GASKET REPLACEMENT SERVICE, Kokatat WRIST (parts & labor)
GASKET REPLACEMENT SERVICE, Kokatat WRIST (parts & labor)
To find your gasket size, simply find a fabric or flexible tape measure and measure the circumference of your wrist at its thinnest point.
- Small: Up to 6.5"
- Large: Greater than 6.5"
Send your KOKATAT brand dry suit or dry top to K.A. for fast, professional gasket repair. K.A. will replace your over stretched, worn out, cracked, gummy or torn gaskets with factory original Kokatat brand gaskets. We'll give your other gaskets a free inspection and contact you if we feel it is time to replace them.
- 2009 and newer dry wear we install Kokatat Neck gaskets the same way Kokatat does with a heat activated adhesive system and the tools that Kokatat uses to weld the gaskets on (no extra layers of old gaskets and no worries about the gasket pulling off).
- 2008 and older Kokatat dry suits and tops the original gaskets were glued on with Aquaseal, and the standard repair is to cut all but the glued portion of the old one off and glue the new gasket on top of the rim of the old one with Aquaseal (two layers of latex when done). For these items we generally use the standard repair unless the old gasket's flange is in too poor a condition in which case at our discretion we may remove it completely and Aquaseal to the fabric.
- For gasket replacement on all other brands of watersport dry-wear, go back to "Dry Suits/Gaskets" and select the type of gasket service you need (neck, wrist, etc.) from the item that begins with "GASKET REPLACEMENT SERVICE Non-Kokatat....".
We strive to complete the repair by the third business day (M-F) after your garment arrives, and we'll put it into shipping the first business day after service is completed. If you live on the east coast or mid-west, you can expedite the return shipping for this order with our UPS 3-Day Shipping Option at check-out and by sending it to us with expedited shipping. The shipping you pay for at our check out is for us to return your item to you after servicing it. If you are in a rush, call us about availability for our priority 1-day repair service (cost is 1.5x regular repair).
Select the "Size" and "Quantity" of gaskets you want us to replace and click "Add to cart". If you order only one wrist etc., please indicate which side you want replaced (Left or Right) in the "Comments" box at check out. If you want both wrists replaced, simply set the "Quantity" to "2". Note: If you combine the purchase of other items with this service order, we will hold all items for shipment together with your repaired dry suit/dry top after it has been serviced. To have other items shipped separately, place a separate order for your repairs. To add more repair items to your cart (i.e. if you want the neck and wrist(s) replaced), click "Add to cart" and then click "Continue Shopping" to return to the "Dry Suits/Gaskets" page, and add the rest of the repair items to your cart before checking out.
Note we can install either the original size gasket or a different size that fits you better. If your original gasket was too tight or too loose enter this info along with your wrist measurement in the "Comments" box when going through the check-out -- then we can pick the best size for you. To measure your wrist circumference, lightly wrap a measuring tape or string around slimmest part of wrist -- don't pull tight. After finalizing your purchase, print two copies of your Order Confirmation and put one copy in the box with the gear you send us.
Kokatat Latex Wrist Gaskets only come in two sizes: small and large. However, the gaskets are tapered, and you can loosen the fit of them by trimming material off the end. There is a cutting guide ring molded into the end of the gasket about 1/4" from the end to facilitate trimming in a straight line. To make a straight cut just cut parallel to this line. Trimming 1/4" off the small gasket makes it fit midway between S and L; trimming 1/4" off the L gasket makes it fit like an "XL" (if there was one). Trimming a S wrist is the only way to get a wrist gasket that fits like a "Medium" (even our non-Kokatat brand gaskets do not come in Medium wrists). Only Kokatat's Men's S, Women's S & M sized gear come with S wrist gaskets, all other sizes of gear come with L wrists. If you need a wrist gasket that is smaller than Kokatat's S wrist or bigger than even a well trimmed Kokatat L wrist, have us install our Universal gaskets on your Kokatat product (our Universal gaskets are available in both smaller and bigger sizes than Kokatat offers), go back to "Drysuits/Gaskets" and select the type of gasket service you need (i.e., "wrist") from the item that begins with "GASKET REPLACEMENT SERVICE, Non-Kokatat....".
PRINT two copies of your Order Confirmation -- keep one and put the other in the box with the gear you send us. If you don't have a printer or it went on the frizz - write your order confirmation #, name and address on a scrap piece of paper and insert it in the box you send us.
WASH your dry suit with soap and allow to dry before sending it to us. Health codes require that all garments returned for repairs must be laundered. An additional $25.00 cleaning fee will be added to your repair service for dirty and/or smelly garments shipped to us (or it will be returned without service at the owner's expense), and cleaning will add three days to the repair schedule. When using a front loading washing machine, use a small amount of liquid detergent, cold wash setting and hang to dry. Dry tops can be washed in top load machine. For dry suits, if you can't use a front loading washing machine, we recommend hand washing dry suit in a tub using the same instructions as above. See FAQ
PACK your clean item(s) with a copy of your Order Confirmation. If you ship more than one item to us in the same box, attach a note to each item specifying which type and size gasket(s) you want installed on each article as well as which side (L or R). Be sure to adjust the quantity above to account for total quantity to install on all articles.
SHIP via UPS to:
Kayak Academy - Repairs
11801 188th Ave.
Issaquah, WA 98027