Burrow vs. Inside Weather

Inside Weather

In the evolving landscape of home furnishings, Inside Weather and Burrow have established themselves as notable innovators. Each brand has developed a unique approach to addressing consumer needs within the market. Inside Weather distinguishes itself through a commitment to customization, sustainability, and life-proof designs. While Burrow focuses on offering a modular, easy-to-assemble furniture line, prioritizing convenience for its customers.


Our Verdict
3 / 5 STARS

A newer brand doing cool things in the furniture space but not sure enough of the pricetag is flowing into the sofa... Quality is disappointing, expect to pay for the hip experience.

Made In: ★★★☆☆

Sustainability: ★☆☆☆☆

Starting Sofa Price: ★★☆☆☆

See in-person?: ★★☆☆☆

Upholstery: ★★★☆☆

Customization: ★★☆☆☆

Comfort: ★★☆☆☆

Modularity: ★★★★☆

Lead Times: ★★★★☆

Financing: ★★★★☆

Shipping & Delivery: ★★★☆☆

Assembly: ★★★★☆

Return Policy: ★★★☆☆

Home Trial: ☆☆☆☆☆

Warranty: ★★★☆☆

Our Verdict
4 / 5 STARS

Design lovers and craftsmen rejoice—Inside Weather has the most custom product out there (probably too many options tbh). They seem to be the only brand actually producing in America and have impressive sustainability initiatives and materials across their catalog (e.g. The water bottle sofa).

Made In: ★★★★★

Sustainability: ★★★★★

Starting Sofa Price: ★★★★★

See in-person?: ☆☆☆☆☆

Upholstery: ★★★★★

Customization: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Modularity: ★★★★★

Lead Times: ★★★★☆

Financing: ★★★★★

Shipping & Delivery: ★★★★☆

Assembly: ★★★☆☆

Return Policy: ★★★★☆

Home Trial: ★★★★★

Warranty: ★★★☆☆

A closer examination of both brands reveals their distinct contributions to the furniture industry. Inside Weather is recognized for its focus on local production, which aligns with its quality assurance and environmental sustainability goals. This contrasts with Burrow's more diversified manufacturing strategy with the majority being done overseas. Sustainability efforts are notably strong with Inside Weather, which has integrated eco-conscious practices into its production and shipping processes, enhancing its appeal to environmentally mindful consumers. Although Burrow also values sustainability, Inside Weather's initiatives are more prominent and impactful, demonstrating a clear commitment to environmental responsibility.

Company Details


Made In

"Burrow products are thoughtfully designed in the USA and manufactured with carefully vetted partners from all over the world – including those in North Carolina, Vietnam, Poland, and India."


"We knew that if we wanted to make a meaningful difference, it wouldn’t be as simple as putting a couch in a box and selling it online. To set a new standard, we had to focus on three fundamental changes: a modular platform, a focus on function and fashion, and an investment in community and experience."


Seating, Storage, Tables, Home Office, Rugs, Accessories

Value Props

• Fast & free shipping on all orders
• Modular, easy-to-move design
• Durable, premium materials

Made In

California, USA


"Inside Weather believes that shopping for furniture should be modern, personal and accessible—so we made it that way. Order it online, customize every detail, and have it delivered to your door in days. Assemble it in minutes, and enjoy it for years. No showrooms, markups, or heavy-lifting required."


Sofas, sectionals, chairs, accessories

Value Props

• Designed & Made in the USA
• Quick Ship Custom
• 365 Day Home Trial
• Sustainable Furniture / Carbon Negative initiatives


Wood sourced from responsibly managed forests

• They have OEKO-TEX Certified Fabrics
• 100% recycled down alternative in their sofas that upcycles 200+ plastic water bottles per sofa
• Their solid wood and Baltic birch plywood are FSC & SFC Certified.
• For packaging, they use biodegradable, renewable foam, which is made of renewable sugar-based contents,
• Their boxes are made from upcycled cardboard
• For every order placed, two trees are planted via the National Forest Foundation.
• TSCA Title VI Compliance
• Eco-Certified Composite standards

Inside Weather shines in the arena of product design, quality, and innovation. The brand is celebrated for its extensive range of customizable options (with 100s of performance fabric options) that cater to the diverse tastes and needs of design lovers and craftsmen alike. They heavily emphasize modularity, with each product promising adaptability to encourage flexibility & longevity. In comparison, Burrow offers a modern take on furniture with its easy-assembly and modular designs. Burrow's approach to furniture design focuses on simplifying the customer's shipping & setup experience and offering some adaptable features. Their standardization results in limited customization options but has simplicity benefits nonetheless. It's clear that each brand brings unique features and qualities to the furniture market.

Inside Weather distinguishes itself with consumer-friendly policies, including a 365 Day Home Trial and a straightforward return process aimed at ensuring customer satisfaction. This approach positions Inside Weather as a preferred option for buyers seeking furniture that aligns with their lifestyle and values all with a generous trial period to prove it.

