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NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt

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The NRS Drylander Shock Cord is patterned to stretch easily and fit drum-tight on today's kayak designs.
  • Rubberized inner deck coating grips the kayak combing from the inside, resisting slippage.
  • Tough 4-mm neoprene surface holds well under pressure.
  • Infinity Coating on the front edge and sides gives great protection in high wear areas.
  • 2mm Extend™ material with 4-way stretch Superspan tunnel gives a snug comfortable fit.

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    NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt
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  • video: How To: Stretch a Sprayskirt
    How To: Stretch a Sprayskirt
    Length:1:36
Deck Material: 4 mm Terraprene
Tunnel Material: 4 mm Terraprene
Rand Type: Shock cord
Tunnel Adjustment: Fixed
Grab Loop: Nylon webbing with rubber grip
Features:
  • Infinity coating at front and side deck edges
  • Pre curved deck
  • Rubberized inner deck coating
Size Waist
S 26"-28"
M 28"-33"
L 33"-37"
XL 37"-40"
Deck Length Width
S 28"-32.5" 15.5"-19"
M 31"-34.5" 17"-20.5"
L 34"-37.5" 19"-22"
NRS Drylander Sizing

video: NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt

NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt (0:57)

The NRS Drylander Shock Cord is patterned to stretch easily and fit drum-tight on today's kayak designs.

video: How To: Stretch a Sprayskirt

How To: Stretch a Sprayskirt (1:36)

To prevent water leakage and implosion, you want a neoprene-deck sprayskirt to fit tight to your kayak cockpit coaming. However, if it's so tight, you have trouble getting it on the rim or pulling it off in an emergency. In this video, we show you how to stretch the skirt a bit.

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NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt
 
4.5

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (56)
  • Tight seams (52)
  • Easy to attach (37)
  • Breathable (12)
  • Adjustable (8)

Cons

  • Water pools in skirt (5)

Best Uses

  • Cold water (14)
  • Warm weather (9)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      79% 

      (61 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (14), Casual/ recreational (8), Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (83), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome Skirt!

I have been through a lot of skirts trying to find the one that I like the best. I have spent ridiculous amounts of money on them to never be completely satisfied... until...Read complete review

I have been through a lot of skirts trying to find the one that I like the best. I have spent ridiculous amounts of money on them to never be completely satisfied... until now. Not only is this skirt made with a non petroleum based product to be more friendly to the environment, but it does exactly what a skirt is suppose to do. If you run [...], you should consider this skirt.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bungee cord is too strong to stretch it

I bought this for my touring kayak. I could not attach it, so I sent it back. (NRS has a helpful video how to stretch a skirt, but that would not have...Read complete review

I bought this for my touring kayak. I could not attach it, so I sent it back. (NRS has a helpful video how to stretch a skirt, but that would not have helped here. Read on.) The cockpit size is within range described. But the shock cord is so tight I could not stretch it, not even one inch. I have been looking for a neoprene skirt for my boat without the shock cord, but haven't found one yet. I couldn't stretch this thing even halfway across the cockpit. In fact, I could not make the shock cord stretch at all, whether I was in the boat or not. This is the second skirt I have had to return to a vendor due to not being able to make it budge. I really need one with no shock cord.

I'm an older person with weaker hands and wrists than I used to have. I don't fit any of the categories. I'm an intermediate paddler, I paddle all the time, I do multiday trips all the time, I paddle hundreds of miles a year. But I don't consider myself "advanced" even though I marked that box. But I also don't consider myself "casual/recreational." I'm intermediate level in skills, and I'm passionate about paddling. I live in an RV on the riverbank and I paddle all the time.

