It is hard to find a spray skirt for a recreational kayak, but this one
does the trick. I have a Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 where most
times I enjoy the open cockpit, but when I recently went down the
Buffalo River it came in real handy to keep out water coming over the
bow. Great product!
I've only used the spray skirt once, but it worked great. It is exactly
what I was looking for and is of excellent quality.
Product came on time and was what I was expecting. Fits the cockpit
well and stays in place in use. The splash skirt does what it is
supposed to: divert water and debris from falling in your lap. The two
bows form a nice curve so everything runs off. The mesh zippered
pocket allows easy access to anything stored there, though they get
wet. The heavier the objects, the less curvature though. I keep a
waterproof camera and GPSr in the pockets and they are easy to get to
and secure. You can also keep a GPSr on top of the pockets (so you
can use it and read it underway) and secure it to the mesh top or
through the zipper so it can't slide off. If water starts to pool, pushing
on the underside to lift the curve lets it roll off. Not perfect but works
for me. You can get in and out of the kayak with the splash deck in
place fairly easily. All in all works pretty well and I'm happy with it
after using it a half dozen times.
Excellent splash deck.
We have two of these for our touring kayaks (Valley Avocet) and love
them. My touring kayak is 19" wide and fits perfect. It keeps drips and
sun off my legs and still airy enough for hot summer days in California.
We loved them so much we also bought two for our poly guest kayaks
(Wilderness Aspire) that are 28" wide. The Aspire are a little too wide
for this the largest splash deck, but still only allows an occasional drip
through the gap. If you don't like drips on your legs or want nice wind
protection without the restriction of a full skirt - these are great.
Spray skirt very handy to keep splash off and out of the cockpit. I like
that since it's oversize, it can be snugged back to my chest/belly if its
rough or splashy, and slid forward for more ventilation if it's not.
Would be better with two battens to hold it up enough to not gather
water in a sagging portion.
I have used the Seals Splash Deck for years on a number of
different sea Kayaks. Although I have a variety of "real" spray
skirts, for the most part I don't need a watertight seal between me
and my kayak. I paddle year-round (about 100 days a year) but
can typically predict when there's a need to protect from serious
swells or drenching downpours. I don't do Eskimo rolls! For all
those other 'happy days' the splash deck protects you from
sunburned legs, the occasional wake over the bow and gives you
convenient extra storage for small items. I highly recommend it. If
there was any chance of it wearing out (no chance at all), I'd buy
Completes my angler vapor
10. Keeps water off my legs,
cooler in the heat and warmer
in the cold. Zippered pocket
nice for sunglasses, snacks,
fishing gear and cellphone in
Rob Long Island, NY
Purchased this splash deck for
my Old Town Vapor 10 and fits
like it was made for it. Easy
on easy off. There is very little
bunching up of the fabric as
the cockpit is two inches
smaller than the skirts max
size of 50". The only complaint
I have (and a small one at
that) is that there is no water
CB in NC
Great half skirt. Fits both my
Eddyline Skylark and my Elie
Straight 140, keeps my legs
dry and has a nice zippered
pouch to hold water bottle and
small drybag. Easy to put on
and remove. Always
courteous, fast service from
ACK and always the best price.
Love the splash deck. I prefer
not using a regular skirt in Fla.
due to the temps during the
summer. This is perfect for me
as I use an Aleutian paddle
which gets a bit drippy like the
GP. Also, the Splash Deck fits
all of my boats, is well made
and easy to put on.
I got this for my Old Town Trip
Angler (same as the Vapor
Angler). I love the big open
cockpit but you do get a little
wet which is fine if it's warm
out but this skirt comes in
handy when the weather turns
colder. Fits perfectly, great