Summer is here and there's one essential purchase you need to see your outdoor furniture through the winter.
Whether you have just purchased a brand spanking new set of garden furniture or you are looking to squeeze more life out of your timeworn pieces, outdoor covers are essential.
You have spent countless time and money investing in your carefully curated outdoor space so why ruin it with rust, mould or wind damage? One thing is for sure, we have no idea what the uncertain British weather will bring. Yes, it may be a heatwave one week (or even day) but who knows what we have in store the following, so keep these covers on hand to pop on your outdoor furniture at a moment’s notice.
These weatherproof covers will safeguard your pieces from dust, dirt, wind, water and even UV that can wreak havoc on metal, fabric and wooden furniture. These innovative layers will elongate the lifespan of your outdoor essentials and ensure your furniture is in tip top shape for years to come.
We have gathered options for every type of furniture - from parasols, BBQs and tables to chairs, benches and accessories to solidify their longevity.
Outdoor table furniture covers
Duck Covers outdoor furniture covers
From heavy snow to torrential rains, Duck Covers are renowned for high quality outdoor protectors that come in just about every shape and size.
If you think an outdoor furniture cover is just a giant waterproof tarp—think again. Duck Covers offer breathable side panels which will help eliminate condensation, a crucial and often overlooked point when storing outdoor furniture for the long haul.
Unlike some paper-thin coves, Duck Covers are made from a thicker, waterproof fabric and use nylon straps or two inch wide hook-and-loop straps to keep the cover firmly in place.
No matter what you need to cover or for how long, this range is a reliable buy that ensures your furniture will survive the winter weather marathon.
Available in tan or grey.
Buy now £151.37, Amazon
Vailge Round Patio Furniture Covers
Keep your table in tip top shape throughout the summer and beyond with the help of this quality cover that will fit circular outdoor dining options. It is crafted from a weatherproof cover that is also tear resistant and waterproof thanks to the coating. The cover is fitted to your outdoor furniture with drawstring toggles and buckle straps at the bottom that will stay in place no matter what the British weather throws at it.
It comes in an array of sizes and two variations in colours. Easily clean with just a damp cloth.
Buy now £163.75, Amazon
Extra Large Furniture Sets Cover
Find yourself having to replace your garden furniture too regularly? Invest in this low-maintenance outdoor furniture cover to shield your pieces from the elements. This versatile option can be used for round or rectangular sets with a smart looking design and well-made construction.
The waterproof piece will stay secure throughout the winter with tie cords and eyelets to ensure a tight and secure fit. The fabric also has built-in air pockets to counteract the build-up of mildew by remaining breathable.
Buy now £79.99, Very
Garland 6 Seater Rectangular Furniture Set Cover
For a furniture cover set to stand the test of time, this iteration has got your table and chairs sorted. The rectangular cover is crafted from a hard-wearing woven polyethylene material that offers full weather protection - including UV. It comes complete with air vents to reduce the condensation as well as a drawstring trim with cord locks to keep it secure.
Buy now £65.00, Dunelm
Dokon Garden Table Cover
Protect your patio table and chairs from dust, dirt, sun, rain and heavy snow with this heavy duty cover. The product is available in three sizes – small, medium and large – designed to fit all shapes and sizes and a wide array of material from wooden, to plastic.
The cover includes windproof buckles to fasten it securely to your furniture. It also has a needle stitching edging which is both durable and will not tear.
Additional features include a UV resistant coating that will protect it from sunlight. When not in use, you can store it in a small bag that is included with your purchase.
Buy now £20.99, Amazon
Outdoor chair furniture covers
TRUESTAR Garden Stacking Chair Cover
When your chairs are not in use, stack them up and keep them covered with the help of this secure cover with toggle fastenings. It works to prevent damage caused by exposure to sunlight and rain to extend the lifespan of your outdoor seating.
The premium Oxford fabrication is durable, waterproof and has a UV-resistant coating to keep your chairs looking their best no matter the season. It is weather-resistant and easy to maintain by just wiping over with a damp cloth. The product even has a three year warranty.
Buy now £16.99, Amazon
Parkland Stacking Chair Chairs Cover
Parkland offer a wide range of covers for benches, hammocks, BBQs and stacking chairs to keep your furniture dry throughout the winter months (and let’s face it, summer too).
The cover is available in a green hue to blend help into your outdoor space and offers UV protection and wipe clean surfaces. There are also elasticated loops attached to keep the cover secured.
Buy now £8.65, Amazon
Dokon Garden Sunbed Cover
Dimensions: L200cm x D75cm x H40cm (front) - 70cm (back)
Your sun loungers may get more use some summers than others but that doesn’t mean that you want to be re-buying it every year. Keep it pristine and ready for any bout of sunshine with this perfectly shaped cover.
The piece sits tightly on your lounger with four click and close straps at the bottom to keep it secure and in place. The heavy duty cover is also UV-resistant, waterproof, tear-resistant and fade-resistant.
Buy now £19.99, Amazon
Outdoor bench furniture covers
Garden Loveseat Covers Waterproof Patio Bench Seat Cover
Available in two sizes, this cover for your garden benches or loveseats is heavy duty to withstand all-weathers and all-seasons with a secure elastic hem cord to keep it firmly in place.
