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Unread 05-17-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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Waterproof seat covers

Been shopping around for a set of neoprene camo seat covers. Just put in some Cav seats and need some protection. I'm not afraid to spend some cash on a good set just not sure whats good or bad. Any first hand knowledge? Thanks

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Unread 05-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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Neoprene is not waterproof, it might be water resistant at best. Mine weren't, so I removed them and used two large plastic bags when it rained.
I replaced my seats with cloth seats and keep my soft top on and just remove the doors and windows.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 11:07 PM   #3
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Wet Okole. And don't skimp on the seat heaters either!!!
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Unread 05-18-2013, 01:33 PM   #4
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Neoprene and or Wet Okole seat covers are far from water proof. The only true water proof seat cover is something made out of vinyl. I use Bestop brand.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 04:34 PM   #5
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Far from waterproof ? I have used Wet Okole seat covers for over 10 years on my YJ, and they are waterproof for all practical purposes. If water gets through them it is at a seam or seat belt hole, not the material itself.

That does not mean you will not get a wet butt after a rain ! They are waterproof in the sense that water does not go through them, but they will get wet and absorb some moisture on the surface. When I lived in PA, my Jeep would go topless 4 months out of the year. After a rain, there would be puddles in my seats, even hours later.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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Far from waterproof ? I have used Wet Okole seat covers for over 10 years on my YJ, and they are waterproof for all practical purposes. If water gets through them it is at a seam or seat belt hole, not the material itself.

That does not mean you will not get a wet butt after a rain ! They are waterproof in the sense that water does not go through them, but they will get wet and absorb some moisture on the surface. When I lived in PA, my Jeep would go topless 4 months out of the year. After a rain, there would be puddles in my seats, even hours later.
To me if it rains and the seats get wet and I sit in that seat and my butt and back gets wet then that is not water proof. On the other hand with vinyl seat covers if they get wet I can wipe them off by hand and my butt and back does not get wet. I used to use Wet Okole covers and hated them. And my JEEP is topless 10 months out of the year.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #7
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OK, well we have a different definition of waterproof. Yes, with Wet Okole seat covers, you WILL get a wet butt after a rain. However, the rain is not making it through to your seats, rusting springs and mildewing the foam.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #8
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Yes I agree. But I think most people who want waterproof seat cover will be to keep them dry not the seat. Then again, with vinyl seat covers you get the best of both worlds. Dry butt and seat. Only down fall is hot summer days you get sweaty back. Wet Okole seat covers in the winter time are the best. Keeps you nice and warm as you may know.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 05:37 PM   #9
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All,

I am looking to replace my seats and seatbelts any suggestions? Seriously want to replace the rear bench seat the front 2 seats are in decent shape, so I am not sure if I should get nice seat covers for them or replace them outright.

Thoughts?

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Unread 05-18-2013, 05:52 PM   #10
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I'm looking for the same seats as well since I have cavalier seats. Subscribing...
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Does anyone have any experience with the IGEE or Armor Trek covers? Or even best top? I'm looking for the best waterproof cover price wise for my TJ in case it gets caught in the rain this Summer so it doesn't ruin my seats.
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Unread 04-19-2015, 10:27 AM   #12
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Does anyone have any experience with the IGEE or Armor Trek covers? Or even best top? I'm looking for the best waterproof cover price wise for my TJ in case it gets caught in the rain this Summer so it doesn't ruin my seats.
IGEE are real good, and great fitment/look.

An old friend of mine back home had them. They colour match as well with a variety of colours.

I utilize vinyl seat covers - as stated above - they provide a pretty decent look and proofing. Been on the rig for 3+ years and its been caught in at least a dozen rain blasts. Still in great shape - for 30$ or so - not a bad investment to cover up the duct tape. But i will be replacing my seats this summer at some point. Probably going to go the cheap Rugged Ridge avenue - either the denim sport seat (@ $289 per) or their factory replacement black crush vinyl (@ $259 per) - CAD prices. WIll be cheaper for you south of the border.

Best pics i could find - my jeep file folder is out of control and terribly unorganized. You can probably find these cheapo's at Target or equivalent. As for camo - no idea - never seen or heard of camo vinyl unless you make it yourself
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Unread 04-19-2015, 12:14 PM   #13
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Been shopping around for a set of neoprene camo seat covers. Just put in some Cav seats and need some protection. I'm not afraid to spend some cash on a good set just not sure whats good or bad. Any first hand knowledge? Thanks
To the OP. I have been looking for 4 years for waterproof camo seat covers. I am ex army so I wanted woodland. But my jeep is black with beige interior so desert camo matches.

Well I have yet to find waterproof camo seat covers. Gtcovers.com has a couple.

What I am going to do is buy this: http://www.rockywoods.com/Fabrics-Ki...abric-Woodland

Or this: http://www.rockywoods.com/Fabrics-Ki...ay-Desert-Camo

Then either make my own or have somebody make seat covers. Most people won make me covers just completely new seats. The material is pretty waterproof. I bought samples and put a couple drops of water on them. I would make sure the seams are backed.

I think rockywoods.com also sells gortex like material.
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Unread 04-19-2015, 12:55 PM   #14
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I just ordered some seat covers made by Carhartt and am anxious to see how they look and feel. According to the website: They are: "breathable, heavy-duty duck weave fabric that's double over-lapped and triple-needle stitched on the main seams. This bombproof fabric protects your seats from road-going spills, pets, kids, job sites—you name it. Then, Carhartt® adds their Durable Water Repellency (DWR) finish to make your covers virtually impenetrable to moisture". They may not be totally "waterproof" but if they are made out of the same material as my Carhartt "water-resistant" shell jacket they should stay very dry even in a downpour. We'll see. They come in tan or gray. Ive got some ballistic nylon covers made by Coverking in my JKUX and YJ. They are durable but of course not waterproof. FWIW.
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Unread 04-20-2015, 02:24 PM   #15
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I just found this website. http://currentcamo.com/
I am gonna give them a try
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