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Old 08-24-2010   #21
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If you are still looking for a dry top I suggest from experience to not buy a Stohlquist. I bought the top of the line top from them about two years ago and probably wore it about 100 times. It leaks and the neck gasket blew out after I took care of it like mad.

I will be picking up a Kokatat or Bomber Gear. And if the the Bomber Gear is as good as everything else they make, then it will be best.

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Old 08-24-2010   #22
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I have two Stohlquist FreeRydes and my wife has one. Our experiance is that for the price they are the great. I probably got well over a hundred river days this season and no issues. Their customer service is great too. I needed a neck gasket replaced so I sent it in and they turned it around quick.

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Old 08-24-2010   #23
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I replaced my leaky NRS Revolution Event with a Sweet Prophecy GoreTex dry top. I was leaning towards the Kokatat Rogue based on all the good reviews, but I got a good price on the Sweet and it looks like excellent quality and the fit was perfect (except for the neck gasket...choking me right now...need to stretch it out a bit).
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Old 08-24-2010   #24
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Sweet is supposed to have the best one on the market right now. I boated with the owner briefly after Outdoor Retailer this year, and he was telling me that they wanted to build the best dry top because of how cold Norway is. I have a few friends that have them, and I am going to buy one very soon. Good luck, and go with Sweet.
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Old 08-24-2010   #25
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I vote Kokatat Rogue. Mine is super sweet! The fit is really great now that the gaskets are worn in. It is very durable and dry. My friends that use other tops complain of being hot and sweaty. I find the rogue to be very breathable and I rarely get overheated using it and stay really dry.

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