Best Leather Seat Covers Reviewed & Rated for Quality

So, you just got a brand new vehicle. And the best part, by far, is the seating. That fine, leather seating that feels so good when you sit in it, even after hours of doing so. However, upon getting your vehicle, you begin to wonder what will happen if the seat gets torn. You definitely don’t have the money to get it fixed, so what’s a good preventative solution to this conundrum? Well, actually, there is a very simple solution.

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Now, we know what you’re thinking: How can this possibly help me? A second layer of leather on top of the seat? What can possibly be gained from that? A lot actually, as you’ll soon see from this list. Today, we’ll be going over what we consider to be the ten best options currently on the market. Not the best of all time, just the ones we consider the best, that you can go out and buy right now. So, get ready to get really comfortable, because we’re counting down the:

 

10 Best Leather Seat Covers

 

1. Dinkanur

1. Dinkanur
Kicking off our list, we have the Dinkanur Cushions. Simple, clean, efficient, that’s the Dinaknur way. And like with everything else they’ve made in their life, this is soft to the touch, strong, and a lot of other things that we will go over in the following.
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Easy install

With a lot of leather types, especially the really good ones, you usually have to contract a professional down at the mechanic's shop to handle the installation for you. A lot of options out there are meant to go on there for life, so of course, that isn’t a DIY thing. However, you’ll find that such extra expense is unnecessary for this, which you can install yourself.

Accommodates all airbags

What we mean by this, is the fact that airbags have seen something of an upgrade in the past few years. They’ve gone from just shooting out of the vehicle's steering wheel and console, to doing that and coming out of the side of the seats. The drawback, of course, is that this makes using a leather seat cover for those kinds of airbags somewhat difficult. Which is why this is made to leave the sides uncovered, so the airbag can safely escape when need be.

Cost and Value

These products don’t often cost a whole lot, all things considered. The price of this is actually pretty average for the market, in fact.
Pros

Easy install

Accommodates all airbags

Affordable

Cons

Not as padded as you may like

2. Suninbox

2. Suninbox
Coming in second place, we have the Suninbox. Suninbox has been making these for some time now and have gotten really good at it in the interim. And while this one couldn’t quite make the top spot, it is not for lack of trying, because as we’ll show you, this option more than earns the spot we gave it.
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Breathable mesh cloth

This is meant more for the part you sit on. And since no one likes a sweaty butt, Suninbox made this out of breathable mesh fabric, with layers of high-density real cotton, leak-proof nonwoven fabrics, and more. So, you don’t have to worry about your new vehicle addition making your ride even more uncomfortable.

Honeycomb ice silk fabric

Some cloths are better than others; it’s a simple fact of things. And one that stands above most others is the honeycomb knit fabrics and ice silk. These two fabrics, when knit together, provides good air permeability, automatic humidification, and very slow sunshine warming. Or, in layman’s terms; it breathes really good. Doesn’t hold onto moisture as much as other cloths and doesn’t get hot in the sun as fast.

Cost and Value

Once again, we have a very average price for this list, and even a little bit cheaper than the one that came before it. So, if you just want a nice seat cover for the bottom of your car seat, this is the one for you.
Pros

Breathable mesh cloth

Honeycomb ice silk fabric

Affordable

Cons

Again, not quite the cushion or padding that some may have expected

3. Big Ant Full Set

3. Big Ant Full Set
Finishing up our top three segment, we have the Big Ant. Going back to full options for this one, and interesting specimen to return to form with, at that. What makes it so interesting for us? Well, let’s take a closer look and find out.

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Comfortable for long time use

You may be looking at these and raising your eyebrow over their long-time appeal. Sure, they may feel good when you first use them, but what about after you’ve sat in them for 5 hours straight on a statewide trip? Well, don’t worry, because not only is this comfortable, it’s also specially padded for maximum support for the hips and back, the two parts of you most likely to start complaining after sitting down for too long.

Temperature control

While this is, by no means a heated option, it’s still a great means of temperature control if you’re tired of your chair heating up by absorbing the heat put out by your body over time. But this breathes better than most of the options on this list, so there’s never a lot of temperature buildup like you see with other products.

Cost and Value

The price of this option is a good bit higher than the previous two entries, but it isn’t by all that much, so if you want a really good, breathable product, you’ve come to the right place.
Pros

Comfortable for long time use

Temperature control

Affordable

Cons

Not a great fit with some car seat designs

4. Big Ant Four Seasons

4. Big Ant Four Seasons
Coming in at #4 on our list, we stay with Big Ant for another entry, with the Big Ant Four Seasons. We stay with Big Ant because when it comes to high-quality products, they may not be the absolute best, but they are the most consistent in their quality. As is shown with this entry.
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Healthy and comfortable material

This product is made from a highly elastic sponge-like material on the interior. This material, besides being incredibly heat insulated, can also help to relieve fatigue and even expedite your metabolism. It will also, like the last entry, keep your hip and back nice and comfortable when you use it, providing excellent support to help you last for longer periods of time on road trips.

