Reviewed By Keith K (Los Angeles, CA) Reviewed for a
—3/8/2012 5:17 PM
Bought a replacement for my old Coverking StormProof, which after five years of sun exposure in LA had just about had it. Elastic shot, badly faded (red), rather dust-permeable, and seams coming apart although fabric itself intact. Guess you can't ask for much more than that, or for a much better recommendation. A bit expensive, but worth it. I'd buy one again. In fact, I did.
Cover is very lightweight, easy to handle. Can be a bit tricky to put on a really clean, freshly waxed car since both cover and car are very slippery. Over time will get faded and mildewed (or is it mill-dude?), even in a dry climate like Los Angeles. Although you can wash it in a home machine (I have a rather large LG front loader), it really doesn't get that all clean, and a commercial laundromat machine would probably be better.
I have pure cotton covers for my garaged cars, and a Stormproof for my other car that lives outside . That cover is also five years old, but is in better shape than the one I just replaced likely because I'm not as religious about using it, so less sun exposure. No experience with other fabrics. For indoor use, I'm not sure Stormproof is worth the extra $$$$. My cotton covers are pushing 20 years old and only just beginning to lose it. For outdoor use in relatively mild climates, think it's probably tough to beat Stormproof.