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GORE-TEX® Idol Dry Suit with SwitchZip Technology

$1185.00

Exclusively from Kokatat, the GORE-TEX® Idol dry suit with SwitchZip technology. The versatility of a dry suit and dry top in one.     Read More...


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Kokatat introduces the GORE-TEX® 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.

Features

Durable Cordura® face fabric where needed

330 denier GORE-TEX® Cordura® waterproof breathable fabric on shoulders and below the waist where needed for maximum durability.

Exclusive Kokatat Switch Zip technology

Fully separating Switch Zip waterproof zipper allows the Idol to be worn as a dry suit or dry top, your choice! When in your boat, the zipper sits comfortably between the back band and seat.

Whitewater design and function

Neoprene punch through collar and wrist cuffs. Dual adjustable overskirt with “hook & loop” compatible neoprene to snug the top over your spray skirt. Self-fabric, adjustable leg cuffs look great over your creeking shoes.

Keep the water out and the comfort in.

Latex wrist and neck gaskets, with GORE-TEX ® waterproof and breathable socks will keep your under layers completely dry and cozy all day long.

Technical Specs

  • It's a dry suit, it's a dry top, it's a pant!
  • 330 Cordura® GORE-TEX® Pro shoulders, sleeves, and legs
  • Evolution 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro body
  • SwitchZip waterproof fully separating entry/relief zipper system
  • Latex gaskets with neoprene punch through collar and cuffs
  • Evolution 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro socks
  • Strategic zipper placement sits between backband and seat
  • No entry zipper on torso
  • One zipper for entry and relief
  • Self-draining, zippered sleeve pocket with key lanyard
  • Dual adjustable over skirt with "hook & loop" compatible neoprene
  • Zipper flap to protect top half of zipper in dry top configuration
  • Every suit 100% fill tested; guaranteed to be dry

Product Care

  • Machine or hand wash cool with liquid detergent
  • Hang to dry
  • Do not bleach or dry clean
  • Store it dry, hanging, or loosely folded

see general care instructions

Sizing

Men’s Measuring Guidelines

Made by hand in Arcata, California Kokatat builds thousands of dry suits, one at a time, every year in our factory in northern California. For more than 40 years we have developed design patterns and manufacturing techniques that ensure that each suit we sell is completely dry. In fact, we perform an individual water test on every suit we make.

If we can’t fit you into one of our stock sizes, why not get a dry suit made to order. If it contains all our stock features, it won’t cost you a penny more. On the other hand, explore your individuality. Choose your own unique color combination and select from a long list of additional options and you’ll end up with a suit that fits like a glove (that’s confusing) and a look that will be the envy of your paddling partners.

Kokatat will hand build a dry suit from the measurements and information provided by our customer. We recommend that all measurements be performed by an authorized and trained Kokatat retailer. Be sure to follow the measuring instructions below carefully. Kokatat is not responsible for the fit of a dry suit if the information provided is incorrect or incomplete. Measure twice, cut once.

DRY SUIT MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS

Tips:

  • Do not measure yourself. Measurements should be performed by an authorized and trained Kokatat retailer. Failing that, someone you trust to get in close with a cloth measuring tape.
  • Just relax! Look forward and stand up straight with your feet about 12 inches apart.
  • Don’t move around and look straight ahead. Stop looking at your measuring partner or the floor. Remember, relax!
  • Take measurements in street clothes and bare feet, preferably washed.
  • DO NOT make allowances for insulation layers under the suit. Kokatat patterns are designed to allow for adequate layering under dry suits.
  • All circumferences should be taken at the widest point. If you happen to be measuring your wife or mother-in-law, you may want to refer to this as… oh, forget it.
  • Again… measure twice, cut once.

The following measurements should be taken on the person’s front side:

CHEST:Take this measurement at the widest point. This is usually at the nipple area. Do not hold your breath, just relax. If the person is muscular, take a second measurement at the armpit area, across the upper chest. Use the larger of the two measurements.

WAIST: Measure just above your hip bone where your body bends when bending sideways.

