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Old 09-13-2015   #1
 
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Drysuit Help

I need info on Drysuit sizing. Im at the high side of a Medium should I just go with a large. Going in a trying them on is not an option for me. I am 6' 150lb with a 32'' waist Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER at nrs.com

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At 5'10", I can just BARELY get into a medium Kokatat. Being a couple inches taller than I, you may need a large. The problem isn't the waist, as I have a lot of room there, but getting out of it is very difficult. When I try to the suit over my head, the suit has limited room as the crouch area stops it.
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At 5'10", I can just BARELY get into a medium Kokatat. Being a couple inches taller than I, you may need a large. The problem isn't the waist, as I have a lot of room there, but getting out of it is very difficult. When I try to the suit over my head, the suit has limited room as the crouch area stops it.
Thats what I was kinda thinking. Also does anyone have any input on hydrus 3L vs Gore-tex. Big difference in price.
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Old 09-13-2015   #4
 
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Large for sure!
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Old 09-13-2015   #5
 
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You will need room for under layers, get the large. I "fit" an XL superb in a t-shirt so I got a XXL with shorter legs and arms. Kokatat all the way. Any model from them is good


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Old 09-13-2015   #6
 
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I would definitely suggest the large. I am 5'11". 150. Medium fits great until I swim, then I get a wedgey and arms feel restricted. Love the suit though. GoreTex has lasted me two seasons with no issues yet.
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Old 09-13-2015   #7
 
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Thanks for the input guys. I went with a large Kokatat hydrus meridian suit

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Good choice. I have that exact suit and so far have been very happy with it. I'm your height with 35 additional pounds and it fits perfectly, so it might be a tad loose on you but not annoyingly so. I think you'll be pleased.
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I just got a Kokatat Idol. I wasn't sure about the waist zipper. After paddling it a few times I love it. Once in my boat the zipper is totally out of the way and feels just like a dry top.

Before this I had the Icon with the shoulder zip and liked that a lot also.

I like both of these options better than the zipper across the chest.

Definitely Kokatat is the way to go!


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I just got a Kokatat Idol. I wasn't sure about the waist zipper. After paddling it a few times I love it. Once in my boat the zipper is totally out of the way and feels just like a dry top.
The Idol looks amazing, Its just a little out of my price range. I plan to save up and get one before next winter.
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