Frequently asked questions

We do not recommend the single-skin unit for outdoor use. However the Double-Skin was designed to be used outdoors. This is made using a very special, alloy-coated material called MVCR. This material is used on the outer of the two skins and alone it blocks 99.9% of damaging UV Rays. This silver coating also stops the build-up of heat inside the unit by blocking the Infra-Red light. Internal temperatures are further stabilised by using a three–piece, insulated base mat, making special use of insulating foam technology.

The Carcoon has two modes of operation; the first is the initial drying mode, where maximum airflow across a warm vehicle removes all the moisture. This establishes a dry car in a dry environment. The essential drying mode is followed by the equally important storage mode: here, airflow from the ambient environment is effectively blocked by the super atmospheric, re-circulating airflow through the Activated Carbon filters. Such filters are fitted on the inside of the two air treatment units.

The Carcoon uses two, 12 Volt, 220 mA ventilators, and each ventilator costs a minute 1 penny per day to run. This amounts to less than £10 to run continuously for a whole year. The Bike bubble uses only one ventilator; therefore the running costs are halved.

The primary filters are the first barrier against airborne pollutants. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to keep these washable filters clean, and change them every couple of years or so, depending on the storage conditions. The inner Activated Carbon Filters are constantly working 24-7 to improve the storage conditions within the Carcoon. For best results, the Carbon filters should be changed after the equivalent of one year's continual use. When deployed only for normal winter use, this equates to every two years.

The Carcoon is made in four standard sizes: size 3 is the smallest - it suits cars up to MGB etc, through to size 6 that fits Rolls Royce sized vehicles. Special sizes are also listed to 7 and 8; these are not regular stock items. Also note that the inflated Carcoon is a little wider (width only) than the base mat. To calculate inflated width for any size, add 30cm to the listed base width. If in doubt, contact us to request the size needed for your car.

Yes we certainly can, we can increase the height of any standard size, just ask.

We can make a custom Carcoon to suit your dimensions, just ask.

Yes we do have European, UK and USA fully compatible electronics.

All spares including replacement filters etc. are listed on this site.

A Coded Carcoon is an all nylon version of the indoor Carcoon. This non see-through Carcoon is available in two colours.