About Waterproof Bicycle Cover
A waterproof bike cover gives your treasured cycle protection against excessive heat as well as rain, hail, sleet and snow, and can safeguard against cosmetic damage such as scratches and things like bird droppings. Dust and dew are also kept at bay. Covers can generally be used indoors as well, as a short-term storage solution.
It?s possible to buy a waterproof bicycle cover as a one size fits all products, or tailored to suit particular models of bike, such as off-roaders or children?s models. Some incorporate locking systems so that they can?t be stolen when machines are stored outside.
Some waterproof covers fully encase bikes, so they are more like bags, which can make transporting your bike easier.
If you?re buying for your family or a group of friends, it?s also possible to get a cover which will protect several machines at the same time.
Clearly it?s important that covers are kept in place when they?re needed, so many come with fastening features such as hooks, buckles, straps or Velcro to do this, and you may have a personal preference and find some easier to use than others when taking the cover on or off in a hurry.
Another feature to look for is breathability, since this protects against mould growing on your bike, and, ideally, an elasticated hem so that the fit around your machine is snug and tight.
Finally, bear in mind how heavy the cover is, especially if you?ll be cycling a lot with it and needing to carry it, as well as the type of material used (heavy duty polyester or PVC work well) and the level of waterproofing provided.