Hello Ludovic, no problems, thanks for commenting.
Lead time - have 4 coming in any moment & will order another 4. My aim is to always have stock on hand, particularely as the northern hemisphere winter sets in... If out of stock, probably 2 to 3 weeks.
Aerial masts - I made a few points about them earlier in the thread. Otherwise have made no special concessions.
Handle area & rain - It was a worry. We have turned over the top edge of the vinyl just above the (square) handle side supports. This seems to press down on those handle supports & should work. Maybe a terry toweling sweat band taped around each handle would help.
Its pretty crowded around that back area for another flap. One would have to be attached to the top of the hoodie (if used). I dont think we could get one up under it.
There could also be a conflict with the boom poles on the back.
However we will keep an open mind.
Boom pole attachments - It was very hard to line up holes for the boom pole attachments, particularely when I didn't always put the top holder holes in the same spot. So we figured people could make their own (recomend a small slit for each hole. The velcro patch seemed an ideal medium to help stop water. patches were for if you made a big hole & needed to cover it if you werent using it.
We do see the boom pole attachments going on over the cover and understand the R & R issue. But saw a large hole for clamps and boxes to poke through as an even bigger problem than the handle.
Colour - This is easy. We chose light grey mainly because I liked it. But also because its a lightish colour that wont heat up too much if its being used on a beach in summer to say keep salt spray out - or in a desert in summer to keep wind blown sand out.
In rain, sleet or snow maybe it doesn't really matter what colour it is.
Also it costs say $50 per mtr in a 50 mtr roll. It costs $150 per mtr for 2 mtrs (say to do 1)
Its the $50 per mtr cost that keeps the cover at AUD$400.
Hope that helps.