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Old 03-11-2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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How good are neoprene seat covers

Im thinking of purchasing neoprene seat covers (Wet Okole). My wife says neoprene will smell (like rubber, and forever). Folks on other threads and forums say they are hot, they fade easily (the black turns purplish), and they absorb sweat and smell worse over time. If you have had neoprene seat covers for a couple of years, what are your experiences? Do you like them? Would you buy them again?

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Old 03-11-2014, 09:03 PM   #2
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No bad. They will hold water like a sponge unlike what most think. I run a Spiderweb shade and my covers still look red. In the past without PINK
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:06 PM   #3
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I have the wet okoles in FL and so far I love them. They do smell like rubber at first but I left them air out in the garage for a day or so before installing and they lost that odor in another 1-2 days. They make a UV protectant ($10/bottle I think) so that the colors don't fade in the sun. Plus they are washable so they shouldn't hold odors worse than the factory fabric. Just my .02
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:11 PM   #4
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I've been on the fence about getting these for a while. Really haven't pulled the trigger because of the price. They look awesome and seem highly recommended, but price has kept me from pulling the trigger. They will be at the top of my list following my recent Bumper/winch/exhaust purchases.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:55 PM   #5
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I had a set in a 1993 Miata and have a set in my 2007 Miata over the leather seats. They are hot in the summer but are warmer than the leather in winter. They do have the rubber odor for a couple of weeks. The Wet Okole have a perfect fit and the lumbar bladder works well and holds air over a long period. They are pricey but worth it. If I had to do it again, not sure if I would do it or just stick with the leather.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:51 PM   #6
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Trek armor has a 3 year warranty regarding fading.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:18 AM   #7
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Had the Wet Okole covers in my 2011 Silverado. They are AABSOLUTELY GREAT !!!
They don't hold water, they keep it on the surface....if you're thinking of occasional spills. If you are topless in a rain storm, then it's a different story.
They make the original seats feel more cushy, are warm in the winter, and I didn't notice any difference in the summer, as my original seats were black, and the Okole's were grey. Yeah, they're expensive, but IMHO, worth it. They fit like a glove. If you want a CHEAP seat cover, and I mean cheap $$$wise and quality wise, go with the Mopar covers......really crappy.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:04 AM   #8
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Great feedback guys. I've been thinking of getting these just in front for now cus of the $$$ also considered getting a brighter color like orange to match the jeep but worried about staining a little. Also anyone know if they'll stay a little cooler in the summer since they won't be black?
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:23 AM   #9
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Definitely interested in this feedback
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:22 AM   #10
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Check out Iggie seat covers on E-bay. They are expensive ($300 for 2 front seats and rear bench) but I think they are worth it. They are synthetic leather not neoprene so no "swamp ass". When sitting in the sun they do get hot but its weird; they are only hot for one full second when you first sit on them and then they cool right off.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:33 AM   #11
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I was going to order Neoprene covers til the Trek Armors came along. They have none of the issues associated with neoprene for about the same price. Plus they have tons of storage with the molle straps and pockets front and back. Not air bag approved yet if that is a concern.
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I have the Smittybilts in my TJ. They aren't bad for the price and much cheaper than the Wet Okeles but they have faded over the past two years to a purple on the tops and sides that get sun. They are a but sweaty in the summer and one of the straps broke but they've held up pretty well otherwise. I'd probably go with a Trek Armor seat cover in the future.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:47 AM   #13
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Got mine after Christmas but I haven't driven the jeep since then due to my engine failure. I have the red and black neoprene Coverking seat covers but the one thing I dislike about them is pet hair sticks to them. Other than that they are pretty comfortable. I haven't had fading but I have only owned them for little under 3 months. They definitely change the look of your interior though and they fit like a glove! The gray and dark gray was very bland so these gave it a interior theme.
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I had the coverkings from JCWhitney, for the price they did well, esp with coupon codes, free rear, was impressed at the quality for price for sure. The black faded alittle, maybe they all do unless they are the big buck kits? I dunno. Drove a few times in rainstorms and hitting the river with the Kayak, they worked well.


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Im thinking of purchasing neoprene seat covers (Wet Okole). My wife says neoprene will smell (like rubber, and forever). Folks on other threads and forums say they are hot, they fade easily (the black turns purplish), and they absorb sweat and smell worse over time. If you have had neoprene seat covers for a couple of years, what are your experiences? Do you like them? Would you buy them again?
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:27 PM   #15
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We have a complete set of Rugged Ridge neoprenes since August of 2012 and we just love them, havent faded yet.......well made
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Old 03-14-2014, 02:06 AM   #16
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We have a complete set of Rugged Ridge neoprenes since August of 2012 and we just love them, havent faded yet.......well made
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Good to know, I just put on a set of Rugged Ridge neoprene seat covers on my JK last week!
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:26 AM   #17
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I got a set of the CR Grade-neoprene Coverking front seat covers last summer on ebay for $150 delivered. They fit fine and were fairly easy to install---not as easy as the website would like you to believe--and they were worth it for the money. They did smell for about 6 months but it was not anything that was offensive. They seem to repel water good, attract and hold mud well, repel stains but do to bring out the ass sweats in summer---but good in the winter. Overall I would give them a 9 out of 10 as compared to other covers I have used.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:04 AM   #18
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I got a set of the Coverking covers last summer. (All black) I have had no problems with them. At the time Quadratec was running a buy the front set get the rear set free deal. Not sure if that's still going on.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:07 AM   #20
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Ass sweats in summer? I like the look of the black covers with red piping but don't want swamp ass in the summer. Why do you say they bring out butt sweat? I didn't get leather seats for that reason.
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i like my wet okoles. have had them for two years now and no problems with fading. i don't let them bake in the sun all day but they have seen their fair share of sunlight. when they have been wet from rain the water just sits on top of them. as for staining i cannot answer about that. the rubber smell is not too bad and goes away in time
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:55 AM   #22
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I bought the Coverking, Red and Black for my 2014. The fronts were a real PIA to attach the bottoms due to the fact there is no space between the top and bottom portion. Anyone who has tried knows the difficulty. The fabric was a little thicker than the space. The first ones came with a broken clip which was replaced without a question. I love the feel so far, but the chemical/ rubber smell is horrible. It's been too cold to let it air out, but hopefully it will warm up soon. The person at Quadratec was great with the return, but was no help with the installation issue. His reply was that the seats were a little different in 2014 and that "I" would need to find a tool to push the fabric through. A hard plastic spatula with a round side worked perfect. It was wide enough not to cut the seat cover, but strong enough to push. I have a pic if someone needs it. The rear seat is still included for free.
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So good....they will make you sweat!
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From what I read on the forums, neoprene gives you mudbutt aka swampass.
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How good? So good....they will make you sweat!
...till ya bleed...everybody Dance Now!

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Trek Armor are best covers as far as I'm concerned. Mine haven't faded and dog fur is a breeze to clean off. Best mod I have made to the Jeep. They don't cause me to sweat either. Tons of storage on them.
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:32 PM   #28
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Never had a damp @ss with the Wet Okole covers. Super comfortable.

BUT....If you want to check out some seat covers, then go online to Cabela's ....they must have 40 or 50 different kinds of covers.
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The point being on the ass sweats is that neoprene doesn't breath like cloth and in the summer they are warm. As a result on hot days they tend to make my ass and back warm-- however they are awesome for keeping farts from seeping into your seats.
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...however they are awesome for keeping farts from seeping into your seats.
Better out than in.

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