HIPS: Take this measurement from the side to ensure the correct placement of the tape. Place the tape around the hips and across the widest point of the buttocks. This might be a good time to come up with a descriptive word other than “widest”. Make sure that all pockets are empty.

INSEAM: This is also referred to as the “crotch to ankle bone” measurement for those very secure individuals. Have the person stand with legs straight and feet about 12” apart. Have them hold their hand to the side, with palm facing out. Place the end of the measuring tape between their first two fingers. Ask them to place the hand with the tape in their crotch area, snug up against the body. Just relax! Stretch the tape straight down your ankle bone. Ask the person to look straight ahead, turn their head to the right and cough.

GIRTH: This measurement is for the entire torso length. Place the tape at the base of the neck on top of the shoulder. Run the tape down the front, through the crotch and up the back to the starting point on the shoulder.

This final measurement should be taken on the backside:

SPINE TO WRIST: Hold arm directly out to the side, parallel to the floor, palm down. Bend the elbow forward, stop hand in front of nose. Place the tape at the base of the neck, starting at the spine. Run tape along the arm, turn at the elbow, measuring to the wrist bone.

SIZING NOTES

Kokatat garments are sized with ample room for ventilation and to be comfortable over an insulating layer. For all stock product please refer to the stock sizes in the sizing chart.

If you don’t fit into the stock sizes, Kokatat can add and subtract length in the sleeves and arms, and add length to the torso of stock sizes. See our custom suit builder for more details.

Special Sizing

Kokatat will increase or decrease the length of the arms, and legs up to 3” on dry suits for a nominal charge. We can also increase the length of the torso up to 5” on dry suit models for a nominal charge. You can also change the sock and gasket sizes on stock suits. Please go to our custom suit builder, contact Kokatat or your paddle sports dealer for more sizing help and information. We will even send a sizing suit to the dealer for you to try. You can then determine how much to add or take off. Please exercise caution: when you get a custom dry suit, it’s yours. No returns will be accepted (other than warranty)!

Dry Suit and Dry Top In One

Description

Kokatat introduces the GORE-TEX® 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.

Durable Cordura® face fabric where needed

330 denier GORE-TEX® Cordura® waterproof breathable fabric on shoulders and below the waist where needed for maximum durability.

Exclusive Kokatat Switch Zip technology

Fully separating Switch Zip waterproof zipper allows the Idol to be worn as a dry suit or dry top, your choice! When in your boat, the zipper sits comfortably between the back band and seat.

Whitewater design and function

Neoprene punch through collar and wrist cuffs. Dual adjustable overskirt with “hook & loop” compatible neoprene to snug the top over your spray skirt. Self-fabric, adjustable leg cuffs look great over your creeking shoes.

Keep the water out and the comfort in.

Latex wrist and neck gaskets, with GORE-TEX ® waterproof and breathable socks will keep your under layers completely dry and cozy all day long.

Striving for the Ultimate Dry Suit

Kokatat introduces SwitchZip technology that separates completely at the waist giving paddlers the versatility of a dry suit and dry top in one.

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Gore-Tex® and Cordura®

Two technologies combined to make one highly waterproof breathable and durable dry suit.

Technical Specs


  • It's a dry suit, it's a dry top, it's a pant!
  • 330 Cordura® GORE-TEX® Pro shoulders, sleeves, and legs
  • Evolution 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro body
  • SwitchZip waterproof fully separating entry/relief zipper system
  • Latex gaskets with neoprene punch through collar and cuffs
  • Evolution 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro socks
  • Strategic zipper placement sits between backband and seat
  • No entry zipper on torso
  • One zipper for entry and relief
  • Self-draining, zippered sleeve pocket with key lanyard
  • Dual adjustable over skirt with "hook & loop" compatible neoprene
  • Zipper flap to protect top half of zipper in dry top configuration
  • Every suit 100% fill tested; guaranteed to be dry

Product Care


  • Machine or hand wash cool with liquid detergent
  • Hang to dry
  • Do not bleach or dry clean
  • Store it dry, hanging, or loosely folded

Sizing


  • men’s sizing (in)

  • men’s sizing (cm)

  • Men’s Measuring Guidelines

    Made by hand in Arcata, California Kokatat builds thousands of dry suits, one at a time, every year in our factory in northern California. For more than 40 years we have developed design patterns and manufacturing techniques that ensure that each suit we sell is completely dry. In fact, we perform an individual water test on every suit we make.

    If we can’t fit you into one of our stock sizes, why not get a dry suit made to order. If it contains all our stock features, it won’t cost you a penny more. On the other hand, explore your individuality. Choose your own unique color combination and select from a long list of additional options and you’ll end up with a suit that fits like a glove (that’s confusing) and a look that will be the envy of your paddling partners.

    Kokatat will hand build a dry suit from the measurements and information provided by our customer. We recommend that all measurements be performed by an authorized and trained Kokatat retailer. Be sure to follow the measuring instructions below carefully. Kokatat is not responsible for the fit of a dry suit if the information provided is incorrect or incomplete. Measure twice, cut once.

    DRY SUIT MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS

    Tips:

    • Do not measure yourself. Measurements should be performed by an authorized and trained Kokatat retailer. Failing that, someone you trust to get in close with a cloth measuring tape.
    • Just relax! Look forward and stand up straight with your feet about 12 inches apart.
    • Don’t move around and look straight ahead. Stop looking at your measuring partner or the floor. Remember, relax!
    • Take measurements in street clothes and bare feet, preferably washed.
    • DO NOT make allowances for insulation layers under the suit. Kokatat patterns are designed to allow for adequate layering under dry suits.
    • All circumferences should be taken at the widest point. If you happen to be measuring your wife or mother-in-law, you may want to refer to this as… oh, forget it.
    • Again… measure twice, cut once.

    The following measurements should be taken on the person’s front side:

    CHEST:Take this measurement at the widest point. This is usually at the nipple area. Do not hold your breath, just relax. If the person is muscular, take a second measurement at the armpit area, across the upper chest. Use the larger of the two measurements.

    WAIST: Measure just above your hip bone where your body bends when bending sideways.

    HIPS: Take this measurement from the side to ensure the correct placement of the tape. Place the tape around the hips and across the widest point of the buttocks. This might be a good time to come up with a descriptive word other than “widest”. Make sure that all pockets are empty.

    INSEAM: This is also referred to as the “crotch to ankle bone” measurement for those very secure individuals. Have the person stand with legs straight and feet about 12” apart. Have them hold their hand to the side, with palm facing out. Place the end of the measuring tape between their first two fingers. Ask them to place the hand with the tape in their crotch area, snug up against the body. Just relax! Stretch the tape straight down your ankle bone. Ask the person to look straight ahead, turn their head to the right and cough.

    GIRTH: This measurement is for the entire torso length. Place the tape at the base of the neck on top of the shoulder. Run the tape down the front, through the crotch and up the back to the starting point on the shoulder.

    This final measurement should be taken on the backside:

    SPINE TO WRIST: Hold arm directly out to the side, parallel to the floor, palm down. Bend the elbow forward, stop hand in front of nose. Place the tape at the base of the neck, starting at the spine. Run tape along the arm, turn at the elbow, measuring to the wrist bone.

    SIZING NOTES

    Kokatat garments are sized with ample room for ventilation and to be comfortable over an insulating layer. For all stock product please refer to the stock sizes in the sizing chart.

    If you don’t fit into the stock sizes, Kokatat can add and subtract length in the sleeves and arms, and add length to the torso of stock sizes. See our custom suit builder for more details.

  • Special Sizing

    Kokatat will increase or decrease the length of the arms, and legs up to 3” on dry suits for a nominal charge. We can also increase the length of the torso up to 5” on dry suit models for a nominal charge. You can also change the sock and gasket sizes on stock suits. Please go to our custom suit builder, contact Kokatat or your paddle sports dealer for more sizing help and information. We will even send a sizing suit to the dealer for you to try. You can then determine how much to add or take off. Please exercise caution: when you get a custom dry suit, it’s yours. No returns will be accepted (other than warranty)!

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