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Car cover for Irish weather

  • 15-10-2021 1:52pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,105 ✭✭✭freddyuk

    I have bought 4 car covers for my classic which is currently outside.The first one I bought was from Chameleon and had a felt lining with plastic outer layer and was heavy enough to stay put. Months of flogging in the wind will eventually break down these covers no matter how tough unless they are canvas. I do use elastic to keep it from flapping.

    The later ones I have bought were all "heavy duty" but turn out to be useless. I go for the higher GSM spec but still they are lightweight and break down quickly. The last one was a Sealey "Best buy cover for 2021" triple layer, breathable, waterproof etc. but when I opened it it was very light and very thin so three layers compressed into nothing. As I put it on the car the breeze just lifted it straight off.

    Where can we buy a decent heavy cover that will not blow around - preferably canvas?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,679 ✭✭✭MAJJ

    Interested in advice on this one too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,105 ✭✭✭freddyuk

    I have tested the newest version which leaks like a sieve. I complained to Sealey and they are going to take it back.

    Still looking for something suitable.

  • I once bought a cover supposedly suitable for outdoor usage. UV light turned it in to shreds of plastic within weeks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,861 ✭✭✭RobAMerc

    dont know where you guys live that destroys car covers so quickly but I have used a cover-zone storm force for a few seasons on my car and it worked well.