Someone bought them out and the current versions are about on par with disposable paper towels for durability.
The other option is rubber "bikini covers," which are cheap and work fine, but are not as convenient.
I was not aware that ownership had changed. But I am fairly certain the PRODUCT has. I've not had many problems with Butler Creek flip up covers in the past. I have used them for many years, but I am greatly disappointed in the ones I have purchased recently.
I would have no complaints...if I had bumped them or abused them in any way...but these things are breaking just opening them.
Definitely want to stay with a 'flip up' style cover.
Guess I will need to look beyond B/C for a reliable product. Thanks for your reply.