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The cover is well made, except for the very cheap and flimsy elastic cords and plastic hooks. Advertised to fit any jeep seat, this is misleading as they are a poor fit for the stock seats in 2004-2006 LJ Wranglers. The G.E.A.R. modular pouch system is really cool, and I have seen (and actually liked) it on other products.
So these are an awkward fit on my 2003 TJ. However, once I stopped trying to use all of the straps provided, they have adjusted and fit nicely. Super + is the storage. The pockets do eliminate some of the foot space for the rear seat in such a small vehicle but the covers are for me, not my 2nd and 3rd passengers. The lips that cover the actual bottom of the seat have clips that are a bit tricky to clip on and the lower part of the seat cover definitely doesn't "cover" the entire lower portion of the seat as some other covers do. All in all, good for storage but poor fit.
Got front and rear GEAR seat covers. Tranforms the look of my 1992 YJ. These are stylish and durable, a perfect fit for a vintage Jeep.
Finally had to pull the seat out of the vehicle and turn upside down to route the little bungee cords so they wouldn't interfere with the seat adjustment mechanism.
I've had these on my 2005 CRD Liberty (called the Cherokee in England) for over 3 years now. They are quite easy to fit and the Velcro bands give flexibility of installation. The elastic shock cords are more of an issue - finding a part for them to hook onto can be a bit tricky. These covers are not particularly pretty but do add a lot to functionality. They increase the interior storage considerably and being Pals/MOLLE system, if you don't like the pouches that are supplied, there is a huge array of military pouches which will fit. I keep an entire emergency rescue kit (first aid, 1 day's food for 2 in self-heating packs, 2 reflective vests, 2 Reflexcell sleeping bags, heat packs, water bottle pouches) on the back of mine, as well as storage for maps etc. All stored neatly out of the way on the back of the front seats, easily accessible, and out of the way of back seat passengers - and I've had 3 adults in the back for a tour of a week! The material is robust and although there has been some sun fading - it actually adds to the character of the covers. They are not padded, but do have a vinyl backing which helps to protect the seat material, but your back can get a bit sweaty on a very hot day if you don't have the ac on - but the sweat doesn't go through to the seat.On such a day - I stick a LARGE towel over the seat!Otherwise,they actually are pretty comfortable - my wife has no difficulty falling asleep on them. They are invaluable to me, and if the ones I have were to somehow become unservicable, I'd buy replacements in a heartbeat. I am very glad I bought them, and have no hesitation recommending them to others, the only reason I haven't given them a 5 star rating is the somewhat fiddly elastic cord system - but really - not a major bugbear!
is this material uv resistant? will it sun rot because i rarely have the top on my yj
Asked by wes from Bryce ut on
Wes, the Smittybilt G.E.A.R. Front Seat Cover is UV treated, and you should not have issues with the sun when leaving the top off of your Jeep. I hope this helps!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from Bryce ut on
Will these seat covers work in a 1995 Jeep cherokee?
Asked by Sid from on
Sid, the Smittybilt Coyote Tan G.E.A.R. Front Seat Cover is a universal type seat cover it adjusts all around the cover. SO it should fit your '95 XJ with no problems. Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 939 from on
waterproof yes or no
Asked by alex from maryland on
Alex, The gear seat covers dry off quickly, but they are not water proof. Thanks for the inquiry.
Answered by Jim G from maryland on
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