There is a never ending debate between JK owners on which are the best Jeep Wrangler Seat Covers and the answers are usually forming around Bartact (the 'new' name of Trek Armor) or Smittybilt.

In this article we will be looking at three different seat covers to help you get some insights on which would be best for your Jeep Wrangler.

The potential reasons to install seat covers can be:

  • You might have an older Jeep that has worn out seats - a new set of seat covers will make your Jeep look great.
  • You may want to protect the original seat covers in your JK
  • Installing new seat covers can be a nice, inexpensive way to customize the interior of your Jeep.

Review of Bartact BTJKSC2013FPBC Mil-Spec with MOLLE System Front (Pair) Seat Covers

If you own a 2013-2017 JK, the Bartact BTJKSC2013FPBC is a fantastic choice. The fact that they specifically made it for these model years means that they will fit perfectly, as opposed to the seat covers labelled as 'universal fit'.

Bartact goes one step further, this is a product made adhering to the US military manufacturing standards.

The front sets come with MOLLE pouches with great storage capacity (dimensions 8" x 7.5" x 2"). These can be mounted anywhere on the PALS system - an awesome feature in our opinion. 

The seat cover comes with a three year anti-fade warranty, which shows the confidence the company has in their product. The use of Mil-Spec stitching and the high-grade waterproof polyester are two other reasons why this product can maintain a full 5-star rating on Amazon. 

Previous buyers have expressed their happiness as the seat cover is rugged and can withstand any tough situations. They have also expressed their displeasure having a bit trouble putting on the seat cover.

PROS:

  • Military spec manufacturing
  • Flexible MOLLE pouch system
  • Three years anti-fade warranty
  • Perfect fit for the '13-'17 models

CONS:

  • Putting the seat cover on can be a bit difficult
  • It is not 100% waterproof near the stitching

Many users have reported that the relatively higher price tag is justified, given the quality of the product. Overall the feedback left in the user comments are so overwhelmingly positive that it is hard to come across another product with such a customer rating.

Check out the gallery now, and read the comments from previous buyers on the dedicated amazon.com product page!

Review of Smittybilt G.E.A.R. Front Seat Cover

Also equipped with the MOLLE and PALS system, the Smittybilt G.E.A.R. Front Seat Cover comes with 5 pouches, making it very flexible when it comes to additional storage space. It allows you to add, remove or place modular pouches and comes with 5 pouches as standard. It is made from 600 denier polyester with a PVC liner, which makes it highly durable.

It has been designed to fit most Jeep Wrangler models, as it uses adjustable straps that are adjustable at 10 different points with velcro. Many users are actually purchasing it for their Cherokees, Tacomas, F-150s, FJ40s and they fit well.

PROS:

  • Comes with 5 pouches as standard
  • Flexible MOLLE pouch system
  • Fits several different models, not only Jeep
  • Made from highly durable materials

CONS:

  • Seat corners remain exposed
  • Only 1 year warranty
  • It might prevent the side airbags from deploying or make it less effective

Unlike most of the other seat covers, these do not come in sets, and you will have to purchase it individually for each seat. This is one of the issues noted by a previous buyer, however, this can be an advantage if you only want to cover the driver's seat.

Please see the dedicated product page on amazon.com where you can also see the color options.


Review of Smittybilt Neoprene Seat Covers

What makes the Smittybilt Neoprene Seat Covers unique and therefore very popular is that - as its name suggests - it's made 100% from neoprene. Just like the Bartact one, this is a set of dedicated seat covers, which means tt will only fit JKs, however, that it will fit perfectly. Once it is on, you will almost get a brand new look, however, it can be quite hard to install.

PROS:

  • Full set - including the back seats
  • Easy to clean
  • Water resistant neoprene material
  • Very affordable price

CONS:

  • Hard to install
  • It will fade without UV Protectant Spray

One important thing that's good to know about neoprene, is that it is water resistant, it will hold up well to wear and tear, but they are not completely waterproof. The material is also going to fade over time, so in order to address this issue it is highly recommended to use a UV Protectant such as the 303 UV Protectant Spray.

In order to make the installation easier, please do follow Smittybilt's instructions by installing the seat-backs, then the seat-bottoms and finally the headrest covers. The covers do tend to have a few wrinkles first but they will disappear after you use them for a week or two.

One of the best advantages of this seat cover is that it is machine washable. After offroading or a long trip, you can remove it and simply put it in the washing machine to get it cleaned. There are options available for both 2-door and 4-door models.

Customer reviews are extremely positive for these set of seat covers which is understandable as for a very affordable price, you will get a high quality set of covers that will make the interior of your JK look fresh.

Unlike the previous sets we looked at, the Smittybilt Neoprene Seat Cover Set is actually a full set, including the back seats and you can choose from four different colors.

Conclusion

The seat covers mentioned in this article are currently the best sellers on the market. And for a reason. Out of the three we would say the winner is either the Bartact or the Smittybilt Neoprene.

With the new 2018 Wrangler JL out, we are really excited to see - no doubt very soon - what Bartact and Smittybilt will design to still be called the best Jeep Wrangler seat covers in the Wrangler forums.