I just got home from a wild show up in Canada which was outdoors.
The day before the show, they had their worst blizzard in the past 5 years, all while I was setting up my PA and FOH rig.
I searched the previously asked questions, and there are existing questions about waterproofing, but mainly for the recorders and microphones themselves.
What I specifically wanted to know that hasn't been asked yet is if there is a simple way of weatherproofing an XLR connection between two XLR connections, for example, a break-out of a snake to a single XLR, or two XLR cables connected together as an extension.
The problem I was running into was that in the snowy weather, the temperature was so cold that the usual plastic bag with electrical tape was not working. The tape was too cold to stick to itself, not to mention the melted snow that got on it while I was trying to tape it up in the blizzard. On top of that, my snowboard gloves I was wearing were too thick to be able to pick off the e-tape to peel it, so I had to brave the -10C degree weather in bare hands to use the tape at all. So, in the end, I had to bring the tape I was trying to use inside for about 30 minutes in front of a heating vent for it to heat up enough to then bring it back outside and quickly tape it up before it froze again. But, this isn't very viable when you only have about a day to set up 4 PA hangs of 16-piece line-arrays, a baker's dozen point-source delays, a handful of floor monitors on the stage, the wireless mic receivers and cable runs, and 10 audience reaction mics throughout a snowy outdoor venue...
Ideally I would have something like a piece of rubber that fit around the connections and secured itself water-tight to the cables. Kind of like a handlebar grip in size, but forming to the connectors themselves and extremely quick to slap onto the connectors.
After Googling for a while, I have not been able to come up with any commercially available product for this type of thing, and I immediately thought those of you who record outdoors a lot have probably already come up with a re-purposing of some type of rubber tube or something that can achieve waterproofing of XLR connectors.
Thanks in advance.
EDIT: Perhaps Saran wrap would work...