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Best Back Bench Seat Covers for Dogs in Trucks

Best Back Bench Seat Covers for Dogs in Trucks

We've seen people reviewing our seat covers (which are made for humans) and talking about how they love them for their dogs. 

That got us thinking about what makes a seat cover great when you've got dogs. Whether you've got hunting dogs, service dogs, household pets, or work with a K9 unit, you will need a cover that protects from wetness, stains, scratching, and chewing.

Since we make our covers for humans, it's only fair that we look at seat covers that humans can use, so we won't review pet hammocks. And because we only make seat covers for trucks, SUVs, and vans, we'll look at those covers.

We're going to divide these into two types:

  1. Seat protectors: Not a custom fit, have a boxier shape and will be obvious in your truck
  2. Seat covers: Custom fit and will blend in with your truck's interior

Here are some of the top-searched brands for backseat and how they hold up to dogs:

Best Seat Protectors for Dogs

Seat protectors all have a very similar shape: a boxy apron that fits hundreds of different bench seats with a skirt that runs around the edge, so it will feel (and look) like a universal cover. But these top contenders all have strengths in different areas.

WeatherTech Seat Protector

dog on a tan WeatherTech seat protector on a bench seat
Image source: WeatherTech website

We've reviewed WeatherTech before, and here's the bottom line: We love WeatherTech, but would stick to their floor liners and not their seat protectors.

But when it comes to dogs in the backseat, the WeatherTech Seat Protectors will do just fine. 

We like that these are made in America, easy to install, and machine washable. We don't love that you won't be able to access the center seatbelt or use the features of a split seat.

Takeaways from the WeatherTech Seat Protector:

  • No center seatbelt access
  • Can't use the split seat
  • Water resistant, not waterproof
  • Made in America
  • Quick to install
  • Washable

Some people love this seat protector; some people don't. Overall, half of their customers wouldn't recommend it. 

“The straps around the headrest did not provide a very tight fit, and my two labs consistently moved the seat cover off the seat while jumping in and out of the truck during our trip. It is well made but moves around too much.”

-Ken, WeatherTech customer

 

Wet mess protection: 3/5
Chew and scratch resistance: 3/5

Price: $190

Orvis Grip-Tight® Backseat Protector

Dog on Orvis backseat bench cover
Image source: Orvis website

Orvis is known for quality gear that can brave the elements, so the Orvis Backseat Protector should be no exception.

This has a very similar fit to WeatherTech's version, but this is a new item from Orvis, so we'll need to wait for reviews to come in to see if it's a better investment. 

Orvis stands behind their products with the Great Catch Guarantee. If you aren't happy with your item, you can return it for a small restocking fee online or for free at a local store.

Takeaways from the Orvis Backseat Protector:

  • Can't use the split seat
  • Water resistant, not waterproof
  • Made in China
  • Microfiber
  • Quick to install
  • Washable 

Wet mess protection: 3/5
Chew and scratch resistance: 3/5

Price: $180

Canvasback Bench Seat Cover

Black lab on a Canvasback bench seat cover
Image source: Canvasback website

We've also reviewed Canvasback before. They're known for their cargo liners but make seat protectors too. They were founded in the 1990s by a dog owner wanting to make interior vehicle protection durable enough for dogs.

Their rear bench covers are like the ones we mentioned above, with a few notable differences: they're waterproof, have more color options, and can fit smaller SUVs.

Takeaways from the Canvasback Bench Seat Cover:

  • No center seatbelt access
  • Can't use the split seat
  • Waterproof
  • Made in America
  • Woman-owned company
  • Quick to install
  • Machine washable

“I was delighted to find a car seat cover made in the USA and happy to support a woman-owned business! … The price is on par with what I've paid for other seat covers (namely Orvis). The quality appears to be good; I appreciate that the pieces velcro together for easy cleaning. Like most seat covers, it doesn't fit perfectly, but with so many car makes and models out there, I imagine it's hard to find a perfect fit.”

- Sophie, Canvasback customer

 

Wet mess protection: 4/5
Chew and scratch resistance: 4/5

Price: $160

Kurgo Wander Bench Seat Cover Extended Width

White dog on a gray Kurgo bench seat cover
Image source: Kurgo website

We hadn't heard of Kurgo before we started researching, but their site was really nice to use. We actually liked their No Slip Grip Bench Seat Cover better than this one, but the No Slip option was only 55" wide, not wide enough to work in most large SUVs and pickup trucks. So, we'll be reviewing the Kurgo Wander Bench Seat Cover Extended With.

