Kokatat Women's K.A. Label Hydrus 3L Swift Entry Dry Suit w/ Women's Relief Zip for FUD & Fabric Dry Socks, H3LSE-WR

Kokatat Women's K.A. Label Hydrus 3L Swift Entry Dry Suit w/ Women's Relief Zip for FUD & Fabric Dry Socks, H3LSE-WR

Kokatat Women's K.A. Label Hydrus 3L Swift Entry Dry Suit w/ Women's Relief Zip for FUD & Fabric Dry Socks, H3LSE-WR

$ 639.00 USD

Brief Description

The Kayak Academy Kokatat KA Label Women's Hydrus 3L Swift Entry-WR waterproof/breathable dry suit w/ Women's FUD Front Relief Zipper, and Hydrus 3-Layer Dry Socks, has features similar to our popular Kokatat KA GFE-WR but at a much lower price thanks to Kokatat's waterproof/breathable 3-layer Hydrus 3L fabric. From our private testing of waterproof/breathable dry suits, Kokatat's Hydrus 3L dry suits are second only to their own Gore-Tex® dry suits. Yet this KA H3LSE-WR suit is less expensive than other similar featured suits by other lesser brands!

Detailed Description

The KA Label H3LSE-WR comes standard with latex neck gasket, wrist gaskets with adjustable neoprene over cuffs, waterproof - breathable Hydrus 3L Dry Socks with neoprene ankle cuffs that 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).

The KA Label H3LSE-WR 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 most breathable, 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® dry suits have metal tooth watersports zippers that are stronger and waterproof to higher pressure). The Goretex® suits also have a neoprene collar over the neck gasket which this Hydrus 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 it last longer. So if you sweat more than most or you are a pro who is going to wear your dry suit once or twice a week for most the year, you'll come out ahead by starting with a Gore-Tex® suit, but for the average paddler the KA Label H3LSE-WR is darn good.

KA Label dry suits are specially made for us by Kokatat, and are only available at the Kayak Academy. Our KA Label dry suits come with features that are not otherwise included on a given model dry suit, and Kokatat puts our "KAYAK ACADEMY" logo on the right sleeve in heat transfer letters (see insert photo).


Made of waterproof/breathable 3-layer Hydrus 3L fabric with Cordura® reinforcement patches on the knees and seat, and plastic watersports zippers -- waterproof for surface watersports. Limited lifetime warranty.

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

Women's Colors: Tangerine/Gray

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