We’ve driven trucks that cost close to $100,000, but even if yours is a more reasonable workhorse, it still makes sense to protect it with a set of the best truck seat covers. You can order modern truck seats that rival luxury cars of a few years ago, and while your only choice was once a saddle blanket (which, don’t get us wrong, is still a great option), seat covers have changed and improved immensely since those days.
You’ve got options today from under $100, to tailored real leather,* and everything in between. True custom fit ones usually require a special order and can run into four figures, so we’re concentrating on much more affordable truck seat covers, with an emphasis on practicality. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style, comfort, or durability. The most popular material is neoprene, because it’s stretchy for a tight fit, hard-wearing, and durable. It’s not the most elegant, though, so there are also cloth and leather-textured seat covers for different looks.
If you get anything other than the most basic truck seat cover, you should prepare to spend some time on installation. Trucks tend to have a lot more room to maneuver in the cab than cars (and trucks are far larger than they used to be in general), but you’ll still need to run straps and hooks under the seats, where there are often electronic modules that don’t leave you much room. If you have a bench seat, single-cab truck, you might even be better off removing the seat entirely, installing the seat cover, and bolting it back in. That’s actually how most installers do it.
We recommend staying away from completely universal seat covers, unless you get a report from other owners that they work in your model of truck. We’ve installed them before, and while you can usually get them to do the job, it’s not going to look as good as custom fit ones. And car and SUV seat covers will definitely not work in your truck, at all.
*A lot of seat covers advertise “leather,” but few actually are, so be sure to read descriptions carefully.
Table of contents
- 1. Editor's Pick: Covercraft Carhartt SeatSaver Custom Fit
- Budget Pick: Gorla Gear Universal Fit Neoprene Seat Covers
- 3. CarsCover Neoprene Custom Fit
- 4. ShearComfort Cordura Seat Covers
- 5. Rough Country Neoprene Seat Cover
- 6. Bell Automotive Universal Baja Blanket
- Tips For Choosing The Best Truck Seat Covers For You
1. Editor's Pick: Covercraft Carhartt SeatSaver Custom Fit
We wouldn't call the Covercraft Carhartt seat covers a true custom fit that's as good as factory upholstery, but they're great for the price. Photo credit: David Traver Adolphus / AutoGuide.com.
Carhartt is a leader in rugged, work-ready clothing, so it’s no surprise that this company also makes some of the best truck seat covers you can buy. No matter what type of truck you drive, Carhartt has a custom-fit set of seat covers that is sure to last. These SeatSaver covers feature Carhartt’s Duck Weave fabric with a triple-stitched seam design for added durability, and they are available in the signature tan color or the light gray color called Gravel.
The Carhartt SeatSaver seat covers are custom made for specific year, make, and model vehicles, and they are available for most popular cars, trucks, and SUVs. Each set is sold by the row, and, when applicable, it includes covers for the armrests, headrests, and center console covers. Unlike universal seat covers, these Carhartt seat covers are designed to fit perfectly to deliver maximum comfort while looking good. Installation is extremely easy, and even if these durable seat covers get dirty, they are just as easy to remove for machine washing.
Budget Pick: Gorla Gear Universal Fit Neoprene Seat Covers
Seat covers are hard to install, so there's a lot to be said for simple and cheap. Photo credit: Amazon.com.
We recently spent a sweltering afternoon crawling around inside an SUV installing custom seat covers. On modern cars with a lot of electronics under the seats, it can be a big hassle. The Gorla Gear seat covers are a lot simpler than that: One end goes over the headrest, and the bottom buckles under the seat. That’s it—there are no tiny hooks, no straps to try to feed through and fish out while scraping your knuckles on sharp plastic, and no sketchy elastic loops to break.
These throw on neoprene seat covers don’t offer full coverage like custom covers, but they’re waterproof, durable, and have a non-slip backing to reduce bunching and sliding. Gorla Gear’s parent company Dabs Enterprises even offers a wild 100% lifetime guarantee on their seat covers, although we think they’ve only been in business since 2018.
3. CarsCover Neoprene Custom Fit
Lower cost neoprene seat covers will do a good job protecting your seats, but the trade off is more difficult installation and poorer fit. Photo credit: Amazon.com.
If you use your truck for hauling boats, heading to the beach or anything else that might introduce water onto your seats, then the CarsCover neoprene custom fit seat covers are a great choice. These covers are highly water resistant fitting your truck’s seats like a wet suit protecting against stains and spills, and they are also treated with an application for a UV-resistant finish. Neoprene adds extra cushioning to bring a little extra comfort to your truck’s seats, but the one downside of this material is that it is not machine washable so anything that does end up sticking to the seat covers must be removed with a spot clean or hand wash followed by an air dry.
