About Escape Gear
From humble beginnings, find out about Escape Gear and our journey of bringing you the gear your need to protect your seats, dashboard, transmission and more! Tailored, custom-fit, high-quality products made for your vehicle.
to award winning suppliers
Escape Gear are official suppliers for several manufacturers including Toyota and Ford and have won multiple supplier of the year awards. Buy your protective vehicle gear right from our online store.
Our Story & Adventure
Partners with Passion
Simple. Dependable. Quality
Passion for the outdoors, the need for robust products that can cope in such environments, a beady eye on customer service, quality and value for money, meant Escape Gear quickly outgrew its first home and moved to larger industrial premises in the southern suburbs of Cape Town.
Over the years the company has grown from strength to strength with people, processes and products.
Seat Cover Fitment Instructions
Watch a fitment video for our Escape Gear seat covers. These seat covers are the polycotton Tough Canvas fabric (available in charcoal) and are for the Toyota Hilux Pickup Double Cab (2016 to present model).
Please note: The principles are similar and applicable across most make/model variants.
About our Manufacturing Process
CAD 3D modelling and digital pattern making.
CAD (Computer aided drafting) software is used to produce 3D surfaces of individual panels that will later be flattened out to produce the pattern.
Once the pieces have been flattened, seam allowances and technical details needed for the manufacturing process are added. A detailed technical drawing is then produced which will serve as the specification sheet for that pattern.
CNC (computer numerical control) fabric cutting
This machine is used in conjunction with our heat transfer and automated cycle stitching machines to precisely attach zips, webbings and difficult to manufacture facings.
Guaranteed Airbag deployment
This “Red thread” safety seam must be strong enough to resist the stress under normal conditions and at the same time it must guarantee the unrestricted, accurate deployment of the airbag. Each safety seam is computer controlled and carefully monitored and documented recording the sewing parameters and sewing processes.