The soft fabric lining minimalizes unwanted sound effects caused by wind and rain during operation. The cover also reduces the chance of the camera overheating by allowing hot air to escape via openings.
The LCD screen is protected by a vinyl window that can be expanded so you can flip the screen open and still have it well protected. The top handle cover also protects the view finder and the microphone. The bottom of the cover can be opened and closed with a double zipper.
This item is supplied in a waterproof pouch with zipper, which you can use for storage and transportation of the cover when not in active use.