After 15 hours of research evaluating 70 products, we picked Chillbo Baggins 2.0 Inflatable Air Sofa as our top choice.
Welcome back to the 90s: Inflatable furniture is cool again. Laugh if you want, but the growing demand for an inflatable couch makes perfect sense. After all, an inflatable couch provides convenient, comfy seating at concerts, beaches, and outdoor parties.
You might be wondering:
Can't I just get a seat there? You can, but good luck. Approximately 32 million people attend at least one music festival per year, so it’s not surprising many concertgoers end up fighting for a spot on the lawn. Nearly 100 million people visit beaches each year, so beach chair rentals sell out fast.
Won’t it be hard to lug around an inflatable couch? Nah, not really. Inflatable couches are lightweight, and many of them weigh less than 10 pounds. Some of them even come with handles or a carrying case.
When you’re done with the couch, deflate it quickly and get on with your life. Super simple, right?
Using an inflatable couch is easy; you just have to figure out which one to buy. We’ve eliminated the guesswork for you by researching the best inflatable couches out there. The list is below.
Floats in water, so you can use it at the beach or in a pool. Durable design withstands the potentially damaging effects of tough terrains and energetic kids.
There’s no back, so it’s more of a lounger than a sofa.
This inflatable lounger is built to survive frequent use, whether you take it on family camping trips or regularly attend local music festivals. It gets its resiliency from 100% 210T rip-stop polyester, so you can take it nearly anywhere. The long-lasting material won’t melt in the sun or succumb to the attacks of bugs, so it’s perfect for outdoor use.
Surprisingly, this inflatable lounger holds nearly as much weight as the Intex sectional. The company claims it supports up to 550 to 650 pounds, but we recommend sticking with the lower end of that range.
This WEKAPO lounger comes in several eye-catching colors, including purple, green, and blue. Each lounger includes a stake and a bottle opener.
Super comfy as long as you don’t mind lounging. Sitting upright can get uncomfortable if you require tons of back support; if not, you’ll be fine.
Ease of Use: WEKAPO warns that new users should thoroughly review the instructions that come with this inflatable lounger and then carefully attempt to fill it with air. It’s difficult at first, but it gets easier each time you do it.
This is a double-chamber lounger, so you have to fill each chamber with air. You do this by shaking each chamber up and down until it’s full of air, then buckling the chambers together.
Around $40, which is great for a hiqh-quality lounger like the WEKAPO.
The flocked-top surface and neutral hue make this sectional a sophisticated alternative to many of the brightly colored, plastic-like styles from other brands. Also features removable cushions for hassle-free cleanup.
Not pet friendly - so watch out for your kitty’s claws! Takes a while to inflate, but that’s not surprising since it’s so big.
Thanks to this sofa’s stylish design and durability, you can get away with keeping it in your living room. This inflatable sectional comes in neutral hues, like grey and tan, that won’t overpower your decor.
Owners love the built-in cupholders on this inflatable sectional, as well as the smooth flocked-top surface and resilient vinyl bottom. The surface is waterproof, so go ahead and give your kids a juice box or three during family movie night.
At 28.8 pounds, this is the heaviest inflatable sofa we’ve evaluated. However, its heavy weight helps it hold up to 4 people weighing a combined total of 600 pounds. And unlike many other air-filled sofas, it doesn’t deflate easily when you sit on it.
Sprawl out on the spacious surface of this large inflatable sofa, or stretch out your arms on the armrests. This is one of the most comfortable inflatable sofas we’ve reviewed.
Ease of Use: It takes a bit longer to set up this inflatable sectional than other sofas on our list, but that’s expected. After all, it’s much bigger.
The sectional has a 2-in-1 valve with wide openings. This helps air flow through the chambers easily when you shake the sofa til it’s full.
The suggested price for this Intex sectional falls around $150, but we’ve seen it as low as $90. This is one of the most expensive inflatable couches we’ve seen, but it’s totally worth the price.
Stainproof, water-resistant couch made from hard-to-rip polyester. Includes extra fabric in case damage somehow occurs anyway.
It’s difficult to inflate this couch until you get used to the process.
Design: Choose from nearly 10 different colors, including black, white, or pink, for the PouchCouch inflatable couch. It has a loop for a stake, but the stake is not included. We recommend buying one since some users report that the couch moves around easily without one.
Clocking in at just 2 pounds, this is one of the lightest couches on our list. Despite its weight, this couch still holds up to 500 pounds - which is 100 more than our top pick - when inflated. It’s made from parachute-grade polyester that effectively resists stains, rips, and water damage.
Comfort: Multiple people can fit on this small yet sturdy couch without any issues. Once full, the inflatable couch provides ample support for kids or adults. You can sit on it for hours without sinking into the ground, but remember, it’s not meant to stay inflated all day.
Ease of Use: Tricky at first, but after that, it’s easy to inflate the PouchCouch in minutes.
This is a double-chamber sofa, which means you have to get air into two chambers. You do this by quickly opening and closing each chamber 10 to 15 times, then connecting the included buckle.
Price: You might pay as little as $15 or $20 or as much as $40 or $50 for this PouchCouch. It lacks the features many pricier inflatable couches have, so try not to pay too much for this basic couch.
Includes a plastic stake to hold the inflated couch in place. Supports up to 400 pounds once inflated.
Some users complain that this couch deflates on its own if you sit on it too long, but that's normal. It's not designed for 24/7 use.
The Chillbo Baggins 2.0, AKA the Chillbo Shwaggins 2.0, comes in 12 vibrant, contemporary patterns. Two handy side pockets provide ample space for ticket stubs, snacks, or sunblock. There’s a plastic stake so you can tether the couch in place while you sit.
This best-selling couch is crafted from resilient nylon, so it easily withstands frequent use even though it only weighs 3.4 pounds. Be careful not to spend too much time on it, though; the company reports that it usually loses air after 4 to 5 hours. Expect to re-inflate the sofa a couple times if you’re planning to sit on it all day.
Curl up and relax on this comfy inflatable couch without feeling rocky terrain or patches of weeds against your bottom. This air-filled sofa supports up to 400 pounds without deflating, so you and an average-sized friend or kid can lounge together.
Ease of Use: There’s a learning curve when it comes to inflating this couch, but you’ll get the hang of it after the first few times. There are two chambers inside of the inflatable couch, and you fill them with air by running back and forth across the grass (or carpet, or beach, or whatever). No air pump required.
Around $50 depending on which pattern you choose. This price falls somewhere in the middle when you compare other inflatable couches, so we feel it’s fair.