Kokatat Hydrus 3.0 Swift Entry Dry Suit -- No Socks, No Relief Zipper

Kokatat Hydrus 3.0 Swift Entry Dry Suit -- No Socks, No Relief Zipper

Kokatat Hydrus 3.0 Swift Entry Dry Suit -- No Socks, No Relief Zipper

$ 545.00 USD
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Brief Description

A minimalist dry suit, the Kokatat Men's Hydrus 3.0 Swift Entry Dry Suit has no dry socks or pee zipper, making this the lowest priced dry suit Kokatat makes. For water-sportsmen and women who like to surf and kite board, this suit is great since your feet are directly in contact with the board. When nature calls though, most of the suit has to be removed. Since there are ankle gaskets on this suit, you must have a degree of flexibility necessary to bend forward comfortably and bring your legs twoards your chest to get your feet through the gaskets. It's the most price accessible drysuit Kokatat has on the market, but note that it's only $60 more to get the same suit with drysocks and a relief zip, the Hydrus 3.0 Swift Entry drysuit with socks and relief zipper.

The Hydrus 3.0 Swift Entry Dry Suit is a budget priced basic waterproof/breathable dry suit made of 3-layer Hydrus 3.0 fabric. It has features similar to the popular Kokatat GFE-R dry suit but at a lower price thanks to the cheaper Hydrus 3.0 fabric, a lack of relief zipper and no dry socks. From our private testing of waterproof/breathable dry suits, Kokatat's Hydrus 3.0 dry suits are second only to their own Gore-Tex® dry suits.

Detailed Description

The Kokatat Hydrus 3.0 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. 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 next item in the collection).

The Hydrus 3.0 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 3.0 is right up there with the best of the rest) and the durability (again nothing else compares to a Kokatat Gore-Tex® dry suit for durability in a waterproof/breathable drysuit). Kokatat's GoreTex® suits also have a neoprene collar over the neck gasket which the Hydrus 3.0 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 more comfortable by starting out with a Gore-Tex® dry suit, but for the average paddler buying their first drysuit, the Hydrus 3.0 suit is darn good.

Specs

  • Made of waterproof/breathable 3-layer Hydrus 3.0 fabric
  • Cordura® reinforcement patches on the knees and seat
  • Plastic water sports zippers -- waterproof for surface watersports (i.e. swimming and paddling but not SCUBA diving).
  • Men's Sizes:
    • S (S is special order only, contact us)
    • M-XXL
    • 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) 
  • Hydrus 3.0 Swift Entry drysuit comes with a lifetime limited warranty for the original owner.

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)

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 Kokatat drysuit; contact us if you have questions about the fit.

Men's Kokatat Drysuit Sizing Table