This Versatile Floor Chair is Foldable, Portable, and Meditation-Friendly (Bonus: It’s Great for Tall People, Too!)

published Jan 25, 2022
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I’m not a tall person, but my best friend is. As a result, I’ve learned to be mindful of the seating options I have available in my home so I don’t inadvertently end up with an apartment full of hobbit-sized furniture just because it’s comfortable to me. Having a large couch or chair in every room isn’t possible when you live in a small space, so floor cushions have been at the forefront of my thoughts recently. They’re just so versatile — they can easily be set to the side or put away completely without cluttering up a room, and quickly pulled out when hosting. In my search for a piece or two to add to my own home, I came across a particularly enticing version: the Malu Luxury Padded Floor Chair.

Available on Amazon, the Malu floor chair comes in four colors and is packed with convenient features. It has five adjustable positions — from completely flat to 90 degrees — and can be folded in half for compact storage beneath a bed, couch, or another piece of furniture. The chair comes with a shoulder strap for comfortable carrying and can be used both indoors and outdoors thanks to an easy-to-clean nylon bottom. “I bought this floor chair a year ago and have enjoyed it thoroughly,” said one Amazon shopper. “The folding mechanism is easy to use and has yet to show any signs of wear or dysfunction. The material it is made out of is high-quality and comfortable. It is very portable and light. If I ever need another floor chair, I will likely be buying this one. It’s worth the investment!”

The chair’s microsuede outer cover is machine-washable, and the cushion itself is made of thick, comfortable foam. A few customers have commented that the foam can get worn down over time from wear and tear, but it’s not difficult to replace with padding of your own choosing if necessary. A sign that the cushion is reaching the end of its life cycle is being able to feel the support bars of the chair as you sit. Other than that, buyers have stated that the chair is supportive and suited for adults and children alike. “This was an odd buy for me, but my husband has been working from home. He loves sitting in front of our fireplace and working. This saves his back,” said one reviewer. “Also, our little girl loves to set herself up in a comfy spot with a tray table and watch TV. It’s a family favorite!”

While the Malu Luxury Floor Chair caught my attention as an option for additional seating, what sold me on it were the multiple reviews stating that its use wasn’t hindered by height. “If you’re as tall as me, you know how hard it is to find things with enough back support,” said a customer who noted that it’s a great option for meditators over 6 feet tall. “It’s convenient to open, close, and transport. Your back will thank you.” Being able to fold the chair in half also makes it possible to use the chair as a meditation cushion, and many reviewers purchased it for exactly that purpose. It even has additional uses that might not be as noticeable right off the bat, such as a supplemental seat for an office chair and back support for new mothers spending time on the floor with their babies. 

Based on customer experiences, the floor chair is lightweight, convenient, and great for gifting. “I purchased four chairs! One for myself and one for each of my teen and young adult children,” reads one happy review. “They are either into gaming or meditation, and everyone was so excited about this gift. They use it every day!”

Buy: Malu Luxury Padded Floor Chair, $79.99 (originally $84.99)