Sales of outdoor bean bags are up 498 per cent at John Lewis, these are the best to buy now

With lockdown restrictions continuing to ease and the weather warming up, many of us have been making the most of the good weather and making up for lost time by hosting family and friends in the garden. Now that we’re allowed to socialise with more than six people outdoors again, many of us have also found ourselves stuck for outdoor seating though. Shoppers at John Lewis, however, have seemingly got inventive and opted to invest in outdoor bean bags instead.

Earlier this month, the retailer reported an uplift of 498 per cent in sales of the item compared to this time last year. Naturally, many are selling out fast but we’ve rounded up the best on the high street and the internet so that you too can make space for visitors this summer.

The best outdoor bean bags:

Max Indoor / Outdoor Bean Bag, £85, John Lewis

Available in 11 colours, this bean bag is one of John Lewis’s bestsellers and can be used indoors or out.

Indoor Outdoor Double Beanbag – Soft Grey, £295, Cox & Cox

Something of a showstopper, this double sofa bean bag would create plenty of seating space for unexpected guests.

rucomfy Junior Squashy Squarbie Indoor/ Outdoor Bean Bag, £54.99, John Lewis

Great for children, this bean bag is both comfortable and versatile as it can be shaped into various different positions.

little home at John Lewis Indoor/Outdoor Bean Bag Chair, £75, John Lewis

This bean bag chair is filled with supportive polypropylene beads that mould to the shape of your body.

Indoor Outdoor Beanbag – Soft Blush, £200, Cox & Cox

Perfect for sinking into with a good book, this beanbag makes for a cosy seat.

Layla Indoor/Outdoor Striped Cocoon Bean Bag, Multicoloured Braided Weave, £149, Made

A pop-of-colour, this stripy bean bag is designed to cocoon you as you sit but can also double up as a footstool.