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When I recently bought a pair of new garden chairs for the balcony at my caravan the thought occurred to me that I should also look into buying some sort of cover for them for when they weren't in use. The British weather being as unpredictable as it is means that things that are left outside have to withstand some rather inclement conditions ranging from wind and rain through to sun and snow. Because my caravan is on the coast and situated close to the sea there are times when sea mist descends on the site and there are times when it resembles a scene from the horror film, The Fog. Sea mist (or Fret as it's called) also contains sea salt so it seemed to make sense to me that the combination of aluminium legged chairs plus bad weather would equal corrosion or damage over time. As usual amazon came to my rescue when I was looking for a cover for my chairs and priced at just over £6.00 this product from Gardman's seemed to offer the solution to my problem.
Constructed from woven Polyethylene the cover comes packaged quite simply in a plastic bag. Once removed and unfolded it measures 120cm by 64cm by 64cm and as shown in the supplied picture above is shaped in such a way that it drapes over upto 4 garden chairs or a single reclining one. There are eyelets at the bottom of the cover which when threaded with nylon chord (also included with the cover) allows you to securely tighten up the cover to stop it from becoming lose. The cover is green in colour, feels cool to the touch and slightly rough in texture and feels of excellent quality with a reassuring thickness which should easily withstand anything the weather can throw at it. The cover is tear resistant and of course waterproof and once positioned over my chairs gives a layer of protection which gives me peace of mind that little to no weather damage is being inflicted onto my furniture.
For how much this cover actually cost I consider it to be an invaluable purchase. It is easy to throw over my chairs, stays in place thanks to its generous length and does provide cover when the weather turns nasty. I've owned my cover for a few weeks now and it has had plenty of use, I always make sure that my chairs are covered before going home and when I return to my caravan the cover has always remained exactly in the same place it was left. My chairs are covered, they have protection from the wind and rain and for what is a simple idea this Gardman chair cover certainly does the job it was designed to do.
I see no reason why this cover shouldn't last me for years to come, its construction is excellent and even the most extreme examples of wind and rain that have battered the coastal regions over the past few weeks have made no impact whatsoever to the cover. It simply stays in place providing a barrier between the weather and my chairs and should anyone be looking for something similar then they would do a lot worse than this as far as covers go.
I bought my cover from amazon but these are widely available in garden centres and some larger supermarkets and DIY stores who have dedicated gardening sections. I paid £6.29 for mine but prices will vary depending where you shop, for the protection it provides though I think this is a small price to pay and would definitely recommend this particular cover to anybody looking for one.
Five stars from me along with a definite recommendation. Thanks for reading my review, please note that this may also appear on ciao under my username.