Does a Dryboy™ work for corner sofas?
Yes, just separate the corner sofa at the corner and place the cover over the largest section.
Will the cushions get damp under the cover?
No they won’t, because we’ve created the conditions for effective aeration. It’s vital to have a gap between the cover’s lower edge and the floor, in order to allow condensation to escape. So for a sofa, for example, we take off two centimetres from the sofa’s total height. If the gap between the floor and the cover is even bigger when you fill the sofa up with all your cushions, then it just serves to further improve ventilation. But remember that a Dryboy cover isn’t a drying cabinet, so make sure the cushions are not wet before you put the cover on.
Don’t cheaper covers work just as well? Aren’t they just as waterproof?
If you look carefully, you’ll often find that other suppliers use phrases like ‘furniture protector’ and ‘water repellent’ or ‘water resistant’. So the answer is No. It’s a bit like taking a bath with a watch that isn’t waterproof. It’ll be fine, but only once. The special outdoor fabric we use to make our Dryboy covers has a waterproof rating of 2,000mm. The fabric is also extremely wide, which means we avoid having to sew upward-facing seams. That’s why we offer a five-year guarantee on the cover’s waterproof rating.
Should I add a couple of centimetres to my measurements so the cover won’t be too tight?
No, we add a seam allowance and a tried-and-tested extra measurement to the length and depth, so your Dryboy cover is easy to put on and remove, while the fit is customised exactly. As regards the height (from ground level), it’s always better for the cover to be too short than too long. The gap between the cover and the floor provides effective ventilation, and the elastic cord stops the cover from blowing away.
What fabric do you use?
Dryboy covers are made from an Oeko-Tex® certified outdoor fabric, completely PVC-free, which has been specially developed to cope with challenging weather conditions, while being easy and convenient for daily use. We work with the fabric in a width of 280cm, which allows us to sew the covers without any upward-facing seams. A seam that faces upwards and has direct contact with a cushion will always absorb water sooner or later via capillary action.
How does the cover attach underneath?
We sew a robust elastic cord into a hem that runs around the entire lower edge of the cover. The elastic cord is simply tightened with a toggle. The toggle mechanism locks the elastic cord stronger the more pressure it’s under, which means you only need to tighten the cord the first time you use your new cover. If you’re using your cover in an extremely exposed environment, for a small extra charge you can order strap loops which are sewn along the lower edge of the cover. We usually recommend these strap loops to provide added protection in stormy conditions for covers for whole dining sets including a table and chairs.
Why do you make the covers in Sweden instead of in a low-wage country?
There are several reasons for this, each one of equal importance to us. Each cover is unique and tailor-made to order to fit your specific piece of furniture, which means we want to monitor and quality-assure production from start to finish. All this take place at our own production unit in Gothenburg. We are also very keen to ensure that all stages of production are carried out with a focus on sound ethics, a good working environment and with the minimum environmental footprint. Finally, it would take much longer to deliver your cover if it were produced on the other side of the world.
Can a Dryboy be compared with a boat hood?
Yes, but the difference is that our covers are actually more waterproof than a boat hood. A Dryboy cover doesn’t have any upward-facing seams that water can penetrate. A boat hood doesn’t usually lie close against a textile material that can absorb water, which means the way the seams run is not as important.