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Kokatat's Men's Meridian GMER is the definitive whitewater and sea kayaking drysuit. Durable and breathable GORE-TEX 3.21 oz. Evolution Pro material, backed by their lifetime warranty, will keep you dry and comfortable day-in and day-out.
  • Evolution 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell material throughout, including the built-in socks, ensures excellent breathability and durability.
  • The overskirt, with its wide neoprene band grips your sprayskirt and adjusts with double-pull hook-and-loop closures.
  • Latex gaskets with protective neoprene collar and cuffs seal out water.
  • Men's relief zipper lets you answer natures call without taking off the suit.
  • Competition cut underarm gives paddlers total freedom of motion.
  • Metal-tooth, waterproof Optiseal® zippers for a reliable water-tight closure.
  • Self-draining Cordura® seat and knee patches provide extra durability where you need it most.
  • The zippered chest pocket, with key lanyard, is accessible when wearing your life jacket.
  • Factory sealed seams ensure dry comfort.

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Material: 3.21 oz. nylon, 3-layer Gore-Tex®
Waterproof: Yes
Breathable: Yes
Neck Closure: Latex gasket with neoprene volcano-style overcuff
Wrist Closure: Latex gaskets with volcano-style neoprene overcuffs
Waist System: Overskirt with double-pull hook-and-loop adjustment
Ankle Closures: Adjustable hook-and-loop
Pockets:
  • 1 - Front
Latex Neck Gasket: Yes
Latex Wrist Gaskets: Yes
Latex Ankle Gaskets: No
Socks: Fabric
Relief Zipper: Yes
Reflective Detailing: No
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Cordura® reinforced seat and knees
  • Metal-tooth Optiseal® zippers
  • Every Gore-Tex Kokatat Drysuit is fill tested with water
Size Height Weight (lbs) Chest Waist Hips Inseam Sleeve Drysock Size
XS 5'0"-5'4" 100-125 32"-35" 25"-28" 34"-36" 26"-28" 30" Youth 3-5
S 5'2"-5'6" 115-140 35"-38" 28"-31" 36"-38" 29"-30" 30:-32" M6-8 / W8-10
M 5'6"-6'0" 140-175 38"-41" 31"-34" 39"-41" 30"-31" 32"-34" M9-11 / W11-12
L 5'10"-6'2" 175-200 41"-44" 34"-37" 41"-44" 31"-32" 34"-35" M9-11 / W11-12
XL 6'0"-6'4" 200-240 44"-48" 37"-41" 44"-47" 32"-33" 35"-36" M9-11 / W11-12
XXL 6'0"-6'6" 220-260 48"-52" 41"-45" 47"-50" 32"-33" 36"-37" M12-15 / W13-14
How to measure

How to measure:

  1. Chest/Bust: With arms down at your sides, measure around the largest part of the chest, generally across the nipples.
  2. Waist: Measure around natural waistline, allowing tape measure to sit comfortably.
  3. Head: Measure above brow, around the fullest part of the head.

Measurement Tips

Form Fit
Next-to-skin fit for easy layering and efficient performance.

Semi-Form Fit
Fits close but not tight for comfort and layering ease.

Relaxed Fit
Full cut for freedom of motion and layering underneath.

video: Quick Tips | How to Put On a Drysuit

Quick Tips | How to Put On a Drysuit (2:21)

This video explains how to properly put on an NRS drysuit.

video: How To: Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance

How To: Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance (3:30)

Replacing a drysuit zipper is not DIY, and it's a very expensive repair. Preventative care, such as like regularly cleaning and lubricating drysuit zipper teeth, will help preserve zipper health. Also, using good techniques to roll and fold the drysuit for transportation to and from the water will help prevent fatal damage.In this instructional video, NRS Repairs guru Josh Gile goes over all the tips for ensuring that the zipper will last the life of your drysuit.

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Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good size/fit (9)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Great color (5)
  • Waterproof (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      88% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      88% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
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5.0

Paddle all year-great in cold and rainy weather

By Bob

from Western Oregon

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Fit
  • Great Color
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold weather and water paddling

    Comments about Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER:

    This was my first drysuit. I have used about 6 times and it keeps me warm and dry in cold and rainy weather, learning how to layer properly to stay comfortable. Took a bit to get the neck stretched out so I could breath, but now it fits very well. I like the fact that Kokotat has a lifetime warranty on the drysuit, worth spending a bit more, glad I purchased when NRS had on sale.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Got the drysuit two days after ordering with regular shipping

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Medium was too small even though I am 5'-11" 160 pounds.

