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Wet Okole vs leather seat covers?

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by thedude, Mar 12, 2011.

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Wet Okole or Leather Seat covers

Poll closed Apr 11, 2011.
  1. Wet Okole

    39 vote(s)
    54.2%
  2. Leather

    33 vote(s)
    45.8%
  1. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    thedude

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    Any advantage to Wet Okole besides cheaper price? Are Okole's hot in the summer, cold in winter like leather and do they breath at all?
     
  2. Mar 12, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    thedude

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    Seriously what's the deal about the Okole's. They look good but are they practical?
     
  3. Mar 12, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    im with u i would like to know the same thing
     
  4. Mar 12, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    CaptainFun

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    I'm sure leather would look better but the WO are a lot more practical. They are fitted perfectly but can be removed for cleaning. They are also made from neoprene and that makes them worth their weight in gold when you climb in sweaty and muddy.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    For example, I spilled a Big Gulp all over my passanger seat and center console. I got home and used paper towels to clean up the seats and they were good as new. The WO covers kept the soda from damaging my seat. Try that with leather.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    thedude

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    They both look good. WO is cheaper and don't have to remove seats for install. Just don't won't to be hot and cold all time like leather wo heat or ac.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    I personally don't like Neoprene.... In the summer, they make me sweat and I had that feeling.

    Leather? I don't like leather seats for the same reason.

    But, if I had to guess.... Okales being cheaper & you can probably wash them easier (throw them in the washer??).
     
  8. Mar 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    RLDTACO

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  9. Mar 14, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    Had two good group buys going on, one for leather, one for WO. I went WO because I don't want to deal with the hassle of removing seats and they are about half the price.
     
  10. Mar 15, 2011 at 5:47 AM
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    Yup summer months can be interesting. The neoprene won't burn you like leather can but it certaintly doesnt breathe well, leading to a sweaty back. :mad:
     
  11. Mar 15, 2011 at 6:03 AM
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    I assure you, the WO install is much easier if you remove the seats.

    I like my WO's, but I have seen the leather in homerTacos truck and really like that too. Depends on your preference. If you live in a colder climate, get eh heaters no matter which one you choose.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    Hmmm maybe I should think twice about getting them then. Love the looks but I live in AR, summers are hell here. Last thing I want is to sweat while in my truck. You guys get sweaty even with AC on?
     
  13. Mar 15, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    I prefer windows open when driving but I'll drive to work with the AC for appearances sake. Granted I'd sweat even with regular seats in the summer months but the WO are only marginally worse, if at all. If it's hot out... I sweat.

    AC on, no major issues.
    AC off, sweaty back.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    You can spill soda on leather and clean it up just as easily. Wet Okoles are nice but spending $500 on covers that just go over the seat seems a bit expensive.

    I used to want WOs but spent a little bit more money and got the leathers. Its a lot more classier.
     
  15. Mar 15, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    I have WO (for 2 years now) and have never seen the leather ones in person, only here on TW.

    The leather look amazing, but I love my WO (they also look very good). They are very comfortable, have a nice thick pad for you butt as well. I can jump in my truck after snowboarding all day in a storm, being covered in snow and not worry about my seats getting ruined, or go hit the beach and not have to dry off first before leaving. Also, my dog loves them, easy to clean (spray some cleaner and rub in with wet cloth), easy to install (take the front seats out), they work for me

    Front
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    Back
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  16. Mar 15, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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    I am also trying to decide which would be the better choice. I think the leather looks better and would be nice to have, but cost is about double. The Wet Okoles look good also and seem to fit well, plus they cost less. With the number of members who own them, the Okoles must be a good product. The weather in AR are about the same we have in TX so the summer heat is a concern with me also.
     
  17. Mar 16, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    I just got in on this Wet Okole group buy. When I take my dog to the beach I think they'll fare better than leather.
     
  18. Mar 16, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    Leather. Leather. Leather. Get Leather. Leather. Leather will do the trick. I'd go with some leather myself.


    Seriously though, I've had WOs now for about a year and a half. Here's the breakdown:

    - Once you pay $400+ for a set of seat covers and realize what seat covers are for, you feel like a fucking retard.

    - Hot in the summer.

    - Comfortably warm in the winter (they hug you).

    - The added padding is nice.

    - The fit is perfect and they look fantastic.



    If I could do it over again? I'd go leather. Which is what I plan to do when I kill the Okoles.
     
  19. Mar 16, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    These leather seats look badass... Of course they are $1100 :)
     
  20. Mar 16, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    Any good custom leather is gonna run you in the neighborhood of a grand, plus a couple hundred more if you pay a shop to install it.
     
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