All-Weather Plug Gaskets

Choose our gaskets for stringing together lights and extension cords with male/female plug connections.

All-Weather Gaskets & Plug Covers

Choose our gasket and cover combos for terminating female plug connections.

Outdoor Weatherproof Extension Cord Gaskets; Christmas Light Weatherproof Gaskets

Pack Size: 5


Our all weather plug gaskets are designed to block out rain and snow that gets into outdoor extension cord plug connections and holiday light string plugs, causing GFCIs to get tripped. Installs in seconds, can handle any type of weather and easily stores on the cord or light string plug for the next use. Fits 2 and 3-prong plugs.

Stop Tripping GFCIs

It’s a cold, rainy night and your outdoor holiday lights just went off. The GFCI was tripped. Don’t like having to hunt down which plug connections got water in them? We didn’t either. That's why we launched PlugShields All-Weather Plug Gaskets and All-Weather Plug Covers.

All-Weather Gaskets fit between your plug connections to keep rain and other elements from tripping your GFCIs. Our All-Weather Plug Covers fit on the end of any open-ended plug to block moisture from getting in. Using All-Weather Plug Gaskets and All-Weather Plug Covers will assist your GFCIs to keep your lights on, even with rain, sleet or snow. These soft, pliable shields can save you hours and hours of time and frustration when it matters most.

Rigorous Quality Testing

We know that you need our products to work in all types of conditions, so your lights stay on and your GFCIs stay green. Our products have been rigorously tested by submerging them in water while actively connected for 72 hours without tripping the GFCI.

Our products can also be used outside whether it’s freezing outside or blazing hot as they can withstand temperature ranges from -65 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit while still remaining soft, pliable and flexible.

Easy to Follow Instructions for Use

  1. Ensure both male and female plug surfaces are clean and dry.
  2. Place gasket on male plug.
  3. Press together until tight.

Important Information About PlugShields

  1. All-Weather Plug Gaskets can be washed & re-used multiple times.
  2. All-Weather Plug Gaskets can be used with both 2 and 3 pronged plugs.
  3. Even in very cold weather, Weatherproof Gaskets will remain soft and pliable.
  4. If you are still having problems with the GFCI tripping after using Weatherproof Gaskets, double check you are using extension cords rated for outdoor use. Also make sure you aren’t overloading a single circuit with too many amps. If your breaker trips, contact a licensed electrician.
  5. Don’t discard the third prong if you remove it from a PlugShields Plug Cover. You can break off the ground prong and use it with a gasket to seal off the open, female ground hole in the first strand of the series that you plugged into the extension cord.
  6. If you have ANY issues or questions about our products, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Use Gaskets for These Scenarios

Need Plug Covers too?

Choose our gasket and cover combos for terminating female plug connections.

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Thomas L. (Osceola, US)

Got these and they worked great for our application.

Sean G. (Youngsville, US)
They actually work

Have not had to reset a circuit breaker in a while!

Yvonne M. (Waianae, US)

Normally every year I used ziplock bags or tape to cover all my plugs. This year I ordered these to try and they worked great. It rained and everything was fine. I wish I had these years earlier.

Len H. (San Diego, US)

Much better products on the market with far less hassle.

Arturo S. (Coral Gables, US)
Great idea

Easy to use and almost invisible.

Suitable for Many Situations

PlugShields gaskets are ideal for holiday lights (Halloween, Christmas), however PlugShields can be used wherever there is potential for moisture to get into extension cord plugs that could then disrupt your outdoor event or major outdoor work project. Please contact us if you have any unique case for which you do not see below.

Frequenty Asked Questions



Even when it is freezing outside with snow coming down, the waterproof material for the All-Weather Plug Gasket remains soft and pliable. This material can withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -65 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

This is quite simple and our products were designed to easily handle this frequent holiday scenario.  Simply break off the 3rd prong on the All-Weather Plug Cover to create a single pin for use to cover female ground hole. The All-Weather Plug Cover ground pin will fit through the gasket to seal the open hole. Always make sure to use our plug covers in combination with our plug gaskets.


The All-Weather Plug Gasket material was purposely designed to be extremely pliable and waterproof. The thickness is approximately 1/16 inch and does not interfere with the power requirements of the connection. When the plug is connected, the All-Weather Plug Gasket will compress between the male and female plugs allowing the mechanical friction of the connection to hold the shield securely in place.

For loose-fitting plugs, it is recommended that you increase the friction of the connection by slightly pulling apart the two male prongs.


The All-Weather Plug Gaskets have been used by other customers for many year. You can simply store them by leaving them on your disconnected male plugs or leave the plug covers with gaskets inserted into the female plug for storage. If they get muddy or dirty, we do recommend that you rinse the gaskets with water as and they will easily clean up for repeated use.


It is not recommended to use the shields on a wall plate plug because wall plates tend to have indentions. They are not flat, therefore we cannot guarantee you will get an effective seal. If you are having trouble with water getting into your wall plate plugs, we recommend using an outdoor weatherproofing outlet cover. You can purchase them at any hardware store.

First, double-check all of your plug connections. Make sure you have a tight seal.

Second, make sure any light strands, extension cords, or other connections you are using are rated for OUTDOOR use. Power cords that are rated for indoor use are not waterproof. Any moisture will cause an indoor power cord or indoor light strands to trip a GFCI.

Third, make sure you are not plugging too many things into the same circuit going above the amperage rating. If you are tripping a breaker and not just the GFCI, you may have too much current being drawn on a single circuit. If you are having problems with your breakers tripping, we recommend that you try using a different outlet that is not on the same “problem” breaker circuit. If you have re-routed your power cords to a different circuit and you are still tripping breakers, we highly recommend you contact a licensed electrician to help you figure out what and where the problem is.

Here’s an article about GFCI trips that may assist to further understand GFCI products.

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