I love this item. The problems with it are basically fastenings: the shock cord wore out very quickly, and the cover wouldn't stay on after that, which is how I lost it. The cord clamp needed a knot or pull of asome sort behind it so it would be easier to pull in. I did it myself; it was good, but I shouldn't have had to. All in all a good but not stellar product, which, with a couple of small changes could be a stellar product. On the plus side--looks very nice, with the Brooks logo.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend