As many of you know the people at SnapRest offered some site members the chance to evaluate their new product. After installing the SnapRest and driving with it for a few days I am happy to report that it is a quality product.
From a fit and finish standpoint I would rate the product at 5 Stars. I have the black leather interior on my Power Wagon and the leather armrest matches the interior quality quite well. The product seems robust and well made.
From an ease of use standpoint I found the initial directions very confusing. However, once I "got it" the product snapped right in you might say and worked remarkably well. There is a permanent installation option that I may opt for in the future as well. So overall I would give the product 3.5 stars for ease of use a tweak of the directions I would up the rating to 4.5-5 stars.
Now for my evaluation of the product itself. I will preface this by saying that the actual Ram armrest is 100% useless for me except as a place to house the door/window/mirror buttons. It is FAR too low for me. The additional height provided by the SnapRest brings the armrest up from 100% unusable to actually comfortable. It allows me to rest my elbow on something wider and more comfortable than the edge of the window sill. It has taken some getting used to simply because my reflex is still to use the window ledge. The armrest stays put when opening and closing the doors and seems to hold up well in my initial testing.
The 2 things I wish they had were an XL version of the armrest and one for the passenger side. I would be happy with it being an inch or so higher and a couple inches longer. If my fingers are wrapped around the front of the arm rest my elbow is hanging off the back (I have long arms). My wife would love one for the passenger side the door locks always catch her elbow when they activate at 15 MPH and startle her or pinch her. So she is wondering where hers is!
So for function I currently give it a 4 Star rating.
Overall it is a quality product serving a need I knew existed but did not know there was a fix for. I would give them a solid 4 star rating with the possibility of it moving even higher. There are pictures to come but I managed to kill my phone and am awaiting a new one at the moment. I definitely recommend the SnapRest to anyone who finds the current Ram armrests less than ideal.
If you have any questions on the product please feel free to ask I am happy to answer my experiences. The trouble I had with installation came down to how to use the small piece that is used to lock the arm rest in place. I could not get a mental picture from the directions I was reading. Once it clicked it was super easy to install. I also had to download a QR code reader app to get the installation instructions. A minor thing but I prefer instructions in the box.
Thanks for reading my rambles.