Non-Slip Rubber Back

The main problem a lot of people have with these products as a concept is the fact that, oftentimes, they’re incredibly slippery and hard to get used to. You’re often more focused on sitting and staying upright instead of watching the road. Which is why this goes so far out of its way to make its surface out of a non-slip rubber material that will keep it in place.

Cost and Value

The main problem with this entry is the price. Oftentimes, you’ll find this entry sitting at about $20 or so more than the last three entries we covered. However, we maintain that it’s absolutely, utterly worth the money.
Pros

Healthy and comfortable material

Non-slip rubber back

Easy to clean

Cons

Pricey

5. Fia SP88-31

5. Fia SP88-31
For our #5 spot, we chose the Fia SP88-31. If you want your vehicle to look like the epitome of style and class, then you go for this product. But there’s a lot more to them than simple style, as we will now discuss.
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Solid colors

What we mean by this is that the main problem with these sorts of accessories is keeping the colors from fading over time. Fortunately, this isn’t a problem you have to worry about with this option, as its colors can be washed over and over again without any fear of the colors running or fading.

Wrap around design

You won’t have to worry about this coming off while you’re driving, as it’s literally designed to not do that no matter what. This utilizes a special wrap-around design that keeps it as tightly wound around as possible. Ensuring that you never have to worry about being in the middle of driving and the seat popping off at one of the corners.

Cost and Value

The main problem with this entry is the price. This is, without question, the priciest entry on the list so far, maybe even in general. But if you’ve got the cash to burn, you won’t be disappointed.

Pros

Solid colors

Wrap around design

Easy installation

Cons

Very pricey

6. Fia SL62-84

6. Fia SL62-84
We’ve covered plenty of front seat options on this list so far, but the Fia BLK Custom Fit Rear handles the back seat of your vehicle. And yes, while this will definitely break your wallet over its knee and make it humble, it will be worth every penny.
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Super easy installation

If Fia is known for anything, it’s their exorbitant prices, but just below that is their easy to install products. And the dirty little not-so-secret to this success comes in the form of Fia’s patented Super-Grip, slip-resistant fastening system. Using quick release buckle fasteners, velcro, and some good old-fashioned zippers, this product is perfect for those not in the mood for constantly adjusting it until it fits properly.

Wrap around design

Like the previous entry, the main advantage that this product has going for it is its wrap around design, which makes the grip that this puts on your chair even tighter and harder to remove. And it’s all thanks to the multidirectional stretch trim that keeps it firmly in place, while still being adjustable enough to fit most vehicles.

Cost and Value

We were mistaken in calling the previous entry one of the most expensive entries on the list because this one has it beat by a good few hundred dollars.
Pros

Super easy installation

Wrap around design

Quick release buckle fasteners

Cons

Obscenely expensive

7. FH Group PU208BLACK

7. FH Group PU208BLACK
For the 7th place spot on our list, we have the FH Group Leatherette. Okay, yes, it’s faux leather, not actual leather. But as you’ll soon see, the technology used to make faux leather has more than caught up with the real deal, as you would not have even noticed it was faux if we hadn’t pointed it out. So, of course, what else does it have up its sleeve.
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Side-less design

What is the point of removing the sides? Simple, to accommodate the airbags that might be in the seat. Having the sides there in the first place is a bit silly when you get down to it, so you may as well cut them off anyway. And this allows the airbags that are most likely underneath to spring out with ease should the need arise for them.

Non-slip backing

With these products, oftentimes, you don’t have to worry about yourself slipping, so much as you should worry about the cover itself slipping on the seat. This is, after all, a glorified blanket that just so happens to stick to the thing you attach it to. Fortunately, such worries do not have to be had with this entry, as it possesses a non-slip backing that won’t let the thing move an inch that you don’t want it to.

Cost and Value

The best part about this entry is its price, which is very fair, given what we’ve seen previously. While not the cheapest thing on the list, it won’t leave your wallet crying either.

