Kokatat’s Rogue Dry Top set a new standard in fit and style. A blend of three different GORE-TEX® laminates equals excellent breathability, superior durability and a very dry ride. Detailed Fabric Information:
  • The Rogue blends GORE-TEX® IMMERSION® Technology, XCR® and Cordura® fabrics for optimum weight, flexibility and durability.
  • A one-piece integrated GORE-TEX® Cordura® panel covers the shoulder, elbow and forearm.
  • Punch through neoprene closures protect the latex neck and wrist gaskets from abrasion and UV exposure, and the outer skirt features two “hook & loop” adjustments for an improved fit.
All sizes are in inches! XS S M L XL XXL
Chest 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50 52-54
Waist 26-28 30-32 32-34 36-38 40-42 42-44
Hips 34-36 36-38 40-42 42-44 46-48 48-50
Inseam 26-28 28-30 30-32 32-34 34-35 34-36
Sleeve 30 32 34 35 36 37
Height 5' - 5'4" 5'2" - 5'6" 5'6" - 6' 5'10" - 6'2" 6' - 6'4" 6' - 6'6"
Weight (lbs.) 100-125 115-140 140-175 175-200 200-240 220-260

Rogue Specs:

  • Evolution 3.21 oz. nylon 3 -layer GORE-TEX® body
  • GORE-TEX® Performance Shell side panels
  • Integrated GORE-TEX® Cordura® reinforced shoulder, elbow, and forearm
  • Latex gaskets with superstretch neoprene, self draining cuffs and collar
  • Dual-adjustable outer skirt incorporates “hook & loop” compatible neoprene
  • Lightweight GORE-TEX® Performance Shell inner skirt with added length
  • Self-draining, zippered chest pocket with key lanyard
  • Unisex Colors: radish, black, mango
  • Womens Colors: mango, plum
  • Unisex Sizes: S-XXL
  • Womens Sizes: S-L

Pros:

  • The kokatat Rogue is made out of GORE-TEX. This is the most waterproof (and breathable), durable and best dry top material on the market. The overall longevity of this dry top will out perform other non GORE-TEX waterproof/breathable top.
  • The Gore-Tex material feels thin, supple and comfortable
  • CKS staff and Squad paddlers commented on the great fit (cut). It enhanced the overall freedom of movement.
  • Kokatat has been in business for a long time. They sponsor the best paddlers in the world, which means that they receive very useful feedback as far as R and D is concerned. What does this mean for you, the consumer? You will be guaranteed the best fitting,longest lasting and most intuitive dry top that money can buy.

Cons:

The cost of the Rogue (about $399) is a drawback to some people. There are other waterproof/breathable tops on the market that cost half as much in some cases. In fact, Kokatat makes the Helix, which offers a similar fit, but is made out of TROPOS instead of GORE-TEX. TROPOS is Kokatat's in house 2 layer waterproof/breathable material.

The Verdict:

The Kokatat Rogue is one of the best dry tops around. It's made out of 3 different GORE-TEX laminates, which are the most breathable, waterproof and durable materials on the market. For some people, the price is a bit of a deterrent. That's OK because Kokatat also makes the Helix. No matter what your budget or paddling preferences are, Kokatat's gotcha' covered (literally).

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