I’ve had a few emails from people looking for outdoor bike storage who either don’t have the space for a bike storage shed or need a more flexible option.
I get that lots of us park our bikes against walls or even in a shared courtyard, so placing a shed is just not practical.
This article will outline some bike storage options for keeping your bike dry, secure or just off the ground.
The Best Bike Covers for Outdoor Storage
Bike Covers are designed simply to keep your bike protected from the elements. The best bike covers come with options for locking your bike so you can combine security and weather-tightness.
Here are my picks for bike covers that get the job done.
The best waterproof bicycle cover is the Pro Bike Cover by Pro Bike Tool. Here’s why:
Hardy ripstop fabric that protects from all weather conditions
The fabric is uber- tough with a raised interlocking weave which makes it unrippable. Ripstop fabric is used on hang-gliders so you know it’s the real deal. It’s also PU coated and made to stand up to all weather. That’s just one reason why the Pro Bike Cover tops the list for the best waterproof bicycle covers for outdoor storage
LockableIt can be used with a D/U lock or a simple chain lock through the slots.
For the whole family
The XXL versions can fit multiple bikes, perfect for a family, however, you must position both bikes to be facing the same way.
The cover is tapered to fit the handlebars on one end, so if you need to stack your bikes head to tail due to a narrow space, this might not be the product for you. That said, you should easily be able to fit kids bikes facing in reverse.
The Pro Bike Tool customer service cannot be beaten (just read their responses to every critical review on Amazon) and they offer a refund or replacement service if you are not happy with the product.
- Durable fabric
- Multiple bikes may need to be facing the same way
- Slightly higher price point due to the quality of the fabric
Another high-quality product from Yardstash, a brand full of creative storage ideas. The Yardstash Bicycle cover comes in both XL and XXL sizes, making this a great bike cover for multiple bikes.
These bike covers are made larger for when you need extra coverage, with a wide taper designed to fit over 29er mountain bikes, multiple bikes, electric bikes, beach cruisers and adult bikes with baskets, panniers, baby seats or racks.
Some reviews have noted that extra large bikes don’t fit the XL correctly, so if you have a large bike to cover go for the XXL.
This bike cover is elasticised to ensure wind-tightness. The clasp buckle ensures you can keep the covers as tight as you need, and air vents stop condensation so you can rest easy leaving your bike covered all week if you only bike on weekends.
Eyelets at the front leave room for locking your bikes. For the price, the Yardstash is a great buy. With the peace of mind of a two-year guarantee, this bicycle cover is one of the best on the market
- Fits multiple bikes/attachments
- 2-year guarantee
- Secure with a clasp-buckle
If you need a bike cover simply to keep rain or dust off, the best cheap bike cover is the Ohuhu.
Made from 210 Nylon, the Ohuhu Waterproof Bike Bicycle Cover keeps the rain off and is UV rated to 40+ so the Ohuhu is perfect if you live in a temperate climate without extreme weather conditions.
For this price, you get a quality bike cover with eyelets which fit a cable lock.
The perfect size for one bike, reviews have noted that the Ohuhu is an excellent buy for the price, and it’s top-rating on Amazon backs that up
- Great for temperate climate
- Fits one bike
- UV rated 40+
- Fits cable lock
- Great budget option
Made from strong 190T Nylon with PU coating, the Beeway 190T Bike Cover is a cheap tandem bike cover that does what it says on the tin.
For this price, you don’t usually get the features of the more durable (and pricey) covers, so having elasticated hems, lock holes and a storage bag are a nice touch.
If you need your tandem bicycle covers waterproof and cheap, the Beeway is the best option for you.
Note: this will only cover 2 26” bikes. It will not cover larger bikes. Be sure to measure your bike before purchasing.
So there you have it. The best bicycle covers for outdoor storage.
Note: if you have space inside, or in a garage bike hooks are a super cheap way of storing your bike. Read about my best picks here
Don’t forget to read my guide to garage organization here (if you’re lucky enough to have a garage).