Does the nylon protective skin cover under the actual seat, or is it just on the arms and back of the product. I want something that will take a beating from rocks on the river bottom when for when I drift into shallow areas. What is the seat made of?
The Nylon protective material convers the entire float execpt under the seat. Under the seat is a string/cloth mesh. The seat is a separate inflatable chamber covered in the nylon protective material that can fold out for an extended foot rest. When I used my float on the river and came across a shallow part the string/cloth mesh got ripped a little from the rocks.
Yes it is totally coveedr in the canvas material. I bought it to go rafting down the Rifle River near Standish.
It does cover it, except the seat area. It's a mesh seat, so if you go over rocks, it will drag over rocks. The seating area will keep your area vulnerable. The trekking tube is a better tube.