Beans & Filling


Beans & Filling

All COAST beanbags are available pre-filled via this website, our Ponsonby Showroom or via our exclusive retail partners.
If you have purchased an unfilled beanbag, the information below may be helpful:


All of our beanbags are designed to be filled with polystyrene beans (also known as ‘EPS’ beans or beads).

How Much Fill?

BeanbagLitresCubic FeetKilos
Ottoman 180 6.5 0.9
Marine Bean Large 220 8.0 1.10
Marine Bean Antoll 360 12.8 1.8
Marine Bean Chair 360 12.8 1.8
Marine Bean XL 380 13.5 1.9
Marine Bean XXL 750 26.5 3.75
Isla Ottoman 360 12.8 1.8
Isla Chair 550 19.5 2.75
Isla Lounger 800 28.25 4.0


Small, lightweight beads present a severe danger to children if swallowed or inhaled.

Filling Your Beanbag

This is definitely a two-person job. We recommend the following technique:

Classic Marine Bean

- Unzip the liner and the Sunbrella shell

- While one person holds open the liner, the other should slowly pour in the beans;

- Shake the liner into the Sunbrella shell.

- Be sure to line up the top of the liner (mesh) with the top of the shell (handle)

- Be sure to line up the liner zip with the shell zip

We recommend that you do not over-fill your beanbag – when you sit, you should be able to sink well into the beanbag without touching the floor

Isla Collection

- Unzip the liner and the Sunbrella shell;

- While one person holds open the opening of the liner, the other should slowly pour in the beans;

- Shake the liner to distribute the beans evenly through the liner;

- fill to about 90% capacity;

Please note that most polystrene beans will compress over time and that you may need to top-up your beanbag from time to time.

If for any reason you need to replace your beans, please dispose of the old beans responsibly - see recycling information below.

Safety Zip

For your safety, the liner of your beanbag is fitted with a locking zip. To open and close the liner, slide an un-bent paperclip through the top of the zip slider and use it to pull the slider up or down the zip. When you have filled the liner, close the zip securely and remove the paperclip.

Please contact us if you have any questions relating to the safe use of your beanbag.

Sitting in Your Beanbag

The classic Marine Bean is primarily designed for lounging, not for perching. Achieve the perfect lounging position by lying your beanbag on its back (i.e. with the zip against the ground), then sink into the middle. And relax.


Where to buy beans for your beanbag

New Zealand

Briscoes 09 815 3737
Bunnings Warehouse 09 975 2200
Mitre 10 Mega 09 443 9900
Para Rubber 0800 727 278
Smiths City 03 983 3000
Spotlight 0800 276 222
The Warehouse 09 489 7000


Bunnings Warehouse -
Kmart 1800 124 125
Spotlight 1300 305 405
Target 1800 814 788
Big W 1300 244 999


Plystyrene beans will last for a long time and should not need to be replaced. Polystyrene does not biodegrade, but can be recycled and/or reused.

There are now a number of government sponsored and private enterprises that will collect or receive polystyrene for recycling. We encourage you to dispose of polystyrene beans responsibly. Avoid emptying your liner into the rubbish or into a recycling bin as most of the beans will blow away

If for any reason you need to replace your beans, please contact us and we can send you a replacement liner for a nominal charge (to cover shipping). You can then take the entire filled liner to be recycled.