Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Neoprene Seat Covers, fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs. These are available in the black you see here, as well as in a few other colors. And because Jeep did change the interior of the Wrangler in 2011, there are a couple of different new ranges, so just make sure that you're careful and you pick the correct seat covers for your Jeep to get the best possible fit. Today, we're gonna talk about the construction, the installation, and of course, the fit of these covers.
Seat covers like these can do a couple of different things. If you have an older JK, and your seats are beat up and worn out, covers like these will give your whole interior a new refreshed look, at a far lower cost than recovering the seats themselves. If your seats are in really good condition and you wanna keep them that way, you can go ahead and throw a set of these on there to protect your existing seats. Or, regardless of the condition of your seats, if you're just looking to give your interior more of a custom look, a set of seat covers is a great way to do that. These covers in particular from Rugged Ridge fit really well, and they're fairly priced.
Now, as it says right in the name, these are neoprene seat covers. And there's a lot of misinformation out there about neoprene that it is a waterproof material. And it is not. It is a water-resistant material. However, this is a wet suit material not a dry suit material, so this will become wet if you leave the top off and your Jeep gets rained on, this will absorb some water. The nice thing about the neoprene material is that it is machine-washable, so if you do get a stain on these, you can pull them right off, throw them into the washer, and get them cleaned up.
Now, any material will eventually fade in the sun, especially reds and blacks. So I would recommend treating these with some sort of UV protecting spray before you install them in your Jeep if you're somebody who has the top off a lot, or even if you have the top on a lot. That will definitely help to keep these bright and keep the color in them for a good, long time. The nice thing about the way these covers are designed is, again, they are body-style specific, so they will fit in your specific in your Jeep, which means they're going to fit tight, they're gonna look factory, and they're gonna hold up really well.
Getting seat covers like these installed is a little bit difficult. The inside of the cover does like to stick to the material on your seat, so you may have to fight them a little bit. But luckily, it's something you only have to do once or ever so often whenever you take the covers off to wash them. These do have built-in straps and buckles to, again, make sure that they fit really tightly without any creases, so they look really good. But the fact that they do fit so tightly, again, makes them a little bit difficult to install.
The first thing you're gonna wanna to do is remove your headrests and slide the back section of the seat over the back. Then you can slide the lower section that you actually sit on, and then put the headrest back on the seat once all the straps and buckles are pulled tight. Now, you may have a couple of wrinkles in your seat cover when you first get them out of the box, but those will work out in no time at all. The whole installation should take you probably about an hour, but it depends on how much you have to fight with these things to get them on. It may take you a little bit more. You won't need any tools to get this job done, just some patience.
Now, as I said before, I think these seat covers are fairly priced. You can certainly get some that are going to be less expensive, but in my opinion, the build quality isn't there. They're not going to fit as tightly or look as nice when they're installed, and they're not gonna hold up as well. The seat cover definitely takes some abuse, so you want something that's well built. I think these are priced really appropriately for what you get, and I think they're high-quality covers.
So, whether you're looking to cover up a damaged seat in your JK, trying to protect a seat that's still in good condition, or you just want a custom interior look, a set of neoprene seat covers like these are going to look good and not break the bank.
So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Neoprene Seat Covers fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.