The Kokatat Men's Hydrus 3L Stoke Dry Top combines Kokatat's dependability with the affordability of a non-GORE-TEX Garment. Like Kokatat's full drysuits, the Rogue Drytop is reinforced in high-wear areas with Cordura GORE-TEX fabric, giving you unmatched durability and abrasion resistance. The inner skirt of the Rogue is also lined with GORE-TEX Pro Shell, keeping as much water as possible from finding its way into your cockpit. The cut strikes a balance between non-restrictive fit in the shoulders and slimming fit towards the waist, giving you movement where you need it without extra material where you don't!
- Hydrus 3.0 (3 layer) fabric
- Latex gasket with neoprene punch through collar and cuffs
- Dual adjustable outer skirt incorporates "hook & loop" compatible neoprene
- Tropos Light inner skirt
- Self-draining, zippered chest pocket with key lanyard
Pro-Tip: A drytop is a kayak-centric garment by design. The effectiveness of a drytop very much depends on your choice for a sprayskirt, as a low quality sprayskirt can implode under pressure or let water into the boat around the drytop. When buying a super high-quality drytop, consider upgrading your skirt (if its old or basic) to match the same quality and performance.
Hydrus: We get a lot of questions from people interested in comparison between Hydrus and GORE-TEX waterproofing, and whether we think its worth it. Hydrus is less expensive because Kokatat developed the material in-house, rather than paying a premium for another manufacturer's patented & proven material. Kokatat is the quality leader in drytops and drysuits and would not put their name on a product they don't stand behind the performance of. Is it as good as GORE-TEX? In our opinion, its probably close enough for those who really don't want to cough up the extra few hundred dollars for GORE-TEX. Hydrus performs above the level of most non-GORE-TEX competing options out there, and is still backed by Kokatat's Lifetime Warranty like their GORE-TEX garments are.
Kokatat always seem to run a bit small. I'm 5'-10" & 195 (not fat) and the large was to small, exchanged for a XL which is a perfect fit w/ plenty if room. Same experience w/ their dry suit. Ordered a medium & had to exchange for a large. Kokatat really needs the fix their sizing chart in relationship to the gear
Great top for a lower price.
Finally had a chance to use this. Build is good and I stayed dry. The neck was tight even after 3 or 4 weeks trying to stretch it so I reluctantly trimmed about 2 rib lines and although still tight I could breath. Great top for less money than the top of the line but still a Kokotat.