are big bags, usually made out of vinyl
but sometimes made of cloth
, partially filled with tiny soft pellets
. They're extremely comfortable to sit on, although spending too long in one can be bad for your back
(just like a waterbed
Though they initially were a big hit in the 70s and then began to lose popularity, beanbag chairs are starting to make a big comeback. You can now walk into most any Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Fred Meyer, or Target store (among others) and buy fairly high-quality beanbags of many different styles and shapes.