It’s always fun to include 4-legged pals on outdoor adventures, but the interior of your car may not always agree. The Dirtbag Seat Cover provides extended-coverage protection from muddy paws, wet fur, and other tag-alongs.
After a long day outside or on the trail, the Ruff Wear Dirtbag seat cover uses waterproof and durable materials to protect the inside of your car from your adventurous pets. We will take a closer look at all the features.
The Dirtbag seat cover has a couple of different ways you can use it. Right now we have got it in the traditional hammock mode. So it protects the back seat, the seat itself and this part up here acts like kind of a hammock for the dog to sit. As you can see, Sam is laying up against it and it is keeping him nice and comfortable inside the car. If you want, you can undo these buckles and have it come down onto the floor and that way you protect the floor and the side of the seat there.
Also with hammock mode it protects the dog from coming up into the front seat when you don’t want them to. If you have a more energetic dog they can make the leap, but this definitely deters them from jumping up into the front.
It is simple, intuitive and really easy to use. But it has got an array of features that make it really valuable. So starting with the clips and the way it attaches to your car, this is going to work with most standard size cars and standard seats. The clips here are really durable. They remind me of what is on a back pack, of back pack clips.
So simple to use. The front here when it is in hammock mode just attaches right around the head rests of your car. And there is a really long webbing loop here so you can extend that out to adjust to many different sizes of cars and all you have to do is cinch it in and it fits really well there.
While we are here, there is a nice pocket. This is actually the stow pocket for the seat cover. You can see it packs down to be really small. It is out of the way when you don’t need it. But we have got some essentials in here. We have got some toys, some dog boo-ties, that kind of thing. So it would be a great place to store treats or that sort of thing, really nice stow pocket there.
And I will mention the material here. This side of it is definitely waterproof, but it also kind of sticks to the fabric in your car. So it is not going anywhere. It is really secure, re-ally stable. And it is soft on this side. So once your dog, your pet jumps in, it is going to keep them nice and comfortable. And, again, it is fully waterproof material. So it is going to protect against wet and muddy paws. The material is very durable. So their paws and their claws aren’t going to damage that material and get on to the fabric of your seats.
So the clips are the same in the back. They attach to the headrest on your back seat, the same way they attach to the front.
Some other really great features, there is a rigid piece that slides underneath in between your seats. So as you set this up, you just slide it in the seats. It stays where it needs to be and then you can cinch everything down.
There is a really handy flap right here that protects the side of your car. So as your dog is jumping in it is going to protect against mud. There are pass throughs for your seat belts. So you can strap the dog in. If there is people sitting in the seat you can still access the seat belts, which is a really valuable feature there. And just all in all really durable construction, really smart design.
We will take a look at bench mode and all the features you get with that.
We have got it set up in the bench mode right now. And I would use this configuration when you are just getting the dog into the car. It may be strapping him or her into the harness and buckling them up. Once you are ready to go I would put it back up into hammock mode just to protect the dog a little bit more. But also day to day use when you have just got the seat cover on the car just running from here to there. I would just keep it in here, keep it on bench mode. I will mention that this material is machine washable. So you can take it out if you really need to wash it, but normally if you have got dirt, mud, hair, I would just shake it out outside, brush it off and then put it back in. It keeps itself pretty clean.
The Dirtbag seat cover integrates really well with the rough wear load up harness. The harness is a way to keep your dog safe inside the car. You have seatbelts for all your family members. You should also have a seat belt for your four legged friends. It is really easy, intuitive, great to use and it also doubles as a harness that you can use for short walks.
All in all the Ruff Wear Dirtbag seat cover is an excellent addition to your car when you want to protect the interior and help keep your pooch safe.