This car seat cushion is definitely a quality purchase. It is very well made and thoughtfully put together. As soon I got it, I installed it in my car. Whilst I love the quality I do not like the color very much. Very easy to install…though I don’t quite understand the velcro straps (which seem to be optional). It seems to protect well…though only time will tell.
I have three kids and in the last ten years I’ve bought a variety of seat protectors for each kid. The things that set this apart from the others:
* The simple but appealing design. It appears to be thin, durable, protective without being too bulky or too small. Other very similar ones seemed cheaper quality-wise or didn’t have the right amount of coverage.
* The fact that I can buckle the top part around the headrest. I thought I wouldn’t need a protector on the back of the seat once I switched to a booster seat because it didn’t have the high back part. BUT the kids still come into the car dirty all over, not just their shoes and pants. My kids roll around on the ground, slip and fall into mud, get paint and food on their shirts/coats, etc. That buckle around the headrest ensures that the backseat piece doesn’t fall down or slide to the side, keeping the seats clean when the top halves of the kids are not.
* The material seems easy to clean. I thought that the rubbery ones or the soft nylon ones would be the easiest to clean with a Clorox wipe, but they’re not. More simple, rugged fabric like this one is made from is actually easier to clean and protect liquid from running off the side before you can wipe it up.
* The pics other customers uploaded confirmed that the item looked exactly as pictured in real people’s cars. Often the professional pic looks much nicer than the version in-person.
Of course, there’s always room for improvement. I would’ve preferred that the back be another inch or two higher (I have a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Ultimate), but I realize that it’s made to be universal in size to fit a variety of different cars so I can’t really complain about that.
Otherwise, I’m extremely pleased and this is my favorite seat protector by far. If you don’t want to waste a bunch of money trying to find the best carseat protector that lasts through different transitions *and* phases that the kids go through, get this one. Now that I see how it works with and without my son in his booster seat, I’m going to get another to replace my former favorite (the 2-piece rubbery Prince Lionheart one) under my daughter’s carseat.
Thanks for making a great product!