Neoprene Seat Cover ??? Hotter or Cooler - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Notices
C5 General General C5 Corvette and C5 Z06 Discussion not covered in Tech
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Neoprene Seat Cover ??? Hotter or Cooler

Old 07-14-2009, 01:06 PM
  #1  
taegee2
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
taegee2's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2007
Location: Lorton VA
Posts: 178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Neoprene Seat Cover ??? Hotter or Cooler

I saw Neoprene Seat Covers by Cover King at Costco on sale for $139.99 (til 7/24/09) but without the logo. That is the best price I've seen so far on Neoprene Covers. Others have them for twice the cost or more (with logos).

My question is do these neoprene covers keep cooler than the leather in the summer as they claim to be. I've seen both in the threads (some claim that they are cooler and others have said that they are actually hotter than the leather). Some also love these covers and other hate them.

I don't have a problem with the leather, but since I have a Black Z06 with black interior, it gets very hot to sit in when the car's been sitting out in the sun (otherwise, it's in the garage at home). I do have the window valet installed so I roll down the windows before entering the car. Temperature is not the only issue, but the leather also makes you sweat like crazy. I've used a towel-like seat cover made by another vendor and it keeps me from getting scorched and also helps with the sweating, though it doesn't stay put too well. I was planning to put this back in my other car (which also has leather) and buy a set of the Seat Armour Towel covers ($50/pr) since they can be easily taken off.

Then I saw several threads about Neoprene Seat Covers and Costco. So I checked out Costco, and they have the Cover King Neoprene covers on sale right now for $139.99. Not a bad price.

Any recommendations, inputs? The neoprene covers seem to fit better than the fabrics, but I'm more concerned with the heat and sweating.
taegee2 is offline  
Old 07-14-2009, 02:39 PM
  #2  
dougbfresh
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Nov 2005
Posts: 6,993
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

They are GREAT-have them in my vert-never hot or cold.
dougbfresh is offline  
Old 07-14-2009, 07:08 PM
  #3  
Mrchips
CF Senior Member
 
Mrchips's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2009
Location: Elizabeth City North Carolina
Posts: 312
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I liked sitting on mine but I took them off because I like the looks of the interior better without them. They were cooler than the leather. If they were not such a PITA to put on and take off I would put them on excpet ofr shows and different things, but you have to take the seats out of the car to put them on or take them off. So I leave em off and they now reside in the garage NEXT to the car.
Mrchips is offline  
Old 07-14-2009, 09:08 PM
  #4  
dougbfresh
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Nov 2005
Posts: 6,993
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

They save the cheap leather and feel better, what's not to like?
dougbfresh is offline  
Old 07-14-2009, 09:14 PM
  #5  
Eddie 70
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Eddie 70's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 1999
Location: Kingston Tennessee
Posts: 19,642
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Ci 6, 8 & 10 Veteran
St. Jude Donor '05-'06-'07-'08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13-'14-'15

Default

I like them. I bought a set for my Z off of this forum about a year ago. I put them on the first time and they have not been off yet. I drive my car every day so I thought the covers would save my seats a lot of wear and tear. I am sure they have at this point but have not seen the leather in a while now.

Name:  DSC01346Small.jpg
Views: 962
Size:  44.1 KB
Eddie 70 is offline  
Old 07-14-2009, 09:43 PM
  #6  
Quick Silver Z
CF Senior Member
 
Quick Silver Z's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2007
Location: Right Corner Pocket of Illinois
Posts: 22,788
Thanked 154 Times in 139 Posts
No-IL Events Coordinator
2018 C6 of Year Finalist
St. Jude Donor '12-'13-'14-'15-'16-'17-'18
Default

I'm happy with mine, (Wet Okole) they are a bit cooler than leather...

Quick Silver Z is offline  
Old 07-15-2009, 01:02 AM
  #7  
Atomic Fred
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Atomic Fred's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2005
Location: Chadds Ford PA
Posts: 4,199
Thanked 126 Times in 105 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Eddie 70 View Post
I like them. I bought a set for my Z off of this forum about a year ago. I put them on the first time and they have not been off yet. I drive my car every day so I thought the covers would save my seats a lot of wear and tear. I am sure they have at this point but have not seen the leather in a while now.

Do they fit as well as they look in the pic? I really miss my cloth C4 seats and this might be a cheap solution, but I typically hate the look of seatcovers....
Atomic Fred is offline  
Old 07-15-2009, 08:03 AM
  #8  
rebelheart
CF Senior Member
 
rebelheart's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2008
Location: Lacombe Louisiana
Posts: 4,237
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I dont notice a huge difference in mine,but the Red/black combo looks good in my torch red coupe!
rebelheart is offline  
Old 07-15-2009, 11:25 AM
  #9  
dougbfresh
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Nov 2005
Posts: 6,993
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

The Coverking and Wet Okoles both fit great (I've had both).
dougbfresh is offline  
Old 07-15-2009, 12:03 PM
  #10  
tracks03
CF Senior Member
 
tracks03's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2007
Location: Flushed and swirling down the bowl
Posts: 681
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Mrchips View Post
I liked sitting on mine but I took them off because I like the looks of the interior better without them. They were cooler than the leather. If they were not such a PITA to put on and take off I would put them on excpet ofr shows and different things, but you have to take the seats out of the car to put them on or take them off. So I leave em off and they now reside in the garage NEXT to the car.
I've put mine (cover kings) on and taken out several times, and I've never removed the seats! Now, I do have to move the seat around a couple of times to get to everything. And it helps to use a long, thin, flexible wire to guide the straps under the seat. It's not that hard once you've done it a couple times.

