REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
LensCoatHoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black)
 
4.6

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (53)
  • Lightweight (51)
  • Durable (39)
  • Reliable (25)
  • Improves function (5)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (38)
  • Everyday (29)
  • Landscape photography (9)
  • Everyday use (6)
  • Wildlife (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (21), Professional (17), Semi-professional (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An Essential and Very Useful Accessory

I use this with the Canon EF 400mm F4 DO and it is really an essential accessory for the lens. The Canon one is bulky, heavy, and is a pain to get on...Read complete review

I use this with the Canon EF 400mm F4 DO and it is really an essential accessory for the lens. The Canon one is bulky, heavy, and is a pain to get on and off. This one is lighter, quick to get on and off, and can be put on the lens when in storage with the hood in reverse, hood on normally, or even just over the front of the lense without the hood. It stays one and does what it should. The little loop on it is also useful for attaching a cord to something like your tripod ring so you don't lose it or let it fall on the ground.

This is also the most economical and reasonably priced product in the entire LensCoat line of products in my opinion. At sub $30, there should be no hesitation in purchasing this to protect your lens.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Over-rated and pricey

Several years ago, I bought a LensCoat lens cover. The pieces were difficult to install and, within a month, the stitched seams pulled apart. Recently, I bought the LensCoat XX-Large hoodie lens...Read complete review

Several years ago, I bought a LensCoat lens cover. The pieces were difficult to install and, within a month, the stitched seams pulled apart. Recently, I bought the LensCoat XX-Large hoodie lens cover for my new supertelephoto lens and it wasn't the easiest to install, either. The LensCoat lens Hood is OK but nothing special. In fact, it seems a bit tight for my lens hood, making removal and attachment difficult and very time-consuming. Not sure why this size was recommended as an accessory for my lens, since I think the company does make a larger size. There's another vendor who makes neoprene lens hood covers but I wasn't sure if they made one this large. That's the only reason why I bought the LensCoat hood cover. Wish I had done my homework. Might have saved some money along with getting better quality and a better fit.

Reviewed by 65 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
4.0

LensCoat Hoodie-XXL.

By The Teal Guy.

from Ocean City, New Jersey

Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

Purchased for my new Nikon 300mm f/2.8G AF/S VRII telephoto lens for front lens protection while walking around in the field,etc. A little big, but will do? Much smaller & compact then the bulkier, rather clumsy to remove Nikon supplied one that came with lens. Only time will tell if I decide to go back using the Nikon supplied one?

Share this review

 
4.0

Much better than the original

By Steve

from Port Townsend, WA

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

    I replaced the factory hood with this one on a Canon 400mm DO. It is a big improvement. The Canon cover was a pain to use this one is far superior and lighter.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Share this review

     
    5.0

    Just what I needed!!

    By Borrego

    from San Diego

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Perfect Fit For My Scope
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • None whatsoever

    Best Uses

    • Telescope Lens Cover

    Comments about XX-Large Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (Digital Camo):

    I recently purchased a 110mm scope to use for dedicated Herschel Wedge white light solar observing. The scope has a machined front lens cover. It has fairly fine pitched threads, and I cross-threaded it. I was able to get the cover off, but looked for an alternative. I saw this item, and purchased the black version. One of the best accessories I've ever spent coin on!! Great snug fit, easy on and off. Workmanship looks fine. Only regret is that I didn't get the digital camo version, and that's not much of a regret!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Share this review

     
    4.0

    speedy cap

    By Hide

    from Tokyo

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

      I bought some Hoodies for the replacement of big lens caps. 2XLs fit for 300mm/2.8, 400mm/4, 200-400mm/4. 3XL fits for 500mm/4. As I use both Nikon and Canon, they are good enough for carrying telephoto lenses. I recommend this.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

       
      5.0

      Great Replacement!

      By TVRPhoto

      from Monterey, CA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Traveling

        Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

        I have a Nikon 500mm F/4 that seems to have swallowed its lens hood and in need of a replacement. I've already wrapped the lens in a protective LensCoat kit which has been great in protecting the lens from scratches and nicks. The neoprene lens hood cover slides on and off with ease and was the perfect size to fit over the lenshood. An inexpensive fix to an otherwise potentially expensive replacement.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

         
        3.0

        Good hood for Canon 400mm f4 DO

        By Alex

        from Livinston, NJ

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

            It works pretty well on my Canon 400mm f4 DO. It fits snugly and provides good protection against dust and for travel. Its operation, however, is not necessarily faster than with the original cap, and it is actually a bit of struggle with the knob of the hood in reverse position. This hood is designed to work with the hood in reverse position. It cannot be used over the lens alone.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            Gets the Job Done

            By Supermario

            from Illinois

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

              Bought this lens coat to use for my 200 f/2L IS. Fits perfectly and couldn't ask for any more than that. Would recommend to use for any long telephoto lens.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              2.0

