Boot Buddy vs Hatchbag: which one is right for you?

A lot of our potential customers have questions about our product in comparison to Boot Buddy’s liner. Both are quality liners, but have different designs which will suit different tastes and needs. To help your purchasing decision, we’ve outlined the main differences below.

In this guide

Boot Buddy vs. Hatchbag


Boot Buddy Versaliner



  • Rigid, boxy shape.
  • The liners are different sizes to fit different models, but don’t mould into the shape of your boot precisely.
  • Some customers say there is room for debris to get in down the sides of the liner.
  • Fits the exact contour of your boot.
  • Makes the most of the space and ensuring boot lights, plugs etc. are still accessible.
  • Every part of the boot is fully protected.


  • Self-supporting, secured with some Loop fastener.
  • Simply place into the boot, stick on Velcro patches and attach.
  • Similarly easy to take in and out.
  • Very quick to fit with Pre-attached Velcro attaching to felt of boot immediately.
  •  Straps need to be Velcroed in some places, but this takes seconds.
  • Easy to take in and out and store if necessary.


  • Wipe-clean material means it can be cleaned in-situ.
  • Wipe-clean material means it can be cleaned in-situ with a cloth.


  • Waterproof, meaning it will offer protection for wet dogs and wet equipment.
  • Waterproof
  • The liner will prevent water seeping through from wet dogs, fishing equipment, watersports equipment etc.


  • Copolymer polypropylene, approximately 1.5mm thick.
  • The material is less flexible and not as soft.
  • Reinforced, soft PVC. The softer material makes it more comfortable for your pet.

Available colours

  • Only available in black
  • Available in seven different colours

Backseat protection

  • The panel at the back of the liner can be detached, allowing you to put in larger loads.
  • The panel will sit on top of the back seats to offer protection.
  • You can choose our Rear Plus or Rear Split options.
  • Both provide full coverage for your seats when they are folded down.


  • very durable. The material is hard-wearing and can withstand heavy loads.
  • Incredibly durable, can withstand all sorts of loads without damage.
  • Estimated seven-year minimum lifespan. Most customers say it lasts the lifetime of the car.

Suitable for?

  • Dog owners, active lifestyles, outdoor families, sports equipment of all kinds, heavy loads.
  • Dog owners, active lifestyles, outdoor families, sports equipment of all kinds, heavy loads.


  • £97.95+
  • £96.47+


  • £13.95 to UK addresses
  • Free UK mainland delivery

The main similarities

  • Manufactured in the UK
  • Design has been developed over a number of years
  • Each liner is designed for a specific model of car
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to clean
  • Durable
  • Easy to fit
  • Quality products

The main differences

  • Boot buddy is more rigid, boxy shape – The material is flexible enough to bend so that it’s easy to fit into the boot, but once in, it stands up as a box container for your stuff. According to users on Pet Forums, this means debris can get in between the liner and the seat. It also means that lights and plugs in your boot are blocked off and you lose some of your boot space. However, you may prefer the style and look of this liner.
  • Hatchbag is a softer material that moulds to the exact shape of your car - Every exposed area of the boot is fully protected. Dirt, debris and liquid cannot get in between the liner and the boot. Your boot space is maximised because the material of the liner is softer it can be easily cut in to if you need access to your boot lights, plugs or other features. The material will not snag when cutting and this won’t compromise the overall performance of the product.


Since the Boot Buddy liner is a more rigid shape all you have to do is place it in your car and you are good to go. The Hatchbag liner is also quick to fit, but uses loop fasteners straps to make it secure. However, we supply fitting instructions and a fitting kit with all our models, and it doesn’t take long to put a liner in place.

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