Kokatat Gore-Tex Passage Anorak Paddling Jacket with or w/o SwitchZip

Kokatat Gore-Tex Passage Anorak Paddling Jacket with or w/o SwitchZip

$ 499.00 USD was

Brief Description

Kokatat Passage Jacket is a revolutionary piece of gear. First of all it's a Gore-Tex paddle jacket with a well designed and removable hood (similar to the removable hood on the Radius Drysuit), latex wrist gaskets but no neck gasket (it has an adjustable coated Lycra splash collar under the hood, which is much more comfortable than a latex neck gasket). This would be cool enough -- basically a new and improved version of the ever popular Kokatat TecTour Jacket to wear over a farmer jon wetsuit etc. for sea kayaking, but the Passage Anorak is also available with a SwitchZip zipper around the waist. With the SwitchZip Zipper, the Passage can be mated with other Kokatat two-piece SwitchZip drysuits and paddling suits! So if you own a two-piece Idol suit which is mainly for river kayaking, you can now wear it with a Passage Anorak as a paddling suit for sea kayaking. Or if you like the lightweight Gore-Tex Surge Paddling Suit, but want a foul weather hooded option you could get both and mix and match.

Detailed Description

The Kokatat Gore-Tex Passage Anorak is made of lightweight waterproof/breathable 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric. This Gore-Tex is like that used for high-end mountain rain gear, but it is lighter weight than the Gore-Tex Evolution fabric Kokatat builds the rest of their Gore-Tex dry suits from.

The Kokatat Passage jacket comes standard with: reflective tape on sleeves, latex wrist gaskets with adjustable over-cuffs at the wrists, left and right self-draining sleeve pockets, adjustable overskirt, and a stowable / removable GoreTex PacLite hood. The hood is similar to the one on the Radius dry suit and is a work of art in itself. The hood is attached with three hook and loop fastening tabs - no zipper or stiff strips of Velcro. It is easy to add or remove the hood. When you turn your head, the hood turns with you so it doesn't blind you. When the hood is attached but not being used it will drape nicely down your back without getting in your way or it can be stowed inside the tall fleece lined collar. The hood also features a large mesh panel in front of your mouth and nose so you can breath well through the hood even after rolling up in a kayak.

The optional SwitchZip give you lots of options as your collection of paddling and drywear grows. When wearing the Passage Anorak with SwitchZip as a jacket without dry bottoms, you won't even notice the SwitchZip because the Passage has a flap with hook and loop fasteners to cover and protect you from the zipper teeth and protect the zipper too.


Made of waterproof/breathable 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric. The optional SwitchZip zipper is watersports plastic two-piece fully separating dry suit zipper introduced in 2015 that Kokatat has put years of development and testing into. No custom options or sizing alterations are available on this model.

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Men's Colors: Mantis (light green), Electric Blue

Men's Sizes: S-XXL

Women's Sizes are not available in the Passage Jacket, however, women can mate the S and M Passage with Women's S and M (respectively) SwitchZip bottoms from Surge, Radius, or Idol suits. And the XXL Passage can be mated with Women's XLs SwitchZip bottoms, but there is no pairing of the L Passage with women's bottoms at this time.

Kokatat Sizing Table