The Camouflage Lifestyle line of fabrics is represented by some Industry Heavy Hitters who helped establish this category. The base material is the Classic 600 Denier Polyester. Again, all of the fabrics are equipped with a DWR (Durable Water Repellant) Top-Coat and Polyurethane Under-Coat for fabric strength and Additional Waterproof Protection. The crisp HD Look of the fabric is due to the High Quality Heat Transfer Printing Process. It allows layers of lifelike images to be superimposed to create a Camo Print with a 3D type effect for depth.
1. Mossy Oak is a West Point, Mississippi based Lifestyle and Outdoor Company that was established in 1986 by Toxey Haas. Our current line-up of offerings includes Break-Up, Break-Up Country, Shadow Grass Blades, Mountain Country Range, Obsession and Break-Up Pink. We keep some spare yardage of The Original Bottomland, but it’s only available as a Special Request. Our most popular Mossy Oak Seat Covers are Break-Up Country and Blades for Waterfowl.
2. Realtree is a Columbus, Georgia based Lifestyle and Outdoor Company established in 1986 by Bill Jordan. We started our Camo Adventure with Realtree 17 years ago in 2005. We currently offer MAX-4, MAX-5, AP Grey, AP Green, AP Xtra Grey and AP Snow. Realtree Seat Covers are a popular especially in advance of hunting season. Our Best Sellers include both MAX-4 and 5 plus AP Grey.
3. Moonshine Camo was a Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania based Lifestyle Camo Company that was established around 2010 by Travis and Todd Mattern. Hadley Development in Witchita, Kansas announced their acquisition of Moonshine in January 2020. Northwest Seat Covers had started working with Brett Erb, Marketing Director, in 2013 to Launch Muddy Girl Seat Covers into the automotive aftermarket. They offer a “Sticks and Leaves” style pattern, but with Bold Bright Shades of Color and close to 900,000 strong, independent and confident women followers and fans. Some of their most popular colors include Muddy Girl, Serenity and Harvest Moon.
4. Bonz / Next Camo is a Columbus, Georgia based Camo Concealment Company established around 2006 by Jerry Watts. Bonz Camo Seat Covers are made with a base 600 Denier Polyester fabric with a DWR (Durable Water Repellant) Top-Coat and Polyurethane Under-Coat for fabric stability and Extra Waterproof Protection. The BONZ camo pattern is a very unique entry into the camo world. It features White Tail Deer Racks that are composed in a concealment fashion. It is surprisingly popular in Colorado, Michigan, Texas and Wisconsin.
When we first consider a fabric we always look at the Wyzenbeek test results.
This is also known as the double rub test. This is a durability test that was developed by 20th century inventor Andrew Wyzenbeek. A piece of automotive fabric is placed on top of a half-cylinder covered in a #8 cotton duck fabric. The half-cylinder then rocks back and forth simulating, in this case, the action of someone sliding into his car seat and sliding out. This is one double rub.
The second factor we look at is UV light protection. After many test samples, we decided to include a grade 3.5 UV light protective coating (200 hrs). The fabric will still fade over time but, at a much slower rate. Grade 1 coatings leave fabric feeling very natural but, with almost no protection, the color black would turn to brown in one year. Grade 5 coating does a very good job for protection but, makes the fabric quite stiff. Outdoor furniture is often receive grade 4.0 – 5.0 coatings.
The third consideration is flammability. Our fabrics are FR coating and depending on the style of fabric they’ll pass either the FMVSS302 (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) or CPAI 84 Sections 5 and 6.
The fourth aspect we take into consideration is a fabric’s ability to provide waterproof protection. Most of our fabrics offer high water repellency or are waterproof. Just as with outerwear, at some point due to normal use, the effectiveness of a fabric’s ability to repel water will diminish. You can restore the fabric by either spraying Scotchgard on our O.E fabrics or a DWR (Durable Water Repellant) on any of our others.
Technology has really changed what we can do with fabrics. A good example of that is the family of camouflage fabrics we offer. Realtree, Mossy Oak, and Fishouflage all require as many as 10 screens to produce the camo seat cover patterns we all love.
Our fabrics really shine in HD because of the quality of the image when using heat transfer paper and the fact that we use durable 600 denier polyester fabrics.