Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Kurgo Seat Cover Chewy Review by The Mom #chewyinfluencer

Brodie's mom here to do this review because quite frankly, it's a product Brodie could care less about.  With all of the long drives to hikes this is something very useful and important to me.
Chewy.com asked if we would like to review the Kurgo Dog Bench Seat Cover.  It was sent to us by Chewy.com free of charge in exchange for our honest opinion.
You  might recognize our old (I mean like 20 years old) L.L. Bean dog blanket.  It has served us well but required waterproof pads underneath to protect the seat.  It was time for a change.
There is actually a good reason I stayed with this old, threadbare LL Bean cover.  I had bought a waterproof car set cover a while back to replace it but the vinyl smell was so strong and hideous, I could not stand to have it in the car much less have Shawnee laying on it.  But I was pleased to see this Kurgo cover is BPA and Phthalate free.  All I noticed when I first I got in the car after installing the seat cover was a faint new smell that was not overpowering at all and I only noticed it twice, then no smell whatsoever.
The back of the box showing the various features.  Even though there are two storage pockets I have not used them yet but definitely would not put anything edible in them because that would just be asking for a disaster.  You will see what I mean in a bit.
The instructions look more complicated than it actually is to install the seat cover.  It does take a little time to get all of the adjustments right but once that is done it is the only time you need to do it.  I particularly like the fasteners labeled "E" - a tube on a cord that slips into where the seat crevice - does a fantastic job of keeping the cover in place.
And here we have the complete installation.
These pockets allow access to the seat belt fasteners.  So let's get Brodie a seat belt since this is now so easily accessible.
So here we are on our way to the Catskills in New York to go hiking, Brodie all decked out in his hiking harness and safely attached with a seat belt connected through the access pocket of the seat cover.
Unfortunately, in Brodie's case, this was not a good idea.  By the time we arrived he had chewed through both his harness and his new seat belt :(  Well, it's a great idea for most dogs.  Just not for Razor Jaws Brodie.  And this is why we will not be using the storage pockets for treats.
Because Brodie tends to get car sick, whether he eats before the ride or not, I just throw down a few towels and off we go.  There needs to be something to absorb the vomit or it just sits on top of the car seat cover.  (Sorry to make you visualize that.)
I'll spare you the actual picture of the vomit but with the dirty towel rolled up in the floor, you can see there is nothing on the seat cover and nothing soaked through to the car seat.  The top of the cover does get a wet spot so I just wipe the spot with a little bit of enzymatic cleaner and there has been no vomit smell in the car at all.

We have made two trips to the Catskills with the seat cover, a total of 10 hours of driving, and it has performed very well.  The seat cover does not move around, it contains what soaks through the towels and has cleaned up easily.  I haven't had to do a thorough cleaning yet but based on how it has held up through four vomit episodes so far, it shouldn't need a thorough cleaning very often at all.  We are heading out on a week long road trip soon and I am confident that this seat cover will do the job. 


  1. Mom would love one of those seat covers for our SUV. We were asked to test it too by Chewy.com, but our Highlander has captain seats in the second row. So we couldn't use the cover. But it looks like a great choice.

    We have yet to find a harness/seat belt that can contain Lightning. He manages to always step on the release button of the seat belt in the car and frees himself:( So he gets tethered in the wayback.

    Thanks for the review.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  2. Mom needs this. It is nice that the cover extends on the side to the floor because Candy, my sister that gets car sick, prefers to throw up between the door and the seat.

  3. WELCOME to BLOGVILLE Brodie... OMD We would to meet YOU in the Furs like we did Shawnee. You will have a BLAST in Blogville... and you are gonna have a WONDERFUL life...

  4. Hi, Brodie! It's very nice to meet you. That looks like the perfect seat cover for you. That is amazing that you chewed through your harness and seat belt!