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CoolAss Alternative - Child Car Seat Cover for Your Bike

During a recent trip to PA, I had to park my bike in an open parking lot in 90`F, no shade in sight. After a few hours in direct sunlight, seat got stinking hot - felt like I was seating on an exhaust pipe until bike started moving and seat cooled down a bit. There are various options to combat this, one very notable is CoolAss seat covers. They are somewhat hard to come-by and cost to much for a piece of glorified reflective fabric with a string around it. We had a $7 reflective child car seat cover in the car, and I used it to cover the seat. It worked like a charm - my seat stayed cools in direct sunlight. And the best part: it is also waterproof - I'm using it today to cover my Ultimate seat in the rain.

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Best option is the Alaska Leather sheepskin pad. Cool in the summer, warm in the winter. Stylish and comfortable too.

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Best option is the Alaska Leather sheepskin pad. Cool in the summer, warm in the winter. Stylish and comfortable too.
I think this product is in a different category, more in line with Airhawk, not a sun shield/cover.

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Well, yes and no. The airhawk is there to just make your butt hurt less when you ride. The Alaska Leather Sheepskin Pad acts to cool your butt in the summer (it allows air to circulate, preventing swamp ass while you ride) and it keeps you from touching the super heated vinyl cover. Best thing of all is you don't have to take it off and put it back on, it just stays in place.

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Here in AZ, last summer, it was so hot my sheepskin cover burst into flames.

I thought everyone used this?
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Here in AZ, last summer, it was so hot my sheepskin cover burst into flames. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.volusiariders.com/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif[/IMG]

I thought everyone used this?
Lol, unless you want to cool down your battery

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When I first started riding I took my bike to work one day and parked it in direct sunlight. My commute was 50 miles one way at the time. I left work that day and rode all the way home standing on the pegs because the seat was literally cooking my jewels. After that, I threw a white hand towel in a saddle bag and just tucked it in over the seat when I parked the bike. Works like a champ.

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Here in AZ, last summer, it was so hot my sheepskin cover burst into flames.

I thought everyone used this?
How is the cost of that stuff in comparison with a can of compressed air? In case there's anyone who doesn't know it, you can hold a can of compressed air upside down and it will give someone frostbite when it comes out. If it's cheaper, I'd just buy that.

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Well, yes and no. The airhawk is there to just make your butt hurt less when you ride. The Alaska Leather Sheepskin Pad acts to cool your butt in the summer (it allows air to circulate, preventing swamp ass while you ride) and it keeps you from touching the super heated vinyl cover. Best thing of all is you don't have to take it off and put it back on, it just stays in place.

Swamp ass... lol. Must be a guy thing. I honestly do not think I have ever suffered from swamp ass. At least not on my motorcycle.

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use a Alaska Butt Pad on my mustang seat...throw it in the saddlebag if it looks like rain coming while I'm off the bike...use it year round...on/off in seconds... and like stated above...great for swamp ass...its a guy thing Tena. Yeah a bit pricy but its all about comfort for the ride...had mine for about 12 years now...comes out to about $5 a year...priceless.
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