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Old 12-14-2012   #1
 
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winter boating for kids?

Hey all- been MIA due to some major changes and I've been dying to get out on the river. I don't get a lot of time off without kids so I need to figure out a way to bring them on the river with me. I take them in the summer and I have splash gear for them but winter boating is a whole different ball of wax.

Any suggestions for gear that won't break the bank for 3 growing boys? My oldest has already outgrown the wetsuit I got him last summer....

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Old 12-15-2012   #2
 
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Kokatat Tropos Super Nova drysuit for youth:

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Hard to beat the dry suit. My daughter refuses to even try on anything with a latex gasket, so I just got her a semi dry top. Probably not enough for winter boating though.
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Dayum! That's a good value!
They're unlikely to wear it out before outgrowing it....should sell pretty easily for $250-275 in good condition.

XL looks like it would fit smaller adults.
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Dayum! That's a good value!
They're unlikely to wear it out before outgrowing it....should sell pretty easily for $250-275 in good condition.

XL looks like it would fit smaller adults.
Its cheaper here.
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Riley is on his second one. I added latex gaskets to them, and even threw down for a relief zip on the present one. If your kids are gentle on gear you may have resale value. Tropos does not hold up like Gore tex. His was delaminating prior top end of first year, but I slacked on getting it to them on time. First kokatat garment that I have not been pleased with. Still bought another one.
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Are these sold anywhere locally? (Colorado)
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Is call kokatat or kayak academy
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