Originally Posted by InfernoGirl
Not sure what fabric you're looking at, but I'd steer clear of neoprene, especially knowing your climate...
X2 but I'd steer clear of neoprene no matter what the climate is.
Neoprene, regardless of the rumors and what some ads say or imply, is not waterproof. That also means it is not perspiration proof. Neoprene soaks up moisture and once in, it takes a while for it to dry out. And if your neopreme gets caught in the rain, it's gonna soak in if you're not there to put the top up or dry it off with a towel. Which is one reason I think the biggest manufacturer of neoprene seat covers picked the perfect name for their product... Wet Okole which is Hawaiian for "wet butt". Which means if you don't sit on a towel once they get wet, you're gonna get a wet butt.
Plus perspiration will build up in the neoprene and your seat covers will eventually start smelling.
Not to mention that the colored nylons the manufacturers use over neoprene fades quickly and unevenly if it sees much sun like seats in Jeeps tend to do. Black turns to purple, red turns to pink, etc.
In other words, I am defintely no fan of neoprene seat covers. And heck, for what you pay for Wet Okole's stuff, you can come close to buying a whole new seat for their cost!