It might not seem like the perfect weather to be sitting outside in your garden, but our ever intrepid reviewer has braved the cold and put the outdoor scatter cushion range from Sloane and Sons to the test!
Sloane and Sons have been producing all of their outdoor scatter cushions and garden bench cushions in England since 1989. The cushions are made from olefin (oil) based material that’s hand woven in Europe before being shipped to the UK before being cut and sewn in house.
The cushions measure 40cm x 40cm and are available in six colours, including stone, electric blue, forest green, cream, red and taupe. They’re showerproof, with a piping trim and a removable cover for washing, and come with a blown fibre inner pad. They were £30 each, now £20 each from Sloane and Sons.
What we thought
I tested the taupe colour (shown top right in the top image), which I really liked – think Farrow and Ball. (My photos seem to have made it look a bit pink, which it’s not – blame the weather!) The piping was a nice touch too, and made the cushion look expensive. It was a nice size, and also quite ‘puffy’, which made it comfortable. A mixture of these cushions would really jazz up a garden bench or chair in the summer, and I think they could be safely left outside overnight if it was dry.
My cushion wasn’t completely waterproof (they’re marketed as ‘showerproof’, but any heavy amount of water went through the cover), but the really nice thing about the material was that it didn’t mark or stain. I tested my cushion on a snowy day on a garden bench covered in wet green slime which transferred to the cushion cover. A quick wipe with a damp cloth removed the dirt, and the cushion looked as good as new.
I think these are good value for money and will really come into their own in the warmer weather – ideal for adding comfort to garden furniture, or padding a wall or step for sitting on.
(Disclosure: A cushion was supplied for review, but all views and opinions are our own)0