Rated 3 out of 5
by amymaine123 Beautiful with a catch
I would give this 3.5 stars if I could.
First, the pro's
It is soft - I really wouldn't think this is an outdoor rug, so I am psyched because I have pets and this will clean easily.
It is gorgeous
It was inexpensive (compared to the real wool)
The imperfections - UGH I pretty much knew this was coming based on other reviews but wanted to share a photo for others to evaluate. This picture is fresh out of the plastic, delivered from UPS shortly before. (Which is why it is wrinkly, it is new - so don't hold that against it) There are SEVERAL spots where the stitching is messed up/looks like it snagged. I may try to flip it to see if I have better luck on the other side.
I will likely keep this regardless of the imperfections. The fact that I've destroyed rug after rug after rug due to - a) not having a mudroom - entry is right into the living room so dirt goes everywhere and b) owning a dirt-loving dog who often comes home with muddy paws - the ease of cleaning this and value for the size will make it worth keeping (along with the hassle of returning and potential crapshoot of getting one with worse imperfections) It looks like it is going to be a durable, attractive addition to our living room. I will just let the imperfections add more character to it...
January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanShopper2635 Beautiful and Functional - the Best!
I was in desparate need to replace my traditional runner with one that is easy to clean. I was so tired of spot cleaning and having a runner that was holding the dirt in (husband, 2 kids, dog, 2 cats..the cleaning was constant). I searched for quite a long time, various other companies for easy care runners and decided on the All Weather Braided Run in Claret. First, the colors are beautiful, warn and inviting yet gives the room a punch of color, and secondly, I really appreciate how easy it is to clean. It does NOT feel like those other "indoor/outdoor" rugs (which I was afraid it would feel like), but very comfortable to walk on. My husband even commented on the feel as he was hesitant too. This is a perfect answer to anyone's high traffic area in the home.
December 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HancockPond Disappointed in the quality. LLBean take note!
I hesitated to buy based on the negative reviews hoping that the product had improved in the meantime. I bought the 2x3 in blue heather multi as a test. The color looked great in the room and the quality was good. Then I ordered the 5x7, unrolled it onto my bed in case I needed to return it. It had a slight irregularity in the edge, but it was acceptable. So I ordered the 7X9. Big disappointment, even though signed by the same stitcher that sewed the 5x7. The 7X9 had many of the same problems previous reviewers mentioned: overstitching in a dark thread to look like dark stains and other irregularities in stitching and finishing of the edges. I had to turn it over to the other side but there were still irregularities. I will use the rugs in our summer camp to see how well they wear. I don't want to send them back yet because I love the color and the sizes are perfect for our summer camp.
LLBean needs to do some quality control on this product to avoid customer dissatisfaction.
October 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by labs4me Not up to LLBean standards
I purchased this 8'X11'All Weather Braided Rug for use in our family room. I was disappointed when I first unrolled it as it has areas where the braids are joined together that are heavily over-stitched in contrasting colored thread. It gives the appearance of being poorly constructed. If you enlarge the product picture on the LLBean site it does show these areas if you look closely. I did not before ordering. I decided to keep it rather than go through the process of returning a large rug. I have been using it for about a month now and the rug fibers are pulled up and frayed in many areas which makes it look horrible. Everything seems to snag this rug: children's toys, velcro on their sneakers, and just everyday traffic. It's just not the quality you would expect from LLBean.
June 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by bmwpa Not well Made
I purchased a 7'x9' oval green rug in August 2013 and I continue to this day cutting strings and fuss of this rug, I wanted to buy this to put on my patio but when it came I said to my husband this is to nice to put on our screened in porch so I put it in the kitchen under the table. Well guess what this rug is going outside and then maybe in the garbage. This rug is a big disappointment and I would send it back but that would be too much of a hassle.
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Firebreak Another Fine RUG!!
I bought one of these 6 of these 7 years ago and never had a single problem with any of them. They are made with Quality and Excellent Material. The Rugs themselves will become antiques by their own right in the years to come. If you want a rug that will pay off in use and compliments this is the Rug to buy. Can't talk enough about the Quality Workmanship these rugs are made with. I would recommend to any and all Buyers!!
February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jibbers Really nice rug
I was very pleased with this rug...the color is wonderful and it's just the right size for where I want to put it...
It came well before I thought it would and came very well packaged.
LL Bean strikes again with great quality.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jibbers Very Nice Rug
This rug is just what I was looking for....just the right color and size and it will wear well where it will put used.
October 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by nbw0305 Disappointed
This is one of the few Bean products that I have had to return. I bought 2 of these rugs for my kitchen. After about 6 months, one of them started falling apart. LLBean was very good about taking it back. Too bad because they looked perfect in my kitchen.
April 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MWLady confused
I ordered the 2x3 all weather rug for my kitchen as a test run before ordering the larger sizes. I mainly wanted to feel the fabric for softness because being all weather and the ability to hose it off appeals to me but I was afraid it would feel like plastic. However, while the fabric is nice and soft, the instructions on the label state to vacuum, spot clean or professional clean. Doesn't say anything about hosing it off. Is this misinformation?
January 11, 2013