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Why I’m Not Buying Any More Furniture from Outer

April 30, 2024
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I’ve Had Enough!

To my discerning homeowners, amateur interior designers, and anyone considering buying furniture to liven up their outdoor spaces for summer, I say loudly and firmly: I have had enough of Outer.

Or, more accurately, I have enough Outer.

That’s right. I have everything I need, and I won’t be buying anything from Outer ever again.

Why is that, you ask? 

Because these premium pieces are so high-quality, so well-made, they’ll last a lifetime of gatherings, get-togethers, and garden parties.

Let’s dive into what makes Outer the must-have outdoor furniture you’ll only need to buy once! 


Premium Materials

First and foremost, every single component of Outer’s pieces – from the plush cushions, to the sturdy frames – is carefully chosen with longevity in mind. Outer utilizes high-grade aluminum, teak, and wicker, ensuring resistance to harsh weather conditions, UV rays, and corrosion.

  • Aluminum: Their aluminum frames are lightweight but durable, as well as weather-resistant. Plus, there’s a premium powder coating to maintain a brand-new look. 
  • Wicker: Durable and eco-friendly, this hand-woven material is as gorgeous as it is tough. Find it featured in their chairs!
  • Teak: Outer seating uses the finest Grade A teak – naturally strong and stunning, so you can sit in luxury.

It may seem obvious, your outdoor furniture needs to withstand any and all weather conditions. With advanced manufacturing techniques and the perfect weather-resistant ingredients, these pieces are nothing if not resilient. This meticulous attention to material selection guarantees that your investment will stand the test of time (and possibly a hurricane).

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If you don’t care about techy features, skip ahead! But if you’re interested in the details, welcome! We’re about to get granular…

One of Outer’s most unique and greatest claims to fame are their OuterShell® covers. These covers are specifically designed to protect the furniture when not in use, shielding it from dust, dirt, and the elements. The OuterShell® covers are made from durable, water-resistant fabric and feature an integrated venting system to prevent mold and mildew growth. 

If you need to bring your cushions inside to protect them from a long rainy spell, these covers also make transportation easy – in their words, “like an oversized briefcase.” This innovative addition ensures that your furniture stays in pristine condition, reducing the need for frequent cleaning and prolonging its lifespan.

Plus, their proprietary OuterWeave® performance fabrics resist fading and mildew, providing hassle-free maintenance and longevity. Most stains can easily be removed with a quick spray from your garden hose!

And, finally, their OuterCloud™ cushions use NASA-developed materials to create a luxurious seat that regulates body temperature too. The combination of these three technologies creates an unstoppably delightful experience, every time you step outside.

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Comfort and Ergonomics

If you’ve been to your local Home Depot and sat in one of their outdoor furniture sets, you’ve undoubtedly experienced the thin, scratchy cushions that often accompany them. No more! 

Outer’s seating experiences are absolutely incomparable. Their furniture is designed with ergonomics in mind, offering optimal support and relaxation. Looking for the deep seating and generous dimensions you get indoors, outdoors? Outer has you covered. The cushions are hand-sewn with multiple layers of memory foam, providing plush comfort without sacrificing resilience. Surprising softness and intuitive support come together to let you really kick back and relax.

Modular and Versatile Options

If you’re a regular Ina Garten (aka, the ultimate host), you know how important versatility is with your outdoor furniture. Luckily, Outer's modular furniture systems allow you to customize your outdoor space to suit your unique needs. 

Whether you're entertaining a large crowd or seeking a cozy nook for intimate conversations, Outer's pieces can be rearranged effortlessly to create the perfect setup. Your furniture grows with you, whatever your preference – and however introverted or extroverted you’re feeling. 

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Sitting Pretty

There are so many furniture brands these days, but Outer is the all-around best pick for anyone seeking a balance of comfort, durability, and style in their outdoor spaces. I honestly find excuses to go outside just so I can sit on my incredibly comfy armless chair – scrolling Instagram is now an outdoor activity! You can start big, and build your own sectional or, if you only want to dip a toe in the water, try a chic new rug

Outer is a worthy investment in your overall well-being and will bring you joy for many summers to come.


  • Sustainable – Outer uses mindful materials and creates durable pieces to reduce waste
  • Gorgeous – If you couldn’t already tell, these pieces are stunning
  • Versatile – Different configurations for different situations!
  • Long-lasting – Weather-, rust-, and life-resistant, this furniture will last a long, long time
  • Comfortable – Looks good AND feels good
  • Free Expert Care – Including exterior design consultations and product swatches


  • Expensive – It’s definitely an investment, but one you only need to make once!
  • Beware of extreme weather – Your cushions and your teak furniture will need to be brought inside or covered during long rainy spells
  • Some assembly required – That said, it’s not too difficult, and all tools needed are included
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