You guys are starting to cost me a lot of money! I have to stop reading posts on the forum that don't have anything to do with mechanical questions!!!! I was all set to order a set of Bartac's but I really didn't want the molle setup and the basic covers looked kind of cheap. I liked the Carhartt covers that Coverking has but the grey color was too light. After reading everything on this thread and several others it sounds like the PRP seat covers are definitely winners.
Just ordered mine. Rather than black seats that would disappear in the interior, I went with Graphite Tweed with black stitching, dark grey vinyl for the back and the two shoulder accents. It's just the Commander in Chief (she gave final approval on the color choice) and me, no dogs, no kids, nobody else rides with us so the tweed will kick things up a notch while protecting the seats from wear and tear. I have a Sting Grey JL with the graphite colored dash insert so I think the color combination will go very well.
Have any PRP seat cover owners removed their seat covers? I'm curious if the OEM seats have sustained any damage.
Someone over at wranglerforum.com had a bad experience with Bartact seat covers. The inside seam where your thighs sit on the seat had worn a line across both front cloth seats. I had Bartact in my JK but never took them off. For my JL with cloth seats, I ended up returning my Bartacts for fear of damage...
It looks like they have gone up to $349 at Quadratec. I normally look at the vendors/manufacturers site but I found $319 a pretty good deal a few months ago for these since I was getting pretty simple pattern and standard looking (extremely similar as stock Rubicon covers) covers. In this case, that still applies although if I were getting more custom colors or textures, I think that this price is still a value for what you get. Also, the set there is now $698 although the options are limited.Custom PRP seat covers have gone up in price to $399 for front or back seats ($798 for full set). Lead time is now 10 weeks. I thought they were expensive when I purchased at $698 for a set.