Aries Automotive Seat Defender Bench Seat Protector Review

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Review of the Aries Automotive Seat Defender Bench Seat Protector


AJ: What's up everybody It's AJ with etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this bench seat cover from ARIES Automotive. Now it's a universal bench sheet cover, so it's not going to fit really tight to your seats or be like a second skin to your seats. It's actually made to be taken off easily, cleaned and thrown on there when you need it. So that's good because when you have those custom seat covers they fit really tight, you have to tie back here underneath the seat, through your hands and make sure.. Because you don't want it coming off pretty much ever.

So, it's kind of a commitment to have one of those. This one's perfect, take it off when you don't need it, throw it on when you do.I did say universal, but I didn't mean it as a bad thing. The thing isn't just some tarp that's thrown over the back seat, it's got nice rubber grip here at the bottom to keep it from moving around. Which I think is really handy, it really does keep it in place you don't have to worry about it. Here, I'll pop in there, you can kind of move around.

You can see it's not falling off the back of this or scooting around here and getting uneven and going from one side to side. I'll keep moving around while I'm doing this. I'm trying to scoot it out, but it's not going anywhere. The top of your bench seat is protected as well, you've got this hook and loop strip that goes all the way down and how you install it. You separate that, set the cover over the headrest and then just come back through, make sure you go underneath and reattach the hook and loop.That way it gives you coverage underneath your head rest, around your head rest and then even has this included headrest cover so that the rubber grip in there and everything that goes around here giving you protection here.

Speaking of hook and loop fasteners, we have some down here that if you need to get to the seatbelt you can. Now you might not need that if you have pets back here or you just throwing dirty cargo, you can just set that down there that way no dirt gets through there. But if you have two passengers that are using this and they're dirty or something and you want to protect your seats, you can still use. While we're here I want to talk about the material of the cover itself though. I know you guys can't feel the texture, but it feels real tough.

