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Crate & Barrel Barrett Track Arm Sofa Review

CRATE & BARREL | BARRETT TRACK ARM SOFA

Overall       Rating | 4.3

Quick Overview: On the firmer side, the 3-seater comes stock for $1,599 plus shipping.

 

The Barrett Sofa is one of Crate & Barrel’s most popular contemporary sofas.  Its clean lines and durable construction make it an attractive option for your living room, den, bedroom or office. This Crate & Barrel Barrett Sofa review covers the nitty gritty details of style, comfort, configuration options, financing and more.

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Style & Design: ★★★★★

 

The Barrett Track Arm Sofa is modeled in a clean modern style. The square structure, minimalist design and tight upholstery make this piece more conservative and excellent for offices and modern living spaces.

 

A nice feature of the three seat sectional is that the chaise lounge cushion is supported by a portable foot piece.  This feature allows you to change the lounge side from right to left by flipping the cushion and moving the foot support. The foot piece also opens to reveal a convenient storage space. If you’re thinking about investing in a piece of furniture but aren't sure if you will move, this feature provides more flexibility.

 

The back cushions and seat cushions are reversible and removable, making them easy to clean.

 

Storage under Barrett Chaise Lounge foot support

Comfort:  ★★★

In terms of comfort, the Crate & Barrel Barrett Track Arm Sofa is firm, yet supportive. The couch positions you in an upright posture, although you can lean back a bit. The chaise lounge and ottoman options provide added comfort for extended reclining.

 

With a depth of 36 inches the Barrett collection is on the shallower side. The height of 30 inches provides sufficient back support; however the shallow depth and low back height aren’t conducive to couch potato - netflix binge slouching. Without the ottoman or chaise I didn't feel like my neck was fully supported.

 

The 5 inch track arms are well positioned to support your arm and high enough to lean against if you want to put a cushion behind your back with your feet up.

 

Overall, the the couch comfortable but not a deep dive sofa.

Sofa Selector Jed trying out the Barrett 2-piece sectional with chaise lounge

Customization: ★★★★★

The Crate & Barrel Barrett collection is available in a wide variety of fabrics and configurations.

 

In terms of fabrics, Crate & Barrel offers most products, including the Barrett collection, in a limited number of stock options. Stock options can be returned within 30 days for a full refund; customers only have to pay for return shipping. That said, there are dozens of custom fabric colors and materials available; however, custom pieces aren’t refundable.  

 

The Barrett collection features a Galaxy Ash basket weave Shield ® polyester option as well as a View Otter polyester velvet.  The leather version comes stock with a brownish top grain Libby Storm upholstery. If these fabrics arent what you’re looking for Crate & Barrel has a wide veriety of fabric options for the Barrett that can be found here.

The Barrett collection is available in the following configurations and dimensions:

 

Barrett sofas:

Barrett 3-Seat Track Arm Sofa: 90”Wx36”Dx30”H

Barrett Track Arm Sofa: 78”Wx36”Dx30”H

Barrett Track Arm Apartment Sofa: 70”Wx36”Dx30”H

Barrett Lounger: 90”Wx63”Dx30”H

Barrett 103” 3-seat Grand Track Arm Sofa: Wx36xDx30”H

 

Barrett chairs:

Barrett Track Arm Chair: 35”Wx36”Dx30”H

Barrett Track Arm Swivel Chair: 35”Wx36”Dx30”H

Barrett Track Arm Chair and a Half: 53”Wx36”Dx30”H

 

Barrett Ottomans:

Barrett Ottoman: 28”Wx21”Dx17”H

Barrett Storage Ottoman: 45”Wx30Dx17”H

Barrett Ottoman and a Half: 45”Wx30Dx17”H

Barrett Square Cocktail Ottoman: 36”Wx36Dx18”H

Barrett Storage Ottoman with Tray and Casters: 45”Wx27Dx17”H

 

Barrett Sectional Sofas:

Barrett 2-Piece Sectional Sofa with Chaise Lounge102”Wx61”Dx30”H

Barrett 3-Piece Sectional Sofa 103”Wx103”Dx30”H

Barrett 4-Piece Sectional Sofa with Chaise: 135”Wx103”Dx30”H

 

