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Old 08-05-2013   #1
 
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Kayak womans drysuit preferences

Preferences? I want a kokatat is dropseat the way to go?

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Old 08-08-2013   #2
 
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I like the front zipper and a FUD.
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I like the front zipper and a FUD.
+1 on the front zip and shewee
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I'd also recommend the lowered front zipper and a funnel device. The dropseat zipper is uncomfortable across your hips just where you need to brace in. I suppose on a raft it wouldn't matter.
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I kayak so was trying to figure it out so far I haven't heard much positive about the drop-seat. That surprised me. Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 08-09-2013   #6
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I've had a drop seat Kokatat for eight or nine years and I've never had the slightest discomfort in it. I suspect it might have to do with where the zipper hits you and the length of your torso, but in any of my kayaks, it disappears below my back band and above the seat. Standing up, the zipper sits right below my butt, which is just perfect. And I LOVE that drysuit. Love. I don't think I'd enjoy the funnel approach much, and I'm not shy about bodily functions. You can't poop through a Shewee or whatever that thing is, and on a long mission, well...
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Old 08-09-2013   #7
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Big Investment

A Kokatat drysuit is an expensive, but very much worth it, purchase.
I would suggest renting one (kayak academy) first. Then you will know for sure how you like the drop seat. And while you are at it try a FUD and see how you like that.
I have a front zip and no drop seat. Works fine for me.

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A Kokatat drysuit is an expensive, but very much worth it, purchase.
I would suggest renting one (kayak academy) first. Then you will know for sure how you like the drop seat. And while you are at it try a FUD and see how you like that.
I have a front zip and no drop seat. Works fine for me.

Sarah
I second this. The Kokotat is expensive, but probably the best investment I've made in my boating career so far. The Kokotat customer service can't be beat either, they are excellent. It was easy for me to adjust to the front relief. As far as going #2, by the time we get the groover or wag bags out, I will have taken off the drysuit anyway. In four years of owning it, I've never had a #2 emergency situation where I wished I had the rear relief.
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+1 on kayak academy. They are a wealth of information on all things dry suit, and are especially helpful to women. Rent both and try them out. Any money (up to $150) you spend renting from kayak academy goes towards the purchase of a new dry suit. I'm a rafter and my suit had a drop seat which worked pretty well. I found myself not using it much, so I sold it and went back to a dry top & bottom.
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Looks like the best women's dry suit on the market
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