Husky™ Flexible Floor Mats – a field-test review
Author: Sean Sutherland
When a long and rewarding day of outdoor fun is over, the last thing I want to do is vacuum out my truck. There are few, if any, places in the world where mud, sand, gravel or water is completely avoidable. Keeping the floorboards of my vehicle clean can be nearly impossible, especially when pursuing an active outdoor lifestyle.
As an avid outdoorsman, I spend a large amount of time behind the wheel of my truck. Recently I purchased a new vehicle and needed a set of floor mats to adequately protect the new interior. Mats I had used in the past were generally very capable of carpet protection and trapping dirt and liquids, but they lacked comfort and could be slick when wet. Sufficient padding for long rides was an important factor in my decision. Sore feet from driving for extended periods are no laughing matter, as they affect both my comfort and safety. Husky Flexible Floor Mats address this concern with a unique, extra-thick cushioned heel pad on the driver's side mat. When my foot is not against the accelerator, 3/8"-tall ridges provide even greater comfort. The ridges trap nearly 2 quarts of liquid, a feature I find beneficial for early-morning coffee spills.
I was pleased to see how easily the universal design conformed to my truck's floorboards. With a few quick cuts from a heavy pair of scissors or a utility knife, I had these mats ready for installation. I made sure to set the mats in my vehicle for sizing purposes before I started cutting. Once cut, the mats slid easily under the seats and pedals. It is recommended to remove existing floor mats before installing the Husky Flexible Floor Mats for the best fit. I selected the gray color, and it matched the interior of my truck almost perfectly.
An impressive feature of these floor mats is the Spin System, employing Husky's Sta-Put Nibs. A little shifting of the driver's-side mat occasionally occurs during long drives, though it is minimal. The passenger-side and rear floorboard mats have not budged. Another thing these mats have not done over several months of hard use is wear. They look and feel as new as the day they were installed.
With these great mats, the need for tedious interior cleaning and detailing is minimal. I now concentrate on keeping road dust off of the dashboard as opposed to sweeping gravel off the floorboards. Mat cleanup is as simple as removing a mat, giving it a good shake and reinstalling it. Their flexibility makes them remarkably easy to handle, even if they're full of soil or water. These mats remained flexible even when temperatures dropped well below zero. This same flexibility, along with the snow- and water-trapping capability of the 3/8" ridges, gives me sure-footed traction when entering or exiting the vehicle.
If you're looking to outfit your vehicle with full-featured floor mats at a reasonable price, choose Husky Flexible Floor Mats. Your feet, your passengers and your vacuum cleaner will appreciate the gesture.
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