I’d just finished up a training ride and was dripping with sweat and grime. No way was I going to drop into the driver’s seat of my new car and trash the upholstery. I grabbed my Qikcover and in about 30 seconds had the full-length seat protector in place. No fuss, no mess. Qikcover is made of 100% polyester velour with a back of waterproof polyurethane laminate that keeps water or sweat from seeping through. A stretchy lycra headpiece and elastic strap wrap around the seat to hold it in place. When you get home, simply throw it in the washing machine. The whole thing stuffs into the headpiece when not in use and fits in the back pocket of a car seat. $40; qikcover.com

Author: Brad Kovach is the editor of Terrain magazine