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Anyone ever used these seat covers?

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  1. Bill in Houston

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    bean Turbo Monkey

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    I've been in cars with them. I don't remember anything about temperature, but I didn't think they were comfortable.
     
  3. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I've always thought those things were very uncomfortable.
     
  4. Bill in Houston

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    Yeah, I was wondering about the discomfort. I get in my car with a sweaty back a lot and just wondered if these things actually breathe.
     
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    I've used something very similar on my motorcycle. They do provide a remarkable amount of cooling, so much in fact that as soon it starts getting cold around here I take it off the seat other wise my ass starts to freeze. Comfort I'm not so sure about. When I rode to Oregon and back I had dozens of small pressure points, instead of just two big ones. I've never done that kind of motorcycle mileage without it though, so the comparison might be a tad unfair.
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    They're terrific for that. A friend of mine used to have them in his truck that we'd park at the trail head, and I will say it was much nicer to get in and lean against those with a sweaty back or after having jumped in the lake for a post-ride swim... they just aren't really comfortable to lean against for long car rides.
     
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    Yea, it's fair to say that I've gotten a fair amount of ridicule over them as well.
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    DirtyMike and jackalope should be along to spice up the comments shortly. I got nuthin...
     
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    “Prevent Monkey Butt, Ride with BeadRider”

    Seems legit. :monkey:
     
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    Those things suck hard enough to pull a golfball through a garden hose.
     
  12. Bill in Houston

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    okay, that is all helpful. I won't pay full price, but if I see one at a garage sale for cheap it's mine. I'd trade some comfort for ventilation.

    and pesqueeb, i find it hard to belive that anyone gives you a hard time. tee hee.
     
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  13. Pesqueeb

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    I know, right?!?!
     
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    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    I used one for a while. While I did not find it uncomfortable, I was underwhelmed with the durability of the product.
     
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    whats wrong with putting some wooly lambskin on your seat???
    those are great for putting miles on a bike.

    on the beaded seat covers... a friend of my mom was the #1 fan for many years.
    she drove around town a lot (for work), and she said is was the best thing ever.
     
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    haha. So that is what those bead seat covers are for?! I've spent the last 27 years of my life thinking they were just some random artifact that my grandma kept around from the 70's in her car(s).
     
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    my father in law has those
    Its like sitting on marbles
     
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    Except less comfortable.
     
  20. Bill in Houston

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    heh heh heh...
     
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    When I lived in Denver in the way back time it seemed like every yellow cabbie had a beaded seat cover. My 3rd grade teacher, who drove a 1968 Checker, also had one. She was Jewish, drank Red Zinger tea and spent a summer in Peru. Does that help?
     
  22. Bill in Houston

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    Well, SM, yes it does. It's good to know what kind of stereotypes people will be putting on me when they see the seatcover.
     
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    What SM said and also ever single person in FL over 60. So, everyone there.