I will agree that the interior looks better without them, but it helps with the wear. I have a light gray interior, and when I put my all black (except for the logo) covers on, it changes the look a bit.

I usually use them in the winter, since I haven't added seat heaters yet, but I think they're too hot for summer. It also helps the leather to take them off and clean and treat the seats.
tracks03 is offline  
Old 07-15-2009, 01:01 PM
  #11  
bucwheat
CF Senior Member
 
bucwheat's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2007
Location: 4th on the list of top 100 in USA Ga.
Posts: 13,528
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Default

Good info guys,I have been wanting the Okole seat covers but don't feel they are worth $250 = shipping.Now I have an alternative.
bucwheat is offline  
Old 07-15-2009, 02:00 PM
  #12  
Mr.TT
CF Senior Member
 
Mr.TT's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2007
Location: Aliso Viejo CA
Posts: 3,365
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
St. Jude Donor '10, '15-'16
Default

This is kind of a secondary question, but do you have your windows tinted? I have my rear glass at 15% and I believe 30% for the sides and it made a HUGE difference. If I use a sunshade on the front, my black/black coupe never gets very hot inside.
Mr.TT is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Mr.TT For This Useful Post:
barkingowl (12-18-2016)
Old 07-15-2009, 02:17 PM
  #13  
taegee2
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
taegee2's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2007
Location: Lorton VA
Posts: 178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

No...don't have window tints...but was considering. Live in VA so the limit is 50% on the front sides and 35% on the rear sides and rear plus a 7% leeway (not very dark). Not a real big fan of window tints though I have tinted windows on my GOV (Govt. Owned Vehicle)...Have to roll down the windows when I back up into my driveway at nights 'cause I can't see jack Sh!$ through the windows.
taegee2 is offline  
Old 07-15-2009, 06:53 PM
  #14  
Vetteman Jack
Moderator
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Vetteman Jack's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2001
Location: Missouri. Currently own 2014 Stingray Coupe.
Posts: 263,540
Thanked 3,585 Times in 3,143 Posts
MO Events Coordinator
St. Jude Co-Organizer
St. Jude Donor '03-'04-'05-'06-'07-'08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13-'14-'15-'16-'17-'18
NCM Sinkhole Donor
CI 5, 8 & 11 Veteran

Default

The neoprene covers are cooler than the stock leather covers.
Vetteman Jack is offline  
Old 07-16-2009, 10:50 PM
  #15  
Eddie 70
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Eddie 70's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 1999
Location: Kingston Tennessee
Posts: 19,642
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Ci 6, 8 & 10 Veteran
St. Jude Donor '05-'06-'07-'08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13-'14-'15

Default

Since this is a neoprene seat cover thread, has anyone ever washed a set of these covers? Is is possible to wash them and expect them to come out of the washer without damage? I was thinking of taking the drivers side down to the laundry mat and running it through the gentle cycle in one of those big machines. My drivers side is showing some dirt after 1 1/2 years.
Eddie 70 is offline  
Old 07-17-2009, 01:12 AM
  #16  
02EBcoupe
CF Senior Member
 
02EBcoupe's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2000
Location: Palm Coast FL
Posts: 328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

They are cooler and clean up easy.

Name:  Picture036.jpg
Views: 997
Size:  112.6 KB

Name:  Picture035.jpg
Views: 978
Size:  133.7 KB
02EBcoupe is offline  
Old 07-17-2009, 02:22 PM
  #17  
taegee2
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
taegee2's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2007
Location: Lorton VA
Posts: 178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Name:  Picture036.jpg
Views: 959
Size:  112.6 KB

Name:  Picture035.jpg
Views: 899
Size:  133.7 KB[/QUOTE]


Looks nice...and...clean !
taegee2 is offline  
Old 07-25-2009, 12:17 AM
  #18  
taegee2
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
taegee2's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2007
Location: Lorton VA
Posts: 178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Bought the Coverking Neoprene seat covers (all Black with red Z06 logo embroidered, not heat transfer) on ebay for $150 (New).

Received it today and installed it in about an hour (took the seats out for the install).

I actually like it...now to test it in the hot sun.
taegee2 is offline  
Old 07-28-2009, 09:15 PM
  #19  
taegee2
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
taegee2's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2007
Location: Lorton VA
Posts: 178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

So far, the covers are working good...more bearable than the leather in the heat (does warm up but still cooler than the leather). Even my daughter likes the neoprene covers better than the leather.
taegee2 is offline  
Old 09-07-2011, 11:00 PM
  #20  
RockHeadss
CF Senior Member
 
RockHeadss's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2010
Location: Rockledge (Outside of NE Phila.) Pa.
Posts: 466
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
St. Jude Donor '10
Default

I did my homework and look what I got I was looking for something to off set the colors inside ,also protect the leather and I found the Neoprene seat covers . They look great here are some pics

Name:  2011-09-07_21-40-36_139.jpg
Views: 941
Size:  56.1 KB
Name:  2011-09-07_21-40-17_863.jpg
Views: 1000
Size:  67.8 KB
Name:  2011-09-07_21-39-30_877.jpg
Views: 941
Size:  53.5 KB

Mark
RockHeadss is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Neoprene Seat Cover ??? Hotter or Cooler


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us About Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: