WeatherTech sets the bar high when it comes to floor mats. When someone looks for floor mats, a common question is “Do you have anything similar to WeatherTech?”, which shows us that WeatherTech is the standard that customers measure against.
However, WeatherTech isn’t always available for every vehicle (though they do provide coverage for most!), particularly older or harder to find vehicles.
They are also a bit pricier than other alternatives, which can place them outside of your budget.
For this reason, we have picked 4 floor mats which are great alternatives to WeatherTech DigitalFit Floor Liners but come at lower prices. The last option – Lloyd Northridge – has more vehicle applications, which is a good alternative if WeatherTech doesn’t make a floor liner for your vehicle.
We are going to help you understand what they have in common with the high-performing WeatherTech DigitalFit Floor Liners, as well as some of the things you would like or not like about them.
For better comparison, we will mention both the similarities and differences of each to WeatherTech.
- Husky Liners WeatherBeater Floor Mats
- Husky Liners X-Act Contour Floor Mats
- 3D MAXpider Kagu Floor Liners
- Lloyd NorthRidge Floor Mats
1. Husky Liners WeatherBeater Floor Mats
Husky Liners WeatherBeater’s popularity almost matches that of WeatherTech DigitalFit floor liners. The two-floor mats share many similarities and their functionality is almost on the same level. But, there are also a few things that set the two apart.
Both WeatherTech DigitalFit and Husky Liners WeatherBeater trap spills and other messes perfectly. They feature surface channels and ridges that scrape off mud and snow from below your shoes. They then trap these messes and prevent them from getting to your carpet.
So, if you have either of the two you can rest assured no dirt will get to your carpet.
Both floor mats have raised edges to ensure the trapped mess stays on the mat until poured out. WeatherTech’s are a little bit higher, meaning you may notice a slight difference in the performance.
WeatherTech DigitalFit floor mats are made of High-Density Tri-Extruded material which is very firm and plasticky. Husky Liners WeatherBeater floor mats have a Thermoplastic Olefins (TPO) construction that is rubberized and a little bit more flexible.
While the two materials are different, they both are very durable and will be able to withstand the elements. But HDTE is still stronger and firmer, hence better durability.
This is one of the aspects where WeatherBeater has an edge over WeatherTech. Because of the rubberized material, WeatherBeater tends to create better traction. WeatherTech on the other hand is more slippery because of the sleek HDTE.
Size and fit
Husky Liners WeatherBeater floor mats have a precision custom-fit design that allows them to contour to the floorboard. They cover the whole footwell and fit well along the sides. You will typically have the same coverage as with the WeatherTech DigitalFit.
Husky WeatherBeater is available in black, gray and tan.
Both the materials are compatible with the factory anchor posts, which makes them stay in place. Additionally, WeatherBeater has nibs underneath. These work collaboratively with the anchors to ensure the floor mats do not shift or skid when stepped on.
Some of our customer reviews:
“Excellent fit and a very clean look!”
“These mats fit right in the car just like it said. Also it was very fast shipping.”
“Love it, fits perfect.”
“As advertised and super fast shipping.”
The two brands do not differ much in prices, though the WeatherBeater is a tad cheaper. A set of WeatherTech mats has an average starting price of $197 for both front row and rear row while WeatherBeater’s average starting price is $164.
Both mats have superior workmanship and material and are backed by limited lifetime warranty.
2. Husky Liners X-Act Contour Floor Mats
Husky Liners X-Act Contour is another popular floor liner that is an incredible WeatherTech alternative.
It is the most malleable and rubbery floor mat of the three.
Husky X-Act contour is a great heavy-duty car floor mat with top-notch protection. It features deep grooves and surface channels that trap mud, snow, and other messes.
The ridges also scrape off mud and snow off the bottom of your shoes.
But this does not imply it will let the mess freely onto your carpet. The mat’s edges will contain spills and other messes and not let it onto your carpet.
X-Act Contour is the most malleable and flimsy, compared to WeatherBeater and WeatherTech. It is made of a rubber material called DuraGrip. Though not as tough as the HDTE in DigitalFit, the material is resilient and capable of holding up against the weather elements and everyday use.
The DuraGrip is also very pliable, meaning it is not affected by extreme temperatures.
Husky Liners X Act Contour has the best traction compared to WeatherBeater and DigitalFit. This is because of its rubbery and flimsy DuraGrip material. This material creates super traction between the shoes and the mat, hence reducing the chances of slipping. The mat will remain safe even when wet.
Size and form
If you love the sized-to-fit design of WeatherTech then you will also love X-Act Contour. The mat comes in a custom-fit design that covers as much floor as possible. It runs edge to edge of the footwell, with no spaces or gaps that the mess can pass through.
It also gives a rugged, yet OE-like look that does not compromise your interior appearance.
The floor mats are designed to stay in place and not shift around underfoot. This is achieved by the mat’s retention system that integrates with the factory anchor posts.
For more stability, the mats also have StayPut cleats underneath.
Some of our customer reviews:
“They fit perfectly in the front and in the back. I highly recommend this item.”
“Top quality as expected”
“Fit perfect, don’t slide at all on my rubber floor. They appear to be really durable.”
