Gear Review

4 5

Seemed a bit loose, but works just fine.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is the second Harmony spray skirt I have purchased. The first was a different model for a different kayak, a Harmony Gripper Ultralite spray skirt, size 39x19.

I ordered this Harmony Synthesis in size 42x23 for my Current Designs Kestrel 140 kayak. Second day delivered just as promised, no problems there.

When I fitted the spray skirt to the kayak, I noticed it was a bit loose. Cinching up the elastic drawstring knot a bit, I was able to tighten it up a little, but still at the front of the sprayskirt it comes loose a little too easily. The Gripper Ultralite sprayskirt fits perfectly, though being a little bit smaller might have something to do with it.

In use, however, the spray skirt did just fine. With a little bit of use, the fabric gets broken in a bit and fits better.

It does keep water out, which is what it is designed to do. Works just fine.

Personally, I remove the little bungee cord on top of all my spray skirts. I would rather have unobstructed access to the zippered pocket than have the ability to lash a small object to the sprayskirt. I keep a small drybox in the pocket with my gps or cell phone, for ready access.