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Immersion Research Arch Rival Front Entry Dry Suit

by: Immersion Research

Redesigned for 2018, the Arch Rival Dry Wear product line is Immersion Research’s work horse dry wear. Perfect for a wide range of paddlers who need a durable and hard working garment. Whether you are squeezing in sessions after work or setting out on an overnight expedition, the Arch Rival is your new best friend.Read More

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Arch Rival Front Entry Dry Suit

The shell is a mix of heavy duty 410 denier pack cloth in high-wear areas and 70 denier taffeta where more flexibility is needed.  The laminate is constructed from IR's proprietary 3 layer WhiteOut waterproof breathable barrier specifically designed to handle active, sweaty conditions found inside a drysuit.  The suit has latex booties instead of fabric socks because they are more durable, easy to replace and you can patch them in the field with Aqua Seal. 

Both the front main zip and relief zip are flexible T-Zip zippers. Every single seam is designed for ease of taping, and every cross-seam is hot pressed.

The Front-Entry main zipper includes an additional smaller semi waterproof YKK zip that travels the length of the outer zipper flap. This makes the outer tunnel of the drysuit almost as dry as a outer tunnel on a dry top, and also allows you to get the zipper flap to lay flat without the bumps and creases found with velcro flap seals.

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  • An industrial-strength, front-entry dry suit made with IR's proprietary waterproof breathable technology custom-made for the rigors of paddlesports
  • Supple 100% nylon shell has a great hand feel and is highly tear resistant. Fabric weight is 188 gm/ sq. meter
  • Design puts a premium on simplicity and durability, making it a great choice for anyone who is hard on gear or looking for a great value in a breathable drysuit
  • Outer tunnel makes it appropriate for any high-end kayaking, while the front, cross-chest main zipper allows for easier entry.
  • Latex socks offer long-lasting, form-fitting, dry foot protection that is easily replaceable.
  • All glued-in gaskets
  • Neoprene neck gasket cover and hook and loop wrist closures
  • Specifications:

    Main Zipper Type Front across the chest
    Relief Zipper Yes
    Shell Fabric Type Nylon Taslan 3 layer
    Fabric Weight (G SQ/Meter) 188
    Bootie Type Latex
    Neck Construction Latex gasket with neoprene overcuff
    Wrist or Biceps Construction (Biceps on short sleeve jackets) Latex gasket with adjustable neoprene velcro closure
    Waterproofness (MM) 30,000
    Breathability (Gm Sq/m 24 hours) 4000
    Sizes Available SM-XXXL


    By spending your money on an piece of IR gear, you’ve trusted IR to keep you warm, safe and comfortable on the river. In exchange for that trust, here’s what they promise to you:

    • We stand behind our products 100%. We can’t promise that your kayaking gear will last forever, but we can promise to take care of any defects in materials, workmanship or design for the life of the garment.
    • We want to offer the best customer service on earth.   When you call us, a real-live expert kayaker will pick up the phone ready to help and answer any questions you have. Same for emails. We’re paddlers, and we’re in this business because we like to help other paddlers.
    • We service your gear as quickly as humanly possible. Kayaking is tough on gear, that’s why we have a full time in-house staff and a complete machine set dedicated to expert repairs on any piece of IR gear.
    • We always look out for your best interest. We’re believers in karma. When we go the extra yard to make sure you’re 100% happy with your IR purchase, we know that we are doing the right thing. That’s all that matters.