Not an acronym......

Posted by Ken Leffert on Jan 25, 2005

Sorry about that, Mac. A tuilik is a traditional eskimo version of a sprayskirt/hooded jacket combination. From what I can find out, they were essentially a long, waterproof jacket with a hood. The bottom of the jacket fastened around the cockpit. I figure that there was enough room in a tuilik to allow a capsized paddler to surface for air without rolling upright or flooding their cockpit.

Anyway, they can be bought, but some people make their own. I would make myself one, if I weren't so lazy. Here's just one link, there's lots more good info on the web......just search for "tuilik".

In Response to: tuiliks? TUILIKS?? What by Mac on Jan 25, 2005


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