Tash reviews Gamesac by Lovesac
It’s the ultimate gamers dilemma – It’s the time of the year where triple A titles are hitting the shelves one after the other. You’ve got yourself a nice setup, with your console of choice connected to your impressive display. But no matter what you do, no matter which couch or chair or position you sit in, you just can’t get comfortable. Thank goodness for Lovesac Australia, then, who have exactly the thing you’ve been looking for – the Gamesac.
The name may sound odd, but trust me when I say the Gamesac is the perfect addition to your gaming area. It singlehandedly provides the ideal place to relax whilst you power through your game of choice. Whether you’re a gamer who likes to completely recline whilst they’re gaming, or someone who likes to sit – the Gamesac provides both.
Made by Aussie based Lovesac Australia, the Gamesac is one type of the range of Lovesacs on offer. There are Lovesacs to meet all your relaxation needs, including ones perfect for the whole family to watch movies, ones that will make study sessions something you’ll look forward to, and ones that are simply designed to provide a place for you to relax whilst you work.
The Lovesacs themselves are filled with polyurethane foam, which is the same sort of foam that’s found in pillows and mattresses. Lovesac makes a point of saying their sacs are not bean bags, and once you’ve relaxed in one you’ll understand why – the polyurethane foam filling enables the lovesac to mould around you, providing more comfort than the singular beans in most bean bags ever will.
There are two components to the Gamesac – the insert and the cover. The insert is the foam content which makes the Gamesac the comfortable sac it is. It’s packed inside a canvas cover and expands once you lift it out of the bag it is delivered in. As the insert is originally one large piece of foam, you will need to break it up using your hands to knead and pull the foam into smaller pieces. This process takes some time and effort – the instructions shipped with the Gamesac recommend at least a couple of hours – but if you want a Gamesac which is as comfortable as it can possibly be, investing time and effort now pays off.
The second element to the Gamesac is the cover – the softer convering to the Gamesac which comes in a variety of colours and fabrics. The covers are designed to be machine washable and interchangeable, and it is recommended to wash the cover before use, to avoid colour transfer. I chose the ‘Bondi Sand’ colour for my Gamesac, but Lovesac Australia provides a variety of colours, including more vibrant shades if that’s your preference.
Given that the Gamesac includes two separate parts, you will need to place the cover on the sac yourself once you’ve separated the foam insert. It is do-able to place the cover on by yourself, however having two people makes the process a breeze. The instructions included with the Gamesac are a touch hard to follow, and I needed to visit the official website’s FAQ to understand how to place the cover over the insert. However, once you understand what’s required it is a simple process to slip the cover around the insert. And then you’re free to enjoy your Gamesac.
The first time you sit on your Gamesac, it feels like heaven. You’ll wonder why it took you so long to order one yourself.
And the good news is that the Gamesac stays confortable use after use. The cover is comfortable without restricting your movement, and it feels soft to the touch. The foam insert is hypoallergenic, and bacteria and moisture resistant, so you don’t need to worry about any nasty reactions. The only thing you do need to worry about is keeping how comfortable your Gamesac is a secret so your friends don’t commandeer it.
I’ve found my Gamesac to be the perfect addition to my gaming room. Whilst it takes up a fair amount of room, it is no more larger than a sofa chair and can be easily moved if you need to. Depending on the way in which you put on your cover, the Gamesac can be used as a bed, recliner or chair. I prefer to use it as a chair, as I find this is the most comfortable position for me when I’m gaming. The chair position allows you to sink into the Gamesac and acts as a recliner of sorts, but with the extra support for your back. Adding a neck roller (also available to purchase from Lovesac Australia) to place behind your head makes the setup even better, enabling you to game into the early hours of the morning without any aches or cramps.
In addition to using my Gamesac for long gaming sessions, I’ve also used it whilst reading, watching television, and using my laptop and iPad. No matter the purpose of your use, one thing remains constant – the Gamesac is the most comfortable thing you will ever relax on.
If you’re a gamer who’s been searching for something comfortable, your search is over. Gamesac from Lovesac is a must-have piece of furniture for any gamer. It’s become indispensible to me and I’m already looking to buy another. If you haven’t got one – get one. You won’t be disappointed.
Gamesacs are available through Lovesac’s Official Website. Keep an eye out on the site and their official twitter – there are often special savings and deals on offer. If you have any questions, the Lovesac team are an amazing group of people who respond to queries quickly and professionally. They are some of the most friendly and helpful people I’ve ever dealt with, and the high standard of customer service they provide is second to none.
I can’t recommend the Gamesac highly enough. It’s better than a couch. It’s better than a recliner. It’s better than a bean bag. After experiencing the comfort of a Gamesac, I feel Lovesac need to change their tagline to ‘Once you go Lovesac, you don’t go back.’