Seals Athena Sprayskirt Gear Review

This gear review was originally published in Adventure Kayak magazine. 

Hot on the heels of women’s-specific paddles, dry wear, PFDs and boats comes the Athena sprayskirt—another practical and pretty piece of gear paying homage to the greek goddess of wisdom, courage and heroic endeavor. Seals has offered custom-built skirts for nearly 30 years, but the Athena combines everything a woman wants in a ready-to-wear package. A floral print, 3.5- mm neoprene deck available in a range of attractive colors is mated with a watertight, easy-stretch bungee and a low-fit neoprene tunnel cut for a lady’s figure. The six-inch high tunnel is a full three inches shorter than a standard skirt, which means petite women can wear it around their midriffs as intended, rather than in an anaconda embrace around their busts. Chests everywhere will breath a sigh of relief. • $100


This article originally appeared in Adventure Kayak, Spring 2012. Download our free iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch App or Android App or read it here. 


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