Kokatat Gore-Tex Odyssey Dry Suit w/ Detachable Hood

Kokatat Gore-Tex Odyssey Dry Suit w/ Detachable Hood

$ 1,290.00 USD
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Brief Description

Kokatat Gore-Tex Odyssey dry suit is Kokatat's best sea kayaking and sailing drysuit. The Kokatat Odyssey drysuit comes in Men's and Women's styles, and we have separate descriptions for each. This page is for the Men's Odyssey dry suit.

Basically the men's Odyssey drysuit is a deluxe version of the Kokatat Meridian dry suit (GMER) with modifications that make it better suited for sea kayaking and sailing. The Odyssey comes with the most complete package of dry suit options. All the bells and whistles that are optional features on other dry suits are standard on the Kokatat Odyssey drysuit. To begin with, the Odyssey dry suit has: 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), an over-skirt for kayakers to keep your sea kayak drier while rolling or paddling in waves, a covered men's Relief Zipper for speed and convenience when nature calls, Gore-Tex® Dry Socks that make it easier to get in and out of the suit as well as keep your feet warm and dry, and neoprene ankle cuffs with adjustable "hook & loop" tab closures to keep gravel out of your booties. The Odyssey also comes standard with: Reflective Tape on the sleeves and hood, left and right Sleeve Pockets, right Thigh Pocket, removable suspenders, and a detachable Hood.

Sail boarders prefer the Odyssey drysuit because the covers over the entry and relief zippers protects their board from scratches.

Detailed Description

In addition to the removable hood and other features that are standard on the Odyssey but only available as custom options on other drysuits, there are two more reasons why the Odyssey is the best dry suit for sea kayakers and sailors. On the Odyssey, the outer wrist cuffs (the neoprene cuffs that cover the latex wrist gaskets) are adjustable with "hook & loop" closures whereas Meridian dry suits have non-adjustable snug "Punch-Through" neoprene over-cuffs. For river kayaking, the punch-through wrist covers are preferred because they create sort of a double seal, but for sea kayaking and sailing trips, being able to loosen the outer cuffs on the wrists of the Odyssey makes it more comfortable to wear all day, at camp, etc. Similarly, the neck on the Odyssey is more comfortable than the Meridian because the Meridian has a snug, Punch-Through non-adjustable neoprene collar around the latex neck gasket whereas the Odyssey has a collar that can be opened in warm weather and the hood also provides kind of a double seal without adding a second tight layer around your neck. If dryness in extreme hydraulics is your priority (i.e. river kayaking), then the Punch-Through wrist and neck gasket covers make the Meridian your choice, but for all day comfort while sailing or camping on sea kayaking trips, we highly recommend the Odyssey.

The hood on the Odyssey is removable. When not using it, the hood can be folded up and held out of the way with a "hook & loop" strap that is attached to the back of the hood, or the hood can be unsnapped, or simply let the hood lay down flat like a very wide, low collar. The hood is comfortable to wear, stays in place well in wind, turns with your head so it doesn't blind you, and it doesn't hinder your ability to roll your kayak up regardless of whether you are wearing the hood or have it loose around your neck. In fact, wearing the hood helps keep water out of your ears and keeps your head warmer when rolling in cold water. Even if you don't think you'll ever wear the hood sea kayakers are better off with the Odyssey dry suit.

Specs

  • Made of 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer Gore-Tex® (much tougher than the Gore-Tex® used for rain-gear)
  • Cordura® Gore-Tex from the waist down
  • Men's Sizes:
    • S (size S available by Special Order only - call us)
    • M-XXL 

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

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, Australia. To place an order from outside the US, call first.)

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

Men's Kokatat Drysuit Sizing Table