INSTALLING new 4x4 seat covers not only provides cosmetic pizazz, but they provide a heap of practical benefits for off-roaders as they’re made tougher for heavy duty wear and tear. Here are two new 4x4-specific seat covers that recently hit the market.
EFS seat covers
Nothing wears out a set of vehicle seats – whether fabric or leather – more than dirt, grit, sand, mud water and other common off-road touring aligned muck being ground into the seat base. It wrecks the seats and devalues the vehicle’s resale value.
The seat covers are made from ultra-tough cotton/canvas that is UV-, water- and fire-resistant and is double-stitched for optimum durability. The seats are airbag-tested to ensure they allow full functionality of that safety feature in the case of an accident. The fit is customised to each vehicle model/brand and is foam-backed for additional comfort (enhanced further by the refined outer material finish).
EFS offer the seats with a two-year warranty. They’re available for a number of 4x4 vehicles.
RRP: $299 (front pair); $330 (rear set)
MSA 4X4 Tradie Gear Canvas Seat Covers
MSA 4X4’s new Tradie Gear Canvas Seat Covers are manufactured from heavy duty 14oz polyester and cotton blend canvas for maximum durability. They are polycotton lined to deliver maximum protection for vehicle car seats by providing a complete barrier between the canvas and the seat.
In addition, the Tradie Gear Canvas Seat Covers are claimed to be 100 per cent water, dirt, mud, kid and pet proof, and they are quick and easy to install thanks to a simple seat cover pattern. Importantly, all Tradie Gear Canvas Seat Covers are certified ADR compliant. The current Tradie Gear range includes seat cover patterns to suit tradie-relevant and fleet-relevant 4X4 vehciles.
RRP: $325 per row; $620 for complete front and second-row set