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Old 05-02-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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waterproof seat covers

Anyone had good luck with waterproof seat covers? What brand? How is the fit?

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Waterproof seat covers will be pretty uncomfortable when its hot out. I would go with a fabric seat cover, they are probably cheaper and will dry fast in the sun. I've seen quadratec has some neoprene waterproof seat covers that look kinda cool, you could check them out.

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My seats are in good shape, I am looking to protect them from rain, as I want to keep the top off as much as possible. If I get caught in quick shower I don't want the seats to soak it up.
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Bestop's seat covers fit like a glove & they are 100% waterproof. I've had them in two TJs & like them a lot.
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Bestop's seat covers fit like a glove & they are 100% waterproof. I've had them in two TJs & like them a lot.
x2, love these things. Not to mention that they've spent a couple summers in the sun and haven't faded at all.
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Wet okole are "water proof" have not heard much about them on this forum though.
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Bestop's seat covers fit like a glove & they are 100% waterproof. I've had them in two TJs & like them a lot.
X3, no fading and great if wet. Love them as well..
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How are the bestop brand in the heat though? Are they comfortable? Obviously there will be sacrifices made for being 100% waterproof.
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How are the bestop brand in the heat though? Are they comfortable? Obviously there will be sacrifices made for being 100% waterproof.
Like how hot do they get if left topless?
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Iggee seat covers would be my choice. Stay away from neoprene. Neoprene fades and they will soak up water like a sponge if they are not dryed fast enough. Think wet suit.
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Waterproof seat covers will be pretty uncomfortable when its hot out. I would go with a fabric seat cover, they are probably cheaper and will dry fast in the sun. I've seen quadratec has some neoprene waterproof seat covers that look kinda cool, you could check them out.
Sorry, I was trying to say that neoprene covers suck in hot weather in a round about way. Those are the only ones I have experience with. It was early in the morning
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bestop's seat covers fit like a glove & they are 100% waterproof. I've had them in two tjs & like them a lot.
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Bestop's seat covers fit like a glove & they are 100% waterproof. I've had them in two TJs & like them a lot.
x whatever number we are on. The material is thick and durable along with a tight fit.
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Had the Bestops in two jeeps now and love them. Not too hot in the sun at all. When they get wet just wipe them dry with a towel. Not too expensive either.
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I've seen pics of the bestop covers including their YouTube video and they just look loose. Do they get as tight as neoprene covers? I'm looking at the coverking set
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Iggee seat covers would be my choice. Stay away from neoprene. Neoprene fades and they will soak up water like a sponge if they are not dryed fast enough. Think wet suit.
what material, they have like 10
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They (Beatop) arent the tightest fitting covers you can buy, but they are one of the only truly waterproof ones. From what I hear Igees are waterproof and fit very tight, but they are probably twice the cost too. For a wheeling rig that sees a lot of top down time I stand by Bestop. Neoprene may fit well, but you will have swampass first time they get wet from what ive read.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone, sounds like bestop is the way to go, I just wish they had a cover with black and orange, it would look great with my impact orange. It is our first summer with the jeep and I don't see us putting the soft top on if we can help it. It took some convincing, but I got my wife to ride no doors, now she loves it, kids too. Too bad I am in northern wi. last week was nice low 70's now it is 28 and snowing, with a winter weather advisory. wth.
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I have the wet okole neoprene seat covers and while they get high marks for their waterproofness (is that a word) and their lack of fading (topless/doorless all summer long), they give you the WORST swamp ass when its hot out. The igee seat covers get very high remarks around here. I'm switching to them shortly.
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again, iggee, what material they have like 10
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I also have the bestop and love them. Besides providing protection from the occasional unexpected rain storm they also are very kid proof. My daughter plays soccer and my son plays baseball/football. I love the fact that I don't have to worry a bit when they climb over the front seats in their always muddy cleats. I just take a damp cloth when I get home and wipe the mud off. If it gets really bad I don't worry at all about hosing the interior and seats down as part of the normal car wash.
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Can you guys post some pics of your bestops
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Dont have a good pic on my phone but i got one of my dog where you can see the back, will get more tomorrow if ya want

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And its just the front seats with covers, the backseat has no cover (although its also a besttop)
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I have the coverking neoprene seat covers and they fit awesome. I cant say anything about fading since i havent had them through the summer
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I have the coverking neoprene seat covers and they fit awesome. I cant say anything about fading since i havent had them through the summer
If your not going to replace those id go to the store to get some sort of uv protectant if your worried about fading. My dad had a 95 yj and he went through 2 or 3 pair in the short time he owned it. They faded and turned purple. He tried different brands too because the neoprene covers were cheapest. Theyll fade... Rather quickly if the top is off a good bit. So like i said if you keep em, a can of uv protectant may help
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Just got a set of Iggee's and they look good. Shipping took a while and when they got here the front bottoms were mis-cut. They e-mailed me a shipping label to send them back and new correct ones arrived.
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Wet okole are "water proof" have not heard much about them on this forum though.
Wet Okole are mentioned a lot and like any neoprene cover, they are a very poor choice. They fade very badly. Neoprene is not waterproof. Ever use a wet suite? It's not called "wet" for nothing. It lets water through. As a diving suite, that water it lets through is held close to the body and provides insulation. As a seat cover, it just lets water soak into the seat.
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again, iggee, what material they have like 10
Most get the simulated leather. Go to their ebay store
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Well, there are enough people bad mouthing neoprene and Wet O's.. I dont know where folks go to get them that wet, but I love mine. I have had a pair on my pickup for over 10 years. I have a set on my LJ. the fit is awesome and the extra padding they bring is great too.
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Wet Okole are mentioned a lot and like any neoprene cover, they are a very poor choice. They fade very badly. Neoprene is not waterproof. Ever use a wet suite? It's not called "wet" for nothing. It lets water through. As a diving suite, that water it lets through is held close to the body and provides insulation. As a seat cover, it just lets water soak into the seat.
I have them and totally agree.

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