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Old 05-27-2008   #1
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Looks like I am needing a new drytop...........What drytop is everyone having the most success with these days?...not only dry but also cut for plenty of free movement for tall broad shouldered guys. Long sleeve only.


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Old 05-27-2008   #2
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Kokatat Rogue

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Old 05-27-2008   #3
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Second the Rogue as my last Kokatat drytop lasted 9 years, also heard good things from those with the IR X Jacket
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Old 05-27-2008   #4
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My X Jacket is the greatest piece of outdoor gear I've bought in ages, and I buy too POS NRS top was the only prior used model, so not hard to beat...
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Old 05-27-2008   #5
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I've got a Rogue and love it... bought another gore-tex kokatat that was defective and kokatat stood behind the product... when they couldn't figure out why my first was leaking, they sent me a new Rogue... great product and great customer service.
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Old 05-27-2008   #6
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Lovin' my X-Jacket and IR is a great company to deal with if you have any problems.
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Old 05-27-2008   #7
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Kokatat's the bomb and I love my IR Comp LX Jacket (XL, for a guy 6'2 190 size 44 long), I've had it for 6 seasons now and with a little 303 and Nikwax it's as dry as the day I bought it. IR's X-jacket is also nice, super-techy with all the welded seams if you're into that sort of thing. Level 6 also has some cool stuff that works well.
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Old 05-27-2008   #8
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Lovin' my X-Jacket and IR is a great company to deal with if you have any problems.
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Old 05-27-2008   #9
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mine makes about the 5th vote for IR. you won't be disappointed with their tops. i bought one last year, and i love it. watch their closeout page for great deals on last year's stuff.
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Old 05-27-2008   #10
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I puzzled over this same question about a month ago and went with the Rogue. Its bomber. The X jacket was my second choice. IR customer service is great. The Rogue moves great and feels like I'm not even wearing a top at all.

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