|10-02-2011 08:25 PM|
|10-02-2011 02:46 AM|
|topher38||Not sure if anyone has said this cuz it's too late for me to read through everything but. I would save the 1000 if I were you. And then by neoprene seat covers they are amazing. Added cushion. Easy to clean. Water proof. What more could you ask for. If you have a tough stain put it in the washer in comes right out. Spill a red drink. No biggy and since they are water proof the actual seat never gets damaged so when selling it the interior stays nice|
|10-02-2011 02:39 AM|
I went with cloth on my 12 JKUR for two reasons, one the kitchen pass would only go so far and it is a "tradition" for me to go with Wet Okole seat covers on my "toy" vehicle. we have leather on our LTZ Avalanche and with out a doubt very comfortable and we love it.
|10-02-2011 01:34 AM|
German luxury automakers don't even offer cloth seats as an option, which is fine in a coupe or 4 door, but to me uncomfortable in a convertible with the top down.
|10-01-2011 11:01 PM|
There is simply no reason function wise to get cloth over leather.
|10-01-2011 10:44 PM|
|Larry Link||One thing to consider is if you run with the top down at all in the summer, leather gets very hot and sweaty. I'm going with the cloth for this reason, the JKU cloth seat material is great IMHO, durable and comfortable.|
|10-01-2011 09:25 PM|
I appreciate everyone's comments and have my answer. I plan to order one with leather. I thought it would be easier to clean if you went off road and hit water or mud.
I just wasn't sure if leather would be durable getting wet or getting mud on it.
|10-01-2011 04:07 PM|
I went Katzkin perforated leather and wouldn't change a thing. I actually got caught in a brief shower last night - no issues, just wiped the seats down when I got home. Love 'em-
|10-01-2011 10:38 AM|
|ezymount||We opted for factory cloth when we purchased jeep cause..> the jeep on the lot we wanted did not have it, and we knew the dealer installed option was not 100% leather, so we decided to wait until we could afford an upgrade the way we wanted it done. so now we are finally getting it done exactly the way we wanted it to look, and most important, consideration above everything else, was my wife has back issues from an accident, leather provides better support and we can get extra foam installed in key places she needs it in the seat. in addition it will be easier to clean, and all the other reasons already quoted in this thread. we have leather in our Toy Tundra, good on trips, comfortable, good support, easy to clean, adds to interior look, and properly maintained will add to resale value for the right buyer...or on trade.|
|10-01-2011 10:10 AM|
I labored over this same decision, particularly because I live in AZ. I went with leather because there are more pros than cons plus the fact that it costs more to do it later. I can't think of any other instance where a pricey factory option has actually been cheaper than the aftermarket.
While leather certainly looks, feels and smells nice, it cleans up much easier. Yeah, it gets hot in the sun, but I'd rather wipe leg and back sweat off leather than have it routinely soaking into my cloth
|10-01-2011 09:29 AM|
Children are always funny. You ask them to try a new food and they always say," na I dont like it". As they mature they learn what they have been missing and come to appreciate it.
I have found the same is with Jeeps. The ones that dont like certain things have never even tried it, or are trying to justify there own decisions. When someone tells you they dont like something, ask them if they have ever owned one. I have never met a Jeep owner that actually has leather seats that would change them.
|10-01-2011 09:11 AM|
My first CJ2 had canvas covered plywood driver seat with the gas cap under it.
While I prefer leather in *other* rigs I've never cared for such in a Wrangler.
Some kind of standards gotta be maintained!!!
|10-01-2011 08:46 AM|
|Ape||Leather. Had cloth in my 2009 and hated it. Got leather in my 2012 and I love it. Better comfort, easy to get in and out, 100x easier to clean. And, dare I say this, adds a level of luxury to your Jeep.|
|10-01-2011 08:40 AM|
|Vyper340||Leather and you can get black in addition to tan|
|10-01-2011 08:14 AM|
I have never seen a thread of changing leather seats to cloth. It is a personal choice thing, and my choice is certainly leather. It feels, smells and looks better. Durability cannot be beat. A good pair of work gloves or motorcycle racing pants are not made of polyester. They are made of leather for a reason.
The finest cars and trucks in the world have leather seats, and that is simply because that is the best material you can find to make them with. A good quality leather chair, sofa, jacket or auto seat will last a lifetime and provide the upmost in comfort.
From the days we started making horse saddles out of leather, to offering it now in a JK. It is simply the finest choice to park your behind for the back country ride.
|10-01-2011 07:11 AM|
|1994 Jeep Wrangler||I prefer the good old vinyl to leather or cloth.|
|10-01-2011 05:39 AM|
|ninersgal||It all about personal style and preference. We went with cloth and put neoprene seat covers on. We 303'd the seat covers for stain/uv protection. But, we are off road as much as possible and the interior often gets very dirty. Its all about YOU and how you use your Jeep!|
|10-01-2011 05:31 AM|
|strider_mt2k||When the wife and I were looking, we didn't like the tan on black look of the leather on the ones at the dealership. We like the look of the all black interior.|
|10-01-2011 01:05 AM|
|09-30-2011 06:14 PM|
Makes sense, thanks.
|09-30-2011 06:12 PM|
|aelwero||personally, I hate leather seats from a comfort standpoint, and definitely prefer the cloth ones I have now. Either can be cleaned no problem, but the leather ones are definitely easier, and don't require a steam vac.|
|09-30-2011 05:52 PM|
Cloth or Leather Seats
I don't plan on going mud running, but probably trails that are rated 3 - 5 rating for greater challenge for newbies so probably will hit some water and little bit of mud.
Interested in hearing from owners whether they have cloth or leather and how easy/hard is it to clean the inside after going off road?