What is a Banana Chair?
There are a few things that make a classic banana chair. First, it has to be able to sit on the floor and rock. I’ve seen a lot of banana chairs that sit on a stand and while those are cool that’s not a true banana chair.
Secondly, it has to be one piece that is curved and shaped like a banana. There are banana looking floor chairs out there that can hinge to a laying or seated position. Those are actually comfortable but still not a classic banana chair like the ones we will be looking at today.
Banana chairs are a source of nostalgia for a lot of people including me. I remember getting one for my birthday when I was a kid and it was used every day for years. Nowadays they make some pretty incredible banana chairs for gaming, lounging, and even a type of inflatable banana chair for lounging outdoors or indoors. Any of the banana chairs on this list will be comfortable for the average adult as well as teens and even children.
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Banana Chair Reviews and Info
The Crew Furniture’s banana chair is one of the few truly classic banana chairs out there. Many banana chairs have speakers and armrests but this banana chair is simple but comfortable. Built on a wood frame this banana chair is sturdy, with a weight limit of up to 200 lbs. An adult should have no problems getting comfortable in this chair.
The padding is a thick polyurethane foam with a faux leather cover that is easy to clean with a damp cloth.
The banana chair measurements are 16 inches wide, 24 inches deep, and 32 inches tall, and weighs only 11 lbs.
The Crew Furniture Classic Banana Chair is a great traditional banana chair. It’s perfect to use as extra seating in a home theater, or for use as a gaming or lounging chair. These kinds of chairs are very popular for teens but are great for adults as well. As far as classic banana chairs go, this is one of the best you can buy.
- Classic design
- Easy to clean
The V Rocker SE is the first of the fancier gaming banana chairs because it has built-in speakers and a subwoofer. If you just want a classic banana chair then this is still a good option because it’s a simple design and has a very high weight limit of 275 lbs for adults.
The banana chair is made with a breathable foam mesh on the sides and easy to clean vinyl in the center. The headrest is padded for extra comfort and the base is oversized to fit adults comfortably. It’s also foldable so you can store it in a closet or even under a tall bed easily.
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If you choose to use the speaker’s capabilities then you are in for a treat. The control panel is located on the right bottom side with volume and base control along with input and output jacks for headphones or aux cables. It also has wireless audio transmission compatible gaming systems, media players, and home theater setups.
There are two speakers located near the head area with AMF (audio force modulation) for magnified sound quality. The subwoofer is located at the base (lower back area) it rumbles and along with the speakers create an immersive feel when gaming or watching a movie.
The chair measurements are 17 inches wide, 31 inches long, and 29 inches tall. Because of the speakers, it’s a little heavy weighing 29 lbs in total.
The Ace Bayou V Rocker SE is a neat banana chair and still a very classic design even with the added speakers and subwoofers. The high weight capacity and foldability make it great for adults with limited space. Even if you never use the speakers on it this is one of the best banana chairs you can buy as far as comfort goes.
- Simple Design
- Speakers and Subwoofer
- High Weight Capacity
Ace Bayou makes another excellent banana chair with armrests. The fantastic thing about their X Rocker ll SE 2.1 is it’s made with full faux leather so it’s very easy to clean and the armrests fold up. You can turn this gaming banana chair into a classic by just folding up the armrests.
Much like it’s more simple counterpart the Ace Bayou V Rocker SE the X Rocker has two built in speakers near the head area and a 4″ subwoofer in the lower back area. Using AFM technology you get an immersed experience in any game you are playing or movie you are watching
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The control panel is located on the right bottom side where you can control the volume and bass. There are input and output jacks and the entire thing is also wireless compatible. It connects to any gaming system, media player, and home theater system wirelessly or through cables depending on your preferences.
The banana chair part of it is unique because it sits on rocking rails for easier rocking movement. As I stated before the armrests can fold up. The entire banana chair also folds making it easy to store. It measures 23 inches wide, 35 inches long, and 33 inches tall and weighs 44 lbs. Because of its large size, this is a true adult banana chair that will be comfortable for larger or tall people.
The Ace Bayou X Rocker ll SE 2.1 is a fantastic option if you are looking for a high-quality gaming adult banana chair with armrests. The metal rails it sits on make it better for rocking on carpeted or soft surfaces and helps the chair stay like new even longer.
- Sits on rocking rails
- Extra wide
- Large for adults
- Armrests fold up
- High Weight Capacity
The Vibe 2.1 is another fantastic classic looking adult banana chair that will be comfortable to lounge in. It’s also a high tech gaming banana chair with a few more perks than some of the other gaming banana chairs on this list.
First off the chair is made with vinyl and mesh fabric. It’s mostly covered in the mesh material which makes it comfortable and breathable when you are seated for a long time but it’s also a little more difficult to clean. The armrests can fold up and are padded for extra comfort.
