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My dogs ride in the back of my Soul with the seats folded down but the fabric on the seat backs suck, they trap dog hair bigtime. I'm thinking about buying a Kia carpeted cargo liner with seat back protection to hopefully solve this issue but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with its carpet type and pets.

It's this one.

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Any input would be great.


My other thought is buying a Coverking - Cordura Ballistic Custom Rear Seat Cover instead since I have a cargo liner already.

https://www.carid.com/2016-kia-soul-seat-covers/coverking-seat-covers-93042316.html
 

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I considered it but I have a bunch of moving blankets that I paid 12 bucks each for. I carry one of them in the back of the cars for this purpose. The only use the seat back protector would have is for this I would imagine but kind of pricy I thought. Only one dog (35lbs) and I have a back seat blanket for him to ride with the seats up because I want to put a tether on him. Besides I already had the moving pads.
 

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I would think another "carpeted" item is only going to have the same problem, you need something where dog hair does not stick.

When we had our golden retriever we had this in the back for her to ride in, about $20, 4 x 6 foam mat cut to shape and protection for the rear bumper as she got into the vehicle.


I didn't need protection for the side, but if you did them you can get cargo liner, which I also have if I want to carry stuff to protect the sides from marking the interior, also good for picking up mulch, etc. Cargo Liner - Lee Valley Tools

This place specialises in all type of cargo liners like this US Trunk Liners Home - Trunk Liners | Car Trunk Liners | Load Liners | Car Trunk Liner | Load Liner
 

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Conwelpic--

I was thinking about getting a cargo tray/mat that was fitted to the back of the Soul, but they only seem to cover the cargo area when the rear seats are up. Your idea of using a trimmed 4x6 ft foam pad is awesome and having the extra part flow over the bumper will be perfect for shlepping bulky sports equipment! The cargo liner will come in handy moving some messier stuff as well.

Your post is well timed and truly appreciated! We are still going through mini-van withdrawal, but I think your solutions will help ease the pain!

It looks like a large retail outfit based in Arkansas has a black foam exercise mat probably on clearance that looks like the photo in your post for less than $11--if one orders via their website and has it sent to one of their local brick and mortar locations one can avoid shipping costs. For that small investment I am going to give it a try!
 

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I ordered CoverKing seat covers, my hound is lazy and has to get in threw the door with the seat up and then I can put it back down. Both of my dogs weight 70#'s and the back seat is just too small for them. I have a dog bed that totally covers the cargo liner they like to lay on when we go on longer trips.
 

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Just picked up the 4 by 8 inch grey-black exercise mat--its about 3/8-1/2 inch thick. The mat is large enough to make a cargo mat that covers the cargo area with the seat up as well as a larger mat that covers the folded back seats and flows over the bumper a bit to provide bumper protection when putting things in and out of the rear hatch.

Thanks for the idea conwelpic! Will see how this $11.00 investment holds up. It helps the rolling sports bag maneuver into place easily!

Here are some pix. Large mat cut out of car.

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Small cargo mat seats down--please note that when I started cutting the mat I did not plan on having a two piece smaller mat for the small cargo area--I got a bit carried away with the first two notches. It worked out well in the end since I was able to match the the seam between the two smaller pieces and the folding deck that covers the styrofoam-ish tray and spare.
full mat in place edge hatch sf.jpg
Small cargo mat seats up
small cover closer up sf.jpg
Large mat in place
full mat in place seat back sf.jpg
View of large mat hanging over bumper
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The camera altered the color somewhat--the interior color is KIA black, but the mat is a darkish grey--in the photos in came out light grey.

Thanks again Conwelpic!!
 

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Do you have a link for the place you got the mat, vangone? I haven't seen anything that cheap elsewhere. Thanks

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This thread has gone to the dogs!

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Thanks For the link, vangone. I need to get something to keep our dogs hair off everything. This might work well.

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I considered it but I have a bunch of moving blankets that I paid 12 bucks each for. I carry one of them in the back of the cars for this purpose. The only use the seat back protector would have is for this I would imagine but kind of pricy I thought. Only one dog (35lbs) and I have a back seat blanket for him to ride with the seats up because I want to put a tether on him. Besides I already had the moving pads.
Moving blankets, Plan A! Cheap, soft, you can shake em out and if there's doggie overflow of some sort they can be left out in the rain or tossed.

I had moving blankets in back of my '15 Soul, we have some covering the cargo hold (back seats removed long ago) in my wife's PT. They are great, do the job, cheap, and we have about a jillion of them from our last move.
 
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My dogs ride in the back of my Soul with the seats folded down but the fabric on the seat backs suck, they trap dog hair bigtime. I'm thinking about buying a Kia carpeted cargo liner with seat back protection to hopefully solve this issue but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with its carpet type and pets.[\QUOTE]

The carpeted liner came with my '16 Base. I can tell you that dog hair will stick to it like flies on... well... something flies like ;)
 

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The carpeted liner came with my '16 Base. I can tell you that dog hair will stick to it like flies on... well... something flies like ;)
Thanks, I wound up ordering some CoverKing ballistic seat covers since my dog like to get in the side door instead of the liftgate. My Foxhound is lazy I have to have the seat up so he can climb in and then fold it down once he's in so the seat cover itself would get dirty paw prints on it. I still put in a rubber mat but mines a pickup bed met that is cut to fit and has the seam cut so it's split60/40 like the seat. I also put some paw protectors on the door panels and have a nice net that fills the gap between the seats too.
 
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