Top 10 Best Seal Tight Cast Protector in 2017 Reviews

A broken arm or leg sucks. Getting to heal it is even worse. No one enjoys dragging a cast weighing about 3-5 pounds for several weeks or even months. The worst thing about these heavy casts and bandages is that they are ’anti-water.’

Moist hinders their functionality and may require changing which is not only expensive but also affects the healing process. This means that not unless a miracle happens, you can’t be under the shower freely nor join others in the pool as you may like. However, this is where waterproof cast protectors come in.

These saviors allow you to go beyond all the hindrances brought about by non-waterproof casts. They enable you to hit the beach like anyone else. They also allow you all the time in the shower without stretching your leg or arm outside the door.

These protectors work all the same. However, they may not meet your needs equally.

So, what makes a good cast protector?

Size comes first. Your ideal size is dependent on the size of your cast or bandage. A half size dressing calls for a half size cover. Vice versa is true. On this note, a cover that is less bulky regardless of its size is more favorable.

Next, consider its construction material. Most protectors are made of either rubber or vinyl. While the former is known to be more durable and efficient, it may trigger allergies.

Ease of use. Not unless you have someone to give you a hand any time you want to get the cover on and off, opt for a cover that you can slide through yourself.

10. CR HomeWaterproof Cast Protector

  • By: CR Home
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 7.5 inches

This cast protector by CR Home is completely waterproof. This means that you can completely submerge it in water. What’s more good than being able to hit the swimming pool, enjoy the hot tub, or sing in the shower without damaging the anti-water cast? Again, CR Home offers quality grips and protects you from sliding on wet floors.

Even better, this newly-released protector is latex-free! As such, it can be used without causing any allergies or irritation. There’s more. CR Home is made baggy so you can use it with your boots or shoes on!

Pros

  • It’s latex-free
  • It’s non-slip
  • Fits over shoes and boots

Cons

  • No arm protector

9. Brown-Medical-Seal-Tight-Cast-Protector-300×300

  • By: Brownmed
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches

Have you broken your finger and need a protector to shield the stabilizer from getting wet in the shower? This one by Brownmed will do you some good.

This waterproof bag is made of environmentally-friendly polyvinyl material. It also features a latex-free diaphragm that stretches enough to go over the bandage or cast easily. It forms a watertight pocket that keeps your hand dry in your regular activities.

Is it reusable? Sure! In fact, it may outlast the cast or bandage.

However, Brownmed has one setback. It comes in a one-size-fits-all design. As such, it may be overly long for some patients.

Pros

  • Fits over bandages and casts easily
  • It’s watertight

Cons

  • One size does not fit everyone

8. Limbo-Med-Waterproof-Limb-Protector-271×300

  • By: Limbo
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

Whether you broke your arm on the stairs or out in the field, Limbo Med has one sure way of keeping the keeping the cast dry and letting you face the dreaded showers with more confidence.

Several of its users suggest that the orthopedics should recommend this protector with every cast. This is an adult’s half arm protector. However, there are more sizes to fit various users and conditions. Limbo Med is made of a strong, durable neoprene and is opaque. It’s again fitted with a neoprene band that forms an airtight seal over your arm. Mind you, it does this without strangling or hurting your arm.

Most of its users appreciate that it’s lightweight and easy to put on and off.

Pros

  • Available in different sizes
  • Has a non-strangling band

Cons

  • None identified

7. DryPro Waterproof Cast Cover (Full Leg)

  • By: DryPro
  • Item Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 4 x 1 inches 

Constructed from surgical rubber, this boot by DryPro is your best companion in the shower, on the sand along the beach, and even in the tub. This model comes in different sizes ranging from X-small to large.

Unlike the previous models that we’ve reviewed before, this US-Made uses a snug vacuum seal to fit perfectly over the cast. You use a small easy-to-use pump to dispel all air inside. This leaves it hugging the cast or bandage without being overly bulky.

However, it may lead to excessive sweating with time. Children may also require a hand with this.

