I had high hopes and perhaps too high of expectations when I ordered a custom fit Idol dry suit. Fresh out of the box it arrived in the suit leaked. I had to send a brand new suit back twice to actually have a “dry” suit. It didn’t take long and I accepted the fact that this was just not going to be a dry suit, more of a damp suit. Finally I couldn’t take it anymore as I was just too wet when wearing this so I paid for the leak testing and sent it in. Great news the found multiple leaks, installed a new zipper all without charging me for the repairs. Great service, right? Well I get the suit back put it on and go to launch the kayak. Well damn, about 5 seconds in the water and my sock is soaked. So I have to send it in again. Now they tell me they leak tested it twice and found “a bunch of leaks”. I don’t get it did I not just pay you to find all these leaks? So it is on the way back to me. Stay tuned, let’s hope it truly is a dry suit this time.
Kokatat introduces the Idol dry suit with SwitchZip technology that separates completely at the waist giving paddlers the versatility of a dry suit and dry top in one garment. The full separation makes the Idol much easier to put on and take off than traditional dry suits. The suit features Kokatat's exclusive 3-layer Evolution GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric, used in combination with 330 Cordura GORE-TEX® Pro Shell and is backed by Kokatat's limited lifetime warranty.