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.
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.
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...
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.
A really good waterproof cover for day-to-day outside storage
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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?
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
Well made, heavy duty fabric.
Does a good job, covers two bikes. PVC internal coating not robust though.
Internal coating coming off. Still waterproof, though.
Assuming heavy = good
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.
About the tester
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, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.