The Sofas

Pros & Cons

Moveable Chaise
• Built in USB charger
• Free Swatches

Not many color options
• A lot of assembly
• More of an upright sit, not a deep sofa

Made in the United States
The most customizable
Plenty of upholstery options
• Free swatches
• Chaise on sectionals can go on both sides
• More affordable price from direct competitors
• Impressive sustainability initiatives
• Lead times are shorter than most brands, though still long

A lot of customization options might be difficult for some to navigate
• Good amount of reviews
• Some negative reviews on delays, but common for a lot of brands

3-Seater Sofa Starting at Price





Total # of Swatches: 17

# of Upholstery Types: 3 (fabric, leather, velvet. Not all options are available on all sofas)

Material Features:

• Fiber weave is scratch and stain resistant
• Velvet is "durable and easy-to-clean performance velvet"
• Leather is a "beautiful, natural material that develops a unique patina"

Other Options:

2 sofa styles: 

Nomad (more classic look): has 3 different arm styles, fabric/velvet/leather options, can choose leg finish & material.

Range (more contemporary): only 4 fabric options and 3 wood finishes


Total # of Swatches: 110+

# of Upholstery Types: 20

Material Features:
• Performance
• Pet & Kid Friendly
• Liquid Repellent
• Commercial
• Oeko-Tex® Certified

Overall, a wide variety of color options and not just your typical grays/browns. Nice variety of textures as well.

Other Options:

Inside Weather allows you to customize most features of their sofas.

Bondi Collection:
• Upholstery
• Wood finishes
• Cushion comfort
• Configuration

Custom Sofa Collection:
• Upholstery
• Wood/metal finishes
• Pillow/cushion shape,
• Leg style
• Tufting
• Arm style
• Cushion comfort
• Configuration

They have by far the most customization out of all brands we've looked at, so if you want a ton of control, take a look at their options.


Nomad Collection: The cushions are formulated for lasting comfort with our proprietary three-layer foam and fiber architecture, and feature a plush crown for a soft initial sit.

Range Collection: The cushions use a combination of medium-density foam, shredded fill, and fiber wadding to give that immediate sink-in feeling with enduring comfort.

• Deluxe Memory Foam Blend - sink-in comfort
• Classic Plush Blend - firm yet cushy

Even though you can purchase either cushion type for both the Bondi Collection and the Custom Sofa Collection, the Bondi sofa cushions are 12 inches deep where as the Custom sofa cushions are 6 inches deep.
So we rank the Bondi as having more overall comfort because of it's above average depth.


Nomad Collection features the Moveable Chaise: can be attached to any seat: left, right, or in the middle.

Range Collection features a universal modular system: there are countless possible configurations, thanks to standardized connections and sizing. Can add in integrated tables or an attachable ottoman

The chaise on sectionals can be put on either side so you can change it at any time and don't have to worry about choosing the side upon purchase.
Their Bondi Collection allows you to remove the arms or back panels to then turn say a 3-seater sofa into a 2-seater sofa with a chaise.

Special Features

• Moveable Chaise
• Sleep Kit (bedding to specifically fit your sofa)
• Lumbar pillows
• Built-in USB charger
• "Sofa in a box"

• Removable cushion covers
• Pillows and cushions are reversible
• Air-mesh interior covers -- breathable material adding durability
• Throw pillows and bolsters available

Ordering & Policies

Lead Times

Ships in 4-8 weeks

Shipping & Delivery

Standard delivery only, FREE shipping on all orders


Ships in boxes, assembly required

Return Policy

Return Policy:
30 day return policy that incurs a return shipping charge of 10% of what you paid, with original packaging. If you do not have the original packaging, then a 20% fee is incurred. The fee is always capped at $250.
They do offer 1 free exchange, so if you decide the fabric or leg finish etc, isn't right, you can exchange for an item of equal value. There is no return shipping fee for an exchange.

Home Trial: none


1 year warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship. There are no fees to repair, replace, or return an item that's covered by the warranty. Warranty not transferable: it can't be extended to cover a re-sold item. Defects or damage caused by negligence, misuse, accidents, abnormal use, modifications, or commercial purposes will not be covered by the Burrow warranty.

Lead Times

Made to Order in 4-6 weeks

Shipping & Delivery

• Free shipping over $1500, $8-$120 for orders below.
• Items ship flatpack in easy to manage boxes.
• White Glove Delivery available in select zip codes.


Tools (including drill!) included. 15 -45 minutes to assemble depending on configuration & options

Return Policy

Return Policy:
Within first 14 days: free return shipping, 15% environmental fee
Up to 365 days: Must pay for return shipping, 25% environmental fee

Home Trial:
Yes, 365 days but have to pay for return shipping and an environmental fee


One year warranty on furniture against manufacturing defects applicable to the original owner effective from the date of delivery.

While both Inside Weather and Burrow offer innovative furniture solutions, Inside Weather appears to have an advantage in terms of product customization, sustainability efforts, and customer-centric features & policies, making it an attractive choice for consumers seeking furniture that is thoughtfully designed and sustainably produced.

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