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Old 03-12-2014   #1
Walla Walla, Washington
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Kokatat Hydrus?

I have a dry pant / dry top setup and it has worked well but I always worry about getting a bug dump of water getting down in the pants and basically drowning. Ha Ha... not really. My question is what are peoples opinion on the Kokatat Hudras 3L Meridian? I don't used my current setup that much so don't want to spend a big chunk on the higher price stuff but don't want to waste my money if it's not worth it.

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Old 03-13-2014   #2
vancouver, Washington
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ive never had a hydrus, but i know they have the same lifetime warranty as the gore tex suits. they have plastic zippers though, as compared to the metal zippers on the goretex suits. i think either one is an excellent investment. if they ever delaminate, kokatat will fix it or give you a new drysuit.

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Old 03-13-2014   #3
Denver, Colorado
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I have the hydrus drytop and have paddled it since last fall. It's too early to give a final verdict, but I have been very happy with it.
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Old 03-13-2014   #4
Lakewood, Colorado
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I had the pre-hydrus (tropos) drysuit bought new a little over a year ago. I used it about 50 days last year without much of a problem, then had the plastic zipper break. This may have been a few hundred dollar fix, but they found that the fabric was delaminating and offered a new replacement under their warranty. However, I opted to upgrade to the goretex for a few hundred extra dollars. So in my experience... I would expect it to work well, but probably wont holdup as well as the goretex suits over time.
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Old 03-13-2014   #5
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Kokatat is the best and they back it up regardless of what tier the product is in.
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