Kokatat GORE TEX PRO Meridian Drysuit, Men's GME-R

Brief Description

The Kokatat GME-R dry suit (Goretex Meridian w/ Relief Zipper and GoreTex® Dry Socks), now with the lighter, more durable GORE TEX PRO fabric, is 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. Depending on your priorities, the best drysuit for river kayaking will be either the GME-R or the 2-piece Kokatat Idol suit (if your not good at mating separating zippers then the GME-R is your suit). The Kokatat GMER dry suit comes in Men's and Women's styles, and we have separate descriptions for each. 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 neck and wrist covers act as a double seal while eliminating any scratchy/sticky Velcro® around your neck and wrists.

Note: Although the Kokatat GMER Meridian dry suit was primarily designed for river kayaking, some sea kayakers also choose it (or the Expedition EXP drysuit) for the over skirt feature.


  • Made of 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer GORE TEX PRO (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 (S is available by Special Order, contact us)

NO SALES TAX if shipped outside WA state

FREE UPS Ground Shipping (48 US states, Priority Mail AK and HI, $50 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)

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

Men's Kokatat Drysuit Sizing Table

Kokatat GORE TEX PRO Meridian Drysuit, Men's GME-R

$ 1,290.00 USD

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Please fill out the following fields. We will use this info to check that the size ordered is the right size for the intended user. If you are buying mutliple drysuits, you will need to fill out sizing information for each suit.

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 drysuit with the right size socks.

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