Over the past few weeks I’ve become a bit of a can cosy train spotter. There are a number of these faux heat and mirage mitigation shrouds out there right now, but Jonezy’s was the first I was aware of that used a felt layer for that Griffon-esque padded-out look.
The price point has another niche covered; the AAC Mini4 version shown here retails at an extremely reasonable £18. What’s even better is that these covers are made locally, in the South West of the UK.
Did I also mention that Jonezy is an ex-Royal Marine? 🙂
Stitching is great, straight and true. Everything is regular and symmetrical and the materials feel good.
Jonezy’s version differs from others in a number of ways. The most obvious is the webbing. The Perroz, for example, follows Tab’s pattern (two sets of webbing), whereas Jonezy’s is, again, more like Griffon’s (one set of webbing). The other major difference is that Jonezy doesn’t use Velcro in his version, to secure the ends of the shroud together. I like the simplicity of this.
Black felt below. The only things I’d like to see here would be an option for off-white felt (like the Griffon) as well as an increased thickness in the felt.
This shroud is perfectly sized with room for easy access to the AAC’s QD mech:
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