Pros

Side-less design

Non-slip backing

Affordable

Cons

A cushion for the seat, not a cover

8. Ankiv Universal Fit 5

8. Ankiv Universal Fit 5
Kicking off our final three entries, we have the Ankiv Universal Fit. This is definitely the kind that you want to go after if you want your vehicle to be protected, as well as looking nothing less than fabulous. So, what does it actually have to offer in terms of functionality? Let’s find out.
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Easy to care for

It’s one thing to be easy to install, but it’s another thing entirely to be easy to care for. Because you will have to care for these things if you want them to last for any significant amount of time. Fortunately, it should be easy enough to do so with this set, as it’s both eco-friendly, as well as stain-resistant. So, the amount of time you’ll be spending taking these things off and cleaning them is drastically reduced, no matter how much food you or your kids bring in with you.

Great materials

And then there are the materials used to make this excellent product. This is made from a blend of Pu leather (one of the best kinds of leather out there), rayon cotton, and artificial silk. What results is a breathable, comfortable, and easy to maintain and install product that you will get a kick out of.

Cost and Value

While not the most expensive price on this list, it’s definitely up there. But if you can afford it, we highly recommend it.
Pros

Easy to care for

Great materials

Eco-friendly

Cons

Pricey

9. Super PDR

9. Super PDR
For our second to final entry on this list, we have the Super PDR. While bearing more than a little resemblance to the previous entry, what with its red and black color palette and similar stitching, there are actually some very notable differences between them.
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Close designed back

The back of a leather cover is paramount, as it’s what will keep it on your seat by holding onto the back. Which is why the back of this product is close designed and whole surrounded, which means that there’s little to no chance at all of it slipping off while you’re using it, no matter how much you shift yourself around against it.

Wearproof

Seeing as how your average product won’t be out in the elements much if at all, the main thing you have to worry about in terms of potential damage is wear and tear from simply being used for a long time. You’ll be waiting for that to happen for a while with this one, however, since this covering of this product is a tough PU leather, which is incredibly resistant to wear and tear.

Cost and Value

For a high-quality product, the price for this entry is pretty average, given what we’ve seen so far. So, if this sounds like your cup of tea, we highly recommend it.
Pros

Close designed back

Wearproof

Elastic sponge filling

Cons

Doesn’t fit jeep seats as well as other cars

10. Motorup America Full Set

10. Motorup America Full Set
For the final entry on this list, we have the Motorup America Leather. This spot is given to what we consider to be the baseline, the basic box checker for getting on this list at all, let alone climbing the rungs. And in that respect, we consider this entry to be the best possible choice for this spot.
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Secure fit

If you’re worried about how well this will fit, just mention that to the person you’re buying this from, and they’ll provide you with a set of S hooks or straps to help you really secure these down. But you shouldn’t have to worry about that, because these chair covers are very good at clamping down and not letting go.

Universal fit

With lesser kinds, you usually have to worry about whether or not they’ll fit properly. This is because not every seat is the same, even within the same kind of vehicle made by different manufacturers. Fortunately, many of these products, including this one, can adapt to fit onto most types with relative ease.

Cost and Value

The best part about this entry is the price, which is incredibly fair for what’s being offered to you. So, if you need a basic, but functional leather seat cover, this is the one for you.
Pros

Secure fit

Universal fit

Cheap

Cons

Could be a lot stronger

These have far more uses than simply looking nice, it’s also an excellent preservation agent for your seats. A leather cover’s job, when you get right down to it, is to maintain the quality of your seat by taking the brunt of the wear and tear in its place. And on top of that, the best products can actually make your ride more comfortable just by virtue of being there, adding more support to your thighs and back, which will be the first to start aching after long hours of sitting. There are many types  out there, but for this list, we wanted to specifically look at the leather variety. We consider this list of ten to be the best that you can currently find on the market. Expensive, to be sure, but they earn the prices they have through sheer quality design and durability. So, if you want to preserve the look and feel of your chair, but also want to sit comfortably in that seat without issue, then one of these ten entries will do you nicely.

Criteria Used in Evaluation

Putting together a good list of criteria for these products was tricky, considering how similar they all are to each other once you get right down to it. However, we asked ourselves what kinds of things we would want these to do for us. And from there, we could put together a coherent list of criteria for each entry to meet for our approval. So, with that said, here are the most vital criteria we used to determine who got onto the list, and where.

Comfort

Now, there are few things in this world as subjective as comfort levels, because everyone has a different idea of what makes something comfortable. But in terms of leather, there’s a bit more solid criterion here. Comfortable leather shouldn’t stick to you when you sit against it, it should be soft, but firm, adjusting to accommodate your body weight, without being stretchy. So, we made sure to scour the customer reviews of these ten products to see which ones most embodied those factors because that would go a long way to determining whether or not someone would find sitting on them comfortably. But there’s more to buying these products than simple comfort, of course.

