Kokatat DryGear

Picking out the RIGHT Drygear… can be HUGE, it will make you more comfortable which will keep you on the water and ultimately if you pick the RIGHT piece in the long run it could save you $$$.

We take a minuet to compare and contrast and give our recommendations on the Dry Gear options that Kokatat has.  Our recommendations are based on years of staff product use in a wide range of paddling activities, and our experience with repair-ability both from local repair and through sending product into kokatat for repair.

Kokatat offers a huge selection of gear beyond dry gear, including splash jackets, wind, water, & insect repellant shells and layering.  They also offer customization on many of there products.  Feel free to give us a call for further information about any of their products 530 626 3435 or info@theriverstore.com.

Check out Fabric Details at the bottom of the page so that you know the differences between the options, all of kokatats dry gear options are breathable but weight of the fabric, durability, and breath-ability may vary substantially.

KOKATAT GEAR COMPARISON CHART

GEAR TYPE FABRIC & TECHNICAL Breath-ability Durability USE PICTURE
ICON DRYSUIT
  • 330 Cordura Gortex on the legs, shoulders & arms
  • Evolution 3.21 nylon 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro
  • Ti-ZIP s
  • Entry across back of shoulders
  • Gaskets Neck/Wrists
  • LIFE TIME WARRANTY
HIGHEST VERY HIGH Designed for active cold water sports & expeditions.  Including: Kayaking, rafting & canyoneering.

SEASONS: Fall, WINTER, Spring

Cold water/region Summers

COLOR:

M’s: Denim 2014 ONLY

W’s: Violet 2014 ONLY

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Gortex Expedition DRYSUIT
  • Evolution 3.21 nylon 3 Layer Gore-Tex Pro
  • Cordura self draining patches applied to knees and seat
  • Optiseal Metal Zip
  • Front Entry
  • Gaskets Neck/Wrists
  • LIFE TIME WARRANTY
HIGHEST HIGH Designed for active cold water sports & expeditions.  Including: Kayaking, rafting & canyoneering.

SEASONS: Fall, WINTER, Spring

Cold water/region Summers

COLORS:

M’s Mango, Azul, Chili

W’s: Canvas, Mango

M's Expedition Drysuit w/ Relief zip
M's Expedition Drysuit w/ Relief zip
Gortex Meridian

(GMER, or DMED)

DRYSUIT
  • Evolution 3.21 nylon 3 Layer Gore-Tex Pro
  • Cordura self draining patches applied to knees and seat
  • Optiseal Metal Zip
  • Front Entry
  • Gaskets Neck/Wrists
  • LIFE TIME WARRANTY
HIGHEST HIGH Designed for active cold water sports & expeditions.  Including: Kayaking, rafting & canyoneering.

NOTE: Has extra tunnel so that it can be integrated with a sprayskirt for kayaking, helping keep boat dry.

SEASONS: Fall, WINTER, Spring

Cold water/region Summers

COLORS:

Discontinued 2013: M’s Mango W’s: Azul

Now-2014: M’s Black, Chili, Lichen

2014 ONLY:  M’s Yellow,

W’s: Yellow, Canvas, Violet

M's Gortex Meridian with Relief (denim color Approximate)
M's Gortex Meridian with Relief (denim color Approximate)
HYDRUS 3L MERIDIAN DRYSUIT
  • Hydrus 3L water proof breathable Fabric
  • Cordura self draining patches applied to knees and seat
  • Ti- Zip Flexible Plastic
  • Front Entry
  • Gaskets Neck/Wrists
  • LIFE TIME WARRANTY
HIGH HIGH Designed for active cold water sports & expeditions.  Including: Kayaking, rafting & canyoneering.
NOTE: Has extra tunnel so that it can be integrated with a sprayskirt for kayaking, helping keep boat dry.

SEASONS: Fall, WINTER, Spring

Cold water/region Summers

COLORS:

M’s  Denim, Tangerine

W’s: Mango, Canvas(top)/Denim (pant)

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Gore-tex Front Entry

(GFER, or GFED)

Drysuit
  • Evolution 3.21 nylon 3 Layer Gore-Tex Pro
  • Cordura self draining patches applied to knees and seat
  • Optiseal Metal Zip
  • Front Entry
  • Gaskets Neck/Wrists LIFE TIME WARRANTY
HIGHEST HIGH Designed for active cold water sports & expeditions.  Including: Open boats  like Canoes, Rafts, and also sports like canyoneering.