              Over-rated and pricey

              By MT Photographer

              from Montana

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Not Functional
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Traveling

                Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                Several years ago, I bought a LensCoat lens cover. The pieces were difficult to install and, within a month, the stitched seams pulled apart. Recently, I bought the LensCoat XX-Large hoodie lens cover for my new supertelephoto lens and it wasn't the easiest to install, either. The LensCoat lens Hood is OK but nothing special. In fact, it seems a bit tight for my lens hood, making removal and attachment difficult and very time-consuming. Not sure why this size was recommended as an accessory for my lens, since I think the company does make a larger size. There's another vendor who makes neoprene lens hood covers but I wasn't sure if they made one this large. That's the only reason why I bought the LensCoat hood cover. Wish I had done my homework. Might have saved some money along with getting better quality and a better fit.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                3.0

                OK but cannot use with Nikon hard case

                By Montereyman

                from Monterey, CA

                About Me Professional

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Shooting In The Field

                Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                It fits the Nikon 500mm f4 lens fine but it must be removed to store the lens in the hard case provide by Nikon as the hood is too thick. The extra thickness provides no real benefit - all that is needed is 3mm neoprene to cushion the front of the lens.

                Not worth returning but I will be using the Nikon hood instead with the lens.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Does what it was desined to do.

                By Preacher Man

                from Lancaster, CA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Lens Cap

                Comments about XX-Large Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (Realtree Max4 HD):

                Keeps my glass free of dust.

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Perfact

                By Kari

                from switzerland

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about XX-Large Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (Digital Camo):

                  Using for my EF 200-400/4 L IS, it is perfect, another world to the original "thing"

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Lens hood cover

                  By Trish

                  from Whidbey Island, WA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about XX-Large Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (Realtree Max4 HD):

                      Would be handy if they put a couple of tabs on it to enable easier use, i.e. putting it on and taking it off.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Fit On Canon 400mm f/4.0 IS DO

                      By Dave B

                      from Tampa, FL

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great fit
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                          This is the cover that Canon should have supplied. It fits easily over the lens hood in either the forward or reversed position. When reversed, the strechy fabric easily accommodates the raised locking screw head.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Convenient to use

                          By Gerry

                          from La Habra, CA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                            this product is much more convenient to use the the Canon-supplied lens cover for the 400mm f4 DO.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                             
                            5.0

                            Improved over previous model,

                            By RGF

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                              I use this cap in lieu of the leatherette cover on my Canon "great white" lens. The leatherette is awkward to remove and replace, the hoodie is quick.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                               
                              5.0

                              do very well what it was designed for

                              By palalomo

                              from Montreal, Canada

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                                I use it with a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS.

                                Sample design, but effective. The piece of "hard" foam inside is sturdier than I thought and offer a good protection for the front element.
                                I would have liked a little velcro strap to secure the hood on the lens but it is important to remove a star

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

                                 
                                4.0

                                Fits Nikon 300mm f2.8 Hood

                                By Bill N.

                                from NJ

                                Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                                This fits over the hood for my Nikon 300mm f2.8, even when the hood is reversed (the neoprene material stretches over the hood tension knob). If you don't use the hood, the cover is a bit too large to fit the lens snugly, so you might want to go down a size.

                                It can be tricky to coordinate putting it on if the lens is not on a tripod. I find I need both hands to stretch the neoprene material to fit over the lens hood, leaving no hands to hold the lens.

                                I give this 3.5 stars for functionality, but am bumping my overall rating to 4 stars since it is very inexpensive.

                                Share this review

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great lens cover!

                                By Tony

                                from Glen Ellyn, IL

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use

                                  Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                                  I bought the LensCoat Hoodie to use with my Nikon 200-400mm zoom lens. The Nikon cover is big and bulky – great for use while traveling with the lens in it's soft case. Once I'm on location I pack away the Nikon cover and its on with the LensCoat Hoodie cover. It works great with the lens hood in place or with the lens hood reversed.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  An INEXPENSIVE must have........

                                  By Sports Shooter 1

                                  from Virginia

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use

                                    Comments about Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (XX-Large, Black):

                                    Big glass takes up big space in your bag/case, and while OEM padded hood/covers offer good protection, they too add to the overall size of the glass you are trying to tote around. Snug and fit, LensCoat Hoodie's offer just the right protection to your glass (pretty much any size) without the added bulk of the common padded hoods for large prime glass 200,300,400,500, 600 2.8 etc) Even for the ridiculous Nikon 14-24 slip on lens cap, LensCoats' the best way to go.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    Share this review

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Highly recommended

                                    By Paul

                                    from PA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about XX-Large Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (Realtree Max4 HD):

                                      Much bertter than the bulky lens hoods supplied by the manufacturers. This actually gets used and goes in the bag on the lens.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      Share this review

                                      Displaying reviews 1-20

                                      Back to top

                                      Previous | Next »