There’s nothing worse than returning to your scooter only to discover it has been raining and the seat is soaking wet. If you’ve no waterproofs then you’ll have a soggy booty all the way home…
Okay so maybe it’s not the worse thing in the world, but you know what we’re getting at. Oxford Products however have a solution, their Oxford Scootseat.
This is pretty much a shower-cap for your scooter to prevent you having a wet bum after leaving your scooter parked outside all day in the rain. Italian scooter manufacturer Piaggio have included similar covers as an integral part of the seat of many models across their range for a few years now (although the latest GTS comes without), but for those of us riding nothing so new, here’s a reliable alternative to a bin liner.
It’s not rocket science; you simply cover your seat when you park up with Scootseat – tucking the edges underneath to prevent it blowing away – and job done. It can rain as much as it likes all day, but whenever you return and remove the cover, your seat will be dry (or clean of dust, debris and anything else that may tarnish it).
The Scootseat has elasticated edges, a pull cord to tighten it once fitted, and an integral bag for storage when not in use.
Other than a broken spring in the plastic toggle thingy that holds the draw cord tight on the cover we’ve been regularly using it’s been perfect. Firstly I’m sure Oxford’s warranty would see the product exchanged without a fuss. Secondly, the cover still functions anyway and the draw cord still tightens the ScootSeat around your seat, which once closed secures it tight anyway.
There are three sizes available, Small (fitted to the slopeback Lambretta seat), Medium (on the Vespa PX seat) and Large (for big autos) and they retail at £6.99, £7.99 and £8.99 respectively.
Granted a bin liner may be cheaper, but some 18 months down the line these covers have lasted the distance and we’ve not lost them either. Stow it in your toolbox and you’ll never be without a cover, for which you are thankful; trust me: www.oxprod.com