The WeatherGard case cover protects its content against the most vicious natural elements of all: water. Violin and water don't mix well. Water damage to the violin can often spell death for the instrument. One of the worst nightmares a musician can have is getting caught in the rain. The WeatherGard cover is a synthetic material that has the texture and characteristics of leather, and is used as an imitation to leather. With the WeatherGard cover which is not permeable by water, rain would roll off the case without making the cover wet and keep the violin inside completely dry. This cover makes this violin having the highest water protection rating.