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Marathon seat covers.... SUCK!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2DaMtns, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Jun 5, 2016 at 5:13 PM
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    2DaMtns

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    Has anyone ordered these and actually liked them? I bought a full set for my double cab - seats, head rests, center console lid, with gear pockets on each front seat, map pockets on each front seat, and a gun loop on the seat backs. All told, it was over $600 for the order! I have no issue paying for quality, but these things fit and look like shit. I took my driver seat out and brought it in so I could take my time in the AC and put it on right. I swear, I could find better fitting universal ones at Wal-Mart. For that price, they should for like a glove and look as good as factory. Anyone else have any experience with them, good or bad?

    What other options are there for waterproof seat covers that aren't neoprene? I don't want to be battling swamp ass all summer. I need waterproof ones though because I go fishing, swimming, kayaking, etc., frequently.
     
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  2. Jun 5, 2016 at 5:16 PM
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  3. Jun 5, 2016 at 5:17 PM
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    I mean, even the headrest covers have a shitty fit. I thought maybe my seat covers just need to be used for a week or two and then adjusted, but headrest cover shouldn't need any adjustment, and it still looks awful.
     
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    They do kinda look like grey garbage bags...
     
  7. Jun 5, 2016 at 5:32 PM
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    I even took it completely off and tried again. I'll be calling them first thing in the morning. I waited about six weeks for these, hit a deer right after they came in, had to wait two weeks to get it back. After about ten weeks of waiting altogether, that's what in was waiting for?
     
  9. Jun 5, 2016 at 5:51 PM
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    ...^^^... Can you return them ???

    I have had good luck with Wet Okole seat covers ... fit like a glove ... but need to be installed on a hot summer day to get best results.

    Going to order either Wet Okole or Classico Seat covers this next week ... never tried Classico's yet.
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  10. Jun 5, 2016 at 6:09 PM
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    Maybe the covers they sent you are for the wrong truck.
     
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    ...^^^... I looked on some other threads for other vehicles and there were similar fitment issues ... but not that bad.

    Many of the people really liked the loose fitting look too ... no joke.

    Many of the hunters really liked them ... :confused:
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  12. Jun 5, 2016 at 6:29 PM
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    I just don't think I'd be completely satisfied with them.
     
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    To use an urban term, they look like ass.
     
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    Those look like crap. I have Marathons as well as many friends who are also avid outdoorsman/women and they all fit perfectly. I'd send the pics along to them. Maybe someone fatfingered the make/model/year.
     
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    I have the covering ballistic covers

    Waterproof, no swamp ass yet but they don't look as nice as some of the other options like wet okole
     
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    Mine is a 2011 TRD Sport. It has the same seats as my 08 TRD Off-road had.
     
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    I'm calling the company in the morning. I'll update the thread with the outcome.
     
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    They honestly don't look that bad, if they were like $100 all in, but $600? Shit!

    I snagged some never used Wet okoles for my front seats off eBay. They are really nice, cushiony and honestly the best form-fitting cover I've seen aside from going the route of katskinz.
     
  20. Jun 5, 2016 at 7:29 PM
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    marathon is local to me. I've seen a lot of their products and even been to their facility while shopping around for my own covers (they didn't have any fabric that I cared for so I ended up going with a different brand/company) and their product is a lot better than that - never seen such sloppy work from them before. I hope they stand by their product and work things out with you. Definitely send them the pics so they can see for themselves.

    Also I ended up with these in both my 1st gen and Runner. The ones in my 1st gen still look like new - even after 9 years. They are an exact fit....and a pain in the ass to install because they fit so tightly!
     
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