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KOKATAT Men's Gore-Tex Front-Entry Drysuit with Relief

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  • KOKATAT Men's Gore-Tex Front-Entry Drysuit with Relief

    This dry suit from Kokatat has the features of the GFE dry suit with the addition of a relief zipper and Gore-Tex socks. Ideal for kayaking, rafting, sailing and other watersports.

    This product will be shipped directly from Kokatat and will leave their warehouse in 2-3 weeks. Eligible for UPS ground shipping only.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Evolution 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer GORE-TEX
    • Latex gaskets with protective neoprene collar and cuffs
    • Articulated patterning for ease of movement
    • Competition cut underarm
    • Metal tooth, waterproof Optiseal zippers
    • Cordura seat and knee patches, self-draining
    • Self-draining chest pocket with hook & loopclosure and key lanyard
    • Factory sealed seams
    • Relief zipper
    • Gore-Tex socks complete the outfit

    Country of Origin: USA

  • KOKATAT Men's Gore-Tex Front-Entry Drysuit with Relief

    Gender Men's

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KOKATAT Men's Gore-Tex Front-Entry Drysuit with Relief
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (3)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Dries quickly (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Colder water (3)
    • Paddling (3)

    Reviewed by 3 customers

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Essential for cold water paddling...

    By Will

    from Homer, Alaska

    About Me Collegiate/Pro

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Chafes Or Itches
    • Hard To Put On Or Take Off

    Best Uses

    • Colder Water
    • Paddling

    Comments about KOKATAT Men's Gore-Tex Front-Entry Drysuit with Relief:

    I wear this drysuit in forty degree Alaska waters while kayaking. It is a little hard to get on but that is true of all drysuits. Once on it keeps me warm and dry. Without it I would not have the option of practicing rolling skills or surfing because I would constantly be afraid of falling into very cold water.

    The suit may seem expensive but it is essential for safe cold water paddling. One thing- this suit does not have a chest pocket as advertised on the EMS site. Also if you haven't used a drysuit before the neck gasket will seem too tight- Do Not Try to cut it Bigger as that will cause it to split open when you stretch it! Eventually it will stretch out a bit- put it on a plastic coffee can for a few days if you need to stretch it. And if latex bothers your skin look for a paddle suit with neoprene neck closure. Sometimes I wear a light polypro turtleneck and pull a bit of it up under the neck gasket to prevent chafing on the throat.

    The zippers are very hard to operate (my wife keeps me around just to open and close her zippers!) because they have to be water tight. It is essential to get that last half inch tightly closed so get a front entry zipper that you can see and close yourself. And you definitely want the extra relief zipper cause it takes some time to safely get this suit off. Get some zipper wax to keep them lubed- I like Zip Tech from AquaSeal. And never get sand on the zippers.

    Like all Gore-tex you have to keep the cloth clean for it to work. So be careful about getting mud on the suit. The seams are sealed with seam tape which eventually can wear out and leak- especially in the booties. To extend the suits life try to minimize the amount of time that you walk around in it and don't get sand in your boots. Chafing from walking eventually wears the seam tape loose. Seam tape and latex gaskets can be replaced by Kokotat.

    If the suit seems too hot you are probably wearing too much underneath it. If I don't intend to roll or swim I dress for the air temp. If I anticipate a roll or swim I dress warmer for the water temp.

    Kokotat makes a cheaper Tropos suit which is good for occassional use but it'll wear out quicker. They also make a higher end Meridian suit with a skirt tunnel. But for all around use it is hard to beat this mid-level suit.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It does have a pocket!

    By will

    from Homer, Alaska

    About Me Collegiate/Pro

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Chafes Or Itches
    • Hard To Put On Or Take Off

    Best Uses

    • Colder Water
    • Paddling

    Comments about KOKATAT Men's Gore-Tex Front-Entry Drysuit with Relief:

    I wrote a review earlier today about the Kokotat drysuit in which I said that the suit does not have a chest pocket as advertised. After submitting the review my wife found the chest pocket and key lanyard inside the neck closure! she's so helpful at finding things! That's why I keep her around. Anyway, if you use my earlier review please delete the sentence in which I erroneously claim that the suit does not have a chest pocket...
    thanks and sorry for the error

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best drysuit on the market

    By Geekdoctor

    from Wellesley, MA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Colder Water
      • Paddling

      Comments about KOKATAT Men's Gore-Tex Front-Entry Drysuit with Relief:

      I've used many brands of paddling apparel to support an April-November season of kayaking. Kokatat makes the highest quality gear from the best materials. The fit and function are exactly what you need for cold water paddling. Remember to stretch the neck gasket over a pan with a circumference 4 inches bigger than your neck for a week before using the suit and you can be assured of a comfortable, waterproof paddling experience.

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