Snowmobiles spend summers in garages and sheds. A bare snowmobile accumulates dust and dirt and deteriorates faster. Snowmobile covers can protect snowmobiles from environmental hazards like sun, rain, dirt, and moisture and prolong their life. A well cared for snowmobile requires maintenance less often and will run like new for years to come. Every snowmobiler who considers their snowmobile a prized possession must have an appropriate cover for it.
Types of Snowmobile Covers
There is a variety of snowmobile covers available from different manufacturers. They are of various types and materials.
Custom Fit Covers: A custom fit cover is fabricated for a particular model of the snowmobile. Custom fit covers mimic every curve and bend of the snowmobile and fit it snuggly. The cover does not have loose areas when it envelopes the snowmobile. They cover all parts of the snowmobile except the skis. A custom fit designed for a particular model of snowmobile will not fit another model that has different shape or dimensions.
Universal Fit Covers: A universal fit cover is designed with a generic fit to accommodate multiple snowmobiles having similar size and dimensions. These covers do not fit the snowmobile as well as custom fit covers do. They might have a few loose areas when enveloping the snowmobile. Universal fit covers are available in multiple sizes that start from small for youth snowmobiles and go all the way up to extra-large for adult size snowmobiles. A single universal cover will fit multiple snowmobiles from different manufacturers.
Total Fit Covers: A total fit cover is bigger than both custom and universal fit cover as it shelters the skis along with the body of the snowmobile. The covers have a snug fitting like a customer cover although some generic total fit covers are also available. These covers are great for protecting all parts of the snowmobile. They are ideal for areas that are prone to moisture or heavy dust.
Dust and Underline Covers: Dust and underliner type of snowmobile covers are minimalistic in appearance. These covers protect the outer body of the snowmobile and the headlight while leaving the seats, handlebars, track, and the skis exposed. Dust covers are used indoors as standalone or in addition to other covers. They can protect the body of the snowmobile from scratches and take minimal time to deploy and remove.
Snowmobile Cover Manufacturers
Here are a few popular manufacturers of snowmobile covers. They have a wide variety of covers to suit all market segments.
Snogear has a comprehensive range of snowmobile covers. Their range includes custom, universal and total covers for snowmobiles models released decades ago. The covers are made from heavy 600 denier polyester fabric and are mildew resistant. Covers come with hooks and straps to hold them down. They manufacture covers in different color options.
SealSkin fabricates three different types of snowmobile covers. The ProGuard is a starting range of covers made from 300 denier polyester fabric and has a 2-year warranty. The SteelFin is a medium quality cover built from 600 denier polyester fabric and comes with straps and a 5-year warranty. The SealSkin are top of the line covers utilizing heavy 600 denier polyester fabric and have a 10-year warranty. All covers have a UV resistant treatment and are waterproof.
Dowco is another manufacturer of snowmobile covers. Their Guardian covers are available in multiple sizes ranging from small to extra-large. 10oz. cotton canvas is used to fabricate their indoor covers. The tri-layer outdoor covers are made from an elastic fabric constituting of polyester, spandex, and TPU. All their covers come with a two-year warranty.