The Elements Red Raincover was designed and manufactured by Burket Camera AKS. It was designed from the ground up for use with the Red and is constructed primarily of vinyl-coated polyester along with coated nylon and neoprene. The primary seems on the cover are radio frequency welded, reducing the amount of stitch holes that water could pass through and strengthening the seems themselves. There are clear windows for viewing the lens and the menu panel on the back of the camera. There are waterproof zippers welded into the cover allowing access to the CF card port, the menu panel on the back of the camera and the connectors on the side of the camera. The front of the cover is lined with hook Velcro to mate to the front of a matte box and also features a zipper so that longer cover extensions can be used for longer zooms including the Optimo 24-290. Purchasing a separate cover for zooms and primes is no longer necessary.
The cover features clasps that connect under the camera to keep the cover fitting snuggly in adverse weather conditions. The bottom of the cover is mostly kept open to allow air to flow freely through the vents of the camera.
On top of the cover there is a handle pouch to allow the user to grip the Element Cheese Stick or Red Handle while using the cover. The front of this pouch opens using a Velcro sandwich to allow cables and monitor arms to pass through it. The cover also allows for use of the Element EVF mount and EVF extension. The cover has three neoprene washers sewn in place. One is on the side of the cover to allow use of the EVF Mount and the other two are on top of the cover to allow for additional mounting options for the monitor and accessory arms. To use these neoprene washers as access points, open the flap and poke a small hole in the neoprene washer. Slide the EVF tube mount or monitor arm through it and the neoprene will fit snuggly around it.
The package includes a separate cover for the Red 5.6 in. LCD and Red EVF that also feature welded seems. Simply slide it over the top of the monitor and Velcro closes it on the bottom. It ships with a piece of Non-Glare Plexiglass for comfortable viewing.
The Red EVF cover easily slips over the EVF with the Element EVF mount already installed. It features an elastic strip to fit snugly around the eyepiece and a clear window over the controls to see which button is being pressed. Use of the Element EVF guard is suggested to prevent accidental activation of the EVF controls.