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5.0

Perfect fit, thoughtful design

By Adam

from Olympia, WA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Attach
  • Tight Seams
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold Water
    • Hot Weather

    Comments about NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt:

    Had to grab a new skirt when my StingerXP arrived and immediately went to NRS. This new material they are using is incredible. It dries fast, smells less, and has help up nicely in the sun and with much use.
    Once again our reliable friends at NRS have come through with a hard to fit piece of gear... and you guys nailed it!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Sam

    from Chicago IL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Easy To Attach
    • Tight Seams
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Water Pools In Skirt

    Best Uses

    • Cold Water

    Comments about NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt:

    Over all very satisfied with this skirt. I used it in 80 degree weather and i was hot. I Would recommend this skirt to anyone looking for a neoprene wet skirt. The only complaint is have is that if you don't put the skirt around the cockpit straight, it will crinkle thus pooling water. This is not a huge deal as it is waterproof and to fix it just adjust the skirt and it's no problem.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt delivery very satisfied

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Worked great

    By Luis the kayaker

    from Santa Tecla, El Salvador

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt:

        I have an old kayak and needed a spray skirt. The sizing worked very well. It is a bit difficult to fit it to the boat, but I following the advice video on the topic. Thanks.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        works

        By Dan

        from KY

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Easy To Attach
        • Tight Seams
        • Waterproof
        • well made, works as advertised

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Water

          Comments about NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt:

          adjusts for cockpit size and paddler size. Would blow out in serious white water, but you should not be in serious white water in a rec boat.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Bungee cord is too strong to stretch it

          By Elizabeth

          from Lower Colorado River, CA and AZ

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt:

          I bought this for my touring kayak. I could not attach it, so I sent it back. (NRS has a helpful video how to stretch a skirt, but that would not have helped here. Read on.) The cockpit size is within range described. But the shock cord is so tight I could not stretch it, not even one inch. I have been looking for a neoprene skirt for my boat without the shock cord, but haven't found one yet. I couldn't stretch this thing even halfway across the cockpit. In fact, I could not make the shock cord stretch at all, whether I was in the boat or not. This is the second skirt I have had to return to a vendor due to not being able to make it budge. I really need one with no shock cord.

          I'm an older person with weaker hands and wrists than I used to have. I don't fit any of the categories. I'm an intermediate paddler, I paddle all the time, I do multiday trips all the time, I paddle hundreds of miles a year. But I don't consider myself "advanced" even though I marked that box. But I also don't consider myself "casual/recreational." I'm intermediate level in skills, and I'm passionate about paddling. I live in an RV on the riverbank and I paddle all the time.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was perfect.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels too small
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          • NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt

            Q:

            Making a yak. Getting ready to make opening and edge is there a specific shape and size for the best fit? It is wood and Kevlar. Bottom complete and I starting on the top. So it can be any size and shape.
            Asked on 5/14/2016 by customyakbuilder from iron river, wi

            2 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              That is a question, with many different answers, based on the type of kayak you're making and what you plan to do with it. Hopefully other boaters will answer your inquiry. This article gives some info - http://www.paddlinglight.com/articles/what-kind-of-kayak-cockpit-should-i-buy-or-build/

              Answered on 5/15/2016 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Well, the answer to the exact question is “Yes. For any given sprayskirt product there will be a specific shape and size for best fit and performance. The optimum size and the shape of the cockpit opening and the optimum shape of the rim for a specific sprayskirt can probably be obtained from the sprayskirt manufacturer. The nature of the rim would be determined by the nature of the retention system in the skirt. It is also likely that the maker of the skirt would have a recommendation as to that. It is likely that the outer edge of the skirt encloses an elastic cord that holds the skirt in place. The strechyness and the diameter of the cord will determine the optimum curve of the rim to ensure that the elastic cord holds tightly enough to not pop off in a hard roll in white water but still be readily released if the paddler is trapped upside down against a rock in a rapids.
              I do tend to feel that people asking this kind of question need an on the scene mentor to guide the steps that will lead to a safe and secure solution.
              Tommy T.

              Answered on 5/14/2016 by Tommy T. from Deep East Texas think swamp not hole
          • NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt

            Q:

            Is this a good match for a P&H Delphin Sea Kayak?

