Eating food straight off a bbq has got to be one of the best things about summer. Kicking back with some grilled food, a cold drink and great weather is what makes summer so enjoyable. However, if you don’t invest in a bbq cover – the life of your bbq may be a little short-lived.

BBQ covers are designed to not just protect from wind and rain, but also to ensure that damage and erosion are at an absolute minimum.

If you’re someone who has limited indoor space, whether this is a garage or conservatory – you may find that leaving your garden accessories and furniture outside is the only option that you have. In this scenario, investing in a bbq cover is probably one of the best things you can do to ensure that you aren’t wasting money on buying a new bbq when you could have extended its life purely from looking after it.

We’ve taken the time to review the 10 best bbq covers, taking into account their key features, pros, and cons. We’ve also included a detailed buyer guide and FAQ at the bottom to answer any of your burning questions.

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Velway Gas Grill Cover Barbecue Cover

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The Velway Gas Grill Cover Barbecue Cover is a durable and widely-used bbq/grill cover due to the dimensions being a “wide fit”. The material used is of high density, guaranteeing you water resistance and UV resistance, as well as protecting your bbq grill from wind, dust, scratches and other wear and tear. Whether it’s keeping your bbq in the garage, or leaving it outside – you can be confident that this bbq cover will act as a sturdy protector. It also has a drawstring hood design, giving you complete adjustability as well as ensuring that the cover is securely in place.

Key Features:

Drawstring tie

Durable, water-resistant material

Designed to fit most bbq's

Easy to use and lightweight material

Specification:

Brand

Velway

Colour

Black

Weight

450 g

Dimensions L x W x H

147 x 61 x 117 cm

Pros

Great if you don't know the dimensions of your BBQ or you have awkward sizing, as this fits most BBQ's on the market

Cons

Sizing may be off for some

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Tvird BBQ Cover

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The Tvird BBQ Cover is a durable bbq cover which is made from high-density nylon, making it completely weather-proof and dust-proof. It ensures that the life of your grill is extended, and prevents unnecessary bumps, scrapes and wear and tear. The cover itself is tear-proof, and the dimensions are made to fit most bbq grills out there. There are hook and loop fastener straps at the bottom of the cover, to tighten and secure your bbq. To clean, simply hose with water and dry in the sun during the summer, or wipe down with a tea towel in the winter.

Key Features:

Dense, durable cover made with water-resistant technology

Weather-proof and dust-proof

Lightweight and easy to maintain

Dimensions fit most bbq brands on the market

Specification:

Brand

Tvird

Colour

Black

Material

Nylon

Dimensions L x W x H

145 x 61 x 117 cm

Pros

Fasteners at the bottom are great to keep your bbq secured and protected from the elements

Cons

Design and dimensions may not fit some BBQs

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King Do Way Barbecue Cover

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The King Do Way Barbecue Cover is a waterproof and dust proof bbq cover which has been designed to fit most popular grill brands on the market. For example, Weber, Holland, Jenn Air and Brinkmann are just some of the brands that this bbq cover works for. The material is thick and heavy-duty, as well as being fade resistant and protecting your bbq from UV rays. If you plan to leave your BBQ outside all year round, you can rely on a cover like this to continuously perform and protect, no matter what the weather. Whether it’s the suns rays or a hailstorm – this bbq cover has you covered.

Key Features:

Thick and durable material

Adjustable to fit most bbq brands on the market

Easy to maintain and clean

Weather-resistant and dustproof

Specification:

Brand

King do way

Colour

Black

Dimensions L x W x H

147 x 61 x 122 cm

Weight

560 g

Pros

Ideal for those who plan to leave their bbq outside all year round as the thicker material will keep your bbq protected

Cons

May be too thick/heavy duty for some bbqs, especially if you plan to store yours in a garage

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Estefanlo Barbecue Cover

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The Estefanlo Barbecue Cover is a heavy duty bbq cover that is completely waterproof, dust-proof, and anti-uv rays. Ideal for most BBQs due to the generous dimensions, you can be confident that your bbq will be completely protected when investing in this product. Whether you’re looking to keep your bbq indoors (garage, conservatory) or you’re aiming to leave it outside all year round, this cover will ensure that your bbq stays dry, clean and scratch-free. It’s also easy to fold and store away when you do decide to use your bbq.

