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Rated: 8/10 Based On: 4 Reviews

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Rating: 10 of 10

     We recently purchased two Seal's Extreme Tour 1.7 skirts for our Current Design Storm kayaks. Our first voyage was a four day river trip passing through many class I and II rapids in northern Wisconsin. I do agree that these skirts are pretty warm for summer use, but the fit was absolutely perfect and our laps stayed completely dry as we pushed through a lot of standing waves. We will be using these again during spring run off and staying dry and warm will really be key to our happiness in the ice water. A great product with perfect fit and finish.
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Rating: 6 of 10

     It's of heavy duty build and seals adequately. However, I don't like the positioning/design of the front suspender hardware. Under a PFD adjusted for reasonable snugness, the two "knobs" become quite irritating with torso rotation. I bought the optional net bag. Within a dozen uses, the netting developed a tear with nothing sharper than a GPS or water bottle in the bag.
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Rating: 6 of 10

     This was given to me as a gift, so I will try to be nice. It is certainly not what I would have purchased for myself. It is VERY heavy- I lived near New Orleans when I got it, and it made my 'yak like a sauna. I am in Wisconsin now, and the warmth is nice, but it is just too heavy. I am 5 ft 8 and 145 pounds, so getting back into by boat in the middle of the Gulf or Lake Michigan is a pain in the arse. Once I wrestle it on, I can roll and it is watertight. I do not like the feeling of being trapped in a boat- this is too excessive for my likes. It has a neoprene waist, very little "give" and is more trouble than it's worth, really. I have borrowed a lighter skirt and was happier with it. I use it on a Necky Zoar Sport, which is a really dry boat anyway, and a Point65 Whisky that I bought an Ultra-Lite skirt for. Night and day difference! If you live in a warm climate like New Orleans and don't go out in super rough seas, I would get something lighter. Even up here in WI I would not buy this for myself.
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Rating: 10 of 10

     Fit: Well, this is one of the most important things to talk about. I mean, what's the point of having a super dry skirt if you can't put the stupid thing on? Well, have no fear my yakin' friends, this skirt goes on without a problem. By the way, the fit is uber tight when in place, i.e. minimal water intake during rolls, even practice rolls.

Heat: The neoprene isn't bad for the heat. I thought it would not work, but it does well.

Water intake: sure, you'll get a little water in while performing rolls, but overall, MINIMAL water!!!

Emergency release: grab the tab, pull, get the heck out. Done.

Durability: Jesus will come back and I will still have my skirt performing in GREAT condition. Kudos Seals engineers.

Overall: buy this beast. buy it buy it buy it.

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