Waterproof vs. Breathable Vehicle Covers
A 100% waterproof car cover would have to block all moisture from passing through the material at the seams, hems, vents, pockets, and anywhere else. In other words, a waterproof cover should act as an impenetrable barrier between external moisture and your vehicle. Water droplets are tiny, and can make their way into just about anything. Covers promoted as being waterproof are typically constructed from inexpensive nylon, PVC, or polyethylene. While a “waterproof” car cover may save you money in the short term, it can cause serious damage to your vehicle.
The materials “waterproof” covers are made of are typically not breathable. Even if these covers include vents, they will not be as effective as water-resistant, breathable materials. No fabric or special top-coating will completely prevent water from getting through. We recommend choosing a water-resistant vehicle cover that will block moisture while still allowing breathability.
Learn more about the importance of breathable vehicle covers.
For powersports (golf carts, ATVs, motorcycles, bicycles, mobility scooters, and jet skis), our RainBlock collection has the highest water-resistance rating.
For cars, trucks, and SUVs, we recommend our WeatherTite Prime or WeatherTite Max collections. These both offer exceptional water-resistance, as well as great protection from UV-rays and wind.
Our contour-fit covers are designed to fit a variety of vehicle makes, models, and years. Simply choose your vehicle style on our Vehicle Covers page and then enter your year, make, model, and submodel to find the perfect-fitting cover.
No matter what climate you live in, your vehicle is bound to come in contact with rain, snow, or humidity. Investing in a water-resistant cover will ensure your vehicle stays protected for years.