I've had 3 car covers in the last 3 years. The first one was silvery cloth and, though it reflected heat well, all the direct sunlight weakened it after about a year and it started to tear. It was also skimpy sizewise. The second -- a CoverKing I think -- was more expensive and had nice nylon straps with plastic connectors that held it on very tightly. It was also skimpy sizewise and, after a year of direct sun, began to practically decompose. It turned out the thick grey dimpled finish was simply compressed fiber -- there was no fabric base and it eventually shredded like wet toilet paper. This one looks like the best so far -- very generous sizewize, with a tough woven polyester base and a thin waterproof plastic surface. We'll see how well it stands up to the sun but I think it will do much better than the other two. Water beads up on this one wheres the other two got soaked and very heavy when it rained. The fact that this one is thin has some advantages -- it's compressible into a small space when you take it off the car and it's very easy to lift. Instead of straps going under the car, this cover has elastic at front and rear that does a good job of keeping the cover on in winds. Sizewise, it's the opposite of most covers -- be careful not to order one that's too large!
This product was exactly what I thought it would be. The material is like a thin mattress protector, complete with similar elastic on the border to tuck the cover along the lower edges of the car. The red ribbons are excellent and attractive, the bow was a little flat but my wife ironed it and we put red balloons in the loops to hold it up higher. It would be nicer if they had a wider size for SUV's. We bought the biggest one for a Jeep Wrangler and the cover was a three feet off of the ground on the sides. But still, for what we paid I won't complain since just buying a car sized bow normally costs more. I suspect it would be perfect for a sedan. I doubt that I will ever give away another car, but if I did this cover should still be in good shape. I will probably store it until someone I know needs it and then give it to them. It's certainly worth keeping. We got a great deal on it through Overstock, so we couldn't be happier since the total cost with shipping was about $25. If we had paid three or four times that, perhaps I'd feel different. Over all.... a fine product for $25. I'd have been happy up until around $80 or so. After that I probably would have gone with a nice bow. But still... if you are springing for the price of a decent car, why not wrap it up?
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