Sunbrella Fabric has been hailed as the best in outdoor cushion fabrics. Manufactured by Glen Raven Inc., Sunbrella fabrics are used for a variety of applications including outdoor furniture, indoor furniture, boat covers, convertible automobile tops, and awnings. Highly durable, water-resistant, and fade-resistant, Sunbrella fabrics are so well engineered that you need to see it to believe it.
Sunbrella fabrics are easy to wash, extremely low maintenance, and mold/mildew resistant. Cushions use a slip off cover that can be tossed in the laundry cycle to remove any dirt spots.
Why is Sunbrella so Good?
Many patio shoppers wonder if this is just a sales gimmick and for good reason. Nobody wants to be tricked into buying expensive fabrics that offer no added value. Rest assured, Sunbrella fabrics are used across the industry and for good reason.
1. All-Weather Mold, Mildew, Chloride, & Water Resistant Fabrics
The biggest selling point for Sunbrella Outdoor Fabrics is its all-weather materials. Sunbrella fabrics prevent mold and mildew from growing. This means that they can be left outside during light rain showers.
2. UV Fabric
Sunbrella was awarded the “International Seal of Recommendation for UV Fabric/Umbrellas/Awnings” in 2006 by The Skin Cancer Foundation.
3. Sewing Thread
Sunbrella fabrics last much longer than cheap cushions because they use Tenara Sewing Thread. Tenara sewing thread is made from 100% expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) which is 3 times stronger than conventional PTFE.
Sunbrella fabric is manufactured to maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact. No water is wasted in the color-saturation process. Their unique technique reduces water and energy consumption.
5. Extended Lifespan
Sunbrella fabrics have an estimated lifespan of 10 years under heavy outdoor use. This is 3 times longer than other outdoor fabrics on the market.
Hector M. –
Wow! This is a great puro of furniture. Looks fantastic. Modern and trendy. Building it was a breeze and it’s appears to be very sturdy. The cushions and very thick and super nice ! We ended up buying a 2nd one. You won’t regret this one. Lot more pics on our Airbnb listing. Look up The ONYX at lake Texoma
I or pretty much everything in the line. I ordered te grey Sunbrella cushions. They actually came as khaki, with the silver covers shipped separately. You need to remove the khaki covers and replace with the silver. It is a huge pain. We got one done and decided to stick with the khaki and change to the silver or grey once they look bad. The cushions we worked on look bumpy, but hopefully will smooth out. The cushion fabric is very firm and the sofa is comfortable. It goes together dry easily as is light enough that we can move it at the end of the season without much difficulty. It looks great. I just moved and saw a few pieces at my old neighbor’s and liked it enough that I ordered the same line. Now my new neighbor came over and asked if we would mind if she got the same stuff. Sure, we can loan stuff once we start having parties again! My only wish is that I could order another seat for the sectional to make it a tad bigger. I will check around and hope to find one somewhere.
My wife and I bought 2 of these and we love them. They are well built from cast aluminum. We haven’t had them log enough to see if they would rust or not
Taylor N. –
In love with this furniture. I have been researching patio furniture for months and finally decided on this piece and it was such a good choice. Frame is so easy to assemble, very lightweight and the shipping was so fast! The cushions are very good quality and very firm like other reviews had stated (which I appreciate because I feel like it will last longer). I also have a fun sun patio and the black cushions never became too hot for seating. I cannot speak for longevity yet however I am impressed so far and very satisfied with my purchase.
Very solid and attractive set. Added two extra chairs and side table plus good quality outdoor pillows to bring all together. Used Velcro strips to connect segments. Cut clear plastic pieces to protect from serious rain – a few drops do no harm and dry quickly. We much enjoy our deck sitting area.
Ivanna Z. –
It’s very comfortable, we just have it for a week but love it so far
Debra D M. –
love the sectional. family was here a week ago and all likes the comfort. I love the thickness of the cushions and the size was perfect for our patio.
Tandy K. –
After checking prices on multiple site this site has the best price for this patio set. I’m so happy with this set the quality is excellent and the price was amazing. I was surprised how easy it was to put together, it took less than an hour. I would highly recommend this set.
