So i have 2 options for my car seats. One is a vinyl that looks vaguely like what they had when new and resists water but get really hot in the sun, The other is old blankets which is more comfortable and will not burn me on a hot day but get soaked with water on a wet day (which is often).
How would i decide which to use?
Put the vinyl on the seat then just throw a blanket or cover over the seat when it is hot out. The blanket can be kept in a plastic bag to keep it dry in the back of your truck.
Second Dennis's opinion. That's what I do.
My barn fresh 1912 seat cushions are rather tatty. I went to the Goodwill and found 2 wool army blankets. They work very well and are comfortable to sit on. just double fold them and tuck them in and around the cushion.
Kep, you of all people to be asking this. There is no choice but sheepskin. I put it in all my cars, except the ol' brass picup.
A $200 Million Boeing comes with sheepskins for the pilots.
And comfortable they are too...
I like mine ..... This is what I used in my near original 1915 Roadster. It was very expensive to do a custom upholstery job such as this... Potato sacks $12 bucks, staples $2.00, tacks $1.00 and about an hour and 1/2 to install. So save your money for a couple months and you to can afford one just like mine, wink.... 7;-^) And the sack that's upside down was on purpose, wanted it to look like an old farmer did it 50 years ago. Now all it needs is a few stains. Coffee, Tea, oil...ect....
What is your build standard, if its not judging standard why not leather? Second hand leather lounges often end up out on the street for clean up. Grab a lounge or two and there could be more than enough leather which can even be recolored if need be.
Hmm leather sounds nice. My neighbors had lounge but they have a custom of burning them every year when they get a new (free) one.
That potato sack one is appealing but i had a car with those and they soak up water like a sponge. Are you sure you want to get it dirty? Drive it for a year and it will soak up plenty of dirt.