gear PRODUCT TEST – HUSKY WEATHERBEATER MATS
HAVING an easy way to remove mud and dirt from a car’s footwell is a darn near necessity for a 4x4, and while there’s long been a choice of rubber floor mats available for your favourite rig, the American-based Husky Liners are now available in Australia.
They’ve been around in the USA since 1988 and, as well as rubber floor mats, Husky specialise in mudguard flares, ute liners, mudflaps and more. In its range of floor mats Husky have four different styles: the Classic, the X-Act Contour, the WeatherBeater and the Heavy Duty models.
In each range there is a wide selection to suit a huge variety of vehicles.
To get a set you have to order it online via a simple process – just don’t forget to choose ‘right-hand-drive models’ in the pop-down menu. All the prices are in US dollars and vary with the model of mat and vehicle. Postage adds quite a whack, with the cheapest being USPS at around US$85.
Delivery takes about two weeks, but you can get them much quicker via UPS or FedEx (but it will cost a lot more).
We chose the WeatherBeater mats for both front and rear; the front comes as two separate mats, while the rear is one large mat which protects the entire floor.
The mats are easy to fit and remove, and being stiff you can easily get the sand or mud left on the mat out of the vehicle without spilling it back onto the carpet. The mats are robust and will provide many years of good service.
If you need to contact Husky you can do so via its website, or Australians can phone direct on: 0011 1 620 221 2268.
AVAILABLE FROM: www.huskyliners.com RRP: US$180 plus US$85 postage.
WE SAY: Durable, easy to install and remove.