IF YOUR KAYAK PATTERN IS NOT LISTED IN THE DROP-DOWN OPTIONS, DON'T WORRY! While we have many patterns for many kayaks, there are always many more that we don't have. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 451-4539 and we'll send you a measurement guide so that we can make a custom-fit cover for your boat.
Our Bag Lady kayak covers are made from the same premium, double-knit polyester or marine-grade WeatherMax 3D fabric as our famous canoe covers.
These covers protect the hull of your kayak from UV damage, fading, bugs, scratches, stone chips, road grime, and more when you're transporting or storing your kayak.
The cover fully encloses the kayak and seals with a durable, plastic #10 YKK marine zipper. Understern and overstern rudders are accommodated with a variety of closure variations depending on your boat's specific rudder system and positioning.
Each cover is custom-sewn for your kayak to ensure a perfect fit that minimizes flapping when traveling and provides easy access to carry toggles, handles, and tie-down points.
Previous owners of Bag Lady kayak covers attest to the benefits of protecting their kayaks with the one and only Bag Lady kayak covers, reporting:
- Less darkening and aging of Kevlar
- Less blushing, milking, and yellowing of epoxy
- Less oxidation and fading of fiberglass gelcoat
- Less fading of polyethylene
- Less travel wear and road dirt
- Less required maintenance
- Less UV damage to hatches, deck lines, cockpit covers, and deck fittings
- Higher resale values
Bag Lady kayak covers are unequaled in durability and workmanship, offering a unique closure system, an impeccable fit, and top quality, Made-In-The-USA fabrics to protect your kayak. They are all made to order in our family sewing loft in Skandia, Michigan.
Bag Lady kayak covers are ONLY available direct from The Bag Lady through RedLeaf Designs. Beware of imitations and look for the Bag Lady logo on your kayak cover!
Our most popular and budget-minded fabric is a durable, stretch polyester double-knit. It's long-wearing and great for general protection from UV damage, road dirt, bugs, strap-rub, etc. This is the fabric that you probably have in mind when you think of a Bag Lady cover.
Note that polyester is not waterproof or water-resistant. This isn't a problem for most fiberglass, carbon, Kevlar, cedar strip, or polyethylene kayaks, since the fabric breathes very well and dries very quickly: water won't damage most kayaks. In fact, breathability is crucial so that the cover doesn't trap moisture between the cover and the boat, leading to mildew and mold issues.
Polyester also fades quickly in the sun, but we still think it's a great material for a cover. We use a premium polyester fabric that's thick and will give you many, many years of service even though the outside of the fabric will fade.
WHY WEATHERMAX 3D?
WeatherMax 3D is a premium outdoor, marine-grade fabric that offers the same, form-fitting stretch and exceptional fit of polyester, with a number of additional benefits:
- Water-resistant and breathable
- Blocks 99% of UV light for long-term UV resistance
- Exceptionally color-fade resistant
- HydroMax finish for dirt and mildew resistance
- 100% pigment solution-dyed SaturaMax fibers
While our premium polyester has been the mainstay of the Bag Lady covers for the past 40+ years, the additional cost of a WeatherMax 3D cover is well worth the investment if you want the best possible cover longevity or your canoe is stored outdoors.
Most polyester kayak covers cost $225 for kayaks up to 18-1/2 feet long with a maximum hull circumference of 56 inches or less. WeatherMax 3D covers start at $330. Longer and wider kayaks and kayaks with understern or overstern rudders will require an upcharge for additional fabric and labor.
Most covers are made-to-order. In the off-season, we're often able to begin working on your cover within a day or two and ship it within a week. During the busy Spring and Summer seasons, we often run a month or so out on orders.
Check the home page for our current lead time, as well as any in-stock covers that are available immediately.