    By BND

    from Pittsburgh

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

      Comments about Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER:

      Kayaking. Ordered large. Baggy but fits.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great dry suit

      By Gabriel

      from Spokane

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Fit
      • Great Color
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dressing Up
        • Office Meetings

        Comments about Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER:

        Awsome product

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Why didn't I buy this 10 years ago?!?

        By Sally

        from Reading PA

        About Me High-end shopper, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Fit
        • Great Color
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Dressing Up
          • Office Meetings
          • Travel

          Comments about Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER:

          Truly the pinnacle of whitewater swimwear! After 3 glorious days on the Gauley I can't imagine life without this drysuit! Great price and quick delivery too!

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          One Season and Awesome So Far

          By ER

          from Golden, CO

          Comments about Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER:

          I used it about 20 days last season and it worked perfectly everytime. I can't believe its taken me this long to get one. I wish I had bought it 10 years ago.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          • Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER

            Q:

            So I am at the high range on the M suit Im 6' 150lb 32 waist. Should I get a M or L. Im just not sure with layering and all
            Asked on 9/13/2015 by poedunk

            9 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I'm 5'11, 165 and 32 waist, M is perfect size allowing ample space for layering. I would say stay with M.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 9/28/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              This is just a guess, but I would say the Medium should fit you. I have a large, but I'm 6ft, 195lb.

              Answered on 9/23/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I think too big is far better than too small. I replaced an old small suit
              that fit me okay but was on the verge of being too small with a new medium
              and I am much happier with the medium size. The booties are the only place
              where the suit being a little too big bothers me.

              Answered on 9/19/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Kokatat has a great fitting tool on their website. At 6 feet you likely need a large. But your weight and waist suggest you should seriously consider a custom order, which can be done thru NRS. You get the custom dimensions from the Kokatat fitting tool. At the cost of dry suit, it is worth considering the extra cost of a custom model as you are definitely taller and thinner than the standard sizing.
              Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

              Answered on 9/15/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I am 6'-0", 34 waist and 190 lbs, and the XL fits me perfectly. I think the M would be way too small for you - especially with any layers under it.

              Answered on 9/15/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Probably the large. I'm 5 10 160 and it's just a little big on me. Good luck
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 9/14/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I just bought the med men's Expedition. It's my first dry suit but like you I was on the high end for a small because of the height. 5'7. I only weigh about 125. But I did not want it to be tight with insulation. I will be in the PNW and I think I'll need the room underneath for warmth. I've only purposely swam in Waldo Lake last weekend to try it out. Fits really well. So....I'd suggest going large..... BUT.....do keep with Kokatat!! Happy paddling!
              Sent from my Windows Phone

              Answered on 9/14/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              L
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 9/13/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I'm 5'7", 32 inch waist, 180 lbs and the suit fits me perfect. I would think with your height, you'd want to look at the large.
              Happy boating!Scott

              Answered on 9/13/2015 by Anonymous from Cincinnati, OH
          • Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER

            Q:

            Can the Meridian Dry suit be modified? I am 5'-6" with a 38" waist, 30" leg inseem and 44" chest.
            Asked on 3/12/2015 by Chris from London, Ontario

            2 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes. Go to the Kokatat website and use the "gizmo" for custom dry suits. This will give you custom sizing specs which you can give to NRS customer service. They will order the custom suit which takes 4-6 weeks.
              Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

              Answered on 3/12/2015 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Chris, go to Kokatat's custom site; figure out what you need and let us know - http://kokatat.com/products/custom-dry-suits.html - We'll get it ordered for you.

              Answered on 3/12/2015 by Clyde from NRS
          • Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER

            Q:

            I'd really like to know your opinion on which drysuit, the Kokatat Meridian or the Kokatat Icon, is more durable.
            I've heard the Icon is more difficult to get into and out of. Has this been your experience?
            I understand the suits have different zippers. Which is more durable?
            Asked on 3/10/2015 by Girth Burley from Salt Lake City

            5 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
              Caveats: NONE
              I don't know about the Icon, but the Meridian is great.

