:
- To provide unmatched ergonomic support
- To have a sleek profile (Dimensions: Up to 56” x 24” x 24” for the signature Moon Pod)
- To make you feel weightless
- That “you don’t sink, you float” (How ingenious indeed 😎)
But what exactly makes the Moon Pod so special?
There are 2 key components of a bean bag: The shell, and the filling. The Moon Pod has reinvented both.
For its shell, the Moon Pod uses a “dual-shell” membrane that is soft and stretchy, yet provides sufficient structure. It’s specifically engineered to respond to any body shape and movement. It also doesn’t hurt that this shell comes in multiple sheek colors 😍 , is machine-washable, and can also be tumble-dried on low heat! Perfect for low maintenance folks.
As for its filling, the Moon Pod has departed from the traditional polystyrene and foam options and has instead stuffed it with “responsive high-density beds” (science term: “custom density EPS bead”), the secret ingredient which mimics the sensation of flotation therapy, in turn reducing stress and anxiety levels. In admirable fashion, the Moon Pod even utilises a fully sustainable manufacturer that recycles all unused materials from other projects into the filling of the Moon Pod. #sustainableliving 🥲
While the Moon Pod was engineered to support any body shape for maximum comfort (meaning you could technically plop onto it in contorted fashion if you wish), there are 3 key ways the Moon Pod may be used:
- Sit on the Moon Pod: While seated, the Moon Pod provides support from your upper thighs all the way up to your shoulder blades. Unless you’re on the petite side, this seating position is unlikely to provide you with neck support. 🪑
- Recline on the Moon Pod: While reclining, the entire back, neck and even head is supported. Perfect lounging position at a slight incline, fit for a cosy movie night. 🛋
- Lay in the Moon Pod: This essentially uses the Moon Pod as a mini mattress as you lie completely flat. Great for naps, full nights of sleep or even staring at the ceiling to contemplate your life decisions. 🛏
We should also highlight that each of these uses would depend heavily on your height and build, which leads me to my next point.
The Moon Pod was designed to appeal to the masses. It comes in 2 variations (The Moon Pod and the Super Moon Pod), along with a bunch of pairing accessories, to allow users to have the best experience, specifically tailored to their build and lifestyle. Stay tuned for this below. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
That said, I understand that those blessed with particularly tall frames (and/or those who identity as bootylicious 🍑 ) may feel this just isn’t for them. After all, bean bags have a fixed dimension and often, it’s the petites who get the best use of them.
The creators of the Moon Pod clearly thought of this, and have assured fans that “those up to 6’8” have found comfort in the Moon Pod”. It’s also stated that the Moon Pod is made from a super supportive material which can hold weights upwards of 300lbs. 😱 This gives the Moon Pod impressive range, at least insofar as potential users go.
But on a more personal level, who might the Moon Pod appeal to?
In our view, anyone who:
- Is searching for new means of relaxation from the comfort of your own home 🧘🏻
- Is looking to elevate their movie night/TV-watching/Xbox gaming experience to an extravagant level of cozy 📺
- Is looking to upgrade their current bean bags to something that alleviates back pain and gives that “floating” feeling ☁️
- Wants to furnish their home with sleek, multi-functional pieces that are sustainable, low maintenance and can even be taken outside (more on this later) 🏡
- Literally anyone who needs to chill (and that’s everyone) #selfcarematters ❤️
Is this speaking to you? Let me jump right into the deets so you can get adding to cart without any delay. 🛒
Which Moon Pod’s for me?
The creative minds behind the Moon Pod have made it super easy to decide between Moon Pod variations. With only 2 options, any decision paralysis will be short lived.
The signature Moon Pod is undoubtedly the fan favorite, offering all of the Moon Pod’s best-selling features in its sleek silhouette fit for a king (or queen). 👑
This version is engineered to happily seat one person. Measuring up to 56” x 24” by 24”, this sleek piece of furniture will take up little precious land area in the home. However, do bear in mind that these dimensions are likely to expand when in use.
