Kokatat Gore-Tex Nor'wester

Kokatat Gore-Tex Nor'wester

$ 85.00 USD


The Nor'wester is an updated Gore-tex® version of the tried and true fisherman's SouthWester rain hat. Rain hats with well designed brims are essential for sea kayaking and the Kokatat Norwester is one of the best. The waterproof, breathable Gore-tex fabric and mesh lining in the crown make this hat comfortable to wear summer or winter. The brim is lengthened at the back to reach over your shoulder so water won't run down you neck. In the front the brim is short enough that it doesn't interfere with your vision and yet it keeps the rain off your glasses and the sun out of your eyes. GoreTex Norwesters come in two sizes, and thanks to the hat's also having a cinch adjustment for fine tuning the fit between the two they can be adjusted to fit from XS to XXL. The cinch system also allows you to loosen the Norwester enough to wear a skull cap or wool hat underneath for extra warmth or tighten the fit when you wear it by itself. An adjustable chin strap is included, which you'll need if there's any wind. The foam stiffener in the brim makes the hat float if it gets away, and it is compressible so it is easy to store.


Size: S, L
Color: Chili (reddish orange), Orange (pumpkin), *Black, *Lichen

*Black and Lichen are custom colors only available at Kayak Academy