Originally Posted by kayakfreakus
I am pretty sure they outsource quite a bit, given the GMER and their top of the line drysuits are american made but all there gear is not.
I don't mean to turn this into a kokatat add but I was somewhat wrong in what I said and didn't do my research before I posted like you so here is what kokatat says.
"40 years into the business, we remain committed to manufacturing the majority of our gear in Humboldt County."
"40 years later Kokatat still thrives in Arcata, CA. You can walk in the front door of the factory and hear the hum of sewing machines, bringing you the most complete line of paddling apparel and personal flotation devices (PFDs) available. Adam in design can tell you about last week’s killer surf or you can chat with Matt in marketing about the CFS last weekend on the Trinity River. You can even talk to one of our gear artisans about the finer intricacies of waterproof seam taping, if you’re into that sort of thing. Have a GORE-TEX® drysuit from the late twentieth century? Chris in our repair department will test it for leaks and refurbish it for you."
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