Inside Weather vs. Poly & Bark

Inside Weather
Poly & Bark

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: ★★★☆☆
Our Verdict
3 / 5 STARS

A great place to get all the trending designs for a mysteriously low price but don’t expect it to be quality that lasts.

Made In: ★★☆☆☆

Sustainability: ☆☆☆☆☆

Starting Sofa Price: ★★★★☆

See in-person?: ☆☆☆☆☆

Upholstery: ★★☆☆☆

Customization: ★☆☆☆☆

Comfort: ★★☆☆☆

Modularity: ★★★☆☆

Lead Times: ★★★★☆

Financing: ★★★★★

Shipping & Delivery: ★★★★☆

Assembly: ★★★★☆

Return Policy: ★★★★★

Home Trial: ★★★☆☆

Warranty: ★★★★☆

Company Details


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

Made In

India, Malaysia, China and Taiwan.


"At Poly & Bark we are engineering a better furniture and home decor buying experience. Better quality materials, responsive and helpful customer care team, fast shipping, and a 30 day risk free trial in your home, as well as free shipping on all orders."


Living, Dining, Workspace, Bedroom, Lighting, Decor

Value Props

• Designed for your budget: Premium furniture that won't break the bank
• Free shipping & returns
• Try at home for 100 days: If you don't love it, return it


• 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


The Sofas

Pros & Cons

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

• Trending styles
• Affordable price
• Free swatches
• Nice leather options

• Unclear about quality over time
• New brand
• Looks like an Article copy, their most popular sofa is a copy of Article's Sven and their product page layouts are similar as well
• Have to verify phone number in order to proceed through checkout

3-Seater Sofa Starting at Price





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.


Total # of Swatches: 25

# of Upholstery Types: Fabrics, leather, velvet

Other Options:

Just upholstery


• 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.

No options, varies depending on sofa.


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.

Yes, they have a sofa collection that is modular where you can buy pieces to create your own layout. Limited upholstery options though

Special Features

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

• Bolsters
• Ottomans
• Daybeds
• Sofa Beds

Ordering & Policies

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.

Lead Times

Few days to few weeks

Shipping & Delivery

Freight Delivery with 4 options:
• Front Door Delivery: FREE
• Enhanced Delivery: $149, delivered to room of choice
• Premium Delivery: $199, delivered to room of choice & set up
• White Glove Delivery: $299, delivered to room of choice, set up and packaging removed


Minimal, appears just to be adding legs

Return Policy

Return Policy:
Accept returns within 100 days of delivery. Can't return after 100 days. As long as the item is not damaged and in like-new condition, you can return it anytime before the 100-day mark. They allow ONE free return per item type, per household. Any subsequent returns will have the cost of return shipping deducted from the refund.

Original packaging must be retained and used in a return. If no longer have it, then $99 per item fee will be incurred.

Shipping fees are non-refundable

Home Trial: not specifically, basically 100 days based on return policy.


Manufacturers Warranty: In the unlikely event your item arrives damaged, please get in touch with us right away. Please inspect items before signing for the delivery. Please refuse delivery if there is significant visual damage to the outer packaging.

1 Year Manufacturers Warranty: Our standard manufacturer’s warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for one year from the products’ date of delivery.

10 year Limited Warranty: We offer a 10 year limited warranty on all upholstered sofas (leather and fabric). This warranty covers structural elements, such as wood frames, springs, joints, bases, legs and hardware, which are integral to the items use.

Accident Protection via Mulbery: 2/3/5years at $284/$348/$406.

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