Good Idea. Zips break easily.
I have bought 3 of these and 2 of the more expensive covers. All 3 of the cheaper model have broken zips. Very disappointing as the idea is to protect doors as well as the seats.
Dog lovers it - but fit for convertible is not 100%
I searched for car seat cover options as I need to travel alone with the dog, and prefer to use my Convertible (and my wife wants to use here usual car too.
Want a practical and well made solution, a safe and happy dog, and to keep the seats in good condition.
First - and most importantly - the dog loves it compared to the crate we use in the other (estate) car.
First time it was set up and she went in, we had to lift her out. She loves cruising with the top down – (I wouldn't have had a Labrador for a poser..).
1. QUALITY: Positive - generally its a high quality product, but negative: the seams on the edge are a bit loose in one place and might fray in time.
2. FITTING : It took a while to figure out the best way to get it fitted (The Car is Saab 9-3 Convertible). I expected to have to cut the boards to size - but this isn't required as I don't think they will add to the product at all in this case. I've removed them. As the seats are "bucket seat", the dog just lies happily. She won't fall down the gap to the front seats (small in a convertible) especially as gap which is now perfectly covered by the materials. No Board is required. I'll keep them for use in another vehicle- some time...
Fitting to Front headrest is simple. Its possible that the connector might snap - same as on any plastic rucksack fitting - and replaceable.
Fitting to the back a bit harder to figure out. - the excess did need to be rolled up - not complicated (need to check the buckle wont tear the seats - easy to avoid). The long straps - see instructions, need to go to the outside pillar of the headrest to hold the material reasonably taut across the width.
Because there is now an excess of material (back seat at minimum is 0.85m) this can be folded up along the side of the car - giving some extra protection (to the car)..
3. PRACTICALITIES. With no Back doors, and tipping seats (remember its fitted to the front headrest... As I fitted it - I realised that there would be a problem getting the dog in and out. (especially would be with a board- see what happens when seat id tipped – on one side, not ton the other….) . Solution was to unzip the join - zip on the front as far as the seat, unclip one side from the front head rest, fold the excess down into the footwell, and the dog can get in/ out pretty easily. The footwell is now partially protected too. If I have 3 passengers - 2 people and the dog, then my preferred solution will be to do exactly that and the rear passenger will then sit on the car seat cover. (possible as there is no board) To unzip it all is a bit more effort and especially at the rear end where the mat is rolled up - but still quite simple and its something I’ll do rarely anyway.
On balance -pleased with it - even though I'm not using it fully as per instructions and having to adapt. It works, and I can see how it would definitely work on a 4 door cars rear seat.