The Seals Adventurer kayak spray skirt is the perfect skirt for light to medium conditions. Constructed with medium-weight coated pack cloth, double-stitched and sealed seams and and adjustable waistband, plus a tensioned deck stay to help shed the water faster.
|Black - 1.2||A-AD1.2BKSS||0872244003259|
|Black - 1.4||A-AD1.4BKSS||0872244003303|
|Black - 1.7||A-AD1.7BKSS||0872244003273|
|Black - 2.2||A-AD2.2BKSS||0872244005161|
|Black - 2.5||A-AD2.5BKSS||0872244003310|
|Black - 4.2||A-AD4.2BKSS||0872244003358|
|Black - 5.0||A-AD5.0BKSS||0872244003341|
|Black - 5.5||A-AD5.5BKSS||0872244003563|
|Black - 5.7||A-AD5.7BKSS||0872244003600|
|Black - 7.0||A-AD7.0BKSS||0872244003624|
**Calling all size 7.0 users** Seals is the only company that I've found who makes a spray skirt big enough for my 12' Old Town Vapor kayak, in size 7.0, and so far I am happy. There is one very large drawback of a skirt this large (rather, a cockpit so large it requires a spray skirt this large): When installing, you have to start at the front and finish at the back. This is backwards of how it is supposed to be done, but it has to be installed this way. I am 6'2'' and I cannot even reach the front of my cockpit when seated. Because of this, when installing, you have to start at the bow and work your way back to the stern...meaning the hardest part with tension at highest is right behind you. It is awkward and cumbersome. After practicing several times, my arms were exhausted. If you are a woman or not super strong, you probably won't be able to install this 7.0 on a big cockpit kayak (like Vapor or Dirigo 120/140XT) at all by yourself. You will have to have someone help you put it on. Because you cannot reach the very front on large cockpits, for safety, Seals has sewn an orange grab handle up the skirt and within easy reach to release the skirt. Now, as far as fit, it fits well on my body. I have a 36'' waist and it could probably accommodate much larger. Fit on the kayak is pretty good. There are no saggy areas, which is important. On my Vapor kayak, it has the high back seat, which does seem to interfere with the skirt some. It definitely makes the spray skirt much tighter behind me because the high back seat protrudes from the kayak. As for side fit, directly on my sides (at the widest part of the cockpit), the spray skirt doesn't reach down far enough into the cockpit rim to make me feel totally comfortable to use this in big waves. It maybe has 1'' overhang on the rim at the widest part, and could fit another 1-1.5'' comfortably. I also have a Seals cockpit cover for storage and it fits identical, being about 1-2'' too tight at the widest part. If you dip the side of the kayak into the water, you will definitely have water run up under the skirt. This skirt is best served for rain and the occasional big waves splashing over the deck. That said, on an Old Town Vapor, this skirt gets really tight around you and could be a touch bigger. I have not done enough paddling yet to give a firm answer as to if it accidental pop-off will be a regular issue. If it is, I will revise my review.
I bought 2 Seals Adventure Spray Skirts with a great deal of help from ACK and Seals. I didn't know anything about sizing the skirt but became well informed after talking with both companies. I rec'd the skirts quickly and they fit (even though I wasn't sure the cockpit lip would keep them on). And got free shipping too! The skirts are good quality and my grandson has taken his out already in cold weather.