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Old 04-09-2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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I tried to search, but didnt work. Anyone here have seat covers for their jeep? Any brand that is recommended? I was thinking about getting neoprene seat covers, but from what I read they can get wet and smell. Just want to save my seats from all the wear and tear.

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I tried to search, but didnt work. Anyone here have seat covers for their jeep? Any brand that is recommended? I was thinking about getting neoprene seat covers, but from what I read they can get wet and smell. Just want to save my seats from all the wear and tear.
The neoprene seat covers get hot in summer, and will give you swamp ass. But they'll also protect your seats from mud. I've got some Coverkings that are made from spacer mesh, which lets em breathe. There are tons of possibilities, from covers that'll allow for side airbags, to partial covers that tie on and come with pockets and such in the back. Some links:

Trek Armor Seat Covers: Got them!!!
Smittybilt Seat Covers
IGGEE - Durablility Question
Wet Okole seat cover question
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Water proof seat covers???
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Thanks for the links. That's what I was looking for.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:53 PM   #5
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I had neoprene seat covers and never had an issue with them in the summer. They are not waterproof, in fact just the opposite. They soak it up like a sponge, but do kep the seats dry. They fade terribly though and end up turning purple.

I currently have the Iggees and am very pleased so far.
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I had neoprene seat covers and never had an issue with them in the summer. They are not waterproof, in fact just the opposite. They soak it up like a sponge, but do kep the seats dry. They fade terribly though and end up turning purple.

I currently have the Iggees and am very pleased so far.
Daggo what is the material of your Iggees? and how long is "so far"?

One more question; how long did you have your neoprene? till they turned purple? and why did you get rid of those?
OK, so that was three more.

I've thought about getting some Wet Okoles and then covering those with the jeep seat towels I see in Quadrotec.

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I tried to search, but didnt work. Anyone here have seat covers for their jeep? Any brand that is recommended? I was thinking about getting neoprene seat covers, but from what I read they can get wet and smell. Just want to save my seats from all the wear and tear.
Check out Quadratec. There are links all over these forum pages.

Or click here: http://www.quadratec.com/category/Je...s/85/index.htm
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:49 PM   #7
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The Iggees are plether. Synthetic leather. It's pretty hard to tell they're not leather. I love them so far, but my concern is they will get pretty hot with the top off. If that's the case I have considered those towel seat covers to go over them. Al right so there was a reason I knew exactly where they were in the catalog. These are the ones I was thinking of. SA100JEPGB - Seat Armour™ Jeep® Grille Logo Seat Towels - Quadratec


I had two pair of the Rugged Ridge neoprene seat protectors. I did nothing with the first pair. They faded after the first topless summer and started to wear at the seams. I really liked how they looked so I bought a second set. This time I bought a bottle of the Wet Okle UV protectant for neoprene seat covers. I thought it was over priced, but if it protected the seat covers from fading it would be worth it.

It didn't help in the least. One more topless summer and they still faded to purple. The sun also weakens the material and the seams started to come apart again. I read a lot of good things about the Iggees so that's whats on there now.
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I have had the IGGEE ones in my TJ for about 6 months and there really isnt an issue with them being too hot to sit in after they have been in the sun. I live in South Florida and the sun down here is brutal, but I havent gone through a full summer with them either. We will see but I dont have any complaints as of yet.
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of everyone responding who own a pair/set of seat covers, how often do you throw them in the washing machine?
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I've never thrown my in the washing machine. I use a shop vac and upholstery cleaner. The marathon seat covers fit so tight (look like factory) that I don't really want to pull them off and put them back on. I would if necessary, but they are a custom fit.
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I've never thrown my in the washing machine. I use a shop vac and upholstery cleaner. The marathon seat covers fit so tight (look like factory) that I don't really want to pull them off and put them back on. I would if necessary, but they are a custom fit.
do you think it would be okay to throw them in the washer assuming we don't all have those badass shop-vacs lol? just haven't "felt" them in person so I am not sure of their durability as far as threads coming loose or any of the hardware on the seats ruining or making re-application to the stock seats hard or not fit the same.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #13
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I got some generic neoprene seat covers from Q.
They tossed in the back seats for free.

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I went with Coverking's (http://www.coverking.com/t-customseatcovers_mat.aspx) custom spacer mesh seat covers:


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We have near constant 3-digit temps here in the summer, and I kept reading stories about how the neoprene is prone to making you sweat even more, so I opted for these. I'm happy with them.
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do you think it would be okay to throw them in the washer assuming we don't all have those badass shop-vacs lol? just haven't "felt" them in person so I am not sure of their durability as far as threads coming loose or any of the hardware on the seats ruining or making re-application to the stock seats hard or not fit the same.
I got the Superhide and can attest that they are "tough as nails". I have 2 labs that travel with me on a regular basis. I was worried about the toe nails ripping the material, but after a year, they still look great.

From the Marathon web site:

How do I care for my new covers? Can I machine wash them?
To maintain that new look, they can be machine-laundered with cool water and drip-dried.

What kind of materials are used?
We use the finest and most durable fabrics available. Colors are available to complement today's fashionable interiors. NO STRETCH FABRIC is used. No vinyl is used, unless you ask for it specifically. Camo fabrics are 500 and 1,000 denier Cordura nylon, waterproof and "tough as nails."

This is the only pic I have that shows the covers along with the 'gun pocket' attached to the drivers seat.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:57 AM   #16
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This information is great. I've always wanted to have neoprene seats in my jeep, but might not be the best choice for the summer. Don't really want to deal with a swap all summer long. The spacer mesh looks really good too.
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Anyone have experience with seat covers for cold weather? I live in Alaska and just bought my 2012 JKU and want some seat covers that do well in cold weather. It doesn't get hot enough up here to worry about swamp butt
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Dang, hot in the summer, huh.

The reason I got the neoprene is because I read that they were cooler in the summer and not as cold in the winter.

Hmmm...
I should have looked it up further on Wikipedia
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Dang, hot in the summer, huh.

The reason I got the neoprene is because I read that they were cooler in the summer and not as cold in the winter.

Hmmm...
I should have looked it up further on Wikipedia
I don't think it's all of em. Daggo had some (see his post #5 above) in neoprene for awhile, and his problem was fading/changing colors more than them being hot in summer.
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would like to just get seat covers to keep the smell of the gym out of my jeep lol. I'll get the cheap towels for that though
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would like to just get seat covers to keep the smell of the gym out of my jeep lol. I'll get the cheap towels for that though
Either that or wash your lug nuts, haha.

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