Kokatat Drygear

In 1971 Kokatat began making paddle sports apparel and gear in Arcata, CA. Their founder and president, Steve O’Meara, recognized from the start that keeping production local was necessary in order to control quality and continually develop the finest and driest paddling apparel in the world. Today, over 90% of their annual revenue comes from the sales of products handmade in our Arcata factory (now 150 employees strong) and by their local and regional manufacturing partners. They do source items in Asia. But, only for products that do not have scalable infrastructure here in the US and to support their environmental commitment to Gaia® PVC free flotation foam for all their life vests, available exclusively through their Asian manufacturer.  All our products are backed by a lifetime guarantee against defects in manufacturing or materials* and their repair service facility inside their Arcata factory is unsurpassed in the industry for customer satisfaction.

  Drysuits:    Kokatat produces the finest drysuits available.  American made, they are true works of craftsmanship, and Kokatat stands behind every suit it sells.  Available in Gore-tex and Kokatat's own Hydrus 3.0.  NK&C has a range of drysuit models and sizes in shop so you can find the perfect fit and style, then suits are custom ordered.

Drysuits:   Kokatat produces the finest drysuits available.  American made, they are true works of craftsmanship, and Kokatat stands behind every suit it sells.  Available in Gore-tex and Kokatat's own Hydrus 3.0.  NK&C has a range of drysuit models and sizes in shop so you can find the perfect fit and style, then suits are custom ordered.

  Paddlesuits:   Don't need the full gasketing of a drysuit?  Kokatat puts the same quality into semi-dry paddle-suits.  NK&C has sample paddle suits in shop, and stocks the Supernova Angler Semi-Dry Paddlesuit.

Paddlesuits:  Don't need the full gasketing of a drysuit?  Kokatat puts the same quality into semi-dry paddle-suits.  NK&C has sample paddle suits in shop, and stocks the Supernova Angler Semi-Dry Paddlesuit.

  Storm Cag:   One-piece combination jacket and spray skirt cover is designed to be worn over existing clothing and PFD in inclement weather on or off the water. This piece also functions in an emergency when needed for extra insulation or when dealing with an injured paddler. When not in use, the Storm Cag is highly compressible and can be rolled into the hood for compact storage and tucked behind a seat back or into a day hatch.  An essential.

Storm Cag: One-piece combination jacket and spray skirt cover is designed to be worn over existing clothing and PFD in inclement weather on or off the water. This piece also functions in an emergency when needed for extra insulation or when dealing with an injured paddler. When not in use, the Storm Cag is highly compressible and can be rolled into the hood for compact storage and tucked behind a seat back or into a day hatch.  An essential.

  Hydrus 3L Tempest Pant:   Combining fit, function and superior construction techniques, Kokatat's Hydrus 3L Tempest dry pants are the choice of serious paddlers worldwide. Features include a tall neoprene waist band and integrated socks.

Hydrus 3L Tempest Pant:  Combining fit, function and superior construction techniques, Kokatat's Hydrus 3L Tempest dry pants are the choice of serious paddlers worldwide. Features include a tall neoprene waist band and integrated socks.

  Stoke:   The Hydrus 3.0 Stoke is an excellent all-around dry top. Designed for weekend warriors to every day paddlers, the Stoke provides outstanding performance and features Kokatat's proprietary waterproof and breathable Hydrus 3.0 fabric. Hydrus 3.0 consists of a tough Nylon outer layer with a DWR finish to keep water out while a polyurethane micro-porous middle layer and a soft polyester inner layer work in tandem to manage interior moisture. The Stoke has a dual adjustable neoprene outer skirt, a self-draining zippered chest pocket with a convenient key lanyard, factory sealed seams, latex wrist and neck gaskets, and is backed by Kokatat's limited lifetime warranty.

Stoke:  The Hydrus 3.0 Stoke is an excellent all-around dry top. Designed for weekend warriors to every day paddlers, the Stoke provides outstanding performance and features Kokatat's proprietary waterproof and breathable Hydrus 3.0 fabric. Hydrus 3.0 consists of a tough Nylon outer layer with a DWR finish to keep water out while a polyurethane micro-porous middle layer and a soft polyester inner layer work in tandem to manage interior moisture. The Stoke has a dual adjustable neoprene outer skirt, a self-draining zippered chest pocket with a convenient key lanyard, factory sealed seams, latex wrist and neck gaskets, and is backed by Kokatat's limited lifetime warranty.

  Goretex Paddling jacket:   A featherweight jacket with sealed seams, adjustable splash cuffs and collar and adjustable bungee drawcord waist. This GORE-TEX® jacket, featuring Paclite® technology is a must for any paddling excursion. The zippered sleeve pocket is self-draining and accessible while wearing your life vest. Adjustable coated Lycra® collar helps keep the splash out.

Goretex Paddling jacket:  A featherweight jacket with sealed seams, adjustable splash cuffs and collar and adjustable bungee drawcord waist. This GORE-TEX® jacket, featuring Paclite® technology is a must for any paddling excursion. The zippered sleeve pocket is self-draining and accessible while wearing your life vest. Adjustable coated Lycra® collar helps keep the splash out.

  Otter:   The Tropos Otter is a fully seam sealed, quarter zip, lightweight paddling jacket with a stow-able hood made with a combination of Kokatat's Tropos and Tropos Light waterproof breathable fabrics. The jacket has a soft pile lined collar, adjustable coated lycra splash cuffs and bungee draw cord waist. The left sleeve features a zippered, self-draining pocket with key lanyard for stowing small gear.

