Kayak technology has come a long way in most regards with improvements to boat and paddle material and design, as well as the advent of comfortable waterproof-breathable clothing. The one thing I have never been satisfied with has been spray skirts however. Even when the rest of my body is dry and comfy, by lower torso (abdomen and hips) are either damp from sweat from the inside, or damp from the seepage of sea water through the outer material. Spray skirts with fabric tunnels usually fit like schitt as the tunnels are made for people with 50" bellies and require massive modification not to fit like maternity wear. Neoprene tunnels don't breath and lead to bellybutton funk. The many overlapping layers of material required to make the 'seal' inevitably leads to a warm, humid lower torso where even breathable fabrics can't do their jobs. The constant material rub and flex at the paddler/tunnel/paddle jacket overlap causes the tunnel to break down within a year or two for me. If the tunnel does not meet the skirt in a taut way, water pools at the small of your back or lap so I use suspenders with paddle jackets or attach the tunnel to my drysuit via clips. There has to be a more durable, comfortable solution. I would love to try a system where the deck of the skirt attaches to the bottom of a paddle jacket or waist of the drysuit via a waterproof zipper. Not necessarily a dive zipper, but maybe one of those more supple 'paddlesuit' zippers. You would essentially have an integrated storm cag where you could move the skirt's deck between outfits. The zipper length could be standardized or come in 3 sizes (S, M, and L) creating a modular system where you could mix and match tops and spray decks. A single zipper going around the waist of your dry suit, long sleeve paddle jacket, and short sleeve paddle jacket would allow you to move the spray deck from garment to garment and none would have the many overlapping layers of fabric now employed to mate the deck to the clothing so your lower torso would be as happy as, say, your elbow. I suppose you could just have a spray deck integrated permanently into ALL of your paddlewear, but that would get really bulky on trips where I take a drysuit, long sleeve paddle jacket, and a short sleeve paddle jacket along. Anybody have a solution that 1) breathes, 2) lasts for more than 1k miles, 3) is durably waterproof, 4) and works equally well for dry suits and paddle jackets?