While CarsCover offers a variety of seat covers including suede, leatherette, cotton, and velvet, the company says that neoprene covers are the easiest to install. In addition to different materials, the neoprene seat covers come in almost as many colors to match your car’s color and/or your personality. You can choose from multiple two-tone color patterns and even Hawaiian prints. All seat covers are tailor made for each vehicle, and the seat backing even adds a map pocket for extra practicality.
4. ShearComfort Cordura Seat Covers
Cordura will be harder to install than stretchy neoprene, but feels better and wears harder. Photo credit: Amazon.com.
If you’re looking for the best truck seat covers that are waterproof, work proof, animal proof, and just about anything-you-can-imagine proof, the ShearComfort Cordura seat covers are the way to go. According to the manufacturer, these seats are designed to be heavy duty, but they don’t offer the high level of comfort as neoprene and velour seat covers. Bottom line, these Cordura seat covers are designed for hunting trucks, work trucks, or any truck that has to haul pets.
These custom-fit seat covers are designed to provide full-seat coverage for maximum protection, and this rugged material protects your factory seats from spills, stains, and fades. Cordura is also abrasion resistant, which means it literally has your butt covered if you forget to take that screwdriver or knife out of your pocket before hopping up into the cab. While the ShearComfort Cordura seat covers are heavy duty, they’re also there to keep your truck looking good with a multitude of colors designed to best match the factory interior.
5. Rough Country Neoprene Seat Cover
Rough Country makes tough, high-quality seat covers aimed at Jeeps and offroad vehicles. Photo credit: Amazon.com.
Rough Country makes products for vehicles that will be used to explore the great outdoors, and that includes these neoprene truck seat covers to protect your seats from water, mud, and just about anything else you’ll encounter out on the trails. These custom fit covers feature four-layer construction for maximum durability, and they are built to factory specifications to accommodate headrests, armrests, and seat belts so you know the product will be easy to install and they will fit right the first time. Rough Country makes seats covers for almost any active-lifestyle vehicle including trucks and SUVs.
These seat covers are designed to protect your truck’s factory upholstery, but it also helps add some style. Unlike other seat covers out there, these are only available in a single color option, but the good news is that they still look great with a two-tone seating material that is complemented with the Rough Country logo embroidered into the front seat backs. In addition to its waterproof capabilities, neoprene is ideal if you also want a seat cover that adds comfort to your truck thanks to a built-in layer of foam padding.
6. Bell Automotive Universal Baja Blanket
Old school Baja blankets look cool and are very soft, but they won't hold up forever. Photo credit: Amazon.com.
Ok, so maybe you’re not into custom-fit seat covers made from fancy materials. That’s where a good, old-fashioned blanket seat cover comes in handy, and Bell Automotive has just what you’re looking for. Although these blankets have an old-school look, they definitely feature a modern design. Bell Automotive’s camlock system ensures that these covers will provide a snug, universal fit for any seat (including those with adjustable headrests), but they also won’t bunch up or stretch out or stretch out over time. These seat covers would be ideal for classic vehicles, while the low price means these are one of the most cost-effective options for protecting your truck’s seats.
Tips For Choosing The Best Truck Seat Covers For You
Seat covers are designed to take a lot of abuse so your truck’s factory upholstery remains unharmed from normal wear, water damage, and stains; and they also can add additional style and comfort that you can’t always get from the factory. As you can see from our list of the best truck seat covers, there is a wide variety of options available to you, so knowing what you want and need is the key to a long-lasting product. High-quality seat covers like the ones mentioned above provide better fits that reduce rubbing on the factory upholstery and do a better job of keeping out dirt and debris that could further damage the seats. Protecting against wear, discoloring and any other damage that pickup trucks must endure will help improve resale value of your truck, and let’s face it, at the end of the day, preserving resale value is an important part about owning any modern vehicle.
Most seat covers are sold by the row regardless if your truck has bucket seats or bench seats, but you still want to double check all of the information before settling on a set for your truck. Furthermore, since custom-fit seat covers are built exact OEM specs, be sure to double check the year, trim level, cab style and even vehicle options before ordering to avoid getting the wrong product. Once installed, be sure to retain all of the literature that comes with the seat covers for easy reference when it comes to cleaning recommendations or warranty information. Since most truck owners spend a lot of time in their trucks, the last thing you want to worry about is a dirty, damaged, or uncomfortable seat.
January 3, 2023: Removed promoted product recommendation.
December 28, 2022: Updated product links.
November 18, 2022: Added new photos and additional product links.
August 23, 2022: Removed unavailable Carhartt cotton duck seat cover. Added Gorla Gear universal seat cover. Updated product links.
June 8, 2022: Updated product links.
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