Kokatat Men's GORE-TEX Meridian Dry Suit is specifically designed with kayakers in mind. The "GMER" is the driest, warmest drysuit available from Kokatat, and one of the most popular suits on the market! It has an adjustable overskirt with a Smoothskin neoprene waistband to effectively keep water out of your cockpit.
The GMER comes standard with built-in GORE-TEX socks that keep your feet dry and warm and fit a variety of different footwear types comfortably; a common complaint that many other drysuits fail to address. GMER comes standard with a relief zipper as well, so when nature calls, you're covered!
- Evolution 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer GORE-TEX
- Self-draining punch-through neck & wrist neoprene over-cuffs
- Latex gaskets
- Self-draining, zippered chest pocket with key lanyard
- Competition cut underarm
- Covered metal tooth, waterproof Optiseal chest zipper
- Dual-adjustable overskirt incorporates "hook & loop" compatible neoprene
- Adjustable bungee drawcord at waist
- Cordura seat and knee patches, self-draining
- "Hook & loop" adjustable neoprene over-cuffs at ankle
- Factory-sealed seams
- Relief zipper
- GORE-TEX socks
Pro Tip: These suits are ultra popular and sell out quickly! If you are interested in one of these suits, your best chances of us having your size and color in stock will be in the early season. Out-of-Stock sizes and colors can be ordered with a 4-6 week build time, call customer service for more information!
- Custom Order Drysuit: are subject to price change and take 2-6 week build time. Small & XXL are Special Order Only - Additional Fees may apply. See video:
- dry suit
- combat roll
Great piece of dry gear!
As a lady with funnel skills, I prefer the relief zipper on the front of my dry suit rather than mess with the drop seat option. The zippers on the Meridian are great quality, the only criticism I may have with the relief zipper is that it is more narrow than previous dry suits, so it takes practice to use :) I purchased a medium, and it fits great! For size reference, I am 5'8", 135 lbs. Bust: 30", Waist: 27", Hip: 40" I can wear my fleece union suit for insulation, and it fits great under the dry suit with no restriction of movement. The medium dry suit comes with a large sized neck gasket, which fits perfectly now, but when I eventually replace the gasket I will pop in a small as they do stretch over time. Very well made, great quality piece!
Incredible review, Sarah! Dropseat vs. Front Relief is always a topic amongst women paddlers, especially the ones here at CKSO. Kokatat makes absolute bomber gear. Happy paddling!
What was I waiting for?
I’ve been paddling for 20 years, surviving southeastern winters with dry tops and splash pants. Talking my wife into such a purchase was no easy feat, but fortunately several of her coworkers got into her ear. They told her there are two types of people that buy dry suits...those who buy Kokatat, and those who wish they had. My Gortex Meridian has been a game changer for winter paddling. I’ve had to learn to wear less layers and can literally wear home the layers I paddle in because they are dry. I’m 6’00” 185 11.5 shoes and the large fits great with a little room to grow, which is great if you’re working on your dad *** like me.
Really excellent piece of gear, works perfect, fits great and opens up more season for my kayaking. Very expensive, but well worth it.
Well Worth Price
Words cannot describe how amazing this suit is. I am a Whitewater Kayaker and the water gets really cold, 50 and below. This has kept me from getting out and enjoying the rapids in the upper mountain areas here in NC. I was skeptical at first on dropping the money on this suit. After getting this suit and jumping in 50 degree water, I am not upset not have I second guessed my decision. This is everything it is rant and raved about. The suit is simply the best on the market. I have had to swim a couple times now while practicing my combat roll and the suit has kept me **** dry every single time. I would recommend this to any and everyone.
Hey Steven , thanks for the excellent review! Having a dry suit is a game changer, glad you are enjoying the GMER!