Latisha H. –
Ordered multiple pieces of the Shelby collectio and in all honesty would probably give this piece a 3.5/5 due to quality and effort on our end to put together. The silver-cast covers are time-consuming and tiring to switch. And do not come out with clean lines seat to seat and believe me I took my time trying to get them to align just right. I prefer the actual color of the silver-cast rather than khaki. My pics below will show the difference in the two. The aluminum material is imperfect and light which causes pieces of the sectional to slide when sitting down or getting up. We used zip-ties to keep the sectional in place. The seats are comfy. Overall I would recommend getting this piece for the price and modern look. Just be prepared to put in some work.
Just finished assembling. Easy to assemble and very sturdy. I’m a tiny person and was able to assemble on my own. Needed some help moving since it is a bit heavy. Which is a good thing. Great value for the money. The cushions seem pretty durable. I look forward to enjoying this furniture for the years to come.
Jessica M. –
I absolutely love it! It is beautiful. My only complaint so far is that it is a very HARD seat . I hope the cushions will soften up a bit. I have only had this for a few months so I do not know how it will fade. It was very easy to put together did it by myself in like 30 mins.
Dawn D. –
We love this set! It’s modern and light weight! We opted to upgrade our purchase with the Sunbrella covers and were pleasantly surprised to find the set came with the basic Khaki covers also. Nice covers with Velcro to hold cushions in place. Picture shows the Khaki covers (not the Sunbrella), as we have not switched them out yet. We are waiting for better weather in our area.
Cathy M. –
Very sturdy, easy to assemble, clean lines, solid cushions that are both firm and comfy. Arrived quickly, packaged very well, great instructions. The three pieces of the sectional attach with a small metal cleat. We got the chairs and this sectional. VERY pleased after doing a TON of research at many many stores and online. Highly recommend these! Love them.
I couldn’t wait to set it up it’s even more than what was expected. Set up took no time the quality is amazing the look is so stylish. You have a life long shopper here. The only problem I had was I wasn’t able to buy extra matching chairs unless I purchased another set but overall . I have no complaints
Looks really nice. They really really need to include some C clamps with this set as it it three pieces of feather light aluminium and they schooch apart. I zip tied them together under the cushions to keep them somewhat together. I’ll look for something at ***** that will do a better job. Very nice look and very comfortable. The table matches the khaki fabric which I don’t love, but I’ll put a nice plant on it to break up the sea of khaki.
Laura H. –
Nice sectional for outside by the pool. It does take a lot of effort to put together and some of the parts don’t fit together exactly, but we made it work.
Karen S. –
Very comfortable, stylish and sturdy. I love this patio set because its lightweight and easy to move to sweep under or cover up. The metal and cushions survived the Midwest winter just fine outside under the cover. The cushions have faded, but they are in direct sun all day. They still are a nice shade of grey.
Randal S. –
Really enjoying my new patio set so far. Almost rated it 4 stars but ultimately settled on 5. It’s light weight, seems durable, easy to put together and looks great in the space. If you order the sunbrella fabric, beware that changing the covers is really cumbersome. I also wish there was a better way to hold the pieces together. Finally, the cushions are definitely on the firm side (especially the back cushions). All in all I really like it.
Michelle H. –
I love this set. It’s very comfortable and feels more durable than the wicker sets which are so popular these days. My 14 year olds were able to easily assemble it. To make more seating, I arranged it to be a love seat and a sofa, but in doing that the table looks too small. I wish I would’ve gotten the larger set, but I still love this and I”m going to buy the end table to match.
David G. –
Great look. So functional and comfortable. I bought 2 sets and set them up differently. Only drawback is that the cushions are hard to swap when you buy Sunbrella cushions. Love the couches.
Sari M. –
I bought this set to modernize my backyard, and it has a great modern look. Pieces are easy to assemble, comfortable, and good quality. The standard non-Sunbrella cushion covers that come with the set are nice, but will definitely fade in the strong California sun as per other reviews-they have already lost some color, as seen by darker areas under throw pillows. I also bought a set of Sunbrella covers, and will save those and replace the originals when no longer nice. I am very happy with the set so far.