Key Features:

Lightweight bbq cover made with durable materials

Easy to use, store and maintain overall

Dimensions work with most bbq's on the market

Specification:

Brand

Estefanlo

Colour

Black

Dimensions L x W x H

145cm/57"x 61cm/24" x 117cm/46"

Weight

460 g

Pros

Relaxed dimensions will ensure that your bbq is completely covered and protected

Cons

Size may be too big for some bbqs, ensure you measure roughly beforehand

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Zober All-Weather Premium BBQ Cover

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The Zober All-Weather Premium BBQ Cover is a durable and robust bbq cover which keeps your bbq protected and clean, regardless of the weather conditions. The bbq cover is waterproof, dust-proof and scratch-proof – not to mention this won’t rip or tear even after years of usage. It fits most grills due to the generous dimensions, and is crafted with 600D Oxford polyester and high-density stitching. It also comes with adjustable straps to ensure that your bbq is tightly covered, keeping insects, dust, water and dirt at bay. The cover has been designed to work well even if your bbq is left outside all year round, and overall is an excellent investment if you’re looking to extend the life of your bbq.

Key Features:

Easy to use bbq cover

Fits most bbq brands on the market

Weather-proof and dust-proof material

Thick, durable threading

Specification:

Brand

Zober

Colour

Grey

Material

Oxford Polyester

Dimensions L x W x H

147 x 61 x 121 cm

Pros

Thicker, heavier material is great for those who plan to leave their bbq outside all year

Cons

Cover may be too heavy/unnecessary for some

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Dokon Kettle BBQ Cover

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The Dokon Kettle BBQ Cover is a thick and durable bbq cover, made with 600D of PVC-lined Oxford fabric. This cover is waterproof, UV resistant, tear-resistant and fade-resistant, and will work continuously to protect your bbq even from the harshest weather. If you own a kettle bbq, this type of cover will work perfectly for you as it has been specifically designed to fit on top of these bbq designs. The cover is also incredibly easy to maintain and clean, meaning that you don’t have to spend time ensuring that the cover doesn’t break from general wear and tear. It also folds and stores away brilliantly.

Key Features:

Designed specifically for kettle bbqs

Easy to use, maintain and store

Completely weather-resistant and crack-resistant

Specification:

Brand

Dokon

Colour

Black

Material

Oxford PVC

Dimensions H x W

71 x 68 cm

Weight

580 g

Pros

Great for those who have kettle style barbecues as this works to fit around them snugly

Cons

Will not fit wide barbecues that aren't kettle style

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Grillman Premium BBQ Cover

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The Grillman Premium BBQ cover is a durable and easy to use bbq cover which works to cover and protect that majority of popular grill brands on the market. The extra-wide design ensures that the GrillMan cover will completely protect every inch of your bbq. Whether you like to keep your bbq indoors when it’s not in use, or outdoors all year round – this cover is something you can rely on to keep your bbq protected. It also has adjustable tags/straps which you can tighten depending on the size of your bbq. It’s also waterproof, UV-resistant and tear-resistant.

Key Features:

Specification:

Brand

Grillman

Colour

Black

Length

147 cm

Weight

1470 g

Pros

Great for wide bbqs due to the generous dimensions

Cons

Not suitable for smaller bbqs, particularly narrow ones

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OMORC BBQ Cover

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The OMORC BBQ Cover is a heavy duty bbq cover, made with 600D PVC-lined Oxford Polyester, making it completely waterproof, weather-resistant and dust-proof. This enables your bbq to be protected from the elements, especially if you plan to leave it outside all year. The design and dimensions fit all popular bbq grills on the market, inclusive of Weber, Holland, Jenn Air and Brinkmann. The thick material is also tear-resistant, so if you’re concerned about garden animals like foxes and feral cats nibbling your bbq cover – you can be confident that it will withstand even the toughest conditions.

Key Features:

Durable, thick material to withstand the outdoors

Easy to use and maintain

Generous on width and height to cover even extremely large bbqs

Specification:

Brand

Omorc

Colour

Black

Material

Oxford polyester

Length

147 cm

Pros

Thick material is ideal for those who plan to leave their bbq outdoors

Cons

High-tech/heavy material may be too excessive for some with a smaller budget

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OMORC 58-Inch Waterproof Barbecue Cover

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The OMORC 58-Inch Waterproof Barbecue Cover is a large, durable bbq cover which has specifically been designed for larger, industrial-sized BBQs. The material is a blend of 200D and 600D Oxford PVC Polyester, and the dense stitching ensures that this is rip and tear-resistant, whilst still being lightweight and easy to manage. If you plan to leave your bbq outdoors, then this is a great option as it has been designed to withstand extreme temperatures and weather conditions. Overall, a great investment for those who are struggling to find a cover that will be durable and large enough to cover large bbqs.

