Kokatat GFE-R Drysuit, Gore-Tex Front Entry Dry Suit w/ Relief Zipper and Dry Socks

Kokatat GFE-R Drysuit, Gore-Tex Front Entry Dry Suit w/ Relief Zipper and Dry Socks

$ 1,010.00 USD
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Introduction

Kokatat GFE-R drysuit is a men's Gore-Tex® Front Entry dry suit with Gore-Tex® Dry Socks and a Relief Zipper. The GFE-R is Kokatat's best selling dry suit. A Kokatat GFE-R dry suit is ideal for most sea kayakers and sailors, anyone rafting, kite-boarding, sail boarding, rowing, and many other water sports. Most of Kokatat's dry suit options (i.e. Pockets, Reflective Tape, Internal Suspenders) can be added to a GFE-R and we can help you order a custom sized GFE-R dry suit with the feature(s) you need. The GFE-R dry suit comes in Men's and Women's styles; we have separate descriptions for each. This page is about the Men's Kokatat GFE-R drysuit.

All Kokatat GFE-R drysuits have a front entry zipper that runs diagonally across the chest of the suit, making it easy to get in and out of (as opposed to dry suits with rear entry shoulder zippers that require teamwork to get in and out of without breaking the zipper), latex neck and wrist gaskets, neoprene with "hook & loop" tab closures that cover the neck and wrist gaskets, neoprene ankle cuffs with adjustable "hook & loop" tab closures to keep gravel out of your booties, and a key lanyard loop inside the collar -- all included standard. Additionally, the GFE-R drysuit comes with a Relief Zipper (for speed and convenience when nature calls) and Gore-Tex® Dry Socks. With a basic dry suit, the hardest part of suiting up is bending over and stretching the ankle gasket over your heel, but if your suit has Dry Socks as the GFER dry suit does, then the drysuit won't have any nasty ankle gaskets. So in addition to being more comfortable because your feet are warmer and dry, a dry suit with Dry Socks is much easier to step in and out of.

Description

The GFE-R is the gold standard by which all other watersports drysuit are compared. If you can't afford a GFE-R, the next best drysuit is the Kokatat Hydrus 3L Swift Entry suit with Relief Zipper and 3 Layer Dry Socks (Hydrus 3L SER). It costs less than any other waterproof/breathable dry suit like it. One feature that can't be added to the GFE-R model drysuit is an overskirt (for kayaking). An overskirt functions like the double tunnel on a dry top -- to help keep water from entering the cockpit of your kayak while doing rolls or paddling in waves (i.e. surf and river kayaking). If you aren't planning to use the suit for doing a lot of rolling in a kayak, then the GFE-R is your best dry suit. For dry suits with overskirts, see our selection of Kokatat's: Hydrus 3L Meridian, Gore-Tex® Meridian (GME-R), and Gore-Tex® Expedition dry suits (EXP). Sea kayakers who practice lots of rolls appreciate an overskirt, but most sea kayakers don't find the overskirt worth the extra money. However, for white-water kayaking an overskirt is a necessity (unless you are using an inflatable or other open decked river kayak).

Specs

  • Made of 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer Gore-Tex® (much tougher than the Gore-Tex used for rain-gear)
  • Cordura® seat and knee patches to reinforce heavy wear spots
  • Metal-tooth, heavy duty zippers (not plastic) waterproof to more than 20 feet.
  • Men's Sizes:
    • S (Size Small available by special order)
    • M-XXL
    • L-King (L-King is the height of a Men's Large but its 58" chest and waist is greater than that of an XXL) 

NO SALES TAX if shipped outside WA state

FREE UPS Ground Shipping (48 US states, Priority Mail AK and HI, $35 postage for Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland)

FREE KA Drysuit Care Kit included with this suit (KA Drysuit Owner/Maintenance Guide, Zipper Lube, 303 Protectant gasket lube, and Synthetic Fabric Soap and KA Washing Instructions)

To learn more about ordering a custom fitted dry suit or one with your choice of Kokatat's dry suit Options, see our Dry Suit Option page.

If needed, we can help you order a custom sized Kokatat drysuit; contact us if you have questions about the fit.

Men's Kokatat Drysuit Sizing Table