Kokatat Women's Hydrus 3L Swift Entry Dry Suit, waterproof / breathable drysuit

Kokatat Women's Hydrus 3L Swift Entry Dry Suit, waterproof / breathable drysuit

Kokatat Women's Hydrus 3L Swift Entry Dry Suit, waterproof / breathable drysuit

$ 539.00 USD was

Brief Description

No dry socks or pee zipper on this low priced Kokatat Women's Hydrus 3L Swift Entry Dry Suit. This is the lowest priced Kokatat waterproof/breathable dry suit for women, 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.

The Kokatat H3LSE women's dry suit has features similar to the popular Kokatat GFE dry suit but at a budget price thanks to Kokatat's waterproof / breathable Hydrus 3-layer 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 in performance. Yet this Hydrus 3L women's drysuit is the lowest priced waterproof/breathable dry suit by any brand!

Detailed Description

The women's Hydrus 3L Swift Entry dry suit comes standard with latex neck, wrist and ankle gaskets with adjustable neoprene over cuffs to protect the wrists and ankles, 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 with the two most popular dry suit options -- women's Drop Seat and Dry Socks (see our Women's H3LSED and H3LSE-WR model drysuits).

The women's Hydrus 3L Swift Entry dry suit is good for sea kayaking, rafting, canoeing, and fishing. The main differences between this suit and a Kokatat Gore-Tex® drysuit are in the rate of "breathability" (Gore-Tex® dry suits are still the best there is, but the Hydrus 3L is right up there with the best of the rest and the quality of Kokatat's US manufacturing puts it over the top) and the durability (again nothing else compares to a Kokatat Gore-Tex® dry suit for waterproof/breathable durability), and the zippers (Gore-Tex® drysuits have metal tooth water sports zippers that are stronger and waterproof to higher pressure). The Goretex® suits also have a neoprene collar over the neck gasket which this suit does not have. This neo. 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 sweat more than most or are a pro who is going to wear your dry suit twice a week for most of the year, you'll save money by starting with a Gore-Tex® suit, but for the average paddler the Hydrus 3L dry suit is darn good and the lowest priced drysuit in its class.


Made of waterproof/breathable 3-layer Hydrus fabric with Cordura® reinforcement patches on the knees and seat and a plastic water sports zipper -- waterproof for surface watersports (i.e. swimming and paddling not SCUBA diving). 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 Owners/Maintenance Guide, Zipper Lube, 303 Protectant gasket lube, and Synthetic Fabric Soap w/ KA Washing Instructions)

Women's Colors: Tangerine top/Gray bottoms

Women's Sizes: S-L, WXLs (WXLs is the height of a Women's Large but its 50in chest, 47" waist, and 54" hips are roomier than that of an Women's L)

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

Women's Kokatat Drysuit Sizing Table