Barrett Sleeper sofas:

Barrett Queen Sleeper: 78”Wx36”Dx30”H

Barrett Queen Sleeper with Air Mattress: 78”x36”x30”

Barrett Twin Sleeper: 5353”Wx36”Dx30”H

Barrett Twin Sleeper with Air Mattress: 53”Wx36”Dx30”H

Barrett 3-Seat Queen Sleeper: 90”Wx36”Dx”30H

Barrett 3-Seat Queen Sleeper with Air Mattress: 90”Wx36”Dx”30H

Barrett 3-Seat Queen Sleeper Lounger: 90”Wx63”Dx”30H

Barrett 3 -Seat Queen Sleeper Lounger with Air Mattress: 90”Wx63”Dx30”H

 

The wide variety of fabrics and elements make this sofa easy to customize to your preferences.

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Quality: ★★★★.5

The Crate & Barrel Barrett Sofa collection is constructed in North Carolina with American and foreign made materials. While some custom fabrics are made in the USA, the stock options are made in China.

Frame: Benchmade with FSC-certified sustainable hardwood and kiln dried to avoid water damage, the Barrett is made to last. The cushions are supported with Flexolator springs for support and flexibility. The legs are made of hard plastc.

 

Fabric: Due to the large variety of custom fabrics available, this sofa review focuses on soley the specifics of stock fabric options.  

 

The Galaxy Ash is tightly woven with dyed polyester, displaying a rich array of colors. The stain resistant Shield® fabric is durably made to resist stains and fading and can be cleaned with bleach.

 

The View Otter fabric is made of soft polyester velvet that’s smooth to the touch and made for durability.  This stain resistant material is engineered for easy cleaning and frequent sitters.

 

Cushions: The seat cushions are crafted with a poly foam core, wrapped with a soy-based foam and fluffed with sythenticing ticking. The back cushions are also filled with synthetic ticking.

 

Overall quality:  The craftsmanship and materials used make the Crate & Barrel Barrett collection are durable and well made.  The manufacturer's 7-year warranty is a nice security that this sofa will last.

Inside of Galaxy Grey back cushion

Safety and Sustainability: ★★★★

         

Crate & Barrel is actively working to create safe and sustainable products. The use of FSC sustainable hardwood and soy-based foam is beyond the norm for mass-market furniture. That said, there are even more sustainable products made of natural rubbers and other eco-friendly materials; however, for the price the Crate & Barrel Barrett collection proves itself to be an affordable, healthy and sustainable sofa.

Value: ★★★★

 

The Crate & Barrel Barrett sofa collection is an excellent choice for style-conscious individuals looking for a clean contemporary sofa. The stylish design, firm yet comfortable construction, array of configuration options, dedication to safety and sustainability as well as the easy delivery make this couch an attractive option.

 

In terms of cost, the Barrett 3-Seat Track Arm Sofa is available for 1,599.00 plus shipping ($129.00) and taxes.  Financing and a first-time purchase discount of 15 percent is available through the Crate & Barrel credit card.

 

Overall, the Barrett collection is a bit higher than lower-market brands like Ikea.   The quality of constructions and materials warrants a higher price than Ikea, but there are other Sofa alternatives closer to $1,000 price point.

Delivery and Assembly: ★★★★.5

    

For $129 Crate & Barrel offers white glove delivery in most of the United States. Shipping takes an estimated 7 to 14 business days for stock items and up to several months for custom orders.

 

Crate & Barrels staff were easy to communicate with and the movers are efficient and courteous.

What Customers Are Saying: ★★★★ (Overall rating based on 2 customer reviews)

These were the only customer reviews available on Crateandbarrel.com.

★★★★★Great Features!“Great size for smaller homes. Comfortably seats 3. Perfect depth and height for sitting. Quality construction and materials. Sleek and modern. Good price!” - 87aishk

 

★★★★★ Great Features! “Love this sofa, just waht i needed” -john23”

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