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BLACK DUCK 4ELEMENTS SEAT COVER

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HOW DID THE COVERS FIT?
The covers are easy to install referencing a taut fit, held in place quickly and easily with Velcro straps underneath the seat. Once fitted, the covers start to mould into the seat shape after only a few hours of use; I haven’t had to re-adjust the straps as the covers have held their positions. The back pocket is a nice addition that I’ve managed to fill with camping items. It’s nice to know where my torch is all the time, as well as being a safe place to store smaller bits of kit.

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ARE THEY COMFORTABLE?
I fitted these seat covers just before heading off on a family holiday exploring Tasmania. The soft feel of the covers made adjusting to sitting on the new covers quick to get used to, with the material also appearing to breathe quite well.

The covers don’t slip or slide while you’re getting in and out and, testament to the comfort level, you don’t even notice they are there. Driving more than 5000km through varied Tasmanian climates and terrains, the heated seats were the first test gaining a big tick from my wife, as they are still as effective with the covers fitted.

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"Once fitted, the covers start to mould into the seat shape after only a few hours of use; I haven’t had to re-adjust the straps as the covers have held their positions."

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DO THEY WORK?
The seat cover has one job.

During three weeks in Tasmania the covers copped wet clothes, mud, sand and dirt, not to mention the food and drink spills that the young fella dropped on the back seat. Thanks mate.

I previously used a rubber section under the child’s seat so the plastic base didn’t damage the factory leather. I ditched this with the install of the seat covers, and so far there are no signs of wear from the child seat rubbing or wearing into the cover.

Post trip clean-up is where things would get real, and I’m stoked to say the covers are easy to vacuum away sand and dried up mud, and for the drink stains a wet cloth rubbed over the area cleaned that up. Removing the driver’s seat cover to inspect the seat I was pleasantly surprised to not find any noticeable stains, sand or wet patches underneath. The system works.

After being so impressed with the quality, I foolishly let the Unsealed 4X4 team test out the covers in their own unique way. Check out the video to see why my Amarok still smells like milk, coffee and BBQ sauce…

SO, ARE 4WD SEAT COVERS WORTH IT?
Keeping in mind I no longer need to be so pedantic when hopping in and out of my car, I certainly have a greater appreciation for seat covers after fitting these Black Ducks. The 4Elements seat covers do sit on the premium end of the price scale with the RRP for the Amarok set being $985.60 with other vehicles’ prices varying per model. The RRP starts at $409.20 per row depending on the complexities of the pattern. The seats are definitely protected with a custom fit, quality product; it’s easy to see the value of this product.

For more information, visit: blackduck.com.au

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GEAR

BLACK DUCK 4ELEMENTS SEAT COVER

TESTING

HOW DID THE COVERS FIT?
The covers are easy to install referencing a taut fit, held in place quickly and easily with Velcro straps underneath the seat. Once fitted, the covers start to mould into the seat shape after only a few hours of use; I haven’t had to re-adjust the straps as the covers have held their positions. The back pocket is a nice addition that I’ve managed to fill with camping items. It’s nice to know where my torch is all the time, as well as being a safe place to store smaller bits of kit.

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ARE THEY COMFORTABLE?
I fitted these seat covers just before heading off on a family holiday exploring Tasmania. The soft feel of the covers made adjusting to sitting on the new covers quick to get used to, with the material also appearing to breathe quite well.

The covers don’t slip or slide while you’re getting in and out and, testament to the comfort level, you don’t even notice they are there. Driving more than 5000km through varied Tasmanian climates and terrains, the heated seats were the first test gaining a big tick from my wife, as they are still as effective with the covers fitted.

TESTING

"Once fitted, the covers start to mould into the seat shape after only a few hours of use; I haven’t had to re-adjust the straps as the covers have held their positions."

SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT

ADVERTISEMENT

DO THEY WORK?
The seat cover has one job.

During three weeks in Tasmania the covers copped wet clothes, mud, sand and dirt, not to mention the food and drink spills that the young fella dropped on the back seat. Thanks mate.

I previously used a rubber section under the child’s seat so the plastic base didn’t damage the factory leather. I ditched this with the install of the seat covers, and so far there are no signs of wear from the child seat rubbing or wearing into the cover.

Post trip clean-up is where things would get real, and I’m stoked to say the covers are easy to vacuum away sand and dried up mud, and for the drink stains a wet cloth rubbed over the area cleaned that up. Removing the driver’s seat cover to inspect the seat I was pleasantly surprised to not find any noticeable stains, sand or wet patches underneath. The system works.

After being so impressed with the quality, I foolishly let the Unsealed 4X4 team test out the covers in their own unique way. Check out the video to see why my Amarok still smells like milk, coffee and BBQ sauce…

TESTING

SO, ARE 4WD SEAT COVERS WORTH IT?
Keeping in mind I no longer need to be so pedantic when hopping in and out of my car, I certainly have a greater appreciation for seat covers after fitting these Black Ducks. The 4Elements seat covers do sit on the premium end of the price scale with the RRP for the Amarok set being $985.60 with other vehicles’ prices varying per model. The RRP starts at $409.20 per row depending on the complexities of the pattern. The seats are definitely protected with a custom fit, quality product; it’s easy to see the value of this product.

For more information, visit: blackduck.com.au

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