Zip-In-Half Dry Suit — Equipped with gaskets at the neck and wrists, and sealed shut with burly zippers, a traditional dry suit is about as confining as apparel and outerwear can come. Kokatat adds some relief with its zip-in-two Idol dry suit, which has a zipper around the middle.
It sounds like a simple innovation. But the feature should be well received by boaters who want more comfort and versatility in their cold-water suits.
The zipper sits on the waist under a small fabric skirt. It tracks 360 degrees around and docks into a water-tight garage.
The Idol dry suit is made of Gore-Tex and Cordura and manufactured in Kokatat’s Arcata, Calif., factory. It will cost $1,100 when available next spring.