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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 23, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Not going to argue with you when it comes to ink....that sucks about your seats

    Correct me if I'm wrong though, aren't the wet okoles neoprene, covered by some sort of thin layer of fabric (which gives the covers the different colors like gray and charcoal). So wouldn't that fabric be just as susceptible to surface stains as cloth seats?

    I guess what I'm saying is that the top of the wet okoles aren't waterproof, the bottom is, right?
     
  2. Mar 23, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    AK27

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    you are correct keith
     
  3. Mar 26, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    Yes, but the fabric top of the cover are stain resistant. I have a problem with pens apprantley :rolleyes: but I've had the cap come off a pen in my pocket and marked on my Wet Okole's. I took my Bissel Steam cleaner to it, and all the ink came off; no issues, you wouldn't get that result from leather. Ink mark on leather is a kiss of death. My wife's jeans used to leave blue stains on our Chevy Equinox leather seats that wouldn't come out no matter what I tried. I have no stains what so ever on my Wet Okole's. The fabric is Stainguarded with something fierce.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    I agree completely with leather not being completely stain resistent. It also takes some attention to remain soft. My wife's Honda Accord has dark grey leather seats. We keep them looking like new with Lexol cleaner and conditioner, but I've seen some leather seats that look wore out after only a handful of years due to abuse.

    Also, I have a 40 pound dog, and we always have to cover the leather seats in the car if we take him to the vet. His nails would scratch the heck out of the seat finish if we didn't.

    I just bought Wet Okoles in the group buy, and I can't wait to get them on the seats. We used to use sheepskin covers on our seats. They kept seats looking new, but custom fit covers cost a fortune regardless of material. Neoprene should be a great alternative.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    same thing is going on with my mom's audi, it's really quite unsightly haha
     
  6. Mar 27, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    Dark leather is my preference. I really like to Katskin look in the Tacoma. I am not a fan of neoprene. My wife had to buy an Acadia with titanium gray leather. Blue jeans started to turn them blue... With the light gray in my Tacoma, I like the gray with charcoal inserts. Def need to think about Heat and maybe go perforated for the summer.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    I've had my Wet Okole's for over 2 years now in my Tacoma. I live in Florida and I'm miserable in the summer. Total swamp ass all the time, even with the AC running. I just get cold on the front half of my body and still sweatin on the back. And I'm skinny, so it's not a fat guy sweat kind of thing. They do look really cool and I have a 4 year old so it has been easy to deal with spills. One time I took the seat cover off to clean though and there were some light water stains underneath the seats that I don't remember being there. I'm not sure if something actually soaked through or not.

    ALSO, I bought these because we are at the beach all the time and I didn't want to have to worry about putting a towel down when we are wet. Yeah, you can just jump in with wet shorts on, but it's just like a wetsuit. It doesn't dry for like a day. So in the morning when I go to work my seats are still damp and my work clothes are wet by the time I get to work.

    They do look cool though.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    Does anyone have any recommendations for seat covers that look as cool as the Wet Okole's and fit as well but aren't made of neoprene?
     
  9. Jul 13, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    Coverking makes decent seat covers in different materials, and you can get them pretty cheap from Costco.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    can wet okoles be washed in the washer machine?
     
  11. Aug 9, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    I got tired of the EZ stain (tm) stock fabric and I ended up going with leather. I was decided on the WO for a while and then the leather GB came up and while it was more money than WO I like the smell and look of leather and I thought the price was good.

    I do like the look of the WO though, they don't look like seat covers at all, the fit looks great. I'd probably be happy with either one.
     
  12. Aug 9, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    If any group buys come up for WO I wanna know about it. :)
     
  13. Aug 13, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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  14. Aug 17, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    Hold my BEER and WATCH THIS
    I WOULD BE IN FOR A GROUP BUY

    I WILL CALL THEM TOMORROW AND SEE WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO DO A GROUP BUY
     
  15. Sep 9, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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  16. Sep 9, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    How the hell does WO have more votes than leather? If you want expensive ass seat COVERS that are hotter than fuck then get the Wet Okes. If you want something that actually replaces the stock fabric, is easy to clean, waterproof, naturally smells good, and looks awesome, then get the leathers for the same, if not, a little bit more money.

    $500 plus for neoprene is a joke.

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  17. Sep 9, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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  18. Sep 9, 2011 at 11:16 PM
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    BLAH You could not pay me to put leather in my truck, unless I had a show truck. But to each their own.
     
  19. Sep 10, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    Right because a lot of non "show trucks" don't come with leather from the factory.

    And I bet you someone could pay you to put leather in your truck. Same way someone could pay me to put neoprene seat covers in my truck.
     
  20. Oct 18, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    I'm happy stock.

    Leather sucks when its below 40 outside, and leather sucks when its above 75 and sunny.

    Neoprene sucks if you sweat, ever. Basically anywhere warm or damp.

    I'm quite content with the standard fabric.
     
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