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Seals Sneak Kayak Spray Skirt
MSRP:  $89.95
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Seals Sneak Kayak Spray Skirt
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ACK Review: The Seals sneak kayak skirt is a real heavy duty option for longer trips that require being ready for changing weather conditions.
Customer Rating: 4.8 of 5
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Reviewer:
Craig T.
Rating:
5
Date:
7/19/2015
Review:
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.
Reviewer:
steve
Rating:
3
Date:
6/3/2015
Review:
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.
Reviewer:
Kathy
Rating:
4
Date:
3/24/2015
Review:
Love the easy in and out of the Sneak skirt as well as being able to unzip and vent more on hot days. It does leak quite a bit through the zipper so I would not wear it in cold water conditions because of that. Do wish it were a more watertight zipper, but other than that, the skirt is great.
Reviewer:
Hammerpaddle
Rating:
5
Date:
12/20/2014
Review:
I have owned a Seals Sneak Kayak Spray Skirt for two years. I original purchased it for my Perception Carolina 12 which required a 2.5 size. I then purchased a Stellar S12 which requires a 2.2 size but I found I can use my 2.5 skirt on both kayaks. I love the zipper feature as it allows me to gain access to some of my equipment which I store in the cockpit. I find the skirt easy to put on and secure to the boat. I have recommended this to 4 friends who have purchased it and seem to like it as much as I do.
Reviewer:
Alan W.
Rating:
4
Date:
10/28/2014
Review:
Good skirt. Comfortable and works well.
Reviewer:
Mark Ginsberg
Rating:
5
Date:
6/21/2014
Review:
Perfect product for the purpose of keeping a paddler dry and comfortable. I particularly like the zippered deck which allows you to get to your pockets, etc.
Reviewer:
Greg
Rating:
5
Date:
6/20/2014
Review:
I got 2 of these for my son and I to use on a Carolina 14.5 and a sea lion. Both newbies to kayaking we used these on a short river trip (41 mi 2 days) and they worked well. When a frog choker hits, you will get a drip of water through the zipper after a while but most of it flows off. Plowing through troughs it keeps the water out also, unless you leave it unzipped, then it channels cold water to exciting locations. I couldnt wear a skirt without a zipper in warm weather for 8 hours and the 15 year old called the zip pockets "snack pockets" 10 seconds after seeing them. I hit a rapid poorly and demonstrated a wet exit with the skirt on for the scouts. Its my story and I'll tell it my way. Skirt worked as it should.
Reviewer:
R Starr
Rating:
5
Date:
1/26/2014
Review:
spray skirt works great to keep you fairly dry even when your up on your side, keeps rain out great!
Reviewer:
SK
Rating:
5
Date:
12/11/2013
Review:
I ordered this to use on a planned sub- freezing flatwater river paddle. A rainstorm dumped 3" of rain just prior to the paddle, leaving us with plenty of rapids to play in. I stayed dry and warm, despite not zipping the tunnel all the way. This will come in handy for the balance of our winter paddles, provided all the waterways don't freeze!
Reviewer:
Hammer Paddle
Rating:
5
Date:
12/4/2013
Review:
This spray skirt is fantastic. As soon as the members of my kayak group saw it three more people ordered it. It fits my Perception Carolina 12 perfectly. It is heavier than some and doesn't sag in my lap like some. The zipper front makes it easy to grab things from the cockpit and the two exterior pockets allow my cell phone in its pelican case to be ready when needed. This is a great product.
Reviewer:
MARSHALL GILLESPIE
Rating:
5
Date:
10/13/2013
Review:
Great skirt for what it is designed for. Not as water tight as neoprene, but excellent choice for moderate water resistance.
Reviewer:
MSO
Rating:
5
Date:
10/12/2013
Review:
The skirt is a proper fit and the zipper is a great idea. I've only used it once so little input to add. Can only rate workman ship The service was spot on.
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