Cast Covers: Which Type is Best for Me?

Cast Covers: Which Type is Best for Me?

If you are wearing a cast or sling, you may have already thought about buying a cover or two.  In our full guide to cast covers, we break down everything you need to know about why covers are so beneficial.  But how do you know which are the best choices for you?  It might be easy to think that a waterproof cover will work correctly for you, but you need to think carefully about your circumstances.

Let’s take a quick look at some scenarios, and which type of cast cover might work best for you.

I Love Swimming!

In many cases, waterproof cast covers can help you to actively submerge and swim without fear of damaging your bandage or wound.  We recommend wearing waterproof covers if you swim a lot, or even if you enjoy a long, hot bath every now and again.

Some people who swim a lot can feel that getting a cast means they have to give up their favourite hobby for a few weeks.  Yes – it’s important to take things easy when you are nursing an arm or leg injury.  However, waterproof cast covers are helpful if you are going to gently submerge or paddle.

We never recommend vigorous swimming while wearing a cast.  However, we can confirm that our waterproof covers will remain tight against water ingress, meaning you can go deep and never damage your bandage.

I Love the Outdoor Life!

Do you spend a lot of time outside?  Whether you are an avid rambler or work in mud and rain, weatherproof covers are likely to help if you have an injury.  They can help people who are injured but who may want to go to music festivals, for example.

Just because you are injured doesn’t mean you should avoid the great outdoors.  Weatherproof cast covers will prevent any debris from getting into your cast or sling.  They are entirely impervious to even the heaviest of conditions.  That means you can continue to do the work you love or continue your favourite outdoor hobbies.  However, again, we do advise to rest up occasionally.

I Need to Keep Up Appearances!

If you work in a formal public setting, you may need to keep your cast covered.  If you are well enough to work, decorative and protective cast covers can help keep your cast from getting spoiled or messy. 

People who work in retail or hospitality, for example, have an image to uphold.  While in most cases you would need to take time off work, if you are well enough to stay mobile, a stylish cast cover can blend in with your work attire and help keep your look professional and clean.

So Much Choice!

We’re proud of the wide range of choices we have available at Cast Covers.  However, you don’t have to struggle!  Call us for more advice or get in touch online and we will be happy to point you in the right direction.


Further Support and Guidance

Please note that the above guide is advisory only, and should not replace any medical support or guidance.  We recommend asking any questions you may have regarding your cast and injury during consultations.  Do always take care with your cast, and never over-exert yourself.


About Heather Gatland

Chief Cast Cover Checker at Cast Covers NZ

After finding that Waterproof Cast Covers made life with a leg cast so much easier for showering and swimming, Heather wanted to help others to also have an easier recovery. So after extensively researching and extensively testing Cast Cover brands worldwide, Heather founded Cast Covers NZ in 2015. With her 5 years of “hands-on” experience working with medical professionals, hospitals, extensive business experience and Chartered Accountant qualification, Heather knows all the ins and outs of the Cast Covers market. Heather’s goal of helping kiwis, like herself has come true. Heather still loves researching and sharing her findings on the Cast Covers blog as well as enjoys supporting customers in getting back to feeling happy and active during their recovery.


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Customer Testimonials

We've helped thousands of people find relief while they are recuperating and we're an ACC approved vendor. 
Meet a few of our customers and see how Cast Covers has impacted their recovery:

'"We have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Rarotonga. Before we left our 8-year-old daughter fell off her scooter and broke both bones in her arm. This was a huge blow for us as our holiday was all booked and we were nearly packing to leave. I went online and google searched cast covers and thankfully you guys came up! I was absolutely blown away by how amazing this product was … no more plastic bags, yay !!! Our girl was able to enjoy the holiday just like the rest of us, even diving and jumping into the pool and snorkelling out in the lagoon for hours on end. We have just had her cast removed but will be holding onto this wee gem for the future, thanks so much!!!  I can’t stress enough how awesome your product is. Even after using it every day for 6 weeks in plaster it’s still in absolutely pristine condition." 

Jenna Sayer, Queenstown

" I would just like to congratulate you not only on the great service, but also the great product i.e. Waterproof Protector. My wife received hers yesterday, she has been suffering from an ulcer on the lower part of her leg which has required heavy bandaging twice a week for some time, and today had the first carefree shower that she has been able to have for many weeks. We will both be eternally grateful for this great product. Thank you so very much."

Neville & Dian Butler

"Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how I am going with my evenup. 

I have been using it every day since going from a cast into a moonboot and honestly do not know what I would do without it! Although I am still uneven due to my moonboot having a particularly large sole to it, the evenup at least reduces the strain on my other Achilles’ tendon and my hips and back. 

I have been interested to observe that few physiotherapists are even aware these are available and are very impressed with the concept on seeing mine." 
Louise Manders

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