            I want a neoprene tunnel design to hold tight in surf and rolls, but I'm not sure if there is anything that makes a spray skirt sea or whitewater specific. Seems the main difference between this and the other skirts I've researched is the grab loop - NRS provides more of a "grab handle". Why is this and would the handle still be OK for a sea kayak?

            Thanks!
            Asked on 8/26/2014 by Matt from Boston, MA

            3 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Matt, the Drylander should work fine for your sea kayak. Looking on P&H's site they give the cockpit length and width as internal measurements. Our skirt measurements are to the outside of the cockpit rim. Our reason for a "handle" rather than a loop is two-fold: it doesn't create a possible snag/entrapment issue and it makes it hard to accidentally fold it inside the cockpit where you wouldn't be able to access it in an emergency.

              Answered on 8/26/2014 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The difference of sea kayak and whitewater skirt is in the cockpit size aka keyhole and the thickness of the material for strength. Traditionally ww skirts have a larger wider keyhole and the right skirt fits very tightly on to allow the material to hold the edges while in rapids and waterfalls. Sea kayak skirts are usually a thinner material that is for a longer narrower keyhole with sharp keyhole edges. You don't want a skirt that is difficult to stretch on and weaken the fiberglass. They also don't need the strength for ocean waves in comparison. The grab loop difference is really nothing but a nice added feature. Traditionally they were made of an inch wide webbing loop that you could grab or hang the skirt from. NRS made a loop into a handle with rubber so that there was less chance you would forget it and tuck it in the cockpit. This happens a bit too often if you are new and not aware of it and can lead to bad scenarios of kayakers upside down unable to exit their boat. Hope this is helpful.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 8/26/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Practice in a pond with what you are going to use in combat -- be it
              surf or rapids. For steep (and usually narrow) creeking, I'd look for a
              handle or loop that isn't going to catch on a branch and simultaneously
              pop the skirt and flip the boat. In surf or open water, you just don't
              want it to be in the way.
              Function, not style, and practice with what you are going to use.
              I get nothing for saying this -- in fact, I don't want to get anything
              for saying this -- NRS is really top drawer. I have a bunch of NRS
              stuff that I've used from 1100 miles solo down the Yukon River, to kayak
              surfing off Oahu, to practicing hand rolls on a pond in Deep East
              Texas. If NRS has skirt that fits your boat, you probably won't find a
              better one.
              Tommy T. testing the fit of an NRS skirt -- that skirt was bought for
              that boat and those two are the combo that I use to practice my hand
              rolls -- and that means a fair amount of time upside down in the lake.

              Answered on 8/26/2014 by Tommy T. from Deep East Texas think swamp not hole
          • NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt

            Q:

            What size would you suggest for a dagger mamba 8.5?

            The suggested size for a 69 remix?

            And will the same skirt fit a jackson funrunner 60 and the 69 remix?

            Thanks!!!
            Asked on 2/26/2014 by PR from Annville Ky 40402

            2 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I bought a large for a Pyranha Shiva (cockpit size 36.75 x 19.5 in). It’s snug, but a good fit. You should be good with a Large on the Mamba 8.5.
              I also have a SuperFun (cockpit size 34.5″ x 20.75), and it does not fit that guy. So I am guessing that it won’t fit the Remix 69 or Fun Runner 60. They will be too wide to get the skirt on without serious effort. When you do find one that works (I have a Snap Dragon), it will fit both.
              Happy paddling!

              Answered on 2/26/2014 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Here's what we'd recommend for these boats:
              Dagger Mamba 8.5 - Medium Deck (snug fit), Large Deck (easy fit)
              Remix 69 - Medium Deck (snug fit), Large Deck (easy fit)
              Fun Runner 60 - Large Deck

              Answered on 2/27/2014 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt

            Q:

            will the large deck fit a jackson 4fun?
            Asked on 2/23/2014 by myles

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              It should fit, Myles.

              Answered on 2/24/2014 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt

            Q:

            What is the best size for a dagger namad 8.1? Thanks!
            Asked on 1/12/2014 by Mike from Richmond, Virginia

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Mike, the Medium should be your best fit.

