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There’s nothing quite like an inviting backyard, patio, or other outdoor space. When they’re intentionally designed with comfort and style in mind, any outdoor area can serve as your own personal retreat, offering a peaceful refuge from the chaos of everyday life.
That’s why I was beyond thrilled when I received the opportunity to try and review one of Outer’s outdoor furniture sets. Combining plush comfort with timeless style, this set instantly became a cherished addition to our outdoor space.
The Outer Brown Wicker Loveseat set immediately caught my eye thanks to its classic wicker frame and lovely neutral color options. Currently, the set comes in two colors—Pacific Fog Gray and Palisades Cream.
The gray is soft with a slightly cool tone, while the cream is a lighter, warmer hue. It was tough to choose one since both colors would’ve worked well for our space, but I opted for Pacific Fog Gray simply because we have three dogs that would send the cream to the wash more often than I’d like. But since the cushion covers are machine washable, cleaning them is a breeze either way.
Once I chose the color and placed the order, I immediately received a confirmation email. A few days later, I received another email from Outer’s shipping partner to schedule a day and time for the furniture set delivery. I easily scheduled the date online, which ended up being about two weeks after I ordered it. All told, I was really impressed with how quick and efficient the order and delivery process was.
One of the things I love most about the Outer furniture set is its modular design. The modularity allows for multiple configurations, so I can arrange and rearrange depending on the occasion or my mood. It also makes it easy to expand the set should we ever want to add on additional seating or expand the loveseat to a three-seated couch.
The furniture set’s upholstery is made from 100% solution-dyed Olefin with a lightfast rating of 2,000 hours. It also exceeds 50,000 double rubs and is mold-, mildew-, and stain-resistant, so it can stand up to the weather (and my dogs) like a pro. Plus, each piece in the set comes with a built-in, waterproof OuterShell furniture cover, which you can easily pull over the cushions to further protect them in the case of very bad weather.
In addition to being weather-resistant, the cushions are ultra-comfortable thanks to a combination of memory foam and high-resiliency foam, which also happens to be recyclable, making it an eco-friendly choice — plus, a single all-weather wicker chair diverts at least 99 plastic bottles from landfills. And they sit on a gorgeous, all-weather wicker frame supported by stainless steel legs that won’t rust.
The set also comes with a best-in-class warranty, so you can rest assured that your set is built to last. The frame and legs feature a 10-year limited warranty, while the wicker and cushions come with five-year warranties.
The set arrived mostly assembled, but we needed to screw in each of the legs. This was an easy task, especially thanks to the ratchet screwdriver that was included in each box—a detail that my partner pointed out and was super happy about. We were able to get it together in about 30 minutes. But if it wasn’t 100 degrees like it was in Texas the day we assembled it, we could likely do it faster.
We were able to get it together in about 30 minutes. But if it wasn’t 100 degrees like it was in Texas the day we assembled it, we could likely do it faster.
Once we set it up and configured it on our pergola, we were ready to try it out! The frame felt very sturdy when we sat down. No wiggles or wobbles to be found, and the wicker frame is further supported by an aluminum powder-coated base, so it’s extra durable.
But beyond feeling sturdy, the set is also extremely comfortable! The loveseat and lounge chairs all felt the same, and that’s a good thing because they’re plush and comfy while still being supportive. But my partner and I aren’t the only ones who love relaxing on the pieces—our three dogs immediately showed their approval by cozying right up the cushions, which they’ve done every day since we’ve gotten it.
Speaking of dogs, our three furbabies are typically top of mind whenever we purchase a piece of furniture because they have a talent for tracking dirt around and making any new furniture piece look not-so-new anymore. Fortunately, this set is all kinds of dog-friendly. Not only is the upholstery stain-resistant, but if the doggos do happen to leave dirt and grime on it, all we have to do is throw the cushion covers in the washing machine. And while we don’t have any kids, I imagine this is a big bonus for households with little ones as well.
Not only is the upholstery stain-resistant, but if the doggos do happen to leave dirt and grime on it, all we have to do is throw the cushion covers in the washing machine.