SEASONS: Fall, WINTER, Spring

Cold water/region Summers

Note: Not recommended for kayaking because there is NO integrated tunnel for the Sprayskirt

Colors:

M’s: Azul, Chili, Mango

W’s: Lichen, Mango

W's Gortex Front Entry w/ Dropseat
W's Gortex Front Entry w/ Dropseat
Hydrus Swift Entry Drysuit
  • Hydrus 3L water proof breathable Fabric
  • Cordura self draining patches applied to knees and seat
  • Ti- Zip Flexible Plastic
  • Front Entry
  • Gaskets Neck/Wrists
  • LIFE TIME WARRANTY
HIGH HIGH Designed for active cold water sports & expeditions.  Including: Open boats  like Canoes, Rafts, and also sports like canyoneering.

SEASONS: Fall, WINTER, Spring

Cold water/region Summers

Note: Not recommended for kayaking because there is NO integrated tunnel for the Sprayskirt

M’s Tangerine, Denim

W’s Tangerine

M's Hydrus Swift Entry
M's Hydrus Swift Entry
Gortex Paddling Suit Paddling Suit
  • Gore-Tex Performance Shell Fabric
  • Cordura self draining patches applied to knees and seat
  • Ti- Zip Flexible Plastic
  • Front Entry
  • Gaskets Wrists ONLY
  • LIFE TIME WARRANTY
HIGHEST HIGH Designed for calm cold water sports to extend the paddling season.

SEASONS: Spring-Fall

**Not Recommended for Winter due to Not Dry around neck if immersed

Note: Not recommended for kayaking because there is NO integrated tunnel for the Sprayskirt

Colors: Gray, Pumpkin

NEW PICTURE COMING 2014
Hydrus 3L Super Nova Angler Paddling Suit Paddling Suit
  • Hydrus 3L water proof breathable Fabric
  • Cordura self draining patches applied to knees and seat
  • Ti- Zip Flexible Plastic
  • Front Entry
  • Gaskets Wrists ONLY
  • LIFE TIME WARRANTY
HIGH HIGH Designed for calm cold water sports to extend the paddling season.

SEASONS: Spring-Fall

**Not Recommended for Winter due to Not Dry around neck if immersed

Note: Not recommended for kayaking because there is NO integrated tunnel for the Sprayskirt

Colors: Mango, Canvas (special order only)

MANGO
MANGO
Tropos Super Nova Paddling Suit
  • Tropos Fabric
  • Integrated Hydrus Socks
  • Wrist Gaskets ONLY
  • Cordura self draining patches applied to knees and seat
  • LIMITED LIFE TIME WARRANTY
MODERATE TO HIGH MODERATE Designed for calm cold water sports to extend the paddling season.
SEASONS: Spring-Fall

**Not Recommended for Winter due to Not Dry around neck if immersed

Notes: Not recommended for kayaking because there is NO integrated tunnel for the Sprayskirt

ONLY SUIT offered in Youth Sizes.

New COLORS available 2014 ONLY:

M’s Abyss, Pumpkin

W’s Pumpkin

Youth: abyss, Pumpkin

Youth Tropos Super Nova Paddling Suit MANGO
Youth Tropos Super Nova Paddling Suit MANGO
Rogue Drytop
  • 330 Cordura Gortex on shoulders & Elbows
  • Evolution 3.21 nylon 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro Body.
  • Gaskets Neck/Wrists
  • LIFE TIME WARRANTY
HIGHEST HIGH Designed with a double tunnel to integrate with closed boats like kayaks to help keep the boat dry when skirt is sealed.
SEASONS: Spring-Fall

NOTE: when integrated with BiBS WINTER season also fine.

Colors:

Discontinued 2013:

M’s Cedar, W’s Azul

Available Now-2014: M’s Black, Denim, Chili  W’s Lichen

Available 2014 Only:

M’s Yellow  W’s Canvas, Violet

Rogue Drytop Yellow
Rogue Drytop Yellow
Stoke Drytop
  • Hydrus 3L water proof breathable Fabric
  • Gaskets on Neck & Wrists
  • LIFE TIME WARRANTY
HIGH HIGH Designed with a double tunnel to integrate with closed boats like kayaks to help keep the boat dry when skirt is sealed.
SEASONS: Spring-Fall

NOTE: when integrated with BiBS WINTER season also fine.

