I'm in the market for a cover--I bought a generic one off of Revzilla (Dowco Guardian Ultralight, ~$45) and it just isn't what I'm looking for. It's very baggy, and really catches the wind--a bit too much like a parachute. Especially in Oklahoma parking lots where the wind gets very strong with little warning, the tipover risk is just too high for me. I love that it packs down to the size of a small lunchbox, but I never take it out of the bag because it makes me nervous. (And maybe also because it looks too much like a garbage bag!
I don't mind spending some money on a quality cover, but it's a difficult market to navigate... I thought I'd reach out to the experts here. Here are my thoughts on what I'd like:
- UV protection is my #1 priority
- Rain protection would be nice
- Packable to a small enough size that it doesn't completely fill one of my LT bags
- Form fitting? Something that "takes in the slack" and is actually shaped like my bike so nothing billows in the wind
Okay, I'll admit, I'd like the cover to look nice too. I bought a handsome bike for a reason--I'd like it to stay handsome when it's covered!
Are there any companies out there that make custom covers that are model-specific? I'd be amazed if there weren't, but my Google-Fu isn't strong enough to find them.