Elishia V. –
Thus was exactly what we were looking for. I wanted a all metal corner frame with black cushions. Surprisingly there’s not a lot out there, but this is exactly what I wanted. We also bought the low fire pit to go along with the patio sofa.
Eric N. –
This is what I am looking for. The set is nice. I like the color and the style. Easy to clean. Easy to set up. I spend only one hour to set up all.
This was exactly what I have been looking for. Easy to put together. The beige fabric is not the sunbrella fabric but that is ok i plan on getting cushion covers made in the color i want. So far quality of the aluminum seems good but it is only a couple weeks old.
Richard G. –
We are extremely happy with this set. It arrived weeks ahead of when we expected it and was incredibly easy to put together. Although the sectional is in three pieces, they attach (easily) and stay together. We had been worried about sectionals that had separate pieces that would slide around and specifically wanted something we could lounge on. The cushions are nice and firm and are designed with strong velcro so they stay put. We spent a lot of time shopping around for a nice aluminum set and this was far and away the nicest set for the price.
Tashie W. –
This set was the perfect size for my enclosed porch. The cushions are not super comfortable butt they are very modern. The three separate pieces do not physically hook together, so I used some bungee cord to keep them from pulling apart.
This is just the perfect sectional for anyone that wants an out living room. The Shelby product is so easy to put together and the look of it is just perfect highly recommend
Steven B. –
I bought over 20 pieces of this stuff. Generally good quality. Well made. Easy to assemble. Looks nice. Only negative is the cushion material. Nice rich khaki when new. Kind of washed out tan very quickly. The tan is fine, but certainly not as nice as the new khaki. Attached is picture of top and bottom of two cushions after three weeks in sun. Thankfully the fading seems to be stopping.
Teresa M. –
Okay, here’s the thing. I think I’ve barely put anything in my life together. Maybe a shoe rack here and there. I was nervous about putting this together myself. It took exactly 1 hour total to put everything together. Since it shipped out in 4 boxes at different times, I just put pieces of it together which took no time at all. I was able to easily and successfully put this together myself without any issues. It was SOOOO easy! I was debating on buying wicker or buying this metal one that costs more, and aluminum is the way to go as it looks better and easier to assemble! Everyone has been commenting on how great my sofa is. It’s gorgeous, beautiful material, quality material, and the cushions are thick and comfortable. I’m very pleased!!!!
Laura L. –
Supplier said it would get here in 3 1/2 months. Had EVERYTHING in 2 weeks. Was everything I had hoped. Cushions are very stiff so hoping will stand up to harsh weather. Grey visions are a very dark gray/black. Looks great!!!!!
I searched everywhere to find a sectional and found this set and it is exactly what I didn’t know I wanted!! Cushions are thick and firm but have enough give to be comfortable. The fabric is smooth, not scratchy like some cheaper sets I’ve seen. Oh and it’s easy to put together! Not sure I’ll keep the table so haven’t put that together yet. I highly recommend!
Arlette E. –
love the look of this furniture. It was very easy to assemble by myself. the hardest part was replacing the cushion covers with the blue sunbrella fabric covers. It looks fabulous and I ordered more pieces to place around the pool
I choose this line of outdoor furniture to furnish 4 decks, off my townhouse. This piece on one of the decks , was what started it. Fits perfectly on a small deck. Sleek & Sophisticated. Love everything about it.
Bonnie M. –
We just love this purchase of this sectional sofa and cocktail table for our patio. This is my fourth purchase of Hiewigo furniture for my yard and patio. It looks modern and sleek and the aluminum stays cool in the sun. The sectional was very easy to put together and the tools needed comes with the set.
LuAnne H. –
I love this set. Very sleek & modern! Easy to put together! Fabulous value! Just wished the entire set was shipped together. Still waiting for the coffee table.
