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Old 10-21-2009   #1
 
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Which Drytop?

Hey, I'm in need of a new drytop and am wondering what your guys opinion are on all the one out there like NRS, IR, Stohlquist, Kokatat, Level 6, etc.

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Old 10-22-2009   #2
 
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Check out PEAKUK their tops are bomber and they are having a great sale right now. Peak UK - World Leading Canoe, Kayak and Multi Sportswear I am going on my second season with mine and have had no problems at all and still stay totally dry up top!
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Kokatat all the way from my experience, I have only owned two tops and each was their gore-tex model. But the first one lasted me 9 seasons and still works - my new one is even better.

Get the Rogue and I bet you will not be disappointed. I have heard people say good things about new Bomber Gear and Level Six tops.
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after extensive research and eliciting many many opinions=kokatat Gore tex. There is a lot of great gear out there but I found the tried and true opinion to fall with KoK Gore
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My experiance with the Kokotat Rogue over 300 days, still dry, one neck gasket. getting close to a dollar a use. Very fine piece of paddling gear.
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NRS Revolution Drytop with Event fabric = 100% CRAP. Scratch it off your list.
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Theo... what was wrong with that Event piece? I almost bought one this summer but couldn't pull the trigger. POS?
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Theo... what was wrong with that Event piece? I almost bought one this summer but couldn't pull the trigger. POS?
It leaks like a sieve. It breathed well for about three weeks and then starting absorbing water through the fabric everywhere. It hardly sheds water anymore unless I treat it heavily with McNett. My friend had the same experience with his. I've just written it off and moved on to a Stohlquist Freeryde. Happy so far.
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I got a peak UK last year I got maybe 40 day's in and it was flawless.
My kokatat Gore-tex is better made and more heavy duty, there customer service is unbeatable but it was much more expensive.
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Any more recent news on drytops? Anyone have better luck with the NRS Event top than Theophilus? Anyone had the same bad? I have an NRS thats not keeping me dry so well after three seasons when I do some serious surfing upside down.
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