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Old 07-13-2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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Neoprene or Iggees?

Which do you prefer?
And are they water proof?

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Old 07-13-2010, 09:11 PM   #2
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Neoprene is not water proof. It hold water. Iggees simulated leather should be waterproof.

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I've never understood the whole "waterproof neoprene thing"...

I'm in the ocean more than i'm on land and when I wear a wetsuit.. it does not keep water out! It lets a thin layer IN so your body can heat it up and use as a layer of insulation.

So I dont really see how neoprene would be practical?!?
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:28 PM   #7
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My vinyl seats are waterproof but I do have a sleeveless t shirt pulled down over the back of the seat.
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x3 on the Dirty Mudders......Don't have mine yet (I'm not rushing you, IG!!), but am anticipating loving them after seeing all the pics! Of course, they aren't waterproof, though I will treat them with Scotchguard or similar to make them water "resistant".



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I've never understood the whole "waterproof neoprene thing"...

I'm in the ocean more than i'm on land and when I wear a wetsuit.. it does not keep water out! It lets a thin layer IN so your body can heat it up and use as a layer of insulation.

So I dont really see how neoprene would be practical?!?
same here i spend a lot of time in a wetsuit usually somewhere around 3 hours per dive. ive never understood why it would be used as a seat cover. lets just say you do an awesome job with them and every time they get wet you take them off and let them dry out. eventually you will get a funky smell in them that will probably transfer over to your seats. dont get the neoprene because eventually they will ruin your seats.
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Neoprene might not be water proof but if you have to sit on a -40 degree vinyl seat cover 4 months out of the year thats a nonstarter too. Swamp butt vs frozen cheeks... Our rain isn't torrential either so it's not going to have to soak up too much water, just enough to not soak into the seat.
I've never had neoprene but I'll be ordering some this week.
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Neoprene might not be water proof but if you have to sit on a -40 degree vinyl seat cover 4 months out of the year thats a nonstarter too. Swamp butt vs frozen cheeks... Our rain isn't torrential either so it's not going to have to soak up too much water, just enough to not soak into the seat.
I've never had neoprene but I'll be ordering some this week.
id be very cautious about them. i understand your reasoning though. -40 and vinyl. the thing is that the neoprene is going to soak all the way through to the seat. the neoprene is then gonna prevent that moisture from drying up. then from there its only a matter of time before mold starts to grow. if you gotta go with neoprene keep them out of the rain as much as possible.
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I'm not too worried about rain, the weather here usually isn't topless weather, we know in advance when it is going to change, and when it is our humidity is low enough and sunlight long enough that things dry quicker than a wet dog in a cotton bale. For a place with about 6 feet of snow a year our annual precipitation level almost qualifies as a desert. That being said I'll take your advice and keep a safari top handy. Lest my jeep turns moldy and rusty.

Now if I could afford a CJ-5 with 35's tricked out for summer trails only Iggees all the way!
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Perhaps there are different types of neoprene because I have used neo chest waders and never got wet unless I waded out farther than I should have

Anyone have a link or supplier for the dirty mudders?
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There are, I use neoprene waders and I stay dry all day not one drop of water.
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Perhaps there are different types of neoprene because I have used neo chest waders and never got wet unless I waded out farther than I should have

Anyone have a link or supplier for the dirty mudders?
I'll be darned, that supplier was right in front of my eyes. PM headed your way Infernogirl
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:47 AM   #17
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Ive had my Iggees on now for a few weeks. Fit is amazing, looks great and water sheds off em like a ducks back. They definatly cost more but IMHO are well woff it.
Iggees all the way.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:32 AM   #18
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IGGEEs are my choice.. A good fit. Thick material that is not torn up by dog claws. Waterproof, and cool enough in California sun if you get a light color.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:57 AM   #19
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Iggees , Iggees , Iggees

I have neoprene in my H-2 and installed Iggees in my TJ a few months ago and I 100% prefer the Iggees
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I love my Iggee's. see my Jeep profile for pics. I have a new computer at work and all my pics are on the old one (keep forgetting that damn thumbdrive)

And yes these are water resistant. (I don't like "water proof" as if I submerged the entire jeep in a lake, the seats would get wet.) but they are very water resistant....I found a rainstorm once and they did exceptionally well.


HINT for those looking @ Iggee's - buy them off ebay- you are still buying direct from Iggee, but if you read the auction you basically get the rear seat cover for free.

FWIW I've sat on my Iggees on 110 sunny degree days and they are warm, but not scalding (and I wear shorts long enough to cover my upper legs so its a mute point for me) The wife has felt the heat a couple of times, but its rather short lived.

EDIT - I've installed them....its easy. Hey where'd my Jeep profile go?
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Everyone who has Iggees loves them. And if you want waterproof, then they are likely your best choice, but watch the installation video.... it makes me tired
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Neoprene waders are waterproof because of the thin rubber lining. The neoprene is to keep you warm.
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One caveat on the Iggees installation. The vid is nice but to make it mucho easier, dont try to install the covers wiff the seats in the JeeP...remove em...4 bolts and its a piece o cake
X2 on the ebay buy...did it that way and ya save like 100 bux.
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I have Igges and love them. They fit great and look great. I wish I took seat out to install them. The front was not as easy as the vid makes it look.
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Dang, fronts took me like 15 mins each to install....I Just moved them all the way forward and hopped in the back seat to do the pulling.

I was sweating like a whore in church by the time I got it done, but it was pretty easy to do (it was 100 plus when I installed)
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I had a hard time getting my arm under the seat and putting the hooks on. Putting the seat covers on was easy it's the hooks that drove me nuts.

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