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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-19-2013, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Breathable Seat Covers


I live in Florida and work in outside sales, so I am in and out of my car all day long. Wearing a button down dress shirt, I find myself sticking to the leather seat of my 2001 E320 after a few hours of this, which can get quite uncomfortable.

Does anyone have a recommendation of a good, breathable seat cover that would allow airflow and help prevent this? Perhaps something with a built in fan? Also, the edge of the driver's seat is starting wear from my constantly getting in and out, so something that helps to protect also would be ideal.

I have heard of newer cars that have air conditioned seats, which would be awesome and may be something for me to consider in the future.

I used to drive a 1985 300D with sheep's wool covers. They seemed to help keep things surprisingly cool and were very comfortable. I've heard people say that they offer the best climate control of any type of seat cover, but I am skeptical.

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You answered your own question.

Try sheepskin. It will stop you sticking to your seat and prevent the wear on the edge.

A Covercraft UVS-100 windscreen heat shield will keep your interior (especially dashboard and steering wheel) cooler. These are offered in MB dealerships as genuine accessories.

If your car is black or another dark color, next time go for silver or desert silver. (Or white.)
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I like Covercraft

canvas seat covers for an application like yours. I have them in my pickup and have used them in other cars. I don't use them on my Benzs but then I don't have the issues that you do.

They go on and off easily, are tough, won't harm your leather and can be thrown into the washing machine. I have had sheepskins on my old W117 and really liked them but they are expensive and I was always afraid of spilling coffee.
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