The coated construction ensures the cover is water, moisture and dust proof as well as anti-UV with a specialised multi-layered design. There is also an air vent for breathability.
The neutral hued design will fit seamlessly in your garden for a sophisticated and camouflaged look.
Buy now £22.00, Amazon
Garden Patio Bench Cover
Available in three sizes, this cover is the all-season protection that you need for outdoor benches. It will protect the furniture from the elements including wind, UV rays and of course rain. It has an elasticated hem, drawstrings and toggles to ensure a tight, secure fit but still remains easy to lift on and off throughout the summer months.
Buy now £37.99, Wayfair
Outdoor sofa furniture covers
AmazonBasics Griffen 3-Seater Sofa Cover
Crafted from a woven polyester fibre, this cover was designed to fit up to three seater outdoor sofas to shield it from the elements.
The design is made up with durable seams and the reliable and secure combination of loop handles, drawstring toggle fastenings and click-close straps to keep it firmly in place and your furniture protected.
Buy now £30.68, Amazon
willkey L Shaped Sofa Protector
Finding that perfect cover for an L-shaped sofa is no mean feat but we think we may have just done it. This option is water, dust and wind proof, protecting your furniture against showers, frost and whatever the British weather decides to invent and deem acceptable.
It has ropes and fasteners as well as an elastic cord at the end to protect your furniture without leaks. It is also treated with UV protection and can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth. The sofa cover is available in two sizes.
Buy now £30.99, Amazon
Bosmere Modular 2-3 Seat Sofa Cover
For your more traditional two to three seat sofas, this one ticks all the relevant boxes. It comes in a variety of sizes that should fit just about every type – even the larger sofas.
This cover has a double seam, heavy duty cords and a sturdy fabric that ensures your sofa will be ready to use at all times and all year round.
Buy now £47.99, Amazon
VonHaus Waterproof Garden Extra Large Parasol Cover
If it feels like you are constantly replacing your outdoor umbrella, there is a simple - and not so costly - solution. By investing in a heavy-duty cover like this option from VonHaus, you can extend its durability for many summers to come.
The cover is made from a durable construction that is weather resistant - think wind, rain, frost and even UV - and has a tough PVC lining. It is fitted with air vents to prevent the build up of mildew and drawstrings, toggles and fastening clips to secure it to your parasol.
Buy now £24.99, Amazon
TOSTERÖ Parasol cover, black 220 cm
Take a fuss-free approach to protecting your outdoor furniture with this cover from IKEA. The waterproof cover is designed specifically to shield your parasol from the elements, withstanding all things from sun to rain, to dust and pollen.
The cover is secured on to your parasol though a drawstring and toggle fastening.
Similar version available at Amazon (£13.99).
Buy now £20.00, Ikea
GEMITTO Protective Parasol Cover
From small to much larger outdoor umbrellas, this has got you covered - literally.
Crafted from a quality and durable fabric, it will prevent fading and tearing of your parasol with a thick and heavy duty cover that can withstand strong winds and water, but still remains breathable and lightweight.
The most innovative feature? The addition of a telescopic rod so you can undo and seal the cover up without needing a ladder.
Buy now £18.99, Amazon
Outdoor storage covers
F Fellie Cover Cushion Storage Bag
Out of sight, out of mind. Secure your garden accessories and patio pieces without worrying about them getting ruined with the help of this storage bag.
It can house up to three cushions, seat covers, Christmas trees, tents or just about anything when not in use. The cover is lightweight and will keep dirt and dust away from your items.
Buy now £10.99, Amazon
Woodside Heavy Duty Outdoor Garden Furniture Cushion Storage Bag
For your outdoor storage needs, you need a bag that is large enough to house random essentials such as cushions or outdoor games.
It has a large roomy exterior with a zipper fastening and long handles for ease when carrying. The material is showerproof and resistant to high temperatures. It can also be folded into a handy bag when not in use.
Buy now £9.99, Amazon
Velway Gas Grill Cover Barbecue Cover
Get peace of mind for your BBQ 147 x 61 x 117cm cover from Amazon. It will protect your cooker from dirt, rain and rust ensuring that it stays looking as fresh as possible for as long as possible.
It is made from a durable weather-resistant oxford fabric and has a tight-fitting drawstring hood design to fit securely around your barbecue.
Buy now £15.89, Amazon
Without costing an arm and a leg, this versatile BBQ cover will keep your outdoor grill safe with a variety of sizes to find the one that best suits.
It is fitted with an adjustable elasticated hem to keep it secured even during the windiest of weathers. The cover also has a waterproof, UV-resistant and dust proof fabrication.
Buy now £14.99, Amazon
Argos BBQ Cover
Dimensions: From H113 x W140 x L65cm
If your BBQ does not come with a cover, it’s worth investing in a versatile option like this one from Argos.
With two sizes to choose from; Medium or Large and in Deluxe or Heavy Duty models, you will be able to shield your BBQ from the elements. The cover is durable and waterproof.
Buy now £15.00, Argos