Kokatat's New Touring PFD and Drysuit | Rapid Magazine | Rapid Media
New NRS PFD and Drysuit combo at Paddlesports Retailer 2018. Rapid Media Staff

Touring kayakers will love these two new products from Kokatat's 2019 collection. The all-new Neptune vest and Odyssey drysuit were showcased at Paddlesports Retailer 2018 in Oklahoma City at the Cox Convention Center, and Kokatat's Matt Porter took Paddling Magazine on a tour of the features of both. 

The Neptune is a kayak touring-specific vest and all-new for January 2019. It features new strap materials, fixed pockets and a hydration-compatible pocket. Touring paddlers and day trippers alike will love all the pocket space on the Neptune—it has five pockets, including dedicated pockets for VHF radio and knife. The front-entry Neptune is feature-rich in other ways as well, boasting articulated Gaia PVC-free foam panels, reflective tape, and attachment points for fixed rescue knife and strobe. 

The Neptune is available in three colors—red, Leaf and Reef. 

Porter also showed Paddling Magazine the all-new Odyessy drysuit, which replaces the Expedition drysuit in their lineup. 

Also aimed at sea kayakers, the Odyssey is constructed of Gore-Tex Pro fabric with 330 Cordura Gore-Tex reinforcement in the pant, seat and knees. The Odyssey features nylon waterproof front entry and relief zippers, two sleeve pockets, thigh pocket, removable hood, removable suspenders, pile-lined collar and reflective accents. It's available in two colorways for both men and women. Every suit is 100 percent fill-tested and guaranteed to be dry.


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