I've had the Harmony Touring miniskirt for over 5 years. Unless…
I've had the Harmony Touring miniskirt for over 5 years. Unless it's cold or rough enough to need a full skirt, I use it every time I go out. It keeps the sun and paddle drip off my legs and on hot days, still allows air to flow in. On days where it's fairly choppy and I don't mind getting a little wet, I'll use it. It keeps most of the water washing over the bow out of the cockpit, but doesn't offer any protection on the sides. I use it with my Necky Manitou 14 and Old Town Cayuga 146. Both use 2.2 sized full skirts and the small Harmony fits fine. I've never had it pop off while paddling. It's easy to get on and off in the boat and when exiting, you can scrunch it up and get out with it on. It has some kind of metal or plastic strip that helps it keep its shape. It does sag a little when it gets wet, but doesn't touch my legs or lap. Given how long I've had it and how much I've used it, have to give it a 10.
I was looking for a sprayskirt for the Chesapeake that I built…
I was looking for a sprayskirt for the Chesapeake that I built, when I came upon the Harmony Half-skirt. Perfect for warmer weather, it shields your legs/lower body from sun as well as paddling drips, rain, etc. Easy to install and remove, the skirt's sides slide up the shock cord to facilitate getting in and out of the kayak.
Doesn't really work well with Necky Manitou 146, the bow is weak…
Doesn't really work well with Necky Manitou 146, the bow is weak, and soon as it gets wet sags opposite and funnels water into your lap. Slips off a lot, even after adjusting the bungee. The material is pretty good though and might work better on wider cockpit. Mine is 18 x 35 and I got the smallest one.