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When it comes to creating a space you love, it comes down to the details. Still, most of us treat outdoor furniture as an afterthought. The solution? Outer.
Featured on Shark Tank and in a number of our favorite publications (Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Curbed, to name a few), Outer is on a mission to get people outside with its stylish and sustainable outdoor furniture. The brand is the brainchild of co-founders Jiake Liu and Terry Lin. Terry graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a focus on Industrial Design, and then went on to lead furniture design at legacy brands like Pottery Barn and Calvin Klein, so it’s no surprise that the duo is being revered for their thoughtfully-designed pieces.
Our team is partial to The Outer Sofa ($3,550), an exceptionally comfortable outdoor sofa “that rivals the nicest indoor couches I’ve sat on,” according to TQE Editorial Director Scott Silver. Made with layers of memory foam and high resiliency foam for comfort, stain- and fade-resistant fabric made to weather the elements, and protected with the proprietary OuterShell™️, the sofa offers quality construction and solves many consumer frustrations with outdoor furniture.
Beyond The Outer Sofa, the brand has launched a host of pieces like a chic aluminum collection and a natural, earthy teak collection.
Given that it’s the holiday season, we’re here to talk about gifting. We have a feeling you’re not looking to gift your loved ones entire outdoor furniture sets. If you are, power to you. But, we wanted to make it clear that Outer has another great holiday gift that’s just as cool and a lot more affordable.
The Bug Shield Blanket
Like everything else the brand makes, Outer’s Bug Shield Blanket ($125) was designed with a customer-first approach that takes into consideration everything you would want in an outdoor blanket. The blanket is a first-of-its kind, marrying form and function with a cozy, 100% recycled fabric that’s perfect for outdoor lounging and repels bugs too.
How does it do it? The blankets are enhanced with Insect Shield®️ technology, an invisible, odorless treatment that’s proven to protect from all sorts of pesky bugs like ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas, among others. It’s safe for everyone in the family to use, including women who are pregnant or nursing, and children of any age.
At $125 a piece, The Bug Shield Blanket is a great gift for new homeowners, fresh-air lovers, morning coffee on the porch-ers, families, and more. The blanket is made to last, so they can wash it as needed without worrying about the protective qualities washing off. Choose from Houndstooth, Pinstripe, or Striped Plaid. Each one not only brings the ultimate in function, because let’s be real most of us forget to apply bug spray often, but also serves as a beautiful piece of decor that ups the ante on any outdoor setup.
Now through December 31, TQE readers can save $30 on The Bug Shield Blanket with code TQEHOLIDAY21 at checkout. To make sure your blanket arrives and is ready to go come Christmas, order by December 6.
So, what are you waiting for. Read our full review of The Bug Shield Blanket and give the gift of life outside, bug bite-free.