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Default REVIEW: E-Z Traveller vs Ultragard Half Cover

OK...just a brief comparison (I got a needy Beagle that keeps bugging me on this rainy day in the house).

History...I have owned the UltraGard Half Cover for the last 4 years, and recently demoted it down to my riding lawn mower cover...and about 2 months ago purchased the EXACT same UltraGard Cover for my bike...in fact, my new UltraGard Cover has not even been on the bike yet. And it packs fairly small...but I had hoped I could find a smaller model.

I saw the E-Z Traveller Touring Covers mentioned here and decided to go ahead and take the plunge and try one out. I ordered two days ago and it arrived today. So here are the specifics of the E-Z Touring Cover.

Size: Not as small as I was hoping. But (unpacked) still smaller than the UltraGard Half Cover...but not by much.

Quality: The quality of material for this cover is very good...it's superior to the UltraGard.

Fit: I give the UltraGard the fitment edge. The E-Z Traveller fit sort of baggy on the bike. (please see note below about fit).

Repack: OK...I watched their video and I will note they said practice makes perfect on repacking this back into the stuff sack. It'll take me some practice. I was not able to reproduce the size of the pack that it was when I received it. I know that it CAN be accomplished, but I'll need more practice.

It's a really great product and well made. And I want to note that on the fitment of the cover on my 2012 XCT, it was baggy and "seemed crooked". However, when I was getting ready to take the cover off the bike...I had seen where I did not have the cover completely unfolded on the right hand side...so fitment might not be as bad as I thought. Having an owners tag on the stuff sack AND the cover itself is a very nice touch...although I would recommend your RIDE NAME instead of your real name. The elastic on the Traveller cover is very good. Putting it on the bike was equal to the UltraGard.

Cost of the UltraGard: ~$50-55
Cost of the Traveller: ~$98-105 (I paid $102) + Shipping $12.50.

Conclusion: Admittedly, I have not been on a trip with this cover yet, so I want to withold final judgement until I have it on a couple of trips. However, with that said... Unless I become more proficient at folding AND if the fitment is better (when I put it on right)...my recommendation is that for the money, the UltraGard is the better buy. They do have a 30 day MONEY BACK guarantee and full refund if not happy, otherwise they are warrantied for one year.

There are many happy customers for the Traveller....so I might update this review at some point in the future.
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I have been using their full cover for decades--ever since they hit the market. Gotta help an Oregon business pay those exorbitant state taxes. Gotta say my cover has help up remarkably well too.
Hint for rolling it up: Place it on a bed, king size preferably. Keep doubling it lengthwise (ignore the pattern in the video) until its a tad narrower than the bag is tall, then double over and roll real tight. Works for me!

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Ricz...I did forget to mention that it IS American made. Like I said...there were a lot of missteps in my evaluating (Beagle puppies will do that to you)...so I reserve judgement on the cover until I take it out on the road. Thanks.

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Forgive my ignorance but what's the point of a half cover? Why not just get the full one?

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Storage SPACE is a premium on long trips. A full cover will take up (guessing) about 20% of your saddlebag space, where a half cover will fold down to about 10-15%. And while that might not sound like a big difference...do a 10-14 day trip and you'll see it makes a HUGE difference.

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My E-Z Touring full cover rolls into an approx. 4 X 8" package. Hardly 20% of my bag space AB. That's why I bought that brand.

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Ah ok, I never cover my bike when I'm travelling but that makes more sense now.

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Ricz...you're right. But I figured if I said 5% and the UltraGard took up 6% people would think what's the big deal. LOL

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