by Forrest Wells January 06, 2015
One of the most common questions I hear from regular customers in our shop is: "So, what's new?" Well, for 2015 there are a couple of products that have caught our eye, none more so than the Kokatat Idol Dry Suit. Kokatat will release the Idol Dry Suit, in Mid January, in both Men's and Women's sizes that will change the way we think of dry suits. Kokatat has partnered with Ti-Zip to come up with "Switch Zip", a zipper that runs around the waist of the suit that will allow the paddler to wear the Idol as a dry suit, dry top or paddling pants. Since the zipper allows the suit to be worn as separates or as a unit its is like three pieces of gear in one! There are also a couple of perks to moving the zipper the waist of the suit, by doing so Kokatat has cleaned up the front of the suit. Cleaned up, meaning that there is no longer a front entry zipper that can get in way of the body tube on your spray skirt. Once the suit is separated there is a nice flap that folds over the zipper at the bottom of the dry top to prevent it from abrading you or your gear. However there is no flap or securing of the zipper on the bottoms, it is left to just hang out. We have yet to paddle in the Idol but will report as to the comfort and functionality.
Interested in learning a bit more about the suit? Take a peak at the video below and hear what Kokatat's Matt Porter has to say.
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Olympic Outdoor Center
P.O. Box 236
32379 Rainier Ave.
Port Gamble, WA 98364