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How medium is medium?...
on 28 January 2017
Ok, so this is my first product review - I'm not saying this inspired me to write one, but I thought I could at least help out any further *cough* victims.
Firstly, let's get some perspective on the whole small, medium and large car size thing. As a normal person, with normal-sized-eyes, I looked at my car (ford focus) and thought, "we'll it's not large, but it definitely isn't small" (not the first time I've heard that ;) ) ...anyway, as I was saying - not big, not small. I'll go for medium.
Any hoooow... the car cover turned up. It's boxed, and there's a token gesture of a bag in the bottom of it, but the cover itself isn't in the bag (even the manufacturers couldn't get it in there!) It also comes with a single length of string...about 2m long.
The cover feels like those white painting overalls you get, but it's in a slightly more tasteful grey colour. It's pretty porous, soooo don't use it on your convertible to keep the inside dry. (To be fair, if you own a convertible here in the UK, you deserve to have soggy seats)
My first (and only) use of my cover was back in that terrible snow storm of January... I thought I would be smug and simply place the cover over my pride and joy (my car!..dirty minds) and grin in the the morning watching my neighbours with their scrapers and their mittens. So I went out there that night. Threw the cover over the front and proceeded to hook it around the front of the car and then pull it towards the back. Now I can only liken this technique to putting on a fitted sheet...the ones with the stretchy corners. I'd seen my missus do it before and to be fair, it looked pretty easy.
The only problem is, as I pulled toward the back to tuck the back under the car, the front kept coming off, and when I went to tuck the front back in, the back came off! So, after 5 minutes of playing Chuckle Brothers with myself, I came to the conclusion that my medium car was obviously not what everyone calls medium.
Anyway, a storm was a-brewin and I needed to get this car covered if I stood any chance of being smug in the morning. So I thought I'd risk leaving it on anyway, I'll just tie it to the car using the ....oh wait...single piece of string provided :( I think they actually expect you to pass the string underneath your car and use 2 holes in the cover the secure it in place!
Well, unfortunately my mate, Mr Tickle was busy (apparently keeping the smile on Little Miss Sunshine's face) so I had to improvise by attaching the single piece of string around my door handle and scavenging a piece of thin material used to tying the bag shut to use for the other door handle. So there I had it, my medium car cover flapping around my 3-door apparently large car with the snow slow building up in a large pile (0.3cm) around it.
Morning came, I was pleasantly surprised to see the grey cover still flapping happily away over my car. Now for the smug bit. I go to remove it, but because it not waterproof and it's so cold, it's managed to stick to the glass and metal of my car. So whilst my neighbours are scrapping off fluffy white snow from their cars, I have the joy of peeling this grey frozen paint-suit reject off mine.
I know I've left you on a cliffhanger here...you want to know if I got it back in the bag.
Off course not - it's been bundled in the boot to be sorted out in the summer. Could do with a garage really...
Anyway, summary - good cover for the summer and if you can work out what size you need!