The headrest area has holes in it for airflow and it looks like a serious gaming chair. The entire thing is foldable for easy storage making it a great extra chair to pull out whenever you have friends over.
It is 24.5 inches wide, 33.5 inches long, and 32.3 inches tall making it the perfect size for any size of an adult. The weight limit is 275 lbs. The entire chair weighs 26 lbs which is fairly lightweight for a banana chair with speakers.
Now it’s time to get into the features that make it a high tech gaming chair. Yes, it has the 2 speakers, the subwoofer and the AFM technology to immerse you in the sounds of the game or movie. The extra technology are the added vibration motors that are synced to the bass to make you feel even more that you are part of whatever media you are watching or gaming on.
The added vibrations make it an even more fantastic gaming chair and to top it all off it’s Bluetooth compatible. You can wirelessly play music from any Bluetooth device. The side control panels still have the input and output jacks if you prefer cables and there is a volume and bass control located there as well.
The X Rocker Vibe 2.1 is another excellent adult banana chair because it’s large and has a high weight capacity. This one looks and has the extras of a high-quality gaming chair but that doesn’t mean it’s just for gamers. You can enjoy a movie or listen to your music on it and sit for hours comfortably. It’s a great choice for adults or teenagers and just a fantastic banana chair.
- Bluetooth Compatible
- Cushioned armrests
- High weight capacity
- Large for adults
- Added vibration motors
Here we have the king of banana chairs. The Pro Series H3 is going to be the most comfortable banana chair you’ve ever sat on. The one small and only downside is the armrests don’t fold up. If you don’t like armrests it’s an easy fix because you can just remove them from the chair and suddenly you have a classic banana chair with insane padding.
Let’s start with the padding, there’s extra padding on the seat for comfort. Padding for lumbar and neck support and the entire chair sits up on rails for easy rocking on any surface and increased durability. To top it all off the chair is foldable so you can slide it into a closet when you aren’t using it.
There’s even a version close to this one on a pedestal if you prefer to be off the ground.
The entire chair is 24 inches wide, 29 inches long, and 36 inches tall making it perfect for all sizes of adults or teens. The weight capacity is 275 lbs and it weighs 50 lbs.
Now it’s time to talk about the audio. Most gaming banana chairs with speakers have two of them directly behind your ears. The Pro Series H3 has 4 speakers that are on the sides of the chair so you can turn up the volume without making your head uncomfortable. The speakers are located on the top sides and bottom sides.
Of course, there’s a subwoofer in the back and added vibration motors that sync with the bass to make gaming and movies feel even more immersive and real.
The banana chair is wirelessly compatible with all gaming systems, media players, and home theater systems. The control panel controls the volume and bass. There are input and output jacks as well as a headphone jack.
The X Rocker Pro Series H3 is without a doubt one of the best banana chairs you can buy. Not only for the gaming capabilities but also for extreme comfort and rockability. I wish they had banana chairs like this when I was a kid but the good news is its the perfect size for adults and a great way to relax and watch a movie, game, or even read a book.
- Extra padding for comfort
- 4 speakers
- Wireless compatible
- Added vibration motors
- Sits up on rocker rails
- Large for adults
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I saved the best for last and the Pro Series H3 exceeds all expectations when it comes to a banana chair. It’s ultra-comfortable and large but easy to fold up and stow away.
Not only are you buying a super comfortable chair it also doubles as a high tech speaker system with a subwoofer and surround sound technology. You can really feel whatever game you are playing or movie you are watching because of the added vibration motors. It’s like those full experience chairs you can pay extra for at fancy movie theaters.
Like anything, you can go with the simple version or the one with all the perks. The great thing about the X Rocker Pro Series H3 is it’s made specifically for adults and will hold up even after years and years of being sat in. This is is a definite upgrade from any banana chair and a fantastic choice for banana chair lovers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Banana Chairs
Can the banana chairs with speakers be connected?
Yes, they can. All of the banana chairs on this list can be linked together so you can have multiple chairs and people enjoying the movie or game.
Who invented the banana chair?
Sources say that R.S. Dean an inventor from Salt Lake City, Utah is the mind behind the modern day banana chair.
Why are banana chairs called banana chairs?
Banana chairs are shaped like bananas and therefore called banana chairs.
What is the best material for a banana chair?
Growing up I had a cloth banana chair, it became very stained and dirty very fast and was hard to clean. The best material for a banana chair is vinyl or faux leather because it is easy to clean and stain-resistant.
How to reupholster and fix a banana chair?
If you have any old or broken banana chairs from your childhood that need a makeover then the good news is they are easy to fix up. For good detailed instructions on fixing up a banana chair and making it extra cute for kids check out this article.
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