These are the best investment I have made. Have an 8" SCT on a wedge and had been using the cover designed for an 11(?) inch SCTbut it did not allow enough room to leave the cameras hooked up. Just upgraded to this much larger version and now the scope stays completely set up between sessions. Scope has been set up outside in US North Eastern weather for over two years now with no issues
I throw a furniture blanket over the scope, and this cover slips easily over that, the scope, wedge, and tripod. The skirt falls to about one foot of the concrete where the scope is placed. It feels quite rugged and it gives me quite a lot of confidence.
This is my third 365 scope cover, for different setups, and it is once again up to their high standard of quality. Excellent protection and great fit.
My telescope is set up in my backyard 24/7/365 without the benefit of an observatory to house it. I've been using this particular type of cover now for about 6 years or more. The first was designed for an 8" SCT on an Alt Az mount and did a wonderful job protecting my telescope from the elements. After the interior finally started wearing, I bought the 10" size as my telescope was then permanently mounted on a wedge. Last year I upgraded to Meade's 12" SCT with super wedge. The older 10" cover gave me some protection for the more sensitive parts of the telescope but it was tight and barely covered the telescope mount base. I purchased the cover for 12" scopes mounted on a wedge, and I am delighted. The cover goes a bit more than half way down the tripod legs giving me lots over coverage over the telescope. Based on my past experience with this cover I have no fear of water leakage, summer or winter, and the interior thermal barrier helps keep the interior temperature at reasonable levels. It's large enough I should be able to keep some of my accessories attached to the tube rather than having to remove them after each night's use. Although a bit more expensive than standard covers I absolutely recommend this cover for anyone who leaves their telescope set up outdoors for extended periods of time.