The cool thing about this cover is that it has additional pockets to store a leash, poop bags, etc. Kurgo also has a piped edge ( a slight raised edge around the seat) to help prevent liquidy messes from spilling into the floor. According to their customer service, their products are made in Vietnam, China, and Taiwan. 

Takeaways from the Kurgo Wander Bench Seat Cover:

  • No center seatbelt access
  • Can't use the split seat
  • Waterproof
  • Made in Vietnam, China, or Taiwan
  • Quick to install
  • Not machine washable

“After having this seat cover in my SUV for several years, we bought the extended size for our 2020 F-150 back bench seat - it fits perfect. These products are awesome and wear like iron.”

-Linda, Kurgo customer

 

Wet mess protection: 5/5
Chew and scratch resistance: 4/5

Price: $59

Meadowlark Dog Seat Cover Bench

Image source: Meadowlark website

Meadowlark really isn't any different than the other seat protectors here. But it is the most affordable. It has the same basic shape and won't let you use the 40/60 or 60/40 split seat features.

Takeaways from the Meadowlark 

  • No center seatbelt access
  • Can't use the split seat
  • Waterproof
  • Made in China
  • Inexpensive
  • Quick to install
  • Washable

“Been looking around for a decent cover for my dog. He tends to drool after a fun day at the park. This did the trick, and it fit the rear bench perfectly.”

- dcf111, Meadowlark customer

 

Wet mess protection: 5/5
Chew and scratch resistance: 4/5

Price: $50

4Knines Multi-Function Crew Cab Truck Seat Cover with Hammock

doberman on a 4knines black bench seat cover
Image source: 4Knines website

We added the 4Knines cover to this lineup because it had some unique options not available in the other brands mentioned. 

Now, we said we weren't going to review hammocks, and we stand by that, but this protector has a foldaway hammock that you can tuck away, making this one an option for people to use. It also has a split design, so you can flip seats up or down as needed without removing the cover. We love that. 

4Knines does warn that their cover isn't chew-proof. So keep that in mind if you've got a chewer.

Takeaways from the 4Knines Multi-Function Crew Cab Truck Seat Covers

  • Access to all seat belts
  • Split-seat design
  • Waterproof
  • Made in China
  • Optional hammock
  • Quick to install
  • Machine washable
  • Not chew-proof

“This is our second 4knines cover (the other goes to our smaller vehicle), and just as I suspected, this cover is the best one I've seen for a truck! Easy to install and fits just right! I love that it's easy to split if I have something big I need to put inside the cab or if I've got the kiddos with me. No need to worry about dog hair or drool all over everything, which is a big plus in my book (it's a legit worry when you've got a giant breed!). If it does get dirty, it's easy to take off and throw in the wash.”

- Caitlin, 4Knines Customer

 

Wet mess protection: 4/5
Chew and scratch resistance: 3/5

Price: $150

Our favorite seat protector for dogs:

It's tough to say. Your preferences will be different than ours. But if you want an American-made seat cover, go with Canvasback. They're a little cheaper than WeatherTech, a small business, and have more color and pattern options. 

If you don't care where your seat protector is made, we like 4Knines. It's more attractive than the extended fit of the Kurgo, and you can use your split bench features. It's not the cheapest, but it's also not the most expensive.

Seat Covers for Dogs:

These seat covers will be tailored to fit your truck's bench seat like a glove. It's a custom fit that will complement your vehicle's interior. These don't just have one or two sizes. They have dozens (if not hundreds) of sizes because they're made for your specific truck.

Covercraft Carhartt SeatSavers

We're no strangers to Covercraft's Carhartt seat covers. These are a fan favorite in the seat cover world. We love that these give you a custom fit and remind you of your favorite Carhartt jacket. 

These covers, like TigerTough, are meant to withstand the conditions of hardworking men and women. Grease, dust, snow, mud…it can handle it all. Think about what a pair of Carhartt coveralls goes through–the seat covers can put up with the same.

They have two kinds of Carhartt covers. Both covers offer a custom fit, a three-year limited warranty, and two Carhart colors. Let's go over the differences.

Carhartt Seat Savers

Carhartt tan seat covers on a bench seat
Image source: Covercraft website

This is the more affordable of the two Carhartt options offered by Covercraft. The only thing that would make them better is if they were all made in America, had multiple pieces, and were waterproof (they're water resistant).

Being one piece, you need to tuck the cover into the crease where the seat back meets the seat bottom. If your dogs are rambunctious in the truck, you might find that these don't always stay in place.

