The Bomber Gear Bombshelter Sprayskirt delivers all the technical performance of the K-Bomb, but with tough reinforced Cordura rather than Aramid in the coaming. It features the same bombproof design and construction, preventing implosion even in the heaviest water. The Bombshelter boasts our exclusive rubber rand, Super Stretch neoprene with Sub-Screen technology, impenetrable BomblockTM seams and handy WickClipTM grab loop. Kayaking gear at its best.
This is the first skirt I have owned. I've used many different used and abused skirts over the years. This one was really tight when I first got it but after having my brother try it on it loosened up a little and fits better now. The rand has a nice lip on it so it holds onto the back of the cockpit while you put it on the front of the cockpit. Something the other skirts I've tried have lacked. I looks great and feels good! I love it! I use the Large Cockpit skirt on my Jackson Star playboat :)
Sizing Chart from Bomber Gear's Website:
Small 26"-30" / 66 cm -76 cm
Medium 30"-34" / 76 cm -87 cm
Large 34"-38" / 87 cm -96.5 cm
XLarge 38"-42" / 96.5 cm -106.75 cm
Small 28"-30" x 16"-19" / 71 cm -76 cm x 40.5 cm -48.25 cm
Large 32"-34" x 18"-20" / 81.25 cm -87 cm x 45.75 cm -50 cm
XLarge 35"-37" x 18"-20" / 89 cm -94 cm x 45.75 cm -50 cm
XXLarge 37"-39" x 19"-21" / 94 cm -99 cm x 48.25 cm -53 cm
I've had this for about a year now. Bought an XL cockpit for my 4Play, but also keeps all water out of my Diesel 75 that has a smaller cockpit opening. This is the best Spray skirt I have owned and regularly get out after many hours of paddling with no water in the boat. I'm sure there are other great skirts out there - but I haven't tried them all. The rand stays tight around the back of the cockpit when I am stretching it out to the front. So even though it is a tight fit on some boats, it is not that hard to put on. After a year of reasonably frequent paddling it is showing no adverse effects.
Bought XL skirt to fit my LL Stomper. The rubber rand is tough to get on, especially winter paddling in NE, but it is extremely watertight. I am assuming during summer temps the rubber will be easier to get on and off. The skirt is very reinforced where the coaming attaches to the rand. Lastly the ink injected spray deck is awesome at repelling water and ice. It doesn't get soggy after a long day of paddling like other skirts do. I'm very impressed with the Bombshelter skirt and pleased to have it on the river with me.