I bought this patio chair because it was very comfortable when I sat down in it a the store. They were running a great sale, so I purchased it. I had it about six months before I started noticing a lot of wear and tear, more than I thought should be normal for what is considered an "outside" chair. The cushions were starting to fray and the seams were coming apart. Also the paint was coming off the chair itself and it seemed as though it was already becoming rickety. When I sat down in the chair, it seemed to lean back a lot farther than it should. When we checked the springs, they were already wearing out immensely. This is not a chair I would recommend for use outside. If you have a screened in patio, it would be perfect for that, I believe, but this chair does not survive the outdoor elements. I thought it would be okay in the rain and cold, but it was not. I ended up having to purchase a new chair within nine months. Even for the great price, it was not worth me buying, because I spent the money I saved to buy a new chair less than a year later!