Kokatat Hydrus 3L Swift Entry Dry Suit, Men's Hydrus 3-Layer waterproof / breathable dry suit, H3LSE

Kokatat Hydrus 3L Swift Entry Dry Suit, Men's Hydrus 3-Layer waterproof / breathable dry suit, H3LSE

$ 539.00 USD

Brief Description

No dry socks or pee zipper on this low priced Kokatat Men's Hydrus 3L Swift Entry Dry Suit. This is the lowest priced Kokatat waterproof/breathable dry suit for men, but often people don't like it once they try to get in a drysuit without dry socks. Bending over while trying to stretch ankle gaskets over your heels is the hardest part of putting a drysuit on, dry suits with dry socks built in instead of ankle gaskets solve this problem, but if you really want the cheapest dry suit this is what you get.

Kokatat Hydrus 3L Swift Entry Dry Suit (H3LSE) is a low priced basic waterproof/breathable dry suit made of Hydrus 3-layer fabric by the best brand in the watersports industry. The Hydrus 3L Swift Entry drysuit is built in the US by Kokatat. The Hydrus Swift Entry Dry Suit has features similar to the popular Kokatat GFE dry suit but at a low price thanks to Kokatat's waterproof/breathable 3-layer Hydrus fabric. From our private testing of waterproof/breathable dry suits, Kokatat's 3-layer Hydrus dry suits are second only to their own Gore-Tex® dry suits. Yet this Hydrus 3L Swift Entry drysuit is cheaper than similar featured suits by other brands! This dry suit comes in Men's and Women's styles, and we have separate descriptions for each. This page is about the Men's Hydrus 3L Swift Entry drysuit.

Detailed Description

The Kokatat Hydrus 3L Swift Entry drysuit comes standard with latex neck, wrist, and ankle gaskets with adjustable neoprene over cuffs at the wrists and ankles (to keep gravel out of your booties), and 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). You can order the Hydrus 3L Swift Entry Drysuit plain or packaged with the two most popular drysuit options (pee zipper and dry socks -- see our H3LSER Drysuit).

The Hydrus 3L Swift Entry dry suit is good for sea kayaking, rafting, canoeing, and fishing, and it can be ordered in custom sizes if needed. The main differences between this dry suit and a Kokatat Gore-Tex® drysuit are the rate of "breathability" (Gore-Tex® dry suits are still the most breathable, but the Hydrus 3L is right up there with the best of the rest and the quality of Kokatat's US manufacturing of dry suits puts the Hydrus 3L Swift Entry dry suit ahead of the rest) and the durability (again nothing else compares to a Kokatat Gore-Tex® dry suit for durability in a waterproof/breathable drysuit), and the zippers on the Hydrus 3L suits are plastic whereas the zippers on the Gore-Tex® dry suits are metal tooth watersports zippers. The GoreTex® suits also have a neoprene collar over the neck gasket which the Hydrus 3L Swift Entry dry suit does not have. This collar adds a bit of warmth and keeps some of the sun's UV rays off the latex gasket which helps the neck gasket last longer. So if you are a heavy sweater or an active paddler who is going to wear your dry suit once or twice a week for most of the year, you'll save money and be happier by starting out with a Gore-Tex® dry suit, but for the average paddler buying their first drysuit, the Hydrus 3L suit is darn good.

Specs

Made of waterproof/breathable 3-layer Hydrus 3L fabric with Cordura® reinforcement patches on the knees and seat, and plastic water sports zippers -- waterproof for surface watersports (i.e. swimming and paddling but not SCUBA diving). Hydrus 3L Swift Entry drysuits come with a lifetime limited warranty for the original owner.

 

FREE UPS Ground Shipping (48 US states, Priority Mail AK and HI, $35 postage for Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland)
NO SALES TAX if shipped outside WA state
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)

Men's Colors: Denim (top and bottom), Tangerine top w/Gray bottoms

Men's Sizes: S-XXL and L-King (L-King is the height of a Men's Large but its 58in chest and waist is greater than that of an XXL) (S is special order only, contact us)

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

Men's Kokatat Drysuit Sizing Table