This works very well. A little difficult to put on an Old Town Vapor 10 with it's large cockpit but that is to be expected. No trouble keeping water, bugs, spiders and snakes out of the kayak. Works great. A very good investment.
We got excellent help & a fast response when trying to purchase the right size kayak cover.
The (ACK) Seals Deluxe Kayak Cockpit covers fit perfectly and we would definitely recommend the waterproof & tear-resistant material. The website was very well organized & easy to navigate. We appreciate the help & thanks for the how-to video. Very happy with our purchase so far, but will have to wait a bit longer to see how it wears so can only give the product 4 stars.
We have Old Town Dirigo 120 Anglers.
I guess the cover works more or less OK.
our kayaks used almost every day and are parked in the water next to the dock. It's hard to put the cover on it when it still in the water. Also when it rains enough the water endup gathering in the lose fabric and eventually it pools the cover off the kayak dumping all the water inside. It keeps the due and little bit of rain out but not the heavy rain. Also when the kayaks stored on the side it ended up letting some moister in as well.
We haven't tried to transport them with the covers on just yet. And it will probably work very well for this purpose .
Tough to get on, but will not come off accidentally.
I want to follow up from my previous review---I replaced my wire
adaptation with 14 feet of 1/4" bungee cord-item 271 from ACK.
Worked perfect! My manufacturing suggestion is to have a longer
cord on cockpit covers and use an adjustable fastener/tightness
adjustment like ones used for sleeping bags! Would make a lot easier
to install also.
This was a total disappointment because the bungee cord was way
too short to fit the cockpit of my wilderness pungo (aspire 105)
kayak--I got the 5.5 size as recommended. The workmanship is
excellent except the cord needed to be about a whole foot longer--
what a simple fix they could do --just make longer cord---the fabric
fit over the cockpit perfectly after I intied the cord and released all
the tension, but not secure---I fixed by poking 6 inches of wire
through each end of the bungee cord and securing the wire to the
cord, then re-threading and twisting wire at back. Now fits perfect
except for this unpleasant modification. If not for this problem
would have rated a 5
Glad I contacted customer service, they clarified the cover I needed.
When I first tried to put it on, I thought no way is this going to fit. It
was a struggle. After the first, it goes on easily. Works great. Clean
and dry cockpit. I leave it at the waters edge so it's available when I
I purchased two of these mainly for transport but found very useful
for storage especially outside when it rains. They are well fitted for my
Current Design Whisper yaks. For longterm use make sure the boats
are dry or use a moisture absorbant material inside. They are tight
and stay put going down the road.
Excellent product for my Perception Contour 9.5. Great product to
keep wind out of the kayak while I am carrying it on top of my car or
for keeping rain and insects out when I am storing it.
I have four of these installed on two different kayak models for a
couple of years now.. I use them mainly to keep critters and rain
out while the yaks are in storage. All do a great job at doing just
that ( even when stored witht eh cockpit on top. A couple of minor
gripes. 1) The strap is sewn into the underside of the cover and is
a bit short on 30" wide rec boats. ( Read: I can't use it.) 2) They
can be dificult to streatch over the BIG cockpits of my rec boats as
the bungee is heavy and hard to streatch. I cut the clear plastic
spacer off mine to improve ease of fit. 3) You still get some
condensation build-up in the boat when it's tightly sealed. A
breathable patch would be a nice addition.
These are really nice covers. They fit well on all our kayaks and stay
in place even at 60 mph. They do a great job of keeping out rain and
spiders. We highly recommend them.
Excellent product. The video is very helpful as well