This is the toughest, most capable dry suit in Kokatat's lineup.
You'll find the Kokatat Gore-Tex Expedition Dry Suit at the raging creeks of the Pacific Northwest, the deepest rivers in South America, and the coldest waters of Eastern Europe. This is Kokatat's toughest, most capable dry suit, and it was designed so you can drag it through portages, down rappels, and through brutal waters, and thrash it season after season after season. Gore-Tex Pro Shell material provides nigh-impenetrable protection from the freezing, soaking power of the water and it allows sweaty moisture to escape from within so you feel comfortable even if you're paddling hard. Cordura seat and knee patches ensure that high-wear areas will stand the test of time, and as an added touch, these patches are self draining. Kokatat went to great lengths to dial in the wrist and neck gaskets, secure the fit around the overskirt waist, and fully tape the seams of this suit for added water protection. Because this suit is a step up from the already formidable Kokatat Gore-Tex Meridian, you'll find that the Expedition includes a Gore-Tex hood, detailed with SOLAS reflective tape for safety's sake. As the pinnacle of Kokatat's dry suit engineering, this suit gives rafters, kaykers, and canoers a one-stop option for the highest level of dry protection in fast-moving water.
- Three-Layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell material is not only fully waterproof but also breathable enough to allow sweaty moisture to escape from the inside out for comfort
- Factory-taped seams further improve the waterproof protection of this suit so leaks can't form
- 330 Cordura material reinforces the legs, shoulders, and arms for the highest level of durability
- Optiseal metal zipper is rugged and easy to manipulate, and it forms a watertight seal at the chest closure
- Latex neck and wrist gaskets seal out leaks when you're digging hard with your paddle, going for a swim after bailing from your boat, or rescuing a boat in raging water
- Self-draining neck and wrist over-cuffs further secure the watertight seal around your extremities while allowing water to easily pass without building up and blowing out the cuff or neck seals
- Zippered left and right sleeve pockets gives you quick-access, easy-to-reach storage for small essentials
- Overskirt features dual hook-and-loop adjustments for the quickest, most secure fit around the waist
- Hook-and-loop over-cuffs provide further protection from leaks at the ankles
- Front relief zipper lets you do your business easily when Mother Nature comes calling
- Gore-Tex socks protect your feet from chilling water and keep your toes dry inside your over-boots (boots sold separately)
- Item #KOK0137
- Q & A
Fixing the neck gasket is easy
With the right tools and knowledge.
Hard Use, Hard to find better $$$
This suit has seen its 3rd season of high water guiding in SW Colorado. I have yet to get a hole in this suit. I did have to replace the neck gasket this year, which was super easy with knowledgable help. Pro Tip: I wear neoprene socks (NRS) over the booties of this suit, I believe this has protected them from damage. I also carry a small price of carpet in the truck that I stand on to change in and out of the suit so I'm never standing on rocks in the booties alone. The sleeve pockets are good for trash such as snack bars that come up throughout the day. The relief zipper is a must.
Best dry suit ever!!!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have this same dry suit in the women's version with a few minor accessory details. It is AWESOME! I had tried a few other dry suits before this one and it is worth the money! I've been a river guide for 10 years and I use my dry suit for early spring trips and winter Grand Canyon trips, it's awesome!
- fabric on seat and knees is super durable
- gore-tex never disappoints
- gore-tex socks are much more breathable than neoprene and easier to change shoes
- pockets on a dry suit are a great feature!
- A hood is also awesome in big waves or rain
- can be used with a spray skirt
- chest zipper cover (spare your knuckles the trauma)
-hmmm... the only one I can think of is the price tag, but it's worth it. I will say though that after two years of use and abuse mine is showing some serious wear, but with re-waterproofing the suit and re-waxing zippers, it's still holding up, just looks a bit worn.
I have the Kokatat Gore-Tex Expedition...
I have the Kokatat Gore-Tex Expedition Dry Suit for almost 3 years , and take care of it a lot , washing it in fresh water after using it in the sea and drying it in the shade. Now, my feet are feeling a kind of moisture and also my bottom.
Any advice to feel it�s dry inside ?
I had applied Nikwax TX Direct Wash-In (to clean it) and then,
Nikwax Direct Spray-On Waterproofing , but it is like nothing.