Reviewed By Roger B (Redondo Beach, CA) Reviewed for a 2004 Mini Cooper —3/12/2008 10:31 AM
This is the 2cd cover I've bought for my Mini Cooper S, both of them from Auto Anything. I previously used a Covercraft Weathershield, but it's only 1-1/2 years old and doesn't repel water anymore! I live by the beach & need good water rejection to prevent the cover (& car) from getting soaked with humidity every night. I can't believe the Weathershield's water repellant properties washed off in a little over 1 year, even though the cover looked fine otherwise! When I went looking for a new cover, I wanted one where the material didn't require a special "treatment" to make it waterproof. The Coverking StormProof was the only one that met that requirement. Overall, it's material looks & feels very similar to the Weathershield. Weight is about the same, both are a thin almost like a "windbreaker jacket" (so don't expect them to provide door ding protection). The StormProof feels like it might be a hair softer on the inside and has a lower price. Fit is almost identical, which is to say very good, although I did like the Weathershield's fit slightly better around the hood & front windshield. Overall, the new StormProof rejects water well (about the same as Weathershield when it was new) so if the performance doesn't wash off I'll be happier with the StormProof. Note: all covers can leave a very light "smear" of haze on the paint surface that may need to be wiped off with a quick detailer if you're picky. Especially if it's left on for a long time in damp conditions as some water vapor will still get under them.