Make Your Own Kayak Storm Cag

So many friends ask me where I go kayaking around Williamsburg that I’ve decided to add a kayaking section to Williamsburg Native. Today’s tip is not about where to go, but a way to be ready for bad weather if it comes up while you’re on one of our lakes, creeks, or rivers.

Why spend more than $200 on a Gortex storm cag, when you can adapt a Frogg Toggs $18 poncho to fit your kayak’s cockpit? Lightweight and breathable, your new storm cag will stow away easily in your gear to be ready in a moment’s notice. Just pull it on over your life jacket, place the elastic skirt around the rim of your cockpit, and keep paddling, safe from the rain or wind.

This video shows how I did it: