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.
Please see our blog about reopening for details of the changes we are having to make which may affect the delivery of your order.
Our standard charge is £4.95 for a total order of £49.99 or under.
Standard shipping is free for a total order of £50 or more to most of mainland UK. Once you have entered your delivery address then upgrades may be available.
There may be further charges depending on the size/weight of the order or the delivery address.
Plastic canoes are delivered on our own transport or by third party carrier.
T-Formex and composite canoes are only transported on our own transport. Delivery times may be longer and we suggest that you call us on 01454 261058 to discuss delivery options.
There are no further charges for delivery to most postcodes in mainland UK. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and islands (including Isle of Wight) may incur further charges. Please call us
A shipping charge of £15 to £20 will be applied to all small orders from outside the UK.
Boats and paddles may cost extra. Please contact us for a quote.
We are not able to deliver canoes and kayaks exceeding 3m outside the UK.
VAT is not charged on orders that originate outside the EU for delivery outside the EU.
It's a dry suit, it's a dry top, it's a pant!
330 Cordura® GORE-TEX® Pro shoulders, sleeves, and legs
Evolution 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro body
SwitchZip waterproof fully separating entry/relief zipper system
Latex gaskets with neoprene punch through collar and cuffs
Evolution 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro socks
Strategic zipper placement sits between backband and seat
No entry zipper on torso
One zipper for entry and relief
Self-draining, zippered sleeve pocket with key lanyard
Dual adjustable over skirt with "hook & loop" compatible neoprene
Zipper flap to protect top half of zipper in dry top configuration
Every suit 100% fill tested; guaranteed to be dry
Heat is lost to the environment in four ways
Radiation - Heat flows from a warmer object to a cooler one. Since your body is often warmer than the air, you lose heat when your skin is exposed. With the right clothing covering your body and a hat, you’ll probably be more comfortable.
Convection - Heat is lost through air movement. A cold, windy day will steal your heat and energy faster than a calm day. Windproof garments will cut convective heat loss.
Conduction - Heat is lost with contact with something cold and that loss is up to 32 times faster when that something cold is water. Conductive heat loss can be balanced with good insulation.
Evaporation - Heat dissipates when moisture leaves the body as vapor (perspiration). Even though it may be cold outside, if you are exerting yourself, you will sweat. As that sweat evaporates your body will get colder. You can manage that moisture with a good system of moisture wicking, hydrophobic insulation and breathable, waterproof clothing. By the way, cotton holds moisture, so it is not the best clothing to wear if you are trying to stay warm and dry.
How to put on a dry suit
Trying on a dry suit for the first time can be awkward. An assistant who knows how a dry suit should fit would be advisable (your local dealer, a friend who paddles, etc.) Find something to sit on- a chair or bench is better than the floor. Remove rings, earrings, watches and other sharp objects that might tear a gasket. Take your shoes & socks off, step into each leg, pull suit up to waist and push feet through ankle gaskets or socks. Cinch the waist draw cord. Slide left hand all the way through the sleeve and gasket; follow with the right hand. With both hands, grab the opening of the neck gasket and stretch the gasket a bit while ducking into the suit and up through the neck gasket (this should be one motion). Do not pull the gasket over your head by pulling on the fabric or the base of the gasket. (Use the same care when removing.)
Trimming is not taboo!
The neck gasket on your Kokatat dry suit is designed to be trimmed (Kokatat wrist gaskets are not designed this way). The neck gasket should fit tightly without being too constricting. If stretching the gasket over a form does not increase the comfort, trim the gasket one ring at a time until it is comfortable but does not allow water in when you are swimming (see gasket trimming instructions). Consult your dealer or Kokatat customer service if you have any questions, and remember, cut once and test before cutting again!
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Made by hand in Arcata, California Kokatat builds thousands of dry suits, one at a time, every year in their factory in northern California. For more than 40 years they have developed design patterns and manufacturing techniques that ensure that each suit they sell is completely dry. In fact, they perform an individual water test on every suit they make.
If they can’t fit you into one of their stock sizes, why not get a dry suit made to order. On the other hand, explore your individuality. Choose your own unique color combination and select from a long list of additional options and you’ll end up with a suit that fits like a glove (that’s confusing) and a look that will be the envy of your paddling partners.
Kokatat will hand build a dry suit from the measurements and information provided by our customer. We recommend that all measurements be performed by an authorised and trained Kokatat retailer. Be sure to follow the measuring instructions below carefully. Kokatat is not responsible for the fit of a dry suit if the information provided is incorrect or incomplete. Measure twice, cut once. Please note these will be special orders and CANNOT be returned if incorrect.
Kokatat strives to make the best apparel and gear for paddling in the world. All of our products are developed by paddlers, for paddlers in our Arcata, CA facility. Our dry suits are individually tested and inspected for complete dry performance before they leave the factory. If it leaks as a result of something we’ve done, we’ll repair or replace it at no cost to you.
We encourage our customers to utilize our service facilities to maintain the top performance of your Kokatat products. Customer satisfaction is at the foundation of our business practices and we will always work to ensure that our products perform at the highest level as intended.
All Kokatat products are fully guaranteed to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship for the reasonable life of the item. Products found to be defective will be repaired or replaced at Kokatat’s option. Repairs due to normal wear and tear, accident, abuse, etc., will be made for a reasonable charge. Latex gaskets are not covered by the Kokatat warranty. There is a 2 year limited warranty on all Hydrus 2.5 suits. Kokatat specifically disavows any other representative warranty or liability relative to the condition or use of the product.