Just pulled the trigger on a brand new 2014 Icon. As much as it hurts when I look at the hefty amount of $$$ that have left my account, I know I'll have it for 10+ years and won't need to purchase another piece of dry gear (maybe a new top) for a very long time. And cutting the tags off will feel so good.
Just wanted to give a shout out to Tom at alaska kayak school Alaska Sea kayaking with the Alaska Kayak School, Kodiak AK
for having sweet deals on brand new, leftover and factory surplus Kokatat suits, and for being an awesome guy to deal with. It wasn't a pro deal, but it was about the cost of a pro deal and a nice dinner for two.
That's it, just feeling super pumped. Although not excited about how tight the neck gasket is going to be. Anyone have favorite objects to stretch them on?