Pretty much the same for me. Deer seem to vanish just before a heavy rain so I do also. I got run out of the stand twice this year because the last place I want to be is sitting in a steel treestand in the middle of a thunderstorm. Since the stand is not far from my house i can wait out the storm then get back in the stand if it isn't too dark. A light rain is pleasant and cools things off so I ride it out. The umbrella cover keeps me dry and comfortable and was worth the extra investment.