Can anybody recommend Waterproof seat covers?

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Can anybody recommend Waterproof seat covers?

Hi All,


I have cloth seats, and want to get some waterproof seat covers as I plan some longer tours, which is likely to involve rain.
Can anybody recommend a seat cover brand for the S3, standard shape cloth seats?

Thanks in advance

James

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Hi James

Cloth seats are great as they stop you sliding around but I discovered they did soak up water. I haven't tried a proofing treatment but you might consider that.

When parked my first thought would be a tonneau, either a Caterham Cars one https://caterhamparts.co.uk/search?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=Tonneau&submit_search= or Softbits do a lightweight ripstop nylon https://www.softbitsshop.co.uk/the-tonneau-11-c.asp

Showercaps really need a half hood underneath them but that might be a consideration.

By themselves a seat cover would still allow your footwells to get wet.

Stephen

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Yes I've noticed the benefits of cloth on hot summer days.
The issue was wet seats, when it wasn't hot enough to dry them. Wet bottom for 2 days wasn't fun. Tried sitting on plastic bags and stuff...

Hadn't thought of the Tonneua. Thanks for the tip.
 

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The wet bottom was familiar - it was part of the reason I swapped my seat for a Tillet - easy to mop up any water.

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Obviously you need to upgrade to leather (built in waterproof seat cover) or Tillet.   

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TomB - the problem with leather seats is that they do not grip your posterior as securely, unless of course you are wedged in side to side (I'm not).

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Sound like you need a Tillet then Thumb Up For my shape, and with the leather pads, they are the most comfortable seat of any car I’ve had. I can sit in them all day. 

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I have a Tillet (on my side), Tom.

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re #6, I had a similar problem on trackdays with my leather comfort seats, but I've found a simple piece of non-slip silicon - eg https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402511982592?hash=item5db7957000:g:mcsAAOSwPzVflDBJ is enough to stop you sliding around or forwards in the seat quite effectively.