So if your pets are up here jumping around their nails aren't going to rip it or get into it or cause any issues.If they have any accidents pour some water, and you see it just beads up and rolls away. So, it keeps that water contained really well. Just get a cloth here, and you can't even tell anything was spilled. Like I said, this is meant to be taken off, cleaned and thrown back on. So, how about I take it off of here and show you how to install it Your cover is going to come in three parts, you got the headrest, then the hook and loop part that goes on top here that covers the top of the bench seat and then we have the part that covers the rest of the seat. We're going to start with the headrest, because that's the easiest way to get it installed. So, we'll just go ahead and take it rubber side down and wrap it around your headrest. Ours is a little small, so it doesn't fit as tight as it would if it was a little bit bigger. But it's okay, it's universal, it will still fit. Try and attach the hook and loop as tight back there as we can on both sides.We can kind of push the slack around to the back of the headrest and get on there. With the head rest installed, now we have the portion that covers most of the seat and the part that goes on top of the bench. We're going to go with the part that goes on top of the bench now. We're going to drape this part along the top here, kind of put it back there, make sure the hook and loop part is towards the front of the vehicle. Because this is what's going to attach to the part of that covers the rest of the seat. Get that set up and we'll clean this up once I get the seat cover in. Now when you go to set down the cover on the rest of the seat, make sure the hook and loop fastener goes to the top because you're going to attach it to the front. We just draped over the top and make sure the logo for ARIES is here at the bottom. That's a good way of indicating which way it should go. So just go ahead and spread it across the seats here. (silence).At the top we're going to go ahead and start attaching the hook and loop fasteners. We got to pop up our head rest a little bit and bring some of it through. Really on the difficulty scale, the head rest is probably the hardest part of this and that's not even that hard. It's just the lock where it is all. Now tip while you're installing, is I went ahead and bunched up the cover up here. So when you came and you kneeled down it didn't pull it right back down. So now we can go ahead and pull that back out, open these hook and loop fasteners, just go ahead and line up where the seatbelts come out here. We'll try and tuck it up in there around it and that's it really. With that you're done, that does it for our look at the ARIES bench seat protector. If you're interested to see what goes into making these videos stick around and watch the meeting with our writers. Matt: Yeah. I just wanted to kind of say this one because I know that I did the detailed for our branded seat cover. I know it's more of a bucket seat, but I know this is more of a universal type cover too. So I was hoping maybe you could talk me through what you think about the material, if it's heavy duty and how soft it is too if you can speak to that. AJ: Okay, cool. You did the etrailer Universal Seat Cover tooMatt: Yeah. So probably about a month or two ago, I did that bucket seat cover for our branded bucket seat cover and I know with that one, we've discussed a lot about how soft it was, how it didn't move. Obviously, that has a strap that goes around the seat to hold it in place. Whereas this one, you just kind of drape it and kind of form it to the seat. So that's why I was hoping with this one I could kind of just see how loose it is, how well it stays tucked in getting in and out and then if you could possibly talk about the fabric material itself and what it feels like as well. AJ: Yeah. I bought one of the etrailer ones, so I use that one in my car all the freaking time, I really like that one. Matt: Yeah, it's pretty nice. I know it's definitely soft compared to most a universal covers. AJ: Yeah, this one's rougher than that. This one's got more of a texture than the etrailer one, but it's also got the rubber underneath here that grips the seats. So it doesn't shift at all when I'm jumping around on it. We actually did in the video, I scooted from one side and I can do it here. I can try and move it, but it sure doesn't move much and I'm trying. Matt: So I guess you're in. It looks like a crew cab pickup. Does the seat cover, cover the whole seat around Does it wrap around the sides and over the top of the back Or is it just kind of over to the side and it stopsAJ: It goes all the way over the top. There's definitely extra up here at the top of the bench. Matt: Okay. AJ: You can see the whole flap here, plenty around. It doesn't look like it comes down to the sides though. Matt: Okay. AJ: As you can see you got exposed seats here and here. Matt: Gotcha. I guess where both parts of the seat, the bottom part and the top part of the seat match you could probably shove that cover down in there. If you do that, do you have enough to cover that front lip of the bottom seat where it's not riding up on the seat portion itselfAJ: Are you talking about lifting up here to kind of pushing-Matt: Right. Yeah. I didn't know how much of a tongue it would have hanging over the seat. I was hoping you could kind of push it in there to hold it in place and yeah, there you go. Yeah. That's what I was curious about, seeing was how much slack you had. AJ: Yeah, a little bit. I mean, again the rubber grips I guess kind of fight against me, it doesn't want to move anywhere. Matt: Right. How about the. Maybe you could talk about this a little bit. How about the headrest covers They look like they're pretty big for the cover or the actual itself, like it'll pretty much fit any head rest I guessAJ: Oh, yeah. I think it's actually too big for this headrest itself. Matt: Mm-hmm (affirmative). AJ: Because, it's not on there really tight. I mean, it's not going anywhere but you can see how much extra space you have. Matt: I was kind of curious about the color too, but it looks like it actually matches the interior pretty well. As far as the matching to the vehicle interior. AJ: Yeah. This is the gray one. Matt: Mm-hmm (affirmative). AJ: You have the black one and a camel one if I'm. Is there a tan one tooMatt: I believe the tan one was a slightly different version. AJ: Okay. Matt: Pretty good size too, I was kind of curious about it. Because you can't really tell on the photos we have right now, because they're pretty much stock photos. But from the looks of it, it looks like the overall size of this cover is pretty big. So I kind of like that. AJ: inaudible 00:09:10 kind in like a white void of like, "Well what does that look like on my seat" I don't know how big that is or there's nothing to compare it too. Matt: Right, exactly. Yeah. All right. Yeah, that's all I really wanted. I haven't had a chance to see these yet, so I definitely appreciate you taking the time to show me-AJ: No problem. Matt: Talk about it. I guess if you guys have anything or need anything from me let me know. AJ: Cool. Matt: All right guys, well I appreciate it. AJ: Yeah, have a good one. Matt: All right, bye..


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