4.3 out of 5
April 14, 2011
keeps me dry and blocks the wind nicely yet is fairly breathable. The neck gasket was literally choking me to death when i tried it on. Little trip someone told me...stick a 2 or 3L soda bottle in it as a form and just let it sit for a few days...made all the difference for me. Still not the most comfortable thing in the world but i no longer feel like i'm going to pass out while wearing it. I've worn it up to 3 hours with no problem other than very slight discomfort.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
Awesome Jacket - Love it!
December 29, 2008
I love this jacket, I was unsure of which to get (NRS, Kokatat, extrasport, exc.) but after reading a lot of reviews on the internet I found that Kotatat had the best feedback from people. I considered the Rogue but went with the Helix many for the price and good words I read about it's quality. I've used a hand full of times and am very pleased. Fit is great (I'm 6'0 - 155 medium build) and got a MED. Keeps me completely dry roll after roll. Highly recommend.
Great Dry top, Dry And Warm
May 24, 2010
I was a little worried about how tight neck gasket was, but after stretching it out over night it fit fine. First time I swam in March I was glad I spent a little more to get a quality Dry Top. Fits well with plenty of room to make all my paddling strokes effortless.
May 05, 2009
This is an awesome product! Was a little worried about spending this much money on a dry top, but after one use it was worth every penny! The gaskets are nice and snug to prevent leakage, they also hold in air to add flotation to you! If you've ever swam a class 5, flotation is good! Great product! Would definitely recommend this top!
January 27, 2011
I ordered this product thinking it would be like my last paddle jacket from kokatat, I was wrong. This jacket is made of thin plastic style fabric and I could see how it would wear out sooner rather than later. If your into wearing something that smells and feels like a plastic bag than this is your product. Otherwise go else where...........try again kokatat, we want better quality. (Also the color I ordered which was blue looked more purple)Cons: Wears quickly, Poor quality
November 09, 2009
The first thing that struck me about this dry top was the fit. There is absolutely no restriction of movement, definitely a well designed product. The neck gasket did require trimming but all the gaskets are still extremely dry.
Great product. Well tested in sub-40 water.
March 16, 2009
I bought this Drytop for cold water paddling in the NE. Specifically, I am learning to paddle a surf ski so am spending a decent amount of time swimming. This top works great and is a really great fit. I did have to trim the nect gasket a bit to accomodate my neck size but that was it. The fit does not constrain my stroke as the back, chest and underarm seems cut well. It is also not 'baggy' as some tops tend to be. Gaskets are good quality and watertight, even when trimmed a touch for size. I would recommend this for anyone wanting to stay warm and dry on the water.
Azule, Cobalt and Radish.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size small, size medium, size large, size extra large and size extra extra large: s, m, l, xl, xxl.