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Camping in a Cast!

Into the Unknown… in a cast!

Planning an adventure into the Great Outdoors this summer?! We’ve got you covered!

At CastCoverz! we have items to help you, or your loved one, survive through summer with a cast (or a splint or a PICC line or a bandage) and still have a blast!  Enjoying family fun outside can get messy, but we’re here to help you protect your orthopedic device from dirt, water, and even (dare I say) critters?!

Likewise, if you’re going to the beach and have a cast or an orthopedic walking boot (also known as a fracture boot or walking cast) check out our post, How To Keep Sand Out of Your Cast and Walking Boot. 

Prepare for Adventure 

Whether you’re planning to camp out in your backyard (or BEYOND), there’s a few other items you’ll want to bring along to ensure your cast stays warm, dry, clean & protected:

 

Sleeperz!: made from soft micro-fiber or fleece to eliminate scratches, snagging and scrapes, the common side effects of casts- perfect for chilly nights in a tent! (Available for Arms and Legs)

Slickerz!: Our closed toe design and WEATHERproof fabric keep your leg cast, bandages, and toes clean and dry from to protect from the elements of Mother Nature; a drawstring cord prevents the elements from going down your leg, too! Not for sitting in puddles or sand! 🙂

 

AquaShieldUSA Waterproof Cast Protectors: For keeping worry-free expeditions into the water!

Waterproof Cast Cover at CastCoverz!

Waterproof cast covers keep summer fun!

CastCoverz! is proud to partner with AquaShieldUSA – the oldest manufacturer of cast waterproof products in the United States. AquaShieldUSA waterproof cast covers keeps bandages, casts, splints, PICC line, and prostheses dry from showering/bathing, even swimming. Even so, it is easy to take on and take off, there is no pump, it is latex-free and reusable.

Want to order a waterproof cast cover for your arm or leg cast?
Sizing is very specific. Please refer to our website and videos to obtain correct sizing information (click on links below to be taken to the correct page).

Waterproof Cast Covers for arms and legs are available for children and adults. 

At CastCoverz! we know that being in a cast may not be fun, but it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable, itchy, smelly or stop you from enjoying the outdoors! Feel Better, Heal Better with CastCoverz!

Caring For Your Cast During COVID-19

COVID-19 has heightened our awareness of all things CLEAN.

From face masks to manic disinfecting, we’ve quickly learned that germs & viruses spread rapidly; consequently, we’ve been forced to become diligent about protecting ourselves & our loved ones during this strange time.

If you’re currently healing in a cast, you know how DIFFICULT it is to care for your cast properly.  In fact, you have to be even more aware of what germs you are tracking into your home on a plaster cast or orthopedic device that can’t just be thrown into the washing machine.

 So what’s the solution?!

Our team of orthopedic device experts have brainstormed some simple life hacks for you, as you face the day-to-day challenges of living with a cast during a pandemic.

Here are our Top 3 Cast Care Tips:

  1. Keep it dry – invest in a watertight cast protector for your Arm or Leg Cast (we recommend our very own AquaShieldUSA); this will allow you to shower without having to worry about water sneaking into your cast.
  2. Never place anything inside your cast – we know an itchy cast is no fun, but trying to scratch inside your cast can not only damage the device, but can also transfer germs or bacteria to the inside as well.
  3. To prevent scratching, snagging, and to keep your cast CLEAN and dry, cover it with CastCoverZ! products – the EASIEST solution for keeping your device germ-free is to keep it covered! The beauty of our covers is that you can throw your cast cover in the washing machine at the end of the day or rotate out with another clean cover, as needed.  No more
    crawling into bed, wondering what germs you’re sleeping with at night, either! From FUNctional daily wear to cozy night time covers (Sleeperz!), we’ve got you covered!

And of course, as experts continue to study the outbreak & spreading pandemic, we encourage you to continue making your health a priority.  Consuming nutritious foods, washing your hands, getting rest (particularly while healing!) and getting some Vitamin D daily has been proven to boost the immune system.

We’re sending you healing hugs & wishing you a speedy recovery. Stay happy & healthy! This too shall pass…

Please contact our Happiness Gurus if you have ANY questions about what CastCoverz! products are BEST for you! (email: cs@castcoverz.com)

For other helpful cast care links, click HERE!

 

CastCoverz! BENGALICIOUS: Armz!, Legz! & Bootz!

CastCoverz! meets #TigerKing with our NEW Bengalicious print for Armz!, Legz! & Bootz!

With the shelter in place regulations keeping most of us inside with our good friend Netflix, we quickly realized why our new PURRRRFECT print SOLD OUT in 1 week: TIGER KING!

Whether you’re a Big Cat Rescue fan or you’re on the hunt for Carole Baskin’s husband, we’ve got something FUN to brighten your break during this weird time.

At CastCoverz!, we believe when you Feel Better, you Heal Better. Especially now, we recognize the importance of finding creative ways to have fun – even while you’re healing from an injury.

If YOU or someone you LOVE is currently in an arm cast, leg cast, or orthopedic walking boot, why not cheer them up with a FUNctional product to help keep their device CLEAN and prevent scratching or snagging.

Our covers are easy to wash and accessorize with; a GREAT option for those wanting to prevent the spread of germs on cast, braces or boots that can’t be washed!

Head over to our website to check out ALL your ROARIN’ options, before we sell out of your favorites. https://www.castcoverz.com/

GOOD NEWS: Bengalicious is back in stock for a LIMITED TIME!

Questions about sizing?
Contact our happiness gurus 1-800-CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268)

#TigerKing #Bengalicious #CastCoverz#castcover

Halloween in a Cast: Costume Ideas featuring CastCoverz!

What kind of music do mummies play at halloween parties?… WRAP!

WARNING: if you dislike Halloween puns, this blog is NOT for you. But, if you are in search of a SPOOKtacular costume accessory to cover your orthopedic device for this year’s festivities — Keep reading!

In the spirit of Halloween, we invite you to join our CastCoverz! Halloween cat walk! Choose from our seasonal favorites, such as Wicked Webs (available in Legz!, Bootz! and Armz!), Neon Orange (available in Bootz!), or Whimsical Webs (available in Slingz!).  These classic “Halloween” themed prints can be paired with any outfit, from office parties to school FUNctions, everyone will love your KILLER accessory.

Costume Ideas To Die For…

Looking for something more specific to pair with your costume? Here’s a  list of some our favorite prints that can complete your look:

1.) Classic Cheetah – Purrrrfect for all ages! (available in Bootz!, Legz!, Armz!, & Mittz! *dry, weather resistant)

2.) Camo Green or Camo Grey – Disguise yourself as your favorite military hero! (available in Legz!, Bootz!, Armz!, Sleeperz!, BootGuardzXtreme!, & Crutchwear)

3.) Peace of Fun! – Unleash your Inner Hippy! (available in Bootz!, Legz! & Armz!)

4.) Going Dotty! – For the cutest Minnie or Mickey get-up! (available in Bootz!, Legz! & Armz!)

5.) Polar Swirl! – Dress as your favorite Disney Frozen character (available in Bootz!, Legz! & Armz!)

Need more ideas?! Check out ALL of our awesome customer costumes on our Pinterest: Halloween Fun!. You’ll be sure to find some BOO-tiful inspiration.

Needing something custom?

Call our Happiness Gurus so we have time to create the purrrfect custom piece for this year’s costume! We’re also happy to help with all your sizing inquires. We’ve got you covered- from limb to limb!

1-800-CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268)