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    Hi Guys,

    Was looking at the option of pulling some seat covers over my soon to be new Hilux. I'm looking for something that is hard wearing (1 year old children), grey in colour, and can be removed to wash from time to time.

    I stumbled across a set called Melvin & Moon (I think), but at R3550 I can't justify that expense. I'd rather just leave them uncovered at that price and replace through a shop fitter when neccesary.

    Hell of a nice cover, but there must be more affordable offerings.

    Any sugestions?..... and no, I don't want those cheap Game offerings that sweat you to death and keep you sliding all over the place.

    What do you guys have?
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    I'm going to get myself some Escape seat covers when I have the spare cash. My brother got some for his scooby and they are really good quality... Their price is R2990 for a double cab Hilux....

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    I also have Escape, personally I believe the M&M is a nicer product, the finish and fit (for the Disco2 at least) is better, but when I purchased the price difference was over R2000 which I could'nt justify.

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    Outdoor Warehouse and Midas have nylon covers for R300 (2 fronts,don't know the rear price). Many of us here use them.
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    Hi Wade, have a look at http://www.jackalberrycanvas.co.za their prices look very good compared to the others.
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    I have those 300 buck ones from Makro that makes you sweat and slide around. Actually I had canvas ones and they also make you sweat, even sheep skin.
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    Jackalberry is looking good at this stage....

    Any comments on the Toyota OEM covers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan View Post
    Hi Wade, have a look at http://www.jackalberrycanvas.co.za their prices look very good compared to the others.
    I would go for Jackalberry too, but they don't do them in grey...
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    I'm also in the cheap seats with a pair of those R300 canvas ones, in grey and black. The rear seat ones are R349, iirc. I must say I haven't sweated in them yet, but then, I only bought them this past autumn... They're a universal fit though, and I'd think they're more suited to tall backrests rather than seats with separate headrests. They obviously don't have the customised slits/holes for peculiar seat adjustment levers and the like either.

    In short, they serve the purpose of keeping my seats clean and whole, and they were cheap, so I think they're great!

    Oh, and last time I saw they were only R249 at Game too, but I'd make doubly sure that they're the same as the R300 ones, because at Checkers Hyper they have similar-looking covers for R199, but they're not canvas. Think those may be the sweaty ones...

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    I must say I haven't sweated in them yet,
    You must drink more beer like Riceburner.

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    Absolutely agree with stadleroux, if its the type with the rope on the sides. They look good, do the job well and will last many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damdan View Post
    Absolutely agree with stadleroux, if its the type with the rope on the sides. They look good, do the job well and will last many years.
    Yep, that's the one - black string cross-threaded through little glow-in-the-dark loops like shoelaces. Sometimes if I'm exchanging my heater's gas cylinder I just strap it into the passenger seat if I'm in a hurry and don't feel like making room for it in the back - I drive a Wrangler, after all! - and it can be dirty, abrasive around the base, whatever, I know the cover will do its job.

    Edit: And I heard about them here (from Spike)!
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    Remember they come in three colours (not always on the shelf). Black and blue, black and beige and black and grey.

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    Got the same ones. They've stood up to 3 small kids very well so far and have been washed a few times. I replaced the black strings that they came with with a stronger nylon cord because I kept snapping them as I pulled them tight when refitting.
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    I also use them in the disco. Mine is green and beige. I havent had any sweat problem with them and everyone who gets into my car raves about how nice they look with all the extra pockets etc. They also dont slide forward which is a common problem with the disco. The whole set front and back was R650 from midas. The m&m covers are really great but at almost 10 times the price I'd rather put new leather in. These covers dont even let fluids through. It does a great job of keeping my 2 and 3 year old kids off my seats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    I would go for Jackalberry too, but they don't do them in grey...
    Hummmm, is see what you mean.

    Escape Gear? I had a look at a set yesturday, and I must comment on the attention to detail. Very nice. R2990 and I've got a 15% discount with the guys

    Going past Outdoor Warehouse today to look other options.
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    I have Jackalberry seat covers in GREY . When I phoned them they said they had grey although it isn't listed on the website. It fits perfectly with my blue/grey interior. So phone them first before ruling them out. I ordered through Pitstop for a discount which then paid for the postage to CT.

    I have the five pockets on the back of the front seat which I find handy. I also have the map pockets under your knees which I have never used and what they call "cellphone" pockets on the side of the seats (never used either).

    I am very happy with them and after a year they still look great.

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    Derren... I want to come have a look see if yours are grey...
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    Anytime I dug up my one of my emails to Pitstop and there I mention the color as "charcoal":

    >Hi John,
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    >Thanks for the quote and the prompt service.
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    >Attached is the proof of payment - the money
    >should be reflected in your account already.
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    >As mentioned over the phone, I would like the colour to be
    >"charcoal".

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    I went past Outdoor Warehouse today, and looked at the "Makro" set. SWAMBO would not hear anything about them.

    So my options at this stage are between

    1) Jackalberry.
    2) Escape Gear.

    I've seen the Escape Gear Cotton Canvas covers and like them a lot.

    Between the two, what would your choice be and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Derren View Post
    I ordered through Pitstop for a discount which then paid for the postage to CT.
    Derren, can you share with us the costs?
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