Here is our car. The back seat, in all of it’s glory. Gross, isn’t it? We have 4 kids and travel a lot. We surf, fish, swim, 4wd and hop straight back into our car. I wanted to show you the hammering we give our own seat covers (to my embarrassment, but whatever), and how fantastic they stand up to any abuse you can throw at them. Showing you a picture of brand new covers is great to show you the fit, but how long will they last looking like that? We really do stand behind our own product. Our 4 kids are Grots. *Note the capital G. And these seat covers have been on our Prado for well over a year. We strive to supply you with best quality seat covers Australia has to offer- we are very picky, and we have a brilliant mini army of test subjects, our own family. I thought I’d start by explaining a bit about the canvas we use.
Most of the cost of our seat covers is in the labour. You are paying an Aussie team to cut, sew, pack and post your covers with love, by hand. From start to finish, our product is 100% Aussie made, and there are few products in Australia that can boast that these days. It would be such a shame to put all of that labour in to a product, for it to be made with an inferior quality canvas that won’t last or ends up looking shabby, and there are some shockers out there. We know because we often see covers that look plain awful. So we picked our exclusive-to-us canvas because:
- Our canvas is made especially for us in Australia, by Aussies. You are helping Aussie employment, plus it is not made with harmful chemicals (unlike some overseas examples). Your car will get hot, and you do NOT want to be breathing in or sitting on nasties. Our canvas is eco- friendly, and does not contain chemicals like formaldehyde (yes some do, especially canvas from overseas. Yummy huh?).
- Our canvas is tough and durable, a true water repellant 12oz weight-yet still soft. Once our covers are worn in, you will forget they are there. If you spill a drink or hop in wet, straight from the beach, your seat underneath is protected.
- Our canvas is dip dyed for colourfastness- the method used to dye the canvas is important. When the colour is just rolled on the outside of the canvas, it doesn’t last and rubs off, looking pretty terrible in no time at all. Our canvas is dip dyed and so is coloured the whole way through. This ensures it will keep it’s colour in tough conditions.
- Our canvas is teflon coated. This means it wipes clean easily. We don’t recommend washing your canvas covers in a standard washing machine, as the water repelling properties may be compromised, but the teflon coating ensures that you will be able to wipe them over. Just use a microfibre cloth and some water, or a cloth with a little methylated spirits.
The cost of seat covers is not the only thing to consider when you do the ring around. Think about the materials the seat covers are made with as well. There’s no point paying for the labour, if the material can’t handle the heat.