Having spent a salty, windy, and damp day at a raging Pacific Beach this weekend, I realized that I really had no decent way to protect my XLR connectors from sand; I had to hike with all my gear to the beach so I didn't have all the bits connected by the time I hit the dunes. I spent a lot of time carefully holding cables off the sand or knocking sand out of the female cable ends.
Anyone use XLR connector plugs/jacks/caps on their cables, and do they generally get the job done? I'd love to use 'em especially on cables where you can't just mate the female end to the matching male end, like stereo XLR's that terminate in a five-pin connector. Also, any other tips or suggestions for similar protection would be great!
What's worked for you?