Otter:  The Tropos Otter is a fully seam sealed, quarter zip, lightweight paddling jacket with a stow-able hood made with a combination of Kokatat's Tropos and Tropos Light waterproof breathable fabrics. The jacket has a soft pile lined collar, adjustable coated lycra splash cuffs and bungee draw cord waist. The left sleeve features a zippered, self-draining pocket with key lanyard for stowing small gear.

  Outercore longsleeve:   The heavyweight when you need it. OuterCore insulation is made with recycled Polartec® PowerDry® fabric. The jersey face enables smooth layering under the outer waterproof garments, with plush velour interior for comfort against the skin and efficient moisture transport.

Outercore longsleeve:  The heavyweight when you need it. OuterCore insulation is made with recycled Polartec® PowerDry® fabric. The jersey face enables smooth layering under the outer waterproof garments, with plush velour interior for comfort against the skin and efficient moisture transport.

  Woolcore longsleeve:   Our new WoolCore baselayer insulation combines the warmth of wool with the superior moisture wicking, durability and dry time of polyester. The super-soft, chlorine-free wool is grown in New Zealand, and cut and sewn in California.

Woolcore longsleeve:  Our new WoolCore baselayer insulation combines the warmth of wool with the superior moisture wicking, durability and dry time of polyester. The super-soft, chlorine-free wool is grown in New Zealand, and cut and sewn in California.

  Neocore Longsleeve:   This lightweight 0.5mm neoprene fabric features a plush polyester inner lining that is comfortable against the skin and retains less water. Combined with a Durable Water Resistant (DWR) coating on the outer surface, NeoCore helps regulate body temperature by reducing the effect of evaporative heat loss

Neocore Longsleeve:  This lightweight 0.5mm neoprene fabric features a plush polyester inner lining that is comfortable against the skin and retains less water. Combined with a Durable Water Resistant (DWR) coating on the outer surface, NeoCore helps regulate body temperature by reducing the effect of evaporative heat loss

  Sunclore shortsleeve:   Kokatat's SunCore rashguard insulators are a lightweight, high-stretch construction of polyester and spandex that will absorb very little water and dry quickly. Paddling specific patterns for women and flat stitched seams prevent chafing. UPF 30+ sun protection.

Sunclore shortsleeve:  Kokatat's SunCore rashguard insulators are a lightweight, high-stretch construction of polyester and spandex that will absorb very little water and dry quickly. Paddling specific patterns for women and flat stitched seams prevent chafing. UPF 30+ sun protection.

  Power Dry Liner:   This polyester/polypropylene Polartec® Power Dry® base layer, sourced and made entirely in the US, has been designed specifically to work in concert with a Kokatat dry suit or top to keep paddlers warm and comfortable. The polypropylene inner knit is hydrophobic and aids in rapid moisture transport, keeping the user dryer and has a low thermal conductivity which translates to reduced heat loss.

Power Dry Liner:  This polyester/polypropylene Polartec® Power Dry® base layer, sourced and made entirely in the US, has been designed specifically to work in concert with a Kokatat dry suit or top to keep paddlers warm and comfortable. The polypropylene inner knit is hydrophobic and aids in rapid moisture transport, keeping the user dryer and has a low thermal conductivity which translates to reduced heat loss.

  Outercore pants:   The heavyweight when you need it. OuterCore insulation is made with recycled Polartec® PowerDry® fabric. The jersey face enables smooth layering under the outer waterproof garments, with plush velour interior for comfort against the skin and efficient moisture transport.

Outercore pants:  The heavyweight when you need it. OuterCore insulation is made with recycled Polartec® PowerDry® fabric. The jersey face enables smooth layering under the outer waterproof garments, with plush velour interior for comfort against the skin and efficient moisture transport.

  Woolcore pant:   Our new WoolCore baselayer insulation combines the warmth of wool with the superior moisture wicking, durability and dry time of polyester. The super-soft, chlorine-free wool is grown in New Zealand, and cut and sewn in California.

Woolcore pant:  Our new WoolCore baselayer insulation combines the warmth of wool with the superior moisture wicking, durability and dry time of polyester. The super-soft, chlorine-free wool is grown in New Zealand, and cut and sewn in California.

  Neocore shorts:   This lightweight 0.5mm neoprene fabric features a plush polyester inner lining that is comfortable against the skin and retains less water. Combined with a Durable Water Resistant (DWR) coating on the outer surface, NeoCore helps regulate body temperature by reducing the effect of evaporative heat loss

Neocore shorts:  This lightweight 0.5mm neoprene fabric features a plush polyester inner lining that is comfortable against the skin and retains less water. Combined with a Durable Water Resistant (DWR) coating on the outer surface, NeoCore helps regulate body temperature by reducing the effect of evaporative heat loss

  Suncore longsleeve:   Kokatat's SunCore rashguard insulators are a lightweight, high-stretch construction of polyester and spandex that will absorb very little water and dry quickly. Paddling specific patterns for women and flat stitched seams prevent chafing. UPF 30+ sun protection.

Suncore longsleeve:  Kokatat's SunCore rashguard insulators are a lightweight, high-stretch construction of polyester and spandex that will absorb very little water and dry quickly. Paddling specific patterns for women and flat stitched seams prevent chafing. UPF 30+ sun protection.