In a Nutshell:
The Ovios 6 piece Rattan Outdoor Furniture Set is a very good rattan furniture set. It is recommended for anyone weighing up to 400 pounds and is looking for a one-stop solution.
Value for the Money
Unfortunately, this set has been discontinued. For other models, check out the best high weight outdoor furniture sets we’ve reviewed.
Are you a bit heavier than average, or do you regularly entertain guests who are? Do you not have much outdoor furniture yet, and are you interested in remedying that? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you’re going to be intrigued by what you read in this review, and it may make you smile.
Finding furniture that’s capable of supporting more than 300 pounds or so can be a lesson in frustration. It can be hard enough to find individual pieces that offer a high weight capacity, much less a unified set, which makes the Ovios 6 piece rattan outdoor furniture set a great find indeed.
Ovios isn’t a big or particularly well-known brand, but they have a reputation for making surprisingly good furniture that’s capable of supporting generous amounts of user weight. We’ll be quick to point out that the furniture in this set won’t be for everyone, but for the right user, it could be absolutely perfect.
Are you the person this set was designed for? We’ll give you full details on this furniture set, both its best and worst aspects so you’ll have all the information you need to decide for yourself. Let’s take a closer look to see what it has to offer.
Ovios 6 piece Rattan Outdoor Furniture Set
An Overview of the Ovios 6 Piece Rattan Patio Furniture Set
The first thing to say about the Ovios 6 piece rattan outdoor furniture set is that it includes a lot of “stuff.” You get a total of six pieces, including two chairs, two matching Ottomans, a three-seat sofa, and a coffee table. This then is not the furniture set you want if you already have most of what you need and are just looking for an additional piece or two to complete or round out your outdoor décor.
On the other hand, if you don’t yet have any outdoor furnishings to speak of and you’re looking for a simple solution that will give you a robust collection that’s tied together with a common look and feel, this is a great all in one solution that can greatly simplify your search.
The second thing to say and the most obvious aspect of this set’s design is that it’s rattan furniture. If you’re a fan, that will be a point in the set’s favor. The simple reality is that not everyone likes rattan, and if you’re in that camp, then you won’t be impressed.
We’re not huge fans of rattan either, but this set impressed us despite that fact. If you’re willing to at least consider it as an option, we think it will win you over by the time you reach the end of this review. Before we say more than that, though, let’s take a look at the core stats that define the model. Here are the basics:
These are all around great numbers. Both the sofa and the accompanying chairs are delightfully wide, deep, and inviting.
The seat heights are a good compliment to the rest of the measurements and paint a picture of this set as being ideal for bigger, taller users (the big and tall range typically starts at 18” and goes to 22” or higher). The supported weight limit very much supports this.
Part of the strength and durability of this set stems from the fact that this isn’t pure rattan furniture. It boasts a tubed steel frame with rattan simply wrapped over it to provide a casual, tropical aesthetic. That may not matter if you’re dead set against owning rattan furniture, but it’s certainly important enough to call attention to.
The coffee table that accompanies the set is a bit of a departure. Many furniture sets like this offer glass-topped tables. This one features a Polywood tabletop, which is a composite material made of heavy-duty recycled plastic that matches the color of the rest of the set. It’s durable and low maintenance, which makes it a great addition to the set as a whole.
Finally, note that the coffee table has a full-length shelf that runs beneath the tabletop, ideal for storing spare all-weather pillows, books, magazines, or other supplies.
Adjustability and Comfort
There’s nothing to say about adjustability because no aspect of any piece of furniture in the Ovios 6 piece rattan patio furniture set is adjustable in any way. Comfort-wise, these chairs boast delightfully thick padding that measures 3.94.”
The padding is conventional block foam, but that’s not a bad thing. Block foam is, after all, the standard padding used in a majority of furniture on the market today. There’s enough of it to provide a comfortable, relaxing seating experience, even if you spend several hours lounging in the chairs or on the wide, roomy sofa.
Even better, the padding is upholstered in a breathable, durable polyester filament-based fabric that’s weather-resistant and quick drying. When the upholstery starts getting dingy, it’s easy to wipe it down to clean, and it’s machine washable too. If you prefer that approach, simply unzip the fabric, take it off of the seat and seatback pads, toss it in the washer, and you’re back in business.
Both of the chairs that come with this set also have matching Ottomans, which are similarly padded, allowing you to kick back, put your feet up, and while away the afternoon.
Assembly is Required
As is the case with most of the furniture you can buy online these days, if you decide you want the Ovios 6 piece patio furniture set, it will arrive at your door in a number of pieces and in several large boxes. You’ll have a serious amount of work ahead of you before you can put it to use and start enjoying it.
Bear in mind that this furniture is imported from China. As such, the production quality is not world-class, and you may encounter a few areas where pieces don’t fit together as precisely as they should, which will slow the process of putting the set together down some.
Even so, the production quality is a cut above what you often see from Chinese imports. While not perfect, we’d rate it as significantly above average.
In a similar vein, the assembly instructions are sometimes a bit mystifying, but not completely indecipherable. Again, this is bound to slow your progress in places but isn’t an insurmountable obstacle.
Our advice is to simply take the assembly in stages. Each product comes in its own box, so don’t try to unbox everything at once. Focus on one box and one element at a time put it together, and then move onto the next one.
Overall, from unboxing and sorting pieces to final assembly and placement on your deck, porch or patio, you can expect to devote the better part of a day to the task because a) there are a lot of pieces to deal with and b) the occasional aforementioned difficulties.
Also, note that this product does not come with an expert assembly option. If it did, we’d probably recommend it because few people are interested in losing most of a day to the task of putting furniture together.
The upshot, though, is that you’re getting a big, versatile, attractive set of furniture. This is in no way comparable to buying a chair and putting it together, you’re basically attending to most, if not all, of your outdoor décor needs in one shot. The tradeoff here is that it’s going to take a bit of time to work your way through it.
Overall, and given the relatively low price associated with this set, we’d rate the assembly process as being above average but falling short of excellent. You’re likely to encounter a few problems and frustrations, but nothing that a bit of persistence can’t defeat.
Pros & Cons of the Ovios 6 Piece Patio Furniture Set
In no particular order, here are the things we think you’ll like best about the Ovios patio furniture 6 piece set:
And here are the things we think you’ll like the least about the set:
Ovios 6 Piece Rattan Outdoor Furniture Set Review Conclusion
Overall, we were pleasantly surprised and impressed by the Ovios 6 Piece Rattan Outdoor Furniture set. It’s got a fun, casual feel about it, it looks great, and it supports an impressive amount of user weight, and we say that from the perspective of not being huge fans of rattan furniture.
We do wish that the company offered an expert assembly option with the set, which would save a few headaches and frustrations, but we understand why they didn’t. As long as you know, going in that getting it ready for first use is going to be a big, daunting job, we think you’ll be impressed, and we recommend it.
REFERENCES & RESOURCES:
- Ovios, Official Brand Website.
- What is Polywood?, SFGate.
- Questions to Ask Before You Choose a Coffee Table, The spruce.
- Beautiful House With Strange Bamboo and Rattan Furniture, Viet Style.
- Wicker vs. Teak Garden Furniture — What’s Right For You, Corido Garden Furniture.