Fatboy USA is the American distributor of the original Lamzac hangout air couch invented in the Netherlands. The name “Lamzac” means “lazy person” or a “sack that’s inactive.” Its design is based on drybags, waterproof sacks used by kayakers. Drybags, like the Fatboy or Lamzac, have a top that rolls up to make a watertight seal. This keeps air inside and water out.
The Fatboy isn’t ideal for overnighters because they usually only hold air up to 4 hours before needing to be topped off with more. But they are perfect for lounging outdoors at parks, on the beach, at the poolside, or in the backyard for a nap. The inventor, Marijn Oomen, even took his out onto water. While this isn’t a recommended use for the Fatboy inflatable lounge, it shows that it’s pretty tough.
Just think about it—instead of carrying around a bulky lawn chair or sitting on the hard ground, you can enjoy a comfortable inflatable couch. You don’t need trees to use it like you would a hammock. You don’t need an air pump. It only takes a couple of minutes to inflate and you’re ready to enjoy it.
- Top features of the Fatboy Lamzac the Original Seat
- It’s strong and sturdy, big enough to share with a friend or two
- It’s simple to set up and take down
- It comes in an assortment of colors to suit your style
- You can wash it if it gets dirty
- But are there any downsides?
- Why choose the Fatboy USA Lamzac the Original Seat over all the others?
- Help deciding which inflatable lounger to choose
Top features of the Fatboy Lamzac the Original Seat
Let’s explore why this genius invention is so popular. Not only has it inspired lots of imitators and knockoffs, it seems like everybody has one!
You can enjoy the Fatboy by yourself, or invite a friend or two to join you on your new air-filled sofa. It can hold up to 440 pounds of weight, no problem. It’s made from an internal plastic sack surrounded by a ripstop nylon exterior.
Once you’ve filled it with air, rolled over the end and clipped it, it holds air up to 4 hours. You can plump it up by rolling the end tighter if you don’t want to refill the air. When you’re done with it, it’s very easy to take down. Unclip and unroll the end, then smooth out the air and roll it up completely to fit in its carrying sack.
When it’s filled with air, the Fatboy measures around 6-1/2-feet long and almost 3 feet wide. When it’s folded up, it’s only 13.8 inches by 7.1 inches and it weighs just 2.6 pounds. That’s a lot lighter and smaller than a typical backpack.
It’s simple to set up and take down
You don’t need an air pump or even a windy day to fill it with air. There are several videos online that will show you how to inflate it. One of the most entertaining and informative is this video made by Lamzac themselves.
It comes in an assortment of colors to suit your style
You can get the Fatboy in 8 different colors. Choose from aqua blue, black, grass green, olive green, orange, petrol, purple, and red. Everyone can have their favorite color.
You can wash it if it gets dirty
The designers were smart. It’s a foregone conclusion that an inflatable seat being used outdoors will eventually get dirty. While you shouldn’t drop it in the washing machine, you can wipe down the Fatboy Lamzac with a soft cloth, mild soap, and lukewarm water. Let it dry thoroughly, and then enjoy it some more, or store it in its sack so it’s ready to go with you on the next adventure.
But are there any downsides?
The downsides depend on your point of view. Some owners have complained that it was hard to get the hang of filling the Fatboy lounger with air. Watch the video a couple of times and practice before you take it to the park or the beach. You can cheat with a fan if you’re in a hurry!
Some people report that their inflatable loungers don’t stay filled with air for very long. The expected duration is up to 4 hours before you’ll need to top it off with air, or roll up the end to tighten it.
If you’ve had it for less than 6 months, Fatboy USA will send you a replacement or repair it for you as long as it’s a defect, not damage from improper use. (We mentioned that the inventor floated on water with one—that’s something the manufacturer doesn’t recommend.)
If you get the Fatboy Lamzac and decide you don’t want to keep it, they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The company allows returns if it’s in its original packaging within 7 days from the date of receipt.
Finally, unlike some brands that imitated the Fatboy’s design, the original doesn’t have a pocket on the side, a cup holder, or a loop for staking it down on a windy day.
Why choose the Fatboy USA Lamzac the Original Seat over all the others?
Each one of the top inflatable lounge chairs on the market has its pros and cons. The Fatboy supports more weight than many of them, up to 440 pounds. It also weighs less than many of them, if only by a few ounces. Plus, it’s the original design and comes in a variety of solid colors.
Help deciding which inflatable lounger to choose
Yes, the choice is hard. We’d buy them all if we could! Check out our other reviews to see which best-selling air lounge is perfect for you.