Submitted by: gchambers on 9/1/2016
The limitation of the spray skirt is the seal around the cockpit combing. I found it difficult to get a seal that would keep water out of the cockpit in rough seas. With each wave that submerged the cockpit combing, a small amount of water dripped into the cockpit. This became an issue in extended open water crossings when enough water built up in the cockpit to have and effect on boat stability.
For staying dry from drip from the paddle, rain or the occasional wave that washes the deck of the kayak, these spray skirts work well.
The spray skirt is easily adjustable, fits well on the torso and the suspenders do a good job of keeping the tunnel high on the torso. It is a comfortable spray skirt that works well in sheltered water. For open water use, consider a seals neoprene skirt.
Submitted by: SKP on 7/17/2014
I've yet to roll the kayak to see if the skirt implodes or not though, so I can't say much about that. It can get a bit warm under the skirt, which can be a little uncomfortable if the temp is really high. I've considered getting the Seals Tropical Tour skirt for those occasions since it breaths better, though according to others isn't as water resistant. That said though, a puddle can form on the skirt and it won't readily soak right though keeping you dry.
Overall a nice skirt.