I find reviews on major furniture purchases so helpful. I reviewed my Pottery Barn Chesterfield Sofa and decided with the spring season here I needed to review my Pottery Barn Torrey All-Weather Wicker Square Arm Sectional ASAP!! Before I review something I like to live with it a while. I purchased it last November. So its been about 4 months. We’ve used our sectional a lot during the fall and winter seasons.
The wicker is made of ecolene fibers. It’s very durable, replicates the look and feel of wicker, but is remarkably resistant to sun, rain, heat, and cold.
Originally what interested me in this sectional is that I could customize the size to my needs. I wanted a specific size and I was able to achieve this. Each piece attaches at the bottom. The sectional came with bright white cushions and pillows. Chances of us keeping those clean? Zero. When I placed the order I also purchased Sunbrella cushions in Linen Sand.
Our sectional is under a covered patio, but it still gets plenty of abuse. I remember soon after our patio was built and the sectional was delivered we had a hard rain. The entire patio was soaked. I was so mad. I forgot about sideways rain. Sideways rain is so annoying! It never occurred to me this sectional would get wet under a cover. Since then we’ve had even more sideways rain. Luckily the cushions quickly dry to its original state. After some use I started noticing our cushions getting dirty but I ignored it. I could of washed them then, but honestly I was putting it off because it seemed like a difficult task. Then March came and I started noticing drink spills, dust, and nasty green pollen over everything. It’s hard to see the dirt show up in these photographs but trust me it was there.
So, I decided I couldn’t stand it any longer and washed the cushions. Here are the original white cushions I put inside the house.
Then I hosed the wicker sectional frame off really well. It was full of dust and pollen too.
I washed the cushions on my fast wash cycle, it took about 3 loads because I was washing all my outdoor pillows. Most of the pillows are Sunbrella fabric too. Without washing all the pillows I could have easily fit this into 2 loads. After the wash, I fluffed the slipcovers 5 minutes on cool air. Sunbrella cushions are tough but they can’t handle ironing or dryer heat.
After 5 minutes of dryer “air fluff” I put the slipcover cushions back on. They were slightly damp, but Sunbrella fabric doesn’t hold water and they dry so fast that it wasn’t an issue.
I’m really pleased with how the cushions washed up perfectly. The process was a lot easier than I thought. Coffee and red wine spills? I’m not scared. With the spring and summer season I’m sure I’ll be washing these a lot and I’m relieved it was such an easy process.
I’ve yet to experience any negatives with this sectional, but I realize its only been 4 months. Our patio faces the harsh west sun so I will be checking for fading, and any issues that arise I will gladly update.
I have to say the Torrey All-Weather Wicker Square Arm Sectional has been an excellent purchase for our patio. If you’re interested in this similar sectional I hope this review has given you some insight! Happy patio furniture shopping!
*UPDATE It’s been more than 2 years and our outdoor sectional is holding up amazing! It shows no signs of wear, it was a great purchase! You can see more of our sectional in my life on the patio blog post.