Whether your ripping rapids on the Loh River in Malaysia or dropping down the never-ending waterfalls of the New River in West Virginia, the 2013 version of the Bomber Gear K-Bomb Mandala Print Spray Skirt offers unparalleled protection from extreme conditions you're so fond of. Aramid polymer fibers in the skirt won't give you bullet-proof protection, but come awfully damn close. Stretchy neoprene gets a good grip on your torso for a firm fit no matter what position you've managed to get in. The nifty print on the neoprene deck isn't just for looks: the Teflon-based ink is injected into the pores of the neoprene, creating a barrier between the fabric and the water. The Goodyear rubber rand grabs tight to the edges of your kayak's cockpit to keep water and debris out, not to mention protecting your legs from being battered as you ride the bucking bronco of a river. All of the seams are blind-stitched, taped, and glued for durability, and cross-seams get an extra hit of endurance with patch reinforcements. The WickClip lets you pin the skirt out of your way when portaging or walking your boat back to the car.