When you’re going to buy outdoor furniture, you usually only have a handful of options to choose from for materials your furniture will be made from. Usually, those are: aluminum, steel, iron, wood, wicker, and plastic. Of those, each has its superiority, but only one generally exceeds the others while lacking in only one or two areas. What is it? Wicker. Yes, wicker.
For outdoor purposes you can obviously see why you would not want some form of metal or other conducting material. If you live in an area with even just one thunderstorm per year, the last thing you want is a material that will (a) hold heat or cold and (b) turn you and it into a lightening rod. Wood, like wicker, is ideal for outdoor purposes, but can come with significant initial and maintenance costs. And plastics, well, let’s just leave plastics as a last resort.
This only leaves wicker as an option for outdoor furniture. Why? Here’s why: