Top positive review
Great seat protector and organizer
April 13, 2017
I was looking for something that would protect my seats from my son kicking them with dirty shoes and this item seemed to fill the requirements. The pockets were an added bonus for me.
Quality of the mat is on par with what I expected. Seems durable enough and don’t expect any issues.
Installation isn’t straight forward as you might think. The problem is car seats and head rests are not standard in design. If you look at the photos on Amazon you will see the headrest sort of has a base and the Velcro straps are stretched wide around it. On my car, I don’t have that base and the head rest is up one notch so the straps cling to the 2 metal stands and wrap around it. The problem with this is the straps are much too long for this position. When you apply the Velcro the organizer sags to about mid seat which isn’t good. I ended up trying them in a knot to keep it up.
Now the bottom… again, the pictures on Amazon show the bottom straps going around the seat and then you clip them together. My seats are much too wide and the straps don’t even come close to touching. My solution was to clip them underneath the seat on the metal seat frame. This way as the seat moves, they will move with it. If you attach it to the rails, as you move forward and back the straps will be pulled. Took a few minutes to find the perfect spot but I did.
These installation setbacks shouldn’t deter you from purchasing this organizer, just beware you’ll have to use some problem solving skills to get it to look like the pictures on Amazon.
Functionality wise we use it to store some baby wipes, empty baby bottles and a few books. As another added caution, my 19 month old son likes to grab things and pull them out while I am driving. So be cautious as to what you put in the pockets and what’s within reach.
- Well made and durable
- Keeps your car organized
- Installation may take you longer than expected