Metro Sactionals Series 5 Review

When it comes to city living, space is at a premium and this typically means making some sacrifices on interior furnishings. But with the LoveSac 5 Series Sactionals you may be able to get the best of both worlds.

Also known as Metro Sactionals, the 5 Series line is about 20% smaller than the original LoveSac Sactional. So what does that mean? Well, let’s compare the floor plans between a 5 Series and 6 Series Four Cushion Chaise Sectional and Ottoman.

First the 5 Series dimensions…

Next we have the 6 Series dimensions…

As you can see, choosing a 5 Series sactional will save you 3 inches of width, 3 inches of cushion depth, and 8 inches of total length when you factor in the chaise seat. While this may not seem like an overwhelming difference, what most people don’t realize is that an average sofa width ranges between 72″ and 90″. The point being that a 5 Series Metro is actually larger than a traditional sofa, even though it is smaller than its big brother.

Now one “drawback” to the Metro line in my opinion is the cover fabric, and this is something that is easy to miss if you’re not paying attention. The only fabric types available right now for them are leather, tweed, and velvish.  The tweed and velvish covers are a step down from the rhinoplush, phur, and herringsuede fabrics used in 6 Series sactionals. What’s the difference? Really it all boils down to the backing attached to the fabric. The 6 Series fabrics have a higher quality backing that helps resist stretching and improves loft. It also helps make your sactional appear more crisp when no one is sitting in it. The leather covers are identical in both Series 5 and 6.

I should mention there is nothing inherently wrong with the tweed and velvish covers. All sactionals have a 3 year cover guarantee and a lifetime guarantee on the bases and sides. In the end it is simply a choice between good and great. The most obvious advantage to choosing “good” is the significantly lower price.

While there may only be a 20% reduction in size from a 6 Series to a 5 Series sactional, the savings are much greater. Here is a price comparison between the two packages used in our dimension overview above:

Metro 5 Series
Four Cushion Chaise Sactional and Ottoman
Chocolate Velvish Covers
$2,625

6 Series
Four Cushion Chaise Sactional and Ottoman
Chocolate Rhinoplush Covers
$3,775

That is a savings of $1,150 or just over 30% for choosing the 5 series. That puts a pretty nice television in front of your new sactional! Keep in mind too that LoveSac has free shipping for all online orders so there are no hidden costs involved. And some of you may only need a loveseat or couch-sized sactional, which would obviously cost even less.

At the end of the day, the 5 Series Metro Sactionals are a good fit for apartment or condo dwellers who want to maximize their living space. If however you are furnishing a basement or other living space with more room, then the enhanced fabric options of the 6 Series are likely worth the additional cost.

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