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Unread 05-06-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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Marathon Seat Covers

Anyone have any experience with these seat covers? They look well built, but wanted to know if anyone had any information to share.
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Unread 05-06-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
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I had a set on my YJ and i really liked them. They fit well and were durable as hell. Odd info, they are made in my hometown right next to a welding shop.
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Unread 05-07-2010, 09:29 AM   #3
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Anyone have any experience with these seat covers? They look well built, but wanted to know if anyone had any information to share.
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If you purchase and install them can you post pics please ? Thanks
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Unread 05-13-2010, 09:02 PM   #4
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I purchased a set for my 09' Wrangler. Takes a few weeks to get them. They stand the test of time. Dad has had a set in his F350 Crew Cab for 5+ years. He takes his 3 boxers (200+ lbs) and their nails have never left a mark. Also, they give a military discount on ordering as well. Just have to call them for details. If you would like I can shoot you an email of the photos.
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Unread 05-14-2010, 03:55 AM   #5
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BHZ,
I'd really like to see a picture of them in your Jeep. I am about ready to order, but I'd like to see exactly what they look like.
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Unread 05-14-2010, 08:05 AM   #6
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I was able to upload a couple pictures in the gallery. You will have to search "Marathon" and they should come right up. If not I can email them directly to you. They have been on my seats for over a month with no adjustments. Getting the hair my boxer leaves behind when she goes for a ride is a heck of a lot easier as well. Also, beach sand is not an issue anymore either.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 03:49 PM   #7
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Resurrecting this thread to post pictures of my new Marathon SuperHide seat covers in Mossy Oak Breakup camo pattern.

These are 500 Denier Cordura and they seem very tough so far. The texture is a little rough, so if you're going to be riding in shorts a lot they won't feel as soft as cotton.

The fit is just about perfect and they go on easily. There are plenty of big Velcro straps to hold them in place, although the directions for this set seem to be slightly generic, referring to a couple of elastic strings that weren't on my covers.

I ordered the map pockets on the backs of the front seats, and the day after I placed my order I got a call from the Marathon factory asking if I would also like to add a "pistol pocket" to the front seat covers. That option wasn't available on the web site when I ordered, but I happily added a pocket to the driver's seat. The map pockets have a stiffener built into the top edge to keep it from drooping under the weight of the pockets contents (and I've never seen elastic that retains its stretchiness in the heat of a car for more than a year, so this is a good idea).

Marathon makes all their covers to order, so there is a bit of a wait while they are made (mine took about seven weeks), but they fit like a glove and look great. I paid $414 for the front seats and the back seat, with two map pockets and one pistol pocket. That's about three hundred less than what I would have paid for a set of Wet Okole covers.

The only fault I could find was the rear setback cover doesn't have cutouts for the elastic bands that hold the seat belt buckles up when you fold the rear seat, so you have to pull the buckles out of the bands to get the cover to fit smoothly and every time you fold the seat bottom back into place you'll have to hold up the buckles with one hand while folding the seat with the other. Not a huge pain in the ***, but they could add a large button hole to allow those bands to go through and grab the buckles. Or you could just force the cover around the buckles, but it wouldn't look as nice after the finished installation.

One last thing: These are made in America and they are proud to show it. There is a big tag on the back of the driver's seat and the back of the rear seat back that says, "Made in USA." Love that.

The covers match the headliner and armrest cover I made.


Visor covers, too.


It pained me to punch through the new cover to re-install my fire extinguisher after the seat cover installation.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 05:54 PM   #8
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are you happy with them?
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Unread 06-03-2011, 10:26 PM   #9
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I just ordered a set the last month. Delivery is expected sometime the end of June. I've seen several sets and was impressed with the quality. I ordered the map pockets on both front seats, headrest covers, center console cover and pistol pocket. If they are as good as the other sets I've seen, I'll be happy.

They are made to order so delivery takes a little time.
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are you happy with them?
I've only had them for a week, but yes, I'm very happy so far.
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Just installed mine on Saturday, very nice material, seems like it would hold up well, need to save up before I purchase the back seats because they run $250 front or rear
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Unread 07-13-2011, 07:43 AM   #12
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Just installed mine on Saturday, very nice material, seems like it would hold up well, need to save up before I purchase the back seats because they run $250 front or rear
I bought mine as a set (front and rear) for two reasons. Shipping is $25 whether you buy just the front or both front and rear seats, so buying both of them at the same time saves you having to pay for shipping twice. Also, there is always a chance the materials used will be slightly different (maybe the dyes used to color the material were from different batches and won't match exactly) if your covers are made at different times. Buying them together minimizes this possibility.

Going on six weeks with my covers and I still love them.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 03:09 PM   #13
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I bought mine as a set (front and rear) for two reasons. Shipping is $25 whether you buy just the front or both front and rear seats, so buying both of them at the same time saves you having to pay for shipping twice. Also, there is always a chance the materials used will be slightly different (maybe the dyes used to color the material were from different batches and won't match exactly) if your covers are made at different times. Buying them together minimizes this possibility.

Going on six weeks with my covers and I still love them.
Ya ya, I didn't think I'd love the pattern but looks weird without the rear seats covered, maybe I can time it when they're having a special
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Or do like I did and remove the rear seat!
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Are only the camo covers cordura or are they all cordura?
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