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Verdict: 
A really good waterproof cover for day-to-day outside storage
Weight: 
2,000g
BTR Waterproof Heavy Duty Bike Cover
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If you habitually store a bike (or two) outside, then the BTR Waterproof Heavy Duty Bike Cover is just the ticket for keeping your steed out of the elements.

This is a heavy duty cover, make no mistake. It weighs a full 2kg and is constructed from 210 denier polyester fabric. On top of that the internal surface is PVC coated to make it even more waterproof. There are two ringlets at the front to feed a lock through, and two buckles to keep the cover in place if it's windy. When you're not using it you can store it in the supplied bag, made from the same material.

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Really, it's designed for one bike but you'll get two under it at a push. BTR's claim that it will "comfortably fit 2 or 3 bicycles" is a bit of a stretch. I couldn't get three under it in any meaningful way. Two was okay, but the buckles wouldn't reach.

BTR Waterproof Heavy Duty Bike Cover - back.jpg

BTR Waterproof Heavy Duty Bike Cover - back.jpg

I've had this outside for a couple of months and it's well up to the job. It's completely waterproof, with water pooling on the top in heavy rain but never making it through. There's an internal coating which is starting to crack and peel a bit, but it hasn't affected the waterproofing – it's still completely watertight.

In heavy weather the buckles are really useful for not losing it over the next-door-neighbour's fence...

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Overall, this BTR cover is a really good option if your only storage option is an outside one. It's built to last and will keep even the worst of the weather off.

Verdict

A really good waterproof cover for day-to-day outside storage

road.cc test report

Make and model: BTR Waterproof Heavy Duty Bike Cover

Size tested: n/a

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

BTR says:

VERY large and VERY Thick waterproof bike cover. This bike cover will fit almost any bike frame. It is also suitable for most scooters. Will comfortably fit 2 or 3 bicycles depending whether kids / adults etc

This bicycle cover is made from high quality 210D Polyester Oxford Material with PVC lining (350 GSM). It outperforms nylon as it won't stretch if pooled with water. It is really tough and durable. The 350 GSM really is extremeley tough and durable and weighs in at nearly 2KG

Double stitched for extra durability and the stitches also have waterproof lining along the inside to protect your bike from the elements

Extremely durable and waterproof bike covers and superior to most available.

Two buckles at the foot of the cover (front & Rear) help keep the cover in place in windy conditions. Both ends of the cover have some elastic to help fit around the wheels. Ringlets at the front for use with a chain lock

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

Well made, heavy duty fabric.

Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10

Does a good job, covers two bikes. PVC internal coating not robust though.

Rate the product for durability:
 
6/10

Internal coating coming off. Still waterproof, though.

Rate the product for weight (if applicable)
 
9/10

Assuming heavy = good

Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Well: kept rain off, fits two bikes (just about).

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Big and heavy duty.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Internal coating is a bit flimsy.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? If I was storing bikes outdoors, yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Use this box to explain your score

Very good performance, good value for what you get.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 43  Height: 189cm  Weight: 92kg

I usually ride: whatever I'm testing...  My best bike is: Kinesis Tripster ATR, Kinesis Aithein

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, cyclo-cross, commuting, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mountain biking, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling, track

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.