Why Do Rain Covers Go Cloudy?

Have you ever noticed that your rain cover is starting to get a bit cloudy? You’re not alone! It turns out that most people have experienced this phenomenon, and it’s a common problem for those who use their rain covers often.

In today’s blog post, we’ll explain why this happens and what you can do to prevent it.

The Mysterious Cloudiness of Rain Covers

It all comes down to the sun. Prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause your rain cover to become cloudy and cracked over time. The best way to avoid this is to keep your rain cover out of direct sunlight when not in use.

However, if you do notice cloudiness on your rain cover, don’t panic! There are some easy steps you can take to restore the clarity of your cover.

The cause of this cloudiness is actually very simple: microscopic drops of moisture form a film on the exterior after being exposed to the outside air. This moisture is usually from condensation or from precipitation, but it could also be from humidity in the environment.

To remove this cloudiness, all you need is a soft cloth and warm water for regular maintenance—just make sure the cloth isn’t too abrasive so as not to scratch or damage the material of your rain cover!

In addition, there are certain products available specifically made for restoring the clarity of plastic surfaces like rain covers.

These products contain a combination of waxes and polymers that fill in the microscopic scratches caused by dirt particles and UV radiation. A few sprays should help restore your cover’s original shine in no time!


As you can see, cloudy rain covers are nothing new—and they certainly don’t have to spell disaster for your outdoor photography session!

With just a few simple steps such as keeping your rain cover out of direct sunlight when not in use and regularly cleaning it with a soft cloth and warm water, you can easily keep it looking like new.

So go ahead—enjoy those outdoor shoots without fear that your equipment will suffer any damage due to cloudiness! After all, prevention is always better than cure!