Support

If you’re buying a one of these, then you are willingly buying something to put on top of a vehicle seat that you already have. Now, most seats today are specially designed to support the human body when it’s sitting down, keeping the spine as straight as possible, and taking the load off of your thighs and back, so that your body doesn’t hate itself after hours of driving. So, if you’re going to put something on top of it, then it should continue that tradition, otherwise, you just wasted hundreds of dollars to make your car seat worse. A good cover should provide the same level of support that a normal seat should, supporting your back and thigh muscles so you don’t get nearly as tired as fast as you normally would on long rides. 

Secure fit

But, of course, none of it matters if the thing doesn’t actually fit on your seat in the first place. This is why so many companies go for leather since it can stretch out surprisingly far if you make it correctly, without having to worry about it ripping, or being so stretchy that it’s basically rubber. But it goes beyond being made out of leather, as for how far behind the seat the cover goes is also important. If the cover doesn’t go far enough behind the seat or doesn’t secure itself properly once it gets there, then you have a whole new problem. When either of those occurrences happen, simply sitting down can cause the cover to snap off from where it was supposed to be secured down and crumble up behind you when you’re trying to drive. If you’re having trouble keeping your leather seat cover secure, perhaps try finding another cover, one that’s better suited to your vehicle’s seat design. Not every cover is built for every single vehicle although it’s definitely nice.

Universal fit

If variety is the spice of life, versatility is the condiment. And when it comes to picking a product out, you want to be as versatile with what you choose as possible. Not every option is meant for the same kinds of vehicle since manufacturers just love to make every single type they create have their own special little shape. But seeing as how there are similarities between all types, there are of course options that can adapt to different shapes, in order to give you as much of a universal fit as they can. You shouldn’t expect even the ones that claim a universal fit to fit every type of seat out there, just most of them. It’s just that “universal fit” is a lot catchier than “fits most but not all.”

Materials used

Seeing as how the name of this article revoles around a specific material, of course, one of the main ingredients to these things tends to be leather. Specifically, PU leather, which is particularly durable, long lasting, and stretchy enough to spread across and around the back of the seat. But there are more materials that are used, most notably the filling. This is what gives a leather seat cover the bulk of its support. This is most often made with a spongy substance that is also firm at the same time.

Price

The last criteria we judged for this list was the price of each entry and how it reflected back on the overall quality. The price varies depending on a few different things, and those prices can climb very high if you aren’t careful. Don’t be shocked if you find more than one that costs upwards of $300 or more. So, with all this in mind, we decided the best way to go about things was to judge each entry by how well the price of each entry reflected the quality of the product they were attached to. After all, if you spend a lot of money for something you feel was absolutely worth it, you’re not going to feel nearly as bad about it if that were otherwise.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

For the final segment of this article, we’ll be looking at some frequently asked questions surrounding these products. Because of the simplicity of these devices, there aren’t exactly a ton of questions asked frequently enough to warrant a spot on this segment. But the ones that we did find were very important and very good questions, so with that said, here are the most frequently asked questions.

Q: I have seats that are already made out of leather. Do I have to worry about these damaging the seat when it’s put on top of it?

A: Generally speaking, no, and if it does, the seller will be very good about asking you if your seats are made out of leather and then warning you about it beforehand. But in most cases, you don’t have to worry about these doing anything approaching actual damage to your seat, no matter what it’s made out of.

Q: What features should I look for to help it stay in place when attached?

A: There are actually quite a few features to look for if this is your primary concern . For one, you should look for a non-slip back. This is when the back of the cover, the part that’s meant to be put up against the vehicle seat, has a special material added to the surface that helps it better cling to the surface of the seat. Another feature that will also help is full back coverage. This means that your product will completely wrap around the seat and stay in place permanently once you go to the trouble of attaching it. Be forewarned though; you might have to requisition professional help in order to attach product with these features, so make sure that you have the money for it.

Q: Why are these things so expensive, anyway?

A: A fair enough question, when you think about it: after all, over $300 is definitely a lot to pay for what is essentially a permanent blanket for your vehicle. But there is a method to the madness. For one, the size can be a huge determining factor in the price. You’ll notice that one of the most expensive entries, by far, on this list, is the one meant for the back seat of a vehicle, which is significantly wider ground to cover than the front seat. Also, a lot of these like to come in sets of 2 to five, ensuring that you have as many of your seats covered as possible. Finally, PU leather is one of the most expensive forms of leather out there, seeing as how it’s so powerful. So, with all that in mind, it’s no wonder it’s so pricey.

Sources

  1. Amazon, Leather Seat Covers
  2. Auto Accessories Garage, Top 10 Best Seat Covers
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