              Answered on 1/13/2014 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt

            Q:

            Hi, I have Necky Mantu 146, cockpit measure 36 1/2 x 18, confused on which to order will the large be to wide, and medium to short.
            thanks
            Asked on 1/3/2014 by Ron from Castaic, CA

            2 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I would go with the larger size...you can always add floatation in the
              cockpit fit you are concerned about implosion. If in doubt order both
              sizes and you can always return one.

              Answered on 1/4/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Get the large. It’s a tight skirt. you’ll thank yourself for the relative ease that the large provides when fitting to the cockpit. The medium can work, but i suspect, as it was my experience that there will be lots of cursing and about a 50% success rate. The large is plenty tight on the deck and no water pools. The product is super durable. been loving it since I purchased.
              G

              Answered on 1/4/2014 by Anonymous
          • NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt

            Q:

            I've got a pyranha Inazone 232. Would a large be a good fit for it?
            Asked on 10/24/2013 by Mattp from Usa

            2 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              It is a tight fit on my 34x19 kayak. There is still some stretching left.
              Yours is 34.8x18.5. They are close to the same size. I put the back on first
              and give it a good pull near the hips. Then I keep it taunt while letting my
              hands slid to the front. I snap on the front and finish the sides. It pulls
              off easily but stays on well. Verify the return policy.
              JimZ

              Answered on 10/24/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I had a pyranha h3 243 and I bought a large for it and it seemed to be fine.  If you measure the cockpit it'll give you a size range to go by
              Cheers Andy Weston

              Answered on 10/25/2013 by Weston from New Brunswick, Canada
          • NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt

            Q:

            How do I size NRS skirts for whitewater?

            For example, I have a Jackson Star, cockpit dimensions 19" x 32.5". This is at the upper end of sizing for a small, but in the middle of the range for a medium.

            Thanks, David
            Asked on 7/15/2013 by David from Boston, MA

            6 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Get the small it will seal better

              Answered on 7/19/2013 by Scooter from The 'burgh
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I would buying a medium cockpit.
              Sent via the HTC Vivid™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

              Answered on 7/15/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I just got a new NRS sprayskirt, and like all NRS items, it runs small. I like the skirt, but err on the side of too big rather than fitting.
              Good luck.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 7/15/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I found a website that listed hundreds of boats and skirt combos. My boat
              wasn't on it so I did some measuring and found a boat with a similar
              cockpit size. Then I crossed my fingers when I ordered. I hope you can find
              that or similar website. Unfortunately this is all the help I can offer.

              Answered on 7/15/2013 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              David, I think the Medium will work for your boat.

              Answered on 7/15/2013 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              When in doubt, tighter is better. This skirt fits snug compare to other skirts
              Matt Wilson

              Answered on 7/16/2013 by Matt from South Carolina
          • NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt

            Q:

            Would this skirt fit a seabird HV expedition, plastic kayak?
            Dimension from outer edge, 93x48cm.
            I only ask as the width is on the lower limit of the sizing chart and wondering if the deck would seal tight?
            Asked on 6/25/2013 by Matt from Australia

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Matt, the Large deck should work fine on your boat.

              Answered on 6/26/2013 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Drylander Shock Cord Sprayskirt

            Q:

            Greetings,
            I have a Liquid Logic Remix XP10 and the cockpit dimensions read 28 by 21.5. The cockpit dimensions for the large skirt say it fits to 27.5 leaving my boat .5 inches too big for a large skirt. Will it stretch to fit or is there another option in a whitewater skirt for the XP10?
            Thanks,
            Jon B.
            Asked on 6/13/2013 by Jon from Evergreen, CO

            2 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              No.
              This skirt definitely will NOT stretch to fit your boat cockpit.  The skirt runs smaller than the cockpit sizes it is specified to fit.  It cannot even fit the size it's advertized to fit.
              Steve

              Answered on 6/13/2013 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Jon, I think the Drylander will stretch to fit, give it a try. If it doesn't work our returns are easy and free.

              Answered on 6/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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