The black Lens Cover for the Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G VRII Lens from LensCoat is a 100% closed-cell neoprene coat that protects the lens from bumps and scratches. It is ideal for nature and outdoor photographers, sports shooters and photojournalists. The cover helps break up the shape of your lens, making it less noticeable to wildlife and makes it more comfortable to hold. It also provides a thermal barrier, protecting the hands from cold lenses in lower temperatures. The cover is waterproof, providing protection in inclement weather. This version comes in a matte all-black finish to better blend in where desirable. Or, it can be used just for its protection value.