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?
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.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.
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.How do you find one for $450? Sounds like a "never find again" price.
Logan, I agree with you 100% on the tops, pants, and several other products I've owned. I had a seam fail in a semi-dry top and then fail again after replacement. When I called and complained they talked me into trying the suit. They promised it was a whole 'nother level of quality and it has proven to be the case. The construction is good, with even, quality seam taping and a good fit for me. I specialized in waterproof breathables when I worked for GoLite and can say that this is a quality garment.I'm glad that many of you have had good success with NRS's drysuits, but my experience with their products is that they are made cheaply. I have owned drytops, booties, gloves, pogies, neoprene and other various products from them and it seems consistent that they use shit thread and seams fail....