Escape Gear Seat Covers

Cool, comfortable and breathable. No static build up, Airbag compliant, available in light khaki and grey.

    

 Escape Gear range of products include seat covers, dash protecters, floor mats, spare wheel covers & accessories. 

Cotton Canvas

Protects upholstery. made from hard wearing, luxurious 100% cotton canvas. Custom fit. Cool, comfortable and breathable. No static build up. Airbag compliant. Available in light khaki and grey. Hand washable.

Water resistant custom-fit polycotton Tuff Canvas

Tuff Canvas is our latest, specially formulated synthetic fabric, with exceptionally good technical features. It is dimensionally stable, tough, water and abrasion resistant. Tuff Canvas is eminently suitable for rugged applications - such as vehicles involved in building/road construction, mining, forestry, commercial fishing and water sport. They also really protect your original seat upholstery from harsh and aggressive conditions, and keeps vehicle interiors in tip-top condition. We offer Tuff Canvas in colour grey only.

 

Motor Vehicle Safety

Airbags offer vastly improved driver and passenger safety in motor vehicles. Today, most modern SUV's and bakkies have steering wheel/dashboard airbags and seat side airbags as standard. To check if your vehicle has side airbags, have a look on the bolster part of your seat (the side of the backrest closest to the door). If your bolster has a sewn-in label saying SRS Airbag, then it means your vehicle has side airbags in the driver and passenger seat rests.

Before buying seat covers, wouldn't you like to know that the seat cover manufacturer will guarantee airbag deployment? We believe it is absolutely critical that our seat covers (in the event of a collision) no way hinder the airbag deployment – something we should be able to prove.

Airbag Design

Our seat covers are made with a specially constructed seam which is designed to burst open without slowing down the airbag deployment. The seam itself is sewn with a specific breaking strength thread. The sewing machines are set to sew at predetermined seam interval tension. There are a number of design possibilities; a zip, a flap, a void or a seam. Of all of them, we believe the seam offers the neatest, most functional and most practical solution for side airbags.

The design must work. Thus the importance of laboratory tests, where seat rests are dressed with our seat cover, and then the side airbag is deployed. The deployment is filmed with a high speed camera. The footage is run through sophisticated software which is able to measure the driver and passenger seat rests.

Before buying seat covers, wouldn't you like to know that the seat cover manufacturer will guarantee airbag deployment? We believe it is absolutely critical that our seat covers (in the event of a collision) no way hinder the airbag deployment – something we should be able to prove.

 

 

Full Deployment in 10 Milliseconds

To be of maximum protection in the event of a collision, the side airbag needs to deploy to full size within 10 milliseconds of impact. With our seat cover on, the side airbag deployed to its maximum size (in three laboratory tests) in an average time of 8.4 milliseconds. It is very reassuring to know that our airbag seam design works functionally and practically, and you, the motorist, have peace of mind knowing that your airbags will work properly.