There are two basic approaches to seat coverings. One is to incorporate the most suitable seating material into the seat itself, usually through the selection of appropriate seat panel inserts. The other approach is the addition of a cover, such as sheepskin, over the seat. Each methods has some benefit, but generally the selection of a seat insert will provide the best breathability, durability, appearance, cost and will not affect seating height or position.
There are four basic material choices for seat panels, each with different features.