Kokatat RETRO Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit Men's SALE

Brief Description

Limited to stock on hand.

These "Retro" dry suits are a special make up Kokatat to use up remnant fabrics from before the next level GoreTex Pro fabric came out (2021). So they are newly made suits, but made with the old fabric. Compared with the current Goretex Pro suits, Retro suits feel a little stiffer and are less durable, but you can't beat these prices.

The Kokatat Retro GME-R dry suit (Goretex Meridian w/ Relief Zipper and GoreTex® Dry Socks) has been the gold standard by which all other white water river kayaking dry suits are judged. The Gore-Tex Meridian dry suit is a one-piece dry suit with a front entry zipper and over-skirt. The best dry suit for river kayaking and performance sea kayaking.  This page is about the Men's Kokatat GME-R drysuit.

Detailed Description

The defining features of all versions of the Kokatat Meridian dry suit (GME-R and Hydrus 3.0 Meridian) are an over-skirt and covered front entry zipper. The overskirt sandwiches your kayak spray-skirt like the double tunnel on a dry-top to keep your kayak drier while rolling, surfing and paddling in waves. Kokatat GME-R drysuits also 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 suits that use a rear-entry zipper across the shoulders which require a buddy to open and close plus some contortions to get in and out of). A flap covers the front entry zipper, "punch-through" neoprene gasket protectors cover the latex neck and wrist gaskets, and there's a self-draining zippered chest pocket with a key lanyard loop inside. GME-R suits also include Gore-Tex® Dry Socks which are the best of all solutions for the bottom of the leg (as opposed to latex drysocks or ankle gaskets). The punch-through neoprene neck and wrist covers act as a double seal and eliminate the need for any scratchy/sticky Velcro® around your neck and wrists.


  • Made of 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer Gore-Tex® (much tougher than the Gore-Tex® used for rain-gear)
  • Cordura® Gore-Tex seat and knee to reinforce heavy wear spots.
  • Men's Sizes:
    • S-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)

Men's Kokatat Drysuit Sizing Table

Kokatat RETRO Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit Men's SALE

$ 1,035.00 USD
On Sale

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NOTE: If the sock size on the dry suit doesn't fit your shoe size, contact us at 425-200-0030 or info@kayakacademy.com. We will help you get a dry suit with the right size socks.