The 10 Best Kayak Spray Skirts

This review has been updated 8 times since it was first published in August of 2019. Just because you like going out on the water doesn’t mean you want to get soaked. These spray skirts can help you stay dry and comfortable when you’re kayaking, as they fit over your body and the cockpit to prevent rain, splashes, and drips from ruining your day. It’s important to note that, while they can keep you warm, they’re not a substitute for a wetsuit in the event you capsize. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the review.

Editor's Choices
Top 10 2 Person Kayaks

10. Attwood Universal

  • Comes with mesh storage bag
  • Adjustable on two sides
  • Difficult to put on

9. Harmony Gear Fusion

  • Good for cold climates
  • Won't interfere with fishing
  • Prone to sagging in the middle

8. Hydra Creek Adjustable

  • Adjustable strap on both sides
  • Backed by lifetime warranty
  • Water can pool in your lap

7. NRS Drylander

  • Infinity coating protects neoprene
  • Convenient rubber grab loop
  • Requires some breaking in

6. Seals Inlander

  • Seams are double-stitched and sealed
  • Tunnel is adjustable
  • Not suitable for heavy waves

5. Seals Tropical Tour

  • Designed for three-season use
  • Ideal for windy conditions
  • Available in several colors

4. Level Six Ace

  • Tunnel is extremely stretchy
  • Kevlar panels for protection
  • Excellent for rolling

3. Seals Splash Deck X

  • Can be installed on the water
  • Blocks paddle drips
  • Arched shape creates leg room

2. NRS Catalina

  • Durable construction
  • Works well in cold conditions
  • Works well in cold conditions

1. Seals Coastal Tour

  • Available in high-visibility gold
  • Encourages water runoff
  • Removable shoulder straps

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