Full Deployment in 8.4 Milliseconds

To be of maximum protection in the event of a collision, the driver and passenger side airbags must deploy to full size within 10 milliseconds of impact. Under controlled laboratory testing, side airbags covered with our seat covers, deployed to maximum size, within an average time of 8.4 milliseconds. Driving your vehicle has never been safer with Escape Gear seat covers

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Emphasis on Safety

At Escape Gear we put great emphasis on ensuring that our seat covers in no way hinder the deployment of a vehicle's driver and passenger seat side airbags in the event of a collision and believe this is something we should prove. High speed photography in controlled laboratory tests prove that our specially constructed ‘Red Thread’ seam in no way hinders the deployment of side airbags. In every test, side airbags deployed to maximum size, with no deforming, within average time of 8.4 milliseconds. This average deployment time exceeds the Motor manufacturers’ Industry Standard of less than 10 milliseconds. You can drive safely with our seat covers.

Airbags provide added protection and improve the safety of both diver and passenger in the event of a collision and/or rollover crashes. These days, most modern SUVs and bakkies/pickup trucks have a steering wheel and/or dashboard airbag as well as seat-side airbags that provide protection during side impacts. This is standard in most vehicles today.

To check if your vehicle has side airbags, examine the bolster part of your seat (that is, the side of the backseat closest to your vehicle’s door). If your bolster has a sewn-in label that reads, “SRS Airbags”, it means that your vehicle is, in fact, equipped with airbags in both driver and passenger seat rests. 

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Our Airbag Design

Before buying seat covers, wouldn’t you like to know that the seat cover manufacturer will guarantee airbag deployment? We call this Red Thread Technology. We believe it is absolutely critical that our seat covers do not hinder the airbag deployment in the event of a collision in any way possible – something we should be able to prove.

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Safety with a Quality Guarantee

Not only does our protective gear ensure your safety, but they look great too. All this while also fully protecting your seats ensuring your original upholstery will still be in showroom condition. Don’t cover your seats with just anything…adorn them with Escape Gear seat covers – for that unmistakable, authentic African feel.

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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.

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About our Manufacturing Process

Our seat cover pattern origination utilizes 3D scanning technology, followed by a 2D flattening process. Thereafter the digital pattern is e-mailed to an automated cutting machine.
The cut-to-size pattern pieces are manually sorted, crated and sent to the machine room for sewing. Next, the finished seat covers go through a final quality control check before packing and shipping.
Our high technology manufacturing process ensures top quality products, backed by our lifetime warranty on seams and workmanship.
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