Considering a Rand Skirt?

  • Are you paddling primarily Class V?

  • Are you dropping big waterfalls (30ft plus)?

  • Are you worried about your skirt imploding?

  • Go for the Rand Skirt!

Considering a Bungee Skirt?

  • Are you looking for the driest skirt?

  • Do you want something easy to put on?

  • Do you want the best all around performance?

  • Go for the Bungee Skirt!

Visit, a database of kayak cockpit sizing.

Measuring Your Cockpit

The most accurate measurement for skirt fit is the circumference of your rim taken around the outside edge of your cockpit rim. Most common rim circumferences can be found at If your boat is not listed, you can measure it with a fabric measuring tape. If you don’t have a fabric tape, use a piece of string, mark it, and then measure the string. If you’re feeling helpful, submit the measurement to skirtfit. It’s a great website that’s helping all skirt manufacturers.

More tips:

  • If your rim is in-between sizes, tighter will be drier, but harder to put on. If you are running class IV whitewater, we typically recommend tighter.
  • Bungee skirts tend to be easier to get on and drier, but implode easier. Rand skirts tend to be harder to put on, but are much more implosion-proof
  • If you paddle a Pyranha Burn or Everest, we recommend a rand skirt.
  • Proper skirt fit can be a process of trial and error. Have patience- we will too. Feel to call us with any questions. 814-395-9191
  • For rims bigger than 100″ see this article
  • For cockpits outside of our size range contact us about custom skirts.



Need Fit Help? Contact Us!

You can talk with a Real Kayaker and get the information you need for Spray Skirt Fit. Call Mon-Fri 9-5, (814)-395-9191 or email at