IR The Royale Rand Spray Skirt
Common sense would dictate that making expensive whitewater spray skirts for serious whitewater kayakers makes no sense at all. It takes years of trial and error, sourcing, and prototyping- all for a small sport with an even smaller amount of elite paddlers, and the demands put on these skirts borders on the absurd.
Big water chargers - this one’s for you.
The work that went into this skirt is hidden by it’s simplicity, but its performance will amaze. The foundation of the Royale is IR's proprietary “fin” shaped rand designed to make maximum contact with the rim and resisting implosion to the very end. In addition to the rand shape, IR also place two sticky rubber patches under the deck on the sides to provide additional implosion resistance. IR extended the deck neoprene 2″ past the rand to offer unsurpassed dryness on a variety of rim shapes. In the high wear areas we use the most expensive and strongest 4-way stretch kevlar we could find (the red material around the front), and all of the seams are glued, taped and stitched. IR have studied dozens and dozens of the most popular rims to dial in a fit that will accommodate a very wide range of boats.
Does every paddler need an expensive whitewater sprayskirt designed to survive the stoutest of drops? No, of course not. But for those of you who do, you’ll find the Royale to be an essential piece of paddling gear.
Spray Skirt Sizing:
To make sure you get the perfect spray skirt fit for you boat, visit skirtfit.com and find your specific boat dimensions.
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