Key Features:

Large cover made with durable materials

Dense threading yet still a lightweight cover

Weather-resistant and ideal for larger bbqs that are wide

Specification:

Brand

Omorc

Colour

Black

Material

Oxford polyester

Length

Multiple lengths available up to 182 cm

Pros

Great for those with industrial sized bbqs who are struggling to find something large enough to cover them

Cons

Will be too big for standard bbq sizes

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Tvird BBQ Cover

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The Tvird BBQ Cover is a durable bbq cover which is suited to most brands of grills on the market. Made with 300D nylon Oxford fabric, you can be confident that this bbq cover is completely weatherproof, as well UV-resistant in hotter months. This cover works well on BBQs that are being kept indoors when not in use, but can also be used on BBQs which plan to be left outside all year round. It also comes with two adjustable straps to ensure that the cover doesn’t fly away with the wind – all the while securing your bbq and preventing dust and dirt from damaging it.

Key Features:

Easy to use cover

Durable, weather-resistant fabric

Suited to most bbq brands

Lightweight and durable

Specification:

Brand

Tvird

Colour

Black

Material

Oxford Nylon

Length

76 cm

Pros

Easy to clean and store due to material used

Cons

May not be big enough for some industrial bbqs

Summary

As you can see, there are so many excellent options to choose from – with the majority being universally versatile, regardless of the size of your bbq. The same often can’t be said for other outdoor accessories/furniture such as a bbq shelter, a 3-seater garden swing or garden lights – which often have limited options available. If you own a bbq but don’t own a bbq cover – then you’ll hopefully be spoiled for choice and already have a rough idea on what kind of cover would work best for you.

However, if you don’t, we’ve listed a few things below for you to consider before making your purchase, as well as a detailed FAQ to answer any of the questions that you may have. So, keep reading!

Weight

Although you may not think this is an important factor, there are some bbq covers on the market which are incredibly heavy – which can pose a risk and blocker to those who may be of old age, or lacking the strength to put on and take off the cover. Anything over 800g in weight would be considered slightly more “heavy-duty” – and once you reach past the 2kg mark then you’re probably going a little bit overboard, as this kind of weight would only be used for incredibly industrial BBQs used on a large commercial scale.

Material density

There is a variety of material density’s available, the most common being 300d. Anything less than 300d probably wouldn’t be suited to somewhere with extreme weather conditions such as snow or excessive dust, and we’d recommend something along the lines of 500-600d, especially if you plan to keep your bbq outside all year round. Make sure you check the material density, and if you plan to keep your bbq indoors – you can opt for something at 300d or even less.

Inside/outside

This is probably the most important thing to consider. If you plan to keep your bbq outside all year round with your artificial hanging baskets and rattan side tables, you’re going to need to think about the type of cover you’ll need, as those needs will change depending on where you plan to keep your bbq for the majority of the year. If you plan to keep your bbq inside, you may not need a cover immediately – so don’t stress about finding the perfect one quickly, time is on your side and you can shop around.

FAQ

Should you cover your bbq?

It isn’t completely necessary to cover your bbq, however, if you want to extend the life of it and prevent wear and tear, then we highly recommend to invest in buying one. If you plan to leave your bbq outdoors all year round, a cover will help to protect it from the elements as well as any damage that can be caused by the weather or wild animals. If you plan to leave your bbq in a garage, a cover isn’t completely necessary but is a good investment regardless.

What is the best bbq cover?

We’d be biased if we told you about the best cover on the market – especially as it’s all down to personal preference. However, a good cover should always be water-resistant at an absolute minimum, as well as having the option to tighten or loosen it depending on the size of your bbq. Aside from those two points, the rest is completely up to you.

Can I use a tarp as a bbq/grill cover?

In theory, yes, you can use a tarp to cover your bbq or grill, but it may not be as effective as a bbq cover overall due to the materials used, as well as the dimensions. A tarp can be great to cover your patio heater, rattan cube garden furniture, and rattan garden benches, for example. These often need less protection as they have been designed to be left outdoors all year round. If you can’t afford a bbq cover, a tarp can be a cheaper alternative.

Do bbq covers prevent rust?

Yes. Over time, water, dirt and dust will start to rust and erode the metal in your bbq – so keeping this clean, dry and covered is key. We also recommend bringing in your grill trays when you don’t use your bbq, as these are less durable than the exterior of the bbq itself. Finally, ensure you clean your bbq and bbq cover on a regular basis to prevent further wear and tear. A petrol pressure washer or an electric washer works perfectly.