I’m one of those hunters who likes things neat and tidy, at home and in my truck. Unfortunately, hauling toddlers and dogs in the backseat makes that a constant struggle. Between spilled juice boxes, uncapped markers, and wet dogs with muddy paws, I was fighting a losing battle.
My wife took pity on me and my obsessive compulsive cleanliness and was supportive of the purchase of a new Orvis Softshell Hammock seat protector. Built out of the same fabric used in their popular line of hunting jackets, the DWR treatment resists moisture—keeping the factory seat covers dry and clean.
It’s easy to install, with customizable setup features including dual-headed zippers positioned on each side of the hammock, making access to seat belts and anchor points a snap when I’m throwing in the kids’ car seats. Grip-Tight® handles hold the hammock in place when your pup starts spinning with excitement as you stop at a field edge.
When I’m headed out to hunt it’s so simple to remove the car seats, zip up the openings to prevent dirt and debris from dropping through, and quickly snap the front flaps on the front seat headrests using the adjustable snap straps.
The hammock is machine washable and still looks like new after about a dozen trips through the heavy duty cycle. The performance has been flawless and the functionality is all around impressive. Which, my wife will tell you, makes my eyebrow twitch a lot less these days. If you are looking for a way to give your upholstery a break, grab a Softshell Hammock from Orvis — $150.
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