Dry no matter what.
Whether you're punching through waves in the middle of storm or precariously perched on your SOT kayak with your rod in hand, the Kokatat Men's Hydrus 3L SuperNova Angler Paddling Suit guarantees you'll stay dry as long as your catch doesn't pull you into the drink. Kokatat's proprietary three-layer fabric covers you from your adam's apple to the tips of your toes and keeps you dry, regardless of the sea's sweat, strong drizzles, or sassy fish.
Hydrus 3L proves good things come in threes. The nylon outer shell sends water rolling off your shoulders due to the DWR coating. The middle layer is bathed in a micro-porous polyurethane coating to move perspiration away at the same time it stops splashes from getting in. The polyester inner layer feels soft against your skin as it wicks away your angling-induced sweat. Short of going for a swim, this trinity of tech takes away the worries that come when you get wet.
Front zipper entry means no one has to help you get dressed. Latex wrist gaskets keep water from crawling up your arms and the cinch-adjustable neoprene collar gives your neck breathing room. A bungee drawcord waist reduces free-flapping fabric so your casting remains unimpeded. While your boat has a skid plate for safe dragging across parking lots, the integrated Hydrus 3L socks come with gravel guards for safe walking across parking lots. Don't want to paddle away from the fishing hot spot of the century but your bladder won't last much longer? The front relief zipper lets you take care of business without abandoning your post.
- Hydrus 3L shell (three-layer)
- Fully taped seams
- Nylon waterproof front entry zipper
- Nylon waterproof front relief zipper
- Neoprene cinch collar
- Latex wrist gaskets with hook and loop cuffs
- Hydrus three-layer socks with gravel guard
- Cordura reinforced lap, seat, and knees
- Item #KOK000V
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I really like this drysuit but the material of the legs is easily saturated. When I'm out rafting with friends in early Spring I'm usually the one that has wet layers when we take our drysuits off. It's great for kayaking though as the material the top is made of is much more waterproof. The zipper is impossible to zip by oneself--it gets about a quarter of an inch from the bottom and won't budge unless another person pulls on it. The same can be said about trying to get out of the suit. Best to have a buddy around to help you out. Overall though, a good drysuit. Kokatat is a great company to work with and will fix anything that happens to the drysuit at a reasonable price.
This suit is very nice the only problem I have are the cuffs are very tight. Its easy to get in and out of. I use it on the ocean fishing and the extra layer on the top of the legs keeps from getting holes from fish spikes. The thin material on the feet make it so you can use almost any shoe. The neck is Neoprene Which is not water tight but is very comfortable.