Pros: light padding, keeps dust out
Cons: short life span, cracks easily, stitching falls apart
This cover is nice brand new but here in Arizona it falls apart quickly. Can't handle the UV rays at all. I patch it with black duct tape and that will extend it a year or two until the stitching gives out. I get a total of two to three years, and it sits underneath my deck on the patio. Deck is solid, but morning sun rays hit it for a couple hours each day. Nice when new, just built far too cheaply to last anytime at all.
And finally, until I really splurge and have one custom made it beats not having anything. It does keep the dust and bugs out for the most part. Well, until it starts falling apart.