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Outer’s All-Weather Wicker: Crafting Timeless Elegance

Outer’s All-Weather Wicker: Crafting Timeless Elegance

The combination of wicker’s timeless aesthetics, durability, and comfort makes it a longtime popular choice material for outdoor furniture. Given its universal appeal, Outer co-founder Terry Lin, and the design team knew that perfecting the All-Weather Wicker collection was paramount. Crafted with care and designed for longevity, our All-Weather Wicker collection is a testament to the perfect fusion of style and durability.

Masterfully Handwoven All-Weather Wicker

What truly sets Outer’s All-Weather Wicker above the rest is its high-quality wicker. Our proprietary All-Weather Wicker is made of a 5mm round core combination of high- and low-density polyethylene. Outer’s wicker is handcrafted by skilled artisans, not machine-manufactured. Using a special handwoven technique, a master weaver assembles each chair with our synthetic wicker, a process which can take up to 11 hours and a half mile of wicker to complete. The result is a texture that's pleasing to the eye and touch, and a construction that's built to last.

Detail shot of Outer's All-Weather Wicker Outdoor Furniture

Robust Aluminum-Magnesium Alloy Frame

Underneath the elegant wicker exterior lies the heart of our furniture's durability: a high-strength aluminum-magnesium alloy frame. Each steel frame is hand-welded to guarantee its durability and finished with bead welding for a clean aesthetic. Powder-coated for enhanced weather resistance, this frame ensures that your furniture remains strong and resilient, even in the face of challenging weather conditions. With a weight-bearing capacity of up to 400 pounds, this structural inner frame provides the necessary support while being remarkably lightweight.

A detail shot of the underside of Outer's All-Weather Wicker outdoor furniture and its aluminum-magnesium alloy frame

Stainless Steel Legs for Uncompromised Quality

Given the high quality wicker, the legs of our All-Weather Wicker furniture needed to last just as long. Crafted from polished stainless steel, these legs are engineered to be rust-resistant, ensuring that your furniture maintains its pristine appearance for years to come.

Detail shot of Outer's All-Weather Wicker outdoor furniture and the stainless steel leg

Style-wise, the legs have a sleek tapered silhouette. This distinguishing detail is achieved with an additional step during production, called swedging. Swedging is a forging process that involves the use of compressive forces to manipulate the shape, creating our signature tapered leg and giving the All-Weather Wicker collection a sleek and modern aesthetic.

Protecting Your Investment with OuterShell®

As with all of Outer’s outdoor seating, our All-Weather Wicker collection comes with our patented integrated OuterShell® cover. This innovative cover is designed to effortlessly roll out and over the cushions when not in use, providing protection from everyday dirt, debris, and morning dew. With Velcro straps ensuring a secure fit, your cushions remain in pristine condition, ready to provide you with comfort whenever you need them. The built-in handle makes transporting the cushions a breeze, especially when you're rushing your cushions inside during an unexpected thunderstorm.

Detail shot of Outer's All-Weather Wicker outdoor furniture covered with the OuterShell cover

Answering Your Common Wicker Outdoor Furniture Questions

Is wicker durable for outdoor use?

High-quality wicker is absolutely durable enough for various weather conditions and will stand the test of time. However, low-quality wicker is subject to splintering and cracking and is particularly vulnerable to rain, sun exposure, and temperature fluctuations that may further weaken the wicker’s structural integrity.

Given the extreme attention to detail at every step of the production process, Outer’s All-Weather Wicker is meticulously designed to withstand the elements while maintaining its quality and beauty.

How do I maintain wicker furniture?

Wicker is one of the easiest outdoor materials to care for. Easily remove dust, dirt, and debris by wiping down your wicker furniture regularly with a soft cloth or the brush attachment on a vacuum. Stubborn stains can usually be washed away with a gentle soap solution of dish soap and warm water.

It’s a good practice to avoid leaving your wicker furniture in heavy rain for extended periods; the excessive moisture can lead to mold and mildew growth if your furniture set doesn’t have popper ventilation. Similarly, UV rays can cause your wicker to fade over time. Placing your furniture in a shaded or covered area and out of direct sunlight can lengthen its lifespan.

Outer makes caring for your All-Weather Wicker furniture even easier. Regular cleaning with a mild soap and water solution is usually sufficient to keep it looking great. Plus, the protective OuterShell® cover adds an extra layer of defense against the elements.

Outdoor space decorated with Outer's All-Weather Wicker Sofa and Armless Chair, surrounding Outer's Fire Pit Table

Is wicker comfortable?

Wicker has a natural give that makes it generally comfortable. To up the comfort levels, Outer’s All-Weather Wicker collection features multi-layer memory foam cushions that offer the same luxurious comfort of a premium mattress.

Can wicker furniture be left outside year-round?

Not all outdoor wicker furniture is created equally, so some wicker furniture may need to be brought in or tightly covered during the off-season. You can leave Outer’s All-Weather Wicker furniture outside year-round. For added peace of mind, we offer an All-Weather Cover to protect your wicker furniture from rain, snow, sun, and winds up to 70 MPH. Plus, the sloped and vented design prevents moisture and debris from building up.

Outer's All-Weather Wicker outdoor furniture is a testament to our commitment to quality, durability, and style. Crafted with care and designed to last, our collection provides you with a seamless blend of aesthetics and functionality, allowing you to create an outdoor space that's as beautiful as it is enduring. Explore our All-Weather Wicker collection and elevate your outdoor experience today.