The Hobie Dodger is a spray, cool breeze or sun shade for your lower body. Deflect bow waves and spray. Block cool breezes and stay warmer in cold conditions. Works like a small pop-up tent. Loops of bungee connect to the boat. The Dodger extends aft to just in front of the pedaler. A Velcro strip seals up the center in front of the pedaler. The entire dodger folds forward to enter or exit the kayak or make pedal adjustments. An access panel is built-in for using the sailing rig. Installs in minutes initially, but installs in moments once the fasteners are in place. This version only works on the Pro Angler.
Hmmm... Not easy to figure out how to deploy and once you do, its not easy then either. I could have come up with a better design. The thing that saves this dodger is that it is, like everything Hobie builds, made of the finest quality materials. But its also over priced.
Lisa and I floated Pro Anglers on 18 miles of the White River from Bull Shoals dam to the town of Cotter. We both had the Dodger. It protected from the bright sun and also from the 51F water. Loved it.