Thursday, June 2, 2016

Review of the Kokatat Women's Idol Drysuit with SwitchZip Technology

Thanks to Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia - RCABC whitewater canoeing instructor, Allyson Phillips for the following review of the Kokatat Women's Idol Drysuit.

"I recently had the opportunity to try out the Kokatat Gore-tex Idol drysuit with switchzip technology.  Lyle Dickieson and I were teaching an advanced open boat course in April on Vancouver Island.  The weather was hot and sunny, and the Nanaimo river was cold – perfect conditions to test out this suit.  First of all, getting dressed was so easy!  Once I learned how the zipper mechanism worked, the suit was so easy to put on and take off, with no awkward physical manoeuvres required.  On the water, it set a new standard for comfort with no zipper underneath the PFD.  The zipper placement is well chosen and allows free, comfortable movement.  At the end of each of our paddling days, we had long, hot portages back to the vehicles.  It was so simple to remove just the pants of the suit, just the jacket, or the whole suit.  Next time I need a new drysuit, I’ll definitely look for these features for superior comfort and versatility. Kokatat has always provided friendly and professional service and the Kokatat rep, Nikki is always wonderful!  Thank you Nikki, for the use of the suit!"

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Green River, UT

Green River, UT
Photo: Shawna Franklin