The Moon Pod also weighs roughly 12lbs, making it relatively easy to grab and move around with a single hand (and potentially a glass of wine in the other? Don’t mind if I do) 🍷 Space-efficient, movable and uber-comfy, the signature Moon Pod is primed to become a staple piece of the home – for both work and play. 💻 🎮
I’m already imagining myself transitioning seamlessly from my Zoom meetings into movie nights without having to move an inch. Talk about round the clock comfort 🥺
As if things couldn’t get any better, the Moon Pod’s truly a sight for sore eyes. The Moon Pod comes in 5 gorgeous neutral shades: Moon Indigo, Cosmic Ash, Space Grey, Neptune Blue and Rose Quartz – each perfectly designed to integrate seamlessly into any interior style. 😍
The Moon Pod retails for $399 each.
Those looking to share this incredible experience (or those who simply want that comfort extravaganza all for themselves) need look no further than the Super Moon Pod. And yes, you guessed it – it’s all the Moon Pod has to offer, just bigger and better. 🤩
The Super Moon Pod is essentially made up of not one but two Moon Pods, plus an extra-large shell to house all that goodness. Its essential features are identical to that of the signature Moon Pod, only 2 get to enjoy the experience. 👯♀️
Measuring roughly 56” x 48” x 48” (plus allowance for expansion when sat or laid on), the Super Moon Pod serves as a sizable upgrade from the signature Moon Pod without causing a bottleneck in the home. Just think of it as a movable couch which shape shifts to your posture (and mood). Pure bliss. 😘
The Super Moon Pod comes in 3 neutral colours (as opposed to the signature Moon Pod’s 5 colours): Cosmic Ash, Moon Indigo and Space Grey.
The Super Moon Pod retails for $675. Considering that the Super Moon Pod offers double the snuggability for less than double the price of the Moon Pod, we’d say that’s a steal. 🤑
Pairing Accessories: For an out-of-this-world experience
As a special treat, the team over at Moon Pod created 2 additional pairing accessories for fans to upgrade their experience. How could you possibly improve on the Moon Pod, you ask? 🤔
Specially tailored to offer heightened ergonomic support (and a snugger fit in the Moon Pod), the Crescent is a U-shaped backrest made to literally be added on top of the Moon Pod. This allows the user to sit up higher and feel hugged from all angles while using the Moon Pod, perfect especially for those looking to work from the Moon Pod. 👩🏻💻🧑🏻💻
The Crescent doesn’t compromise on the zero-gravity experience whatsoever. It comes filled with the exact same high-density beads you’d find in the Moon Pod, as well as its dual-membrane high quality shell.
In fact, the Crescent serves as a multi-use backrest that may prove essential throughout the house:
- 👆🏻 : Pair it with the Moon Pod as advertised to get the full flotation therapy treatment.
- ✌🏻 :Take it to the couch for that same enhanced backrest, only with your sofa as the base.
- 👌🏻 : Bring it to the bedroom and have it rest against your headboard for a perfect support for your pre-sleep reading routine.
We love how versatile the Crescent is (and the fact that it may even be used without the Moon Pod). As with the Moon Pod, the Crescent also comes in the same 5 stunning colours: Moon Indigo, Cosmic Ash, Space Grey, Neptune Blue and Rose Quartz
The Crescent retails for $169, but is best purchased in sets. The Crescent + Moon Pod retails as a set for $538. Talk about a dynamic duo. 🤝
Now they’re just spoiling us. The Lunar Lift serves as the perfectly soft yet structured leg rest, elevating your feet whilst you’re vegging out on the Moon Pod. 🛀
Not many things are as universal as the desire to put your feet up after a long day of work, but the Lunar Lift provides that and the ability to kick your feet up whilst you work from the Moon Pod.
By raising your feet to be in alignment with your chest, the Lunar Lift claims to assist with promoting blood circulation, reducing swelling in the feet, and relieving pressure from your lower body. 💪🏻
If stinky feet are a concern, fret not: The Lunar Lift comes with a removable cover that is machine washable and can be tumble-dried on low heat. This is pretty consistent with the shell offered throughout the Moon Pod’s range of products.
