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Marathon seat cover question

Did a few searches and did not find anything specific to my question.

I was hoping somebody can chime in on how these feel to the touch? I have looked at a bunch of pictures, and the material sort of looks like what Jeep used back in the 90's on all the seats in the Wranglers. I know it is not the same, but it is something I would like feedback on from an owner.

Reason I ask...they state they are waterproof, and I am just wondering about the comfort level during the summer if you are wearing shorts...I hate something that does not breathe very well and the fabric these covers are made of has me curious.

I guess it is all those years of no a/c and driving the old shop Jeep that has me asking this before I buy.

Other than that question, the fit looks good and the amount of people using them or wanting them is quite high compared to other covers...

With that being said, are there any others out there worth looking at? Seems most of the searches seem to lead you to different vendors selling what sounds like the same thing.

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I really like them. I would describe the feeling as similar to a carhartt jacket, but thinner fabric. They are pretty breathable. I only have the front set so far, and I am very pleased. It is also worth noting that when I bought my truck it had a set of marathons on it from the time it was new, and the seats are pretty much pristine. They work very well.

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Gerry,

Thanks for the description, sounds to me like it feels more like a fabric than a plastic. I know their covers are designed for the serious outdoor type/hunting/work truck etc and I was worried they would be a little overkill.

I work in a shop all day long and my German Shepherd goes everywhere with me, so I really want a good cover, but fit and comfort have to be of a concern also.

If you don't mind, what front seat option and color is in your truck? I have the 40/20/40 in grey and was looking more at their "smoke" color over the "silver dust"...it would be too easy if your truck is grey inside and could give me feedback

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Definitely more like fabric, it's a tight woven canvas. My dogs also get in my truck. They fit the seats perfectly and are attached by heavy duty Velcro. I have the 40/20/40 grey cloth interior, but I went with the camo covers. I have heard that they fade over time, but that doesn't bother me. Also, I would guess that over time they would hold up pretty well against dog toenails.

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Thanks for the info...pretty sure I am going to go with them based on your comments, plus the price is right in line with the generic stuff I found while googling today...so that pretty much seals it. I am going to request a color sample and see how it looks.

Much appreciated again Gerry!

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No problem, I love mine, they take about 2 months to come in, but I think you will be pleased with them.

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I would describe the feeling as similar to a carhartt jacket, but thinner
Perfect description!
I have a set and they've held up to my hound/boxer mix and the occasional screwdriver in my back pocket. Plus they are washable.


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