Practical

The Idler swing seat is not just a fair weather friend. We have designed it so it does not have to be treated with kid gloves, but simply to be enjoyed without worrying about rain and dirt.

The Idler garden sofa has the following features that make it truly practical:

  • All covers are removable and machine washable.
  • Powder coated 304 Grade stainless steel frame and every part is stainless steel unlike any other swing seat!
  • All fittings (nuts / bolts / springs / eyelets) are stainless steel or brass.
  • All fabrics are treated to be water resistant.
  • 420gsm2 marine grade water resistant Teflon coated canvas is used for all external covers (including patterned fabrics).
  • No foam to deteriorate and warp or feathers that soak up water.
  • Allover cover available.
  • Traditional hog hair filled arm rests.
  • All hems are over-locked to prevent fraying.
  • All eyelet fabric is doubly reinforced.
  • Internal cushion covers are made with heavy 12oz canvas.
  • Tested by F.I.R.A. (Furniture Industry Research Association) the world's leading furniture testing authority. The Idler swing seat passed all the tests including the application of 16 stone (102 Kg) 25,000 times! (Click here for the FIRA test certificate).