Snap Dragon

After selling sprayskirts for more than 25 years, you get to know a thing or two about them. First, the Snap Dragon skirts are the best made we've ever found. This might be because the owner of the company still makes the skirts himself to ensure top quality. Most whitewater skirts contain very similar neoprene material. Where things differ is in the quality of the construction. Okay, after 300 days of hard paddling on the river, your Snap Dragon may fall apart—but most others wouldn’t last 200.

Our two top sellers are the River Trek, which is outfitted with an easy-to-handle shock cord, priced at $90. Then there is the top-of-the-line, stomping-Class-V, never-come-off version: the Whitewater Expedition Armortex, which is reinforced with an implosion bar. It’s priced at $175.

Mike Garcia is the owner of the Northern Lights Trading Co. Give him or his knowledgeable staff a call at 586-2225.