Practicality aside, this set is nothing short of gorgeous. I’m talking magazine-quality gorgeous. In fact, once we set it up, I sent a photo of it to my mom and she replied, “It looks like it should be in a magazine!” The set looked so good that I immediately went out to buy some flowers to hang above it to properly celebrate its beauty.
Practicality aside, this set is nothing short of gorgeous. I’m talking magazine-quality gorgeous.
In short, Outer’s furniture set is incredibly comfortable. The cushions provide a medium-to-firm feel that‘s soft enough to sink into while still being supportive. I sincerely think we could spend the whole day on them and they’d still feel great.
We received curbside delivery of the furniture set. The freight company dropped four big boxes off at our door and we were tasked with bringing them all into our backyard, unpacking, and assembling. My partner could lift each box himself, but it was a bit of a struggle, so I recommend having at least two people on hand to set it up.
Assembly was easy. All we had to do was screw on each of the steel legs using the screws and handy ratchet that came with the set—each leg required three screws. After that, we flipped them over, configured the arrangement, and we were good to go.
In all honesty, I’m completely in love with this patio furniture set. The moment we set it up, it made our backyard look so much nicer and “like a magazine,” according to my mom. And it’s as comfortable as it is gorgeous. My partner and I find ourselves enjoying more meals and conversations outside than ever before because the set is so inviting and easy to sit in for hours.
I also love that the pieces are timeless. In my humble opinion, wicker never goes out of style, especially when used in an outdoor space, so I feel great knowing that the set will still look fresh for years to come. And thanks to its durability, it will last just as long.
Research shows that spending time outdoors can make us healthier and happier – even lowering blood pressure and reducing stress. So why aren't more of us spending time in our outdoor spaces? After all, spending time outside can be simple as stepping out of your own backdoor.
Jiake Liu and Terry Lin started Outer to solve this problem.
Outer was founded in 2018 to bring life outside. The brand offers a range of durable, comfortable, and sustainable outdoor furniture pieces like bistro sets, sectionals, outdoor dining sets, tables, fire pits and accessories like outdoor rugs and bug shield blankets.
Outer isn't just focused on making great furniture, it's committed to doing better and brining people together.
A big part of its commitment to doing better is its focus on sustainability and the materials used in all of its products. Every part of Outer's furniture and accessories is carefully considered and examined for durability, environmental impact, and comfort. As an example of sustainability in action, many of Outers Sofas and furniture pieces are made from recycled plastic.
To bring people together, and help potential customers get a feel for how its products can work in a real outdoor space, Outer crated its Neighborhood Showrooms — a program that transforms customers' backyards into a uniquely intimate and hands-on shopping experience. Neighborhood showrooms give you the chance to feel Outer for yourself and get an honest review from someone who's purchased.
If you like outdoor entertaining, then you’ll love this dining set. Featuring a teak tabletop and powder-coated aluminum frame, the durable patio set comfortably seats six people and features all-weather fabric that can support yummy alfresco meals season after season.
Not only is the set gorgeous, but it’s also comfortable—both the teak tabletop and aluminum legs are designed not to overheat, offering a comfy, year-round temperature. And like the outdoor furniture set I reviewed, the dining set comes fitted with an OuterShell that protects it from the outdoor elements.
Ideal for medium- to large-sized backyards and patios, this stunning outdoor sofa sits atop a stylish, FSC-certified teak wood frame that can withstand virtually anything the outdoor elements throw its way.
Meanwhile, the memory foam and eco-friendly high-resiliency foam cushions will keep you super comfortable, while the mold-, mildew-, stain-, and water-resistant cushion covers mean you don’t have to worry if your furbaby jumps up on the sofa for some cuddles. Pair it with one of Outer’s side tables or coffee tables to complete the look.
One thing we realized when we set up our furniture set is that we’d love to have an outdoor coffee table to go with it. A great coffee table can complete your outdoor living space, offering a welcome place to gather around for meals and cocktails.
And when it comes to outdoor coffee tables, it’s nearly impossible to beat this teak beauty from Outer. Made from eco-friendly teak, the wood’s natural oils help protect the table from rot so it can complement all of your outdoor gatherings with style and durability year in and year out.
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