Cylinder covers have several advantages and are a compulsory in many swimming pools used for training. On painted steel cylinders they prevent scratching, give much greater grip when handling particularly when wet, stop stainless steel bands/poney clamps from slipping or scratching, personalisation makes your cylinder easy to spot at the filling station so there is no risk of confusion of who's gears who's.
The special feature that makes the seaskin covers superior to others is the stretch band of very strong elasticated fabric which makes the cover fit snugly on the cylinder but allows it to be removed and refitted easily for testing. The cover is made from 1000 denier Cordura fabric which is very resistant to abrasion and gives great purchase for wing and BC cam bands. The 2L pony cover has a cordura end to protect the cyliders paint from scratches, the top mesh is on a draw string to allow for easy visual inspection of certification stamps when having air fills. Around the top is a band of 25mm reflective tape, because being seen in the gloom is always good. Each cover comes with a free personalisation service, so you can add your name and a flag or cylider contents if you wish, clubs and shops can have their logos to identify their gear.