While all that sounds great to us, let’s be honest: In our humble opinion, the Lunar Lift appears to be the least inventive or necessary offering from the Moon Pod’s collection. This serves largely as a footrest which many may already have lying around the house.
That said, the Lunar Lift (which comes in the same 5 colours as the Moon Pod) is undoubtedly engineered to pair perfectly with the Moon Pod and the Super Moon Pod. It melts together seamlessly with the same height and material, so if you’re investing in either of the Moon Pods, there’s little reason not to go all the way and snag the Lunar Lift too. 😏
The Lunar Lift retails for $169.
Worth the Splurge?
All this talk of relaxation’s getting my eyelids heavy, so let’s cut to the chase.
Should you dish out $300 to $800 (depending on variations and pairing accessories) for the Moon Pods?
What Other Customers are Saying
As for the actual product, we studied feedback from the Moon Pod’s website, as well as from independent platforms. Here are some of the customers had to say about thieir Moon Pods.
Katrina – “I wish I bought it before, love it for naps, meditation and reading. I don’t share it with anybody in my house.”
Jacqueline – “I love using mine in bed while reading or watching TV, and this little guy likes to snuggle with me on it. It’s the sweetest thing ever, and this mama is soaking it all in! 🥰”
Based on its website, the numbers indicate that the vast majority of users are more than happy with their purchase:
- The Moon Pod: 4.7 out of 5 star rating based on 1,996 reviews
- The Super Moon Pod: 4.9 out of 5 star rating based on 45 reviews
- The Crescent: 4.9 out of 5 star rating based on 491 reviews
- The Lunar Lift: 4.9 out of 5 star rating based on 168 reviews
These generally sing the same tune of high praise found in leading news outlets like CNN, PopSugar and Yahoo.
That said, you can count on us to highlight critical reviews for balanced feedback on this product. We observed some 1-star reviews on the Moon Pod’s website, largely raising concerns that there wasn’t anything all that special about the Moon Pod to differentiate it from other bean bags (especially given its steep price point). 🥵
Return & Refund Policy
When you’re forking out hard earned cash (especially at this price), buyers crave the security of having a Ctrl-Z option in case the investment turns out not to be worth it.
Here’s where we read the Terms and Conditions so you don’t have to. Turns out that the Moon Pod does allow returns, but there are a few key things we’d like to caution our readers of:
- All return requests needs to be submitted within 14 days from the date of delivery
- Returns needs to be “unopened and in new condition”
All that to say, we’d strongly advise being pretty sure you wanna keep this baby before you commit to purchasing it. If you do have a change of heart after the purchase, act quickly on the refund and ensure that the packaging remains sealed – and you’ll be fine!
In our view, the Moon Pod’s generated a pretty strong reaction. The vast majority are ardent fans of the Moon Pod who are super passionate about this game-changing relaxation tool. At the same time, there appears to be a small group of skeptics with concerns about the offering.
We think it best for buyers to evaluate their own lifestyle, needs and wallet to determine if the Moon Pod really is for them. The Moon Pod very well might be the key to much-needed decompressing and sleep (and we know how important sleeping better is – check out our guide here), and may be well worth the investment for some.
On our end, here’s our compilation of a list of pros and cons for the Moon Pod (and other products in the line):
- Revolutionary take on the 70’s bean bag in both function and form
- Anti-gravity technology provides a one of a kind experience
- Sleek, minimalistic design (which comes in several neutral shades) to blend into any interior
- Low maintenance and portable
- Comes with tailored pairing accessories for a custom experience
- Less than half the price than a competing premium bean bag, the Lovesac
- The Moon Pod’s not cheap
- Some controversy on whether you really get the “flotation” experience
- Stringent returns policy may deter undecided buyers
Moon Pod Discounts
If you do decide to go for the Moon Pod, it’s an exciting time for you. The Moon Pod is now offering a 25% off holiday sale (no discount code required)! Just head over to the Moon Pod’s website to shop. The Moon Pod is sold exclusively there.