Water belongs on the outside.
NRS created the Catalina Spray Skirt to fit the large cockpits of recreational touring kayaks and prevent pooling even when waves break over your hull. An internal hoop keeps the center of the Catalina Spray Skirt from sagging, so you don't end up with your own mini lake in your lap. This fully seam-taped, urethane-coated nylon spray skirt also includes a grab loop for a quick wet exit if you find yourself upside down in the water.
- Spray skirt for keeping water out while recreational kayaking
- Urethane-coated nylon and taped seams add waterproof protection
- Adjustable waist bungee on the tunnel ensures a universal fit
- Implosion bar helps keep water from pooling onto your skirt
- Fits your boat with adjustable shockcord bungee for security
Skirt would not stay on.
I followed the sizing instructions but the skirt is too narrow for our kayak. I am giving this skirt 5 starts because Backcountry is letting me return it and the skirt seems to be sturdy and well-designed (for a different kayak).
Sizing chart questions
I have seen and heard a lot of questions about the sizing for the spray skirt, and I have included a link to the product page on NRS' website, and it should answer those questions:
Really overall a good skirt. Only downside is that it isn't quite wide enough for my boat, but it still does the job definately a great deal for the economically minded not looking at major white water. I used on some class II with it performing perfectly
I bought this for my Old Town Dirigo 106 to go on a kayaking trip with. After debating whether I should spend the extra money on a neoprene or not, I decided to go ahead and go with this cheap one. I ordered a small (36-42"x19-22") to fit my 38"x18.5" cockpit. They must have sent me an XS, because this thing would not fit. It took me and my two friends over an hour to get it on every time we put it on and then it popped of within a few minutes. It did stay on barely long enough to run the only class III+ rapid of the trip so I guess that is it's only redeeming quality. BIG letdown from NRS here... I wish I would have forked over a little more money for a real skirt. I will definitely be taking advantage of the 100% satisfaction guarantee. It's just a shame that I have to pay $7 to ship this piece of trash back.
Write your comment here...It is to tight because a Dirigo cockpit is 20.5" x 48"
lol -- oh Snap!
Dan. At first reading your comment made me think the review was bogus, but I looked it up myself. The dirigo 106 cockpit is infact 18.5 by 38 as the reviewer said. http://www.oldtowncanoe.com/kayaks/recreation/dirigo_106.html
The reviewer should have tried a bigger size instead of calling it trash, and reviewed it saying to 'buy larger'.
I also hv an Old Town Dirigo XT 106. The INSIDE cockpit edge dimensions are 18.5 x 38 genius. Far as I can tell..the "trashiest" situation here would be your attitude & communication style.
Old review, but as a PSA for anyone else who reads these comments, DO NOT take a flatwater touring kayak into whitewater, period. This compounds the danger of an already potentially dangerous situation. The hull shape is completely different from whitewater kayaks, and materials used are not designed to withstand repeated rock impacts. I've seen a few people sink flatwater boats and swim in pretty mild rapids. Using improper equipment puts yourself at risk, as well as anyone who will have to rescue you if something goes wrong.
Fits this perfect
Im obviously not in the kayak so im wearing the skirt but it fits perfect.i bought the medium size
I was worried about size but this thing is soo adjustable.I love the way it looks and it fits perfect.u can also adjust the bubble to fit how u paddle or how u like your legs.
NRS Catalina Spray Skirt
Bought the sprayskirt as a better value substitute skirt for a neprene one for my Perception Sierra with large cockpit and to be honest it is easier to fit and with the shape rib/ bar in the middle of the skirt it is easier to use whilst paddling too! The Draw cord facility on the top of the skirt is so easy to adjust that even my kids are able to use it "somehting which they couldnot do with a neprene skirt in the past." If you are looking for a great value skirt and you are not looking to run white water then this is ideal for the larger cockpit boat.
thin fabric, will provide very little protection from water entering
this skirt is ok for light paddling. After no time at all this will leak through the fabric / nylon on the top. this is ok for a starter skirt, but i have this one and personally dont like it.
Up to 50in
(Up to 127cm)