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Old 02-16-2015   #1
 
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Dry Suits!

In the market for a used or lower priced dry suit. I have my eye on a Kokatat two piece but my wife would kill me if I spent $1100. What does everyone use? I keep seeing Mythic Gear Dry suits, any opinions?

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Buy it once. Spend the money on a goretex kokatat. Sweet is the only other company I would consider and they are more expensive and the customer service is largely (completely?) untested. When I got my GMER it was a huge amount of money to spend. It's a piece of safety equipment. Don't fool yourself (or your wife) into thinking anything less.
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Buy it once. Spend the money on a goretex kokatat. Sweet is the only other company I would consider and they are more expensive and the customer service is largely (completely?) untested. When I got my GMER it was a huge amount of money to spend. It's a piece of safety equipment. Don't fool yourself (or your wife) into thinking anything less.
Yeah that is my thinking too, safety equipment. She just agreed to let me do SSRP course in may (baby due in a month so money is going in that direction), but it was easy sell because its must have for river use.
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very happy with my NRS crux that I got for 450$ ,,,, it keeps me bone dry on whitewater swims... and as soon as that is no longer the case, it will be taken care of under warranty.
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very happy with my NRS crux that I got for 450$ ,,,, it keeps me bone dry on whitewater swims... and as soon as that is no longer the case, it will be taken care of under warranty.
How do you find one for $450? Sounds like a "never find again" price.
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I agree that Kokatat is great, but they aren't the only good suit out there.

I have a Stohlquist that I picked up for $450 and love it. Here's some suits starting from $500.


Kokatat Men's SuperNova Semi-Drysuit at nrs.com

NRS Inversion Drysuit - FREE SHIPPING at NextAdventure.net

NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout at nrs.com
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There is a Stohlquist M for $300 and a Kokotat GMER XL for $500 in the gear swap right now...
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the 2014 crux is still 450 for non profits and pros.... hopefully you work for an outfitter and that can be your price right now... NRS B2B....
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How do you find one for $450? Sounds like a "never find again" price.
Pro-deal... Got my Palm Stakine dry suit for $325 when they first hit the states in 03' I think. It is a little porous now, but still far better than a wet suit. Everything has a breaking point... even the $1000 Kokatat Gore-tex seams will begin to leak after one hard season of use.

Whatever brand you buy, just keep it out of the dirt/grit/sand, and dedicate a bottle of baby powder to the bag you keep it in for the gaskets. That is how I still have the Palm...
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I still drool abit over Kokatat and Sweet suits though.... and that looks like a really nice kokatat xl in the swap.
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