Kokatat Women's KA Front Relief Gore-Tex Odyssey Dry Suit w/ FUD Zipper (FUD included)

Kokatat Women's KA Front Relief Gore-Tex Odyssey Dry Suit w/ FUD Zipper (FUD included)

$ 1,390.00 USD
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Brief Description

The Kayak Academy Kokatat Women's KA ODY-WR drysuit is a Gore-Tex® Odyssey dry suit with an option package that includes: women's FUD (Feminine Urinary Device) Front Relief Zipper, Gore-Tex® Dry Socks, Reflective Tape on the sleeves, Left and Right Sleeve Pockets (use one to store your FUD because the Relief Zipper won't do you any good if your FUD isn't handy), and a free FUD to make it complete. This dry suit is the top-of-the-line sea kayaking and sailing dry suit for women who want a FUD Front Relief Zipper instead of a Drop Seat Zipper.

The women's Odyssey drysuit is like a deluxe version of the Meridian dry suit with modifications that make it better for sea kayaking and sailing, and it comes standard with a complete package of dry suit options (all the bells and whistles are standard on the Odyssey dry suit).

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 kayak drier while rolling or paddling in waves, a FUD relief zipper, 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 drysuit 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.

Detailed Description

In addition to the removable hood and other features being standard on the Odyssey and not the Meridian, there are two other 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. In addition, 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 you can open in warm weather and the hood can take the place of a double seal without adding a second tight layer around your neck. For all day comfort while sailing or camping on sea kayaking trips, we highly recommend the Odyssey.

The hood on the Odyssey is removable, or it can be rolled or folded up and held out of the way with a "hook & loop" strap that is attached to the hood, tucked under the back of your PFD, or simply let the hood lay down flat like a very wide, low collar. The hood can also be worn inside of a helmet. The new hood design is comfortable to wear, stays in place well in wind, turns with your head so it doesn't blind you, and doesn't hinder rolling regardless of whether you are wearing the hood, 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.

Specs

  • Made of 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer Gore-Tex® (much tougher than the Gore-Tex® used for rain-gear)
  • Cordura® Gore-Tex pants
  • Women's Colors:
    • Mantis w/Ocean bottoms
    • Ice Blue w/Light Gray bottoms
    • all Black available by special order
  • Women's Sizes:
    • WS-WL
    • WXLs (WXLs is the height of a Women's Large but its 50" chest, 47" waist, and 54" hips are roomier than that of a Women's L)

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 Maintenance Guide, Zipper Wax, 303 Protectant gasket lube, and Synthetic Fabric Soap)

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

Women's Kokatat Drysuit Sizing Table