Takeaways for the Covercraft Carhartt SeatSavers:

  • Access to all seatbelts
  • Split-seat design
  • One-piece cover
  • Water resistant (not waterproof)
  • Made in Mexico and the United States
  • Three-year warranty
  • Machine washable

“They look good, they fit great, and the dogs and wife love them. We do a lot of hunting and fishing, and they clean up great, and dog hair does not stick to them.”

- Keith, Covercraft customer

 

Wet mess protection: 4/5
Chew and scratch resistance: 5/5

Price: $435

Covercraft Carhartt PrecisionFit Seat Covers

Tan Carhartt PrecisionFit seat covers on the bench seat of a Ford F150.
Image source: Covercraft website

These are the premium Carhartt seat covers from Covercraft. They're most similar to what we have at TigerTough because they are multiple pieces, so you'll get the best, most secure fit on your seats.

These offer a better fit than the SeatSavers, and they're made exclusively in the United States.

Takeaways from the CoverCraft Carhartt Precision Fit Seat Covers:

  • Access to all seatbelts
  • Split-seat design
  • Multi-piece cover
  • Water resistant (not waterproof)
  • Made in the United States
  • Limited three-year warranty
  • Machine washable
  • Most expensive option

“Outstanding product and protection of seats. I have [them] only on [the] rear seat for my dogs. Great product, but installation was a real challenge. Directions and tips on installation can be improved.”

- Harold, Covercraft customer

 

Wet mess protection: 4/5
Chew and scratch resistance: 5/5

Price: $498

TigerTough Seat Covers

Image source: TigerTough customer

Like Carhartt, our covers are made for hardworking men and women. Unlike Carhartt, all our seat covers are made in the United States from nearly indestructible CORDURA, are waterproof, and come in multiple pieces for a super custom fit.

With our unconditional warranty, your dog can do its worst to our seat covers, and we'll repair or replace them for free. 

We don't make our seat covers with dogs in mind, but our customers love how the covers hold up to dogs.

Takeaways from TigerTough Seat Covers:

  • Access to all seatbelts
  • Split-seat design
  • Multi-piece cover
  • Waterproof
  • Made in the United States
  • Unconditional two-year warranty
  • Machine washable

"They're great. No movement, no wear, and my 85lb Labrador crawls all over them daily. Great fit and price."

- Jeff, TigerTough customer

 

Wet mess protection: 5/5
Chew and scratch resistance: 5/5

Price: $325

Our favorite seat cover for dogs:

Based on the specs alone, we like the TigerTough covers best. They're the cheapest option, have an unconditional warranty (important when you have dogs), and are made on American soil. We like Carhartt too and suggest thethere'sere's ever a vehicldon'tdon't make a seat cover for.

But there are many great seat covers for you and your pup. We like to say to look for these things you'reou're considering seat covers:

  • Waterproof
  • Easy to clean
  • Come in multiple pieces for a great fit
  • Have a great warranty and return policy
  • Made in America

Depending on your activity level, size (and number) of dogs, and your budget, there's a seat cover out there that will meet your needs.

Seat cover overview

WeatherTech Orvis Canvasback Kurgo Meadowlark 4Knines Carhartt SeatSaver Carhartt PrecisionFit TigerTough
Price $190 $180 $160 $59 $50 $150 $435 $498 $325
Stars 3.2 4.7 4.9 4.5 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.9
Warranty Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime 6 months limited Limited Lifetime 1 year Limited Lifetime 3 year limited 3 year limited Unconditional 2 years
Material Polycotton twill fabric Microfiber 600 X 300 poly denier with a waterproof PVC backing 600 Denier polyester with a PVC backing 600 Denier PVC waterproof polyester 600 Denier Polyester Duck weave fabric Duck weave fabric 1000 Denier CORDURA®️
Fit Universal Universal Universal Fit Universal Universarl Universal Custom Perfect Fit Perfect Fit
Number of sizes 6 2 3 1 2 1 Dozens Dozens Dozens
Colors/Patterns 4 3 11 2 2 4 2 2 8
Mess protection ★★★☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
Chew and scratch proof ★★★☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★
Made in the USA ☑️ ☑️ ☑️ ☑️
Waterproof ☑️ ☑️ ☑️ ☑️
Machine washable ☑️ ☑️ ☑️ ☑️ ☑️ ☑️ ☑️
Split design ☑️ ☑️ ☑️ ☑️
All specs based on a Ford F150

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