“I bought just the front set for a ford explorer 2016 limited as a gift. We will be ordering…”
Similarly, Husky Liners X-Act Contour does not differ much from WeatherTech DigitalFit in terms of price. A front and rear row set has an average starting point of $192 which is no big difference with WeatherTech’s $197.
Like WeatherTech, X-Act Contour is also backed by a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.
Unfortunately, X-Act Contour is available for a limited number of vehicle models. It is also only available in black, unlike WeatherTech which is usually available in black, tan, gray, and cocoa.
3. 3D MAXpider Kagu Floor Liners
It is also one of the most luxurious rubber mats and it’s available in black, gray and tan.
3D MAXpider has a carbon-fiber-like top surface with 3D microgrooves. The grooves allow you to scrape off mud and grime off your shoes and trap them
The only downside is unlike WeatherTech, MAXpider Kagu does not have deep surface channels to trap a lot of messes. Albeit the front section has some strip surface channels, but in the case of out-of-regular large messes, some may get to the carpet.
3D MAXpider Car Floor Mat’s edges are not as raised as WeatherTech’s but neither are they completely flat. The floor liner features edges that would go up to half the height of the footwell. With this, the liner will contain the messes already trapped by the grooves and keep them away from the factory floor.
3D MAXpider Kagu offers incredible protection and durability. It has triple-layer construction.
The top layer is a carbon-fiber-like surface. It offers waterproof protection and prevents slipping
The middle layer is a lightweight XPE foam that adds cushioning and absorbs road noise and vibrations.
On the back is a MAXpider Anti-Skid backing that grips the floor and prevents the floor liner from sliding around.
So, though MAXpider does not have the tough HDTE construction of WeatherTech, it is still very strong and capable of withstanding the weather elements and daily use.
3D MAXpider has superior traction. Its carbon-fiber-like top surface is made of anti-slip material. This will grip your shoes and prevent slipping even when the mat is wet. The 3D prints also help to increase the grip on the bottom of your shoe.
Size and Form
MAXpider uses high precision-laser scanning technology to tailor their car floor mats for a perfect fit on the footwell.
Each piece is custom-made for your vehicle make and model and they provide full coverage. They also have a perfect OE look that complements the interiors.
MAXpider Kagu floor mats are made in black, gray and tan
Both the factory anchors and the anti-skid material on the backing of the mats act as retention systems. They keep the car floor mats in place without damaging the factory floor.
Some of our customer reviews:
“These are awesome as everyone else says. I was hesitating to buy because I heard rumors they don’t fit the new 2021 Model Y, not true, they fit like a glove for front and back seats.
I also love the 3D logo and don’t understand the complaints about it from some people, it looks sharp and is something to be proud of! They arrived in 3 days after ordering, and on top, this seller was about $10 cheaper than everyone else, and did not carve tax or shipping… in one word: Awesome!”
MAXpider Kagu Rubber Floor Mats are very affordable. A full cabin set typically ranges between $145 and $180.
3D MAXpider is backed by a 3-year warranty.
4. Lloyd NorthRidge Floor Mats
Lloyd NorthRidge is another incredible WeatherTech alternative. It is among the few budget floor mats that come close to matching WeatherTech’s performance.
The key difference: these are available in 8 colors, and for nearly every vehicle made since 1942.
In terms of mess containment, Lloyd NorthRidge is not far much behind WeatherTech mats. This is because it has channels running all over the surface. These scrape off the snow and mud off your shoes as well as confine them until cleaning.
So, in instances when the mess is a lot, the surface channels alone may not be able to contain them. But, the mats will perform perfectly well in containing small messes.
Lloyd NorthRidge car floor mats are made of synthetic rubber. Besides being tough, the material is also very pliable. It does not shrink when cold and neither does it expand when it is hot.
The synthetic rubber also has a stable grip. Even when it is wet, your shoes will not slip on the mat. The surface channels also create more grip and traction.
Size and Form
Even though the edges of these weather floor mats do not go far up as WeatherTech, they come in a custom-fit design and they still fit snugly on the footwell.
Like WeatherTech mats, these are also computer-cut and molded to your vehicle’s make and model. They will follow the contours of the floorboard and cover every part of the footwell, except the elevated sides.
The best part is, Lloyd NorthRidge mats are available in 8 colors and it will be easy to match them to your interiors.
The weather floor mats have both non-skid molded nib backing and mat anchors that prevent them from sliding around underfoot.
Some of our customer reviews:
“I’m really surprised how well these mats fit into my car, I’m almost praying for snow so I can see how well they do! On time delivery and a good price, so far so good”
“The Northridge mats are a bargain when comparing them to other made to fit options. Thicker and even better coverage than the Subaru OEM all weather mats at about the same price. Glad I found these before winter set in.”
The starting price for Lloyd NorthRidge car floor mats averages $84.90 for both front and rear.
Lloyd NorthRidge is covered by a 4-year warranty.
While WeatherTech DigitalFit Floor Mats are impeccable -easily the best- sometimes you may need a different brand. These car floor mats are the alternatives that come close to its standards. They all provide waterproof protection and are made in the USA.