The Seals Sneak kayak spray skirt is the perfect skirt for medium duty conditions. Constructed with medium-weight coated pack cloth, double-stitched and sealed seams, water-resistant zipper and and adjustable neoprene waistband with removable suspenders. Light to moderate conditions.
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Great skirt! Zip access gives good ventilation and easy access to things in the cockpit. Also, keeps the water out in a roll. We have two.
Used the skirt on a Old Town Kayak. It worked great. Fit was tight and held up to lots of water over the deck. Pockets are nice to have for quick access to my GPS and camera. The zipper made accessing the inside easy while sitting in the kayak with the skirt on. After about a years use the zipper broke at the beginning of a trip. My friend also bought one and the zipper didn't even last for the first trip. Its a good idea, but I am not sure it works.
I have yet so see a this product reviewed for using on an Old Town Vapor 10, so I hope this helps those that are wanting to purchase one of these for their Vapors. We ran three Vapor 10 kayaks on two different occasions on the Big Pine Creek in central Indiana. This creek offer Class II-III rapids in some spots and WILL swamp a kayak without a spray skirt. The trick to putting this skirt on is to start at the back while you are straddling the vapor and work your way to the front of the cockpit while keeping tension on the skirt as you put it on. After a couple of times doing it, it becomes quite easy. Getting in the kayak with the skirt on is a little tricky at first, but get easier with practice. Those with shorter legs will have a much easier time. Once in, just zip it up, put on the suspender, tighten the skirt using the Velcro tabs on the side, and out on your PFD. You can also adjust the tension on the semi flexible support beam built into the skirt to help shed water- and it sheds water great. OK, Back go the water. The first thing I noticed was how much water actually sheds off this skirt. Yes, you will have some small pooling with bigger waves, but that is easily swept off with your hand. For the most part, it keeps water out of your yak. Yes, because of the zipper, which is really more waterproof than not, will allow a little water in but not much, and you will not get swamped. Ripping the skirt away for a wet exit is a breeze with the long yellow webbing that rides the front of the skirt to almost your torso. I found this out when I was in some swift water and hit a log. Went upside down, and I pulled the skirt right off. Swimming with a such a long skirt for the Vapor is a little more of a challenge but doable. The real treat though with this skirt is going through CII and CIII. I have had waves crash with force right into my lap several times with this skirt and it gets shed quite nicely. As you might have guessed, the Vapor is not as sturdy as a true WW yak and it will flex a little. But the skirt has always stayed on. The seat so far has not impeded the ability for the skirt to stay on- even when you are moving your torso around. Bottom line- The Vapor 10 is a not a true WW kayak and this skirt is not designed for true WW kayaking so a little water is going to come in. But not flooded and swamped levels. On a 7 mile run mixed with calm water and CI-III rapids, I had maybe a gallon of water come in. That's doing pretty good in my opinion. I bought this skirt for using out Vapors in the BWCA this Sept, and I think it's going to perform fine.
Nice medium duty skirt. Goes on well once you get to used to it. Quite comfortable, not hot at all, even on hotter days. Handy zipper tunnel makes on & off easier and gives access to cockpit. Pulls off easily & quickly. Good for medium-duty use in small waves and mild whitewater. Negatives are: it leaks just a little from small waves, probably through the zipper; water pools on top despite the rounded metal stay. The skirt can come off on its own accord when rolling over without pulling the handle, which sort of defeats part of the purpose for having a skirt. So, I imagine that this skirt will not be the best for whitewater. Maybe should upgrade to full neoprene skirt if you intend on doing bigger water.