Colors:

M’s Denim/Canvas; Tangerine/Denim

W’s Canvas/Denim; Tangerine/Canvas

M's Hydrus 3L Stoke Drytop Tangerine- Denim
M's Hydrus 3L Stoke Drytop Tangerine- Denim
Re-action Jacket Semi Drytop
  • Tropos Fabric
  • Gaskets on Wrists ONLY
  • Neoprene cuff neck
  • LIMITED LIFE TIME WARRANTY
MODERATE To HIGH MODERATE Designed with a double tunnel to integrate with closed boats like kayaks to help keep the boat dry when skirt is sealed.

SEASONS: Spring-Fall

NOTE: **Not Recommended for Winter due to Not Dry around neck if immersed.

COLORS: All new colors available 2014 ONLY:
Abyss, Apple, crimson

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Gortex Whirlpool Bibs BIBS
  • Evolution 3.21 nylon 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro Body, Legs, & Socks
  • LIFE TIME WARRANTY
HIGHEST HIGH Designed to integrate with Drytop to create a drysuit like experience.

SEASONS: Fall-WINTER-SPRING

Color: Black

Gortex Whirlpool Bibs
Gortex Whirlpool Bibs
Hydrus 3L Whirlpool Bibs BIBS
  • Hydrus 3L water proof breathable Fabric body, legs.
  • Ankle Gaskets, socks Hydrus socks available Special order only.
  • LIFE TIME WARRANTY
HIGH HIGH Designed to integrate with Drytop to create a drysuit like experience.

SEASONS: Fall-WINTER-SPRING

Color: Grey

Hydrus 3L Whirlpool Bib
Hydrus 3L Whirlpool Bib

COLOR OPTIONS KOKATAT (see per garment what colors are available)

Note: Currently no pictures available for Abyss, Apple, crimson, or Pumpkin… all coming 2014

Canvas- Denim
Canvas- Denim
Tangerine- Canvas
Tangerine- Canvas
Denim- Canvas
Denim- Canvas
Tangerine/Denim
Tangerine- Denim
CANVAS
CANVAS
VIOLET
VIOLET
CHILI
CHIL
CEDAR
CEDAR
BLACK
BLACK
DENIM
DENIM
AZUL
AZUL
LICHEN
LICHEN
YELLOW
YELLOW
MANGO
MANGO

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FABRIC INFO:

FABRIC SPECS OUR DURABILITY RATING
Gore-Tex Cordura ® 9.0 oz/yd² 3-layer Cordura® Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable laminate 5
Gore-Tex Pro ® 5.8 oz/yd² 3-layer Gore-Tex® waterproof/breathable laminate 4
Gore-Tex ® 4.37 oz/yd² 3-layer Gore-tex® waterproof/breathable laminate 4
Gore-Tex ®w/ Paclite® Technology 3.0 oz/yd² 2.5-layer Gore-Tex® waterproof/breathable laminate 4
Hydrus 3L 5.2 oz/yd² 3-layer nylon coated waterproof/breathable coating 4
Tropos 4. 2 oz/yd²  2-layer nylon waterproof/breathable coating 3
Tropos Light 2.9 oz/yd² 2-layer nylon waterproof/breathable coating 2
Rating Scale

Highest 5  lowest 1

GORTEX DETAILS:

Kokatat & W.L. Gore & Assoc. have been working together since the mid 1970’s when GORE-TEX® was introduced developing the most durable and breathable paddle sports drywear.  GORE-TEX® is designed to be waterproof, windproof, breathable and maintain its performance for the useful life of the product. The microporous structure of GORE-TEX® membrane and the 40 years of paddling apparel manufactureing in Arcata is what makes Kokatat drysuits durably waterproof.   Each microscopic pore is 20,000 times smaller then a drop of water and 700 times bigger then a water vapor molecule.  Water can’t penetrate from the outside & perspiration can easily evaporate from the inside.  Kokatat is the exclusive global supplier of paddlesports GORE-TEX® drysuits. Each dry-suit is water tested in Arcata CA and is guaranteed for life to the original owner.

HYDRUS DETAILS:

Kokatat has been working with this fabric for several years to create exceptionally waterproof, breathable alternative to GORE that stays dry and comfortable.  Hydrus 3L (3-layer) waterproof breathable three-layer fabric is designed to keep paddlers dry in extreme conditions.  The super tough nylon woven outer layer provides long lasting abrasion protection and feathrues a durable water repellant (DWR) coating which repels water.  The mid-layer utilizes a proprietary polyurethane micro-porous coating, allowing water vapor to transfer from the inner layer to the outer.  The soft knit polyester inner layer is engineered to help manage moisture moving it from the inside out. Kokatat Hydrus 3L garments are backed by a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.