Kokatat GoreTex Meridian Drysuit w/ Drop Seat Women's - Retro Series
With its waterproofness, superior breathability, durability and best-in-industry warranty, paddlers have trusted the Kokatat Gore-Tex Meridian drysuit above all others. Made with 3.21oz Evolution GORE-TEX® Pro Shell 3-layer fabric and Cordura® seat and knee reinforcement panels for supreme durability. The Meridian features an adjustable overskirt, GORE-TEX® socks, relief zipper, zippered chest pocket, latex gaskets, and neoprene punch through over cuffs. A limited lifetime warranty ensures completely dry comfort for the life of the garment.
If your plans call for a sea kayak trip to the San Juan Islands or a Class IV whitewater kayaking trip on the Rogue River, choose the Gore-Tex Pro Meridian Drysuit from Kokatat.
NOTE: The Retro Meridian series is a limited production run only available at Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe. It is not available thru Kokatat. It is constructed of previous year's Gore-Tex Pro colors. The price is correspondingly discounted.
- Evolution 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro body and socks
- Nylon waterproof drop seat relief zipper
- Latex head and wrist gaskets with neoprene punch through collar and cuffs
- Dual adjustable overskirt with "hook & loop" compatible neoprene
- Self-draining, zippered chest pocket with key lanyard
- Cordura® seat and knee patches; self draining
- Adjustable bungee drawcord at waist
- Every suit is 100% fill tested; guaranteed to be dry
When should you wear a Kokatat Goretex Drysuit? Here in the Pacific Northwest, drysuits are appropriate for 9 to 10 months out of the year. During the winter, it's not uncommon to go paddling on a 30 to 40 degree day, with water temperatures as low as the mid 30's. However, winter isn't the only time where a drysuit is necessary. As a loose reference, we employ the rule of 120 degrees. If the water temperature and air temperature add up to less than 120 degrees, you should be wearing immersion gear. In spring and fall, we commonly see air temperatures in the 60's, water temps around 50 degrees and colder, in which case a drysuit is still advisable. Only for the few summer months do we get 60 to 70 degree water temps and air temps up to 100 degrees, which is safe and comfortable swimsuit weather.
Should I buy a Kokatat Meridian or Legacy Drysuit? If you paddle in rough water (sea or river), wear a neoprene sprayskirt, and/or know how to roll, then a Meridian is the perfect choice. The Meridian features a spray skirt cuff, which really helps keep your boat dry. If you are a casual paddler, SUP'r, inflatable kayaker, or interested in any calm water paddle sports, save yourself the money and get a Kokatat Gore-Tex Legacy Suit.