I've only used this spray skirt once, so take this for what it's worth. The shorter, sloped tunnel is a great fit and very comfortable. The rand is a bit stiff and looks tough, but I easily got it over the combing, and the seal was perfect. After sculling and rolling, not a drop came through. I like to keep a clear deck, so the pocket is really nice. Both my wife and I got this skirt, and we're both very happy so far.