This set is sturdy and definitely weather resistant! We usually keep it covered on the patio but even when the cover has blown off in storms the furniture has held up well. Just needs the occasional cloth wipe down.. This is the 2nd time we’ve bought this same set! DO NOT store the pillows outdoors though. I think they’d get gross after a bit. (That should go without saying though.) I wasn’t a fan of how the sunbrella covers have changed over time and have to be placed on the cushions after they are shipped separately (wasn’t the case with our first set and it was time consuming) but it’s still an overall nice patio set!
We recently poured a new patio and I was looking for something elegant and inviting and this turned out to be perfect. Assembly was so easy, I even did it without the help of my husband! I did order covers from * to help keep it looking great!
Elisa K. –
After our rattan couch fell apart from too much sun exposure, we decided to get a metal one instead. It is well made and solid. We’ve used this couch for about 2 months this summer and love it. We’re very happy with our purchase.
jeannette b. –
easy to assemble, comfortable. Dark putty color cushions need brighter throw pillows.
Sarah L. –
Color and look as advertised. Super easy to put together though the delivery guy left piled in my driveway. I used my rewards points to purchase a cover to keep the elements off the new set so all those complaining that this is not waterproof should buy a cover. All in all I could not be more pleased!
Colette P. –
perfect outdoor set and very well made
Marnie L. –
we just got it so no clue how it will hold up in rain/bad weather, but at first glance it’s awesome. very cute and super comfy.
side note- doesn’t come with those accent pillows.
Monica F. –
I love this outdoor sectional. It reminds me of furniture at a hotel’s rooftop pool. The cushions are thick and so comfortable. Very easy assembly and looks fantastic on my terrace.
This set is lightweight, yet sturdy. It is very sharp looking. The cushions are a deep, almost taupe gray. More gray than taupe. My biggest reason for not giving it 5 stars is because the online measurements said it was 80″” long each side. I have an exact spot for mine and was counting on that measurement. It is actually 81.5″” long and goes over my door jam, preventing my pool bathroom door from opening. Another downside is there are no clips to hold the pieces together. I could zip tie them I guess. They are light and easy to move around though, so that is a plus. When wet swimmers have come by the set, water beads up and does not seem to penetrate the fabric. Ours is under cover, but outdoors, so I cannot speak to it braving the elements. The cushions are firm, but comfortable. I do with the included table was square. Being rectangle does not make sense because the sectional is equal lengths on both sides. The product came quickly and was relatively easy to assemble. One side couch seems to have been opened before and was missing a protective packaging piece, which in turn caused the aluminum to bend, making that piece hard to assemble. I figured it out (it was the first one I did, thankfully, so I didn’t realize what was wrong) and the other pieces were packaged correctly. Overall, watch length if it is a tight squeeze, like mine. But this is a sharp looking set that is sturdy and comfortable for the price.
Michael C. –
Ordered this set for my new deck. Surprising that you can get this much value for the price. Love the look. Well put together. Doesn’t come with throw pillows. Will adjust my review if anything changes.
SoFla Decor –
This set is easy to assemble and looks very modern. It’s a tad bit lower to the ground than expected, so you are literally “lounging” in it but that’s what we were going for in our backyard pool area anyway. The upholstery actually isn’t that far off from the color of the aluminum giving it almost a monochromatic look that can be broken up with a few throw pillows. As for the functionality of the cushions themselves, the seat cushions Velcro to the back cushions helping everything to stay in place which is a nice feature. The only caveat is the pieces don’t have anything tethering them together – which we can fix ourselves, but it would have been nice if the set had come designed that way already…hence my 4-Star rating.
Walter M. –
Exactly as pictured. A little too light. The three pieces constantly have to be rejoined after use as there is no way provided to attach them.
Joseph M. –
LOVE!!! Great piece!! The quality is great!!!! The cushions are comfortable! Im very happy with this set! I would definitely recommend this!!!
elizabeth h. –
We love our new patio furniture and have been spending more time in the backyard after work. Nice looking and comfortable. They offer great products at great prices; and has helpful reviews to help me make my decision.
garden makeover (!), we have finally assembled this set of furniture. We are thrilled to report that we are extremely happy with the whole set. Seems to be a quality build & the cushions are very supportive – look as though they will last.