Pros

  • Isn’t bulky
  • 100% waterproof

Cons

  • May cause sweating

6. DMI Waterproof Foot Cover

  • By: Duro-Med
  • Item Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

Coming at a very competitive price, DMI aims at protecting your plaster or synthetic casts from getting soggy in the shower or while swimming. It can also be used to cover rashes, splints, burns and more from water, sand, and dirt in your day to day activities.

Its best perk is that it’s latex-free and can be put on with one hand. Again, the vinyl material used makes it safe to use on slick surfaces and carpets with no risk of falling.

There no serious flaws with this protector. However, some water may form a pool at the top. On the upside, be assured that the airtight seal will put all water out.

Pros

  • Easy to wear with one hand
  • It’s durable
  • Have safe grips on slick surfaces

Cons

  • Not strong enough to walk on

5. Vive Waterproof Cast Cover

  • By: VIVE
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

Next is this cast cover by Vive. Thanks to the universal design it features, you’ll have no hassle determining which size is for you.

Vive Waterproof Cast Protector is designed to cover an adult’s full leg. As such, it’s a perfect option for not only casts but also bandages and wounds on any part of the foot be it on the upper or lower foot.

This protector can be worn on either foot. It uses an easy-grip ring to create an airtight seal without digging into the skin.

However, though pricey, this cover tears easily. Previous buyers also point out that the ring is quite small and may not go through some bandages without ripping. Luckily, it’s protected by a 60-day warranty.

Pros

  • Has a universal fit
  • Is durable
  • Has a 60-day warranty

Cons

Pricey

  • Ring rips easily

4. Vive Arm Cast Cover

  • By: VIVE
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

While Vive’s full leg protector (reviewed above) faces challenges in terms of design, its arm cast cover seems to perform quite well.

This is made of durable vinyl and may, therefore, be stored for later use. It’s fitted with an elastic ring that goes over the bandages easily and can be done single handedly. Just like the leg cover, this one can also be worn on both arms.

This cover has been sturdily constructed and can be used over long periods of time while being fully submerged in water.

Pros

  • It’s lightweight
  • It’s reusable
  • Easy to package for storage

Cons

  • Its one size may not fit small arms

3. Curad Cast Protector, 2 Count

  • By: Curad
  • Item Weight: 1.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.5 x 4.8 inches 

For those who don’t like the bulkiness caused by the big airtight rings with the protectors we’ve reviewed so far, Curad has something more compact and lightweight.

This one is made of a stretchy lightweight material with a specially designed arm opening that fits snugly. It’s designed to cover bandages, casts, cuts, splints, and lacerations.

At around 10 bucks, Curad is the most affordable in this list. Even better, a pack consists of 2 of these waterproof covers making it even more economical.

Pros

  • Not bulky
  • Easy to wear with no help
  • Very economical

Cons

  • Not durable

2. Seal Tight ORIGINAL Protector

  • By: Brownmed
  • Item Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 7.7 x 1.2 inches 

Next is this protector by Brown Medical. This is amongst the best selling cast covers on the market. It’s available in 4 different sizes; adult short leg, adult short arm wide, adult short arm, and pediatric arm.

Seal Tight is made of vinyl-like material. Uniquely, it has been curved at the elbow and thumb. It also has a plastic ring with a stretchable latex-free diaphragm through which the cast goes through.

Pros

  • Latex-free
  • Has an easily stretchable opening

Cons

  • Hard to put on with no help

1. Seal Tight Freedom Cast Protector

  • By: Brownmed
  • Item Weight: 5.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 5 x 1.2 inches

Coming in as our most reviewed protector is this boot by Brownmed. In fact, it’s also the best seller at the time of writing this.

Unlike other models, this one has no plastic rings to struggle with. It’s latex-free and comes with a satisfaction guarantee.

This model offers easy application. You can easily do it yourself. Its strong and thick materials also make it durable and reusable. It may outlast the cast and be stored for future needs.

Pros

  • It’s latex-free
  • It’s long-lasting

Cons

  • Concern over torn covers

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