              Answered on 3/10/2015 by Bryan from Washington DC
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The Gore-Tex material in the suits is the same. The Meridian has Kokatat's metal tooth zipper and the Icon zipper has heavy-duty plastic teeth. The Meridian zipper runs diagonally across the chest and the Icon's horizontally across the shoulders. Yes, the Meridian is a bit easier to get into, but the Icon zipper location is out of the way of the PFD. A reasonably flexible person can close the Icon zipper by themselves; or get your buddy to help - you should be boating with others, right? As to durability, I'd say they're comparable.

              Answered on 3/10/2015 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I’m familiar with the Kokatat Meridan Dry Suit (Sells for about $1,100.00) but not the Icon. The zipper is very difficult to zip shut for the first 3” on the Meridan - after that it is easier. The problem is that the zipper goes back too far behind the shoulder (on the extra large sized suit) and it takes a lot of force to get those first 3 inches zipped.
              The video at http://www.nrs.com/shop/video_Library.asp?vid=613&cv=1 <http://www.nrs.com/shop/video_Library.asp?vid=613&cv=1> - at the 1 minute point in the video - shows how to zip the zipper shut. They must have put some serious silicone spray (or similar) for it to zip up over the shoulder that easily!
              That said, the suit is excellent in quality and worth the money if you go out, especially in the winter in New England (USA). The included booties allow me to wear socks and have kept my feet warm for the last 2 seasons. This is my 3rd Meridan in 21 years. All equipment has quirks. The answer to the zipper issue is either to lift weights or have a friend assist you.
              -Ray

              Answered on 3/10/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I have only used the Kokatat Meridian drysuit. To me this is the best
              dry suit on the market. I have about 100 days on the dry suit and it
              stills keeps me very dry. No issues with zippers(as long as you wax
              them). I am 6 ft 170 lbs and the medium fits me perfect. The neck
              gasket was a little tight at first, but now its perfect. I don't think you
              can go wrong if you stay with Kokatat, but I am very happy with my
              meridian. I recommend going to a store that has them and try them both
              on. Especially for the fit. Seems that every style fits a little
              different.

              Answered on 3/10/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I don't know anything agout the Icon, but the GMER is an excellent choice.
              You can't go wrong with it, other than it is a bit pricey. It has kept me
              dry and warm whether creeking or when surfing the calmer rivers. It is
              great in cold weather, especially with wool socks inside the gortex
              booties. Lubricate the zipper or else bave a buddy around to get in and
              out of it.

              Answered on 3/10/2015 by Anonymous
          • Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER

            Q:

            i have only used this dry suit twice and my legs and feet were soaked. Are the built in socks not water proof? It was my understanding that they are supposed to be. Thats why i payed for a upper end suit. It was very disturbing being two miles out on the 52 degree water and the suit failed.
            Asked on 11/3/2014 by Dewy from Monroe michigan

            12 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Contact NRS or Kokatat...should be waterproof. If it's a new suit it's under warranty. If it's older, Kokatat will deal with you fairly. Just a pain to deal with.

              Answered on 11/4/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The built in socks are water proof on my dry suit.

              Answered on 11/4/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I've never had a problem with my suit or heard of anyone else having any
              issues either. Are you sure you had all the zippers closed completely?
              Check for holes but on a new suit that would be unusual. It sounds like a
              zipper that was not closed.
              Good luck.

              Answered on 11/4/2014 by Captain Crunch from North Bay, Ontario Canada.
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              What? No way. Are you wearing booties over the socks? Ic worn my suit dozens of times and have always stayed completely dry. Never walk in your suit without booties though, or you can damage it.

              Answered on 11/4/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The socks are waterproof. Could the suit have a hole in it?

              Answered on 11/4/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              If the suit is not dry, then something is wrong. Kokatat customer service
              is very good, so contact them and they will work with you.

              Answered on 11/4/2014 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Dewy, the Meridian should certainly be totally waterproof. If you purchased it directly from us, please return it with our Hassle-Free Returns process - http://www.nrs.com/customer-service/returns.asp - If you got from one of our dealers, return it there or directly to Kokatat. Their contact info is at kokatat.com. The Kokatat warranty is excellent; you will be taken care of right away.

              Answered on 11/4/2014 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The suit should be completely water proof. Was the zipper sealed? You may
              have to return it.

              Answered on 11/4/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I just got this same dry suit and I have used it three times and it has not let a drop inside of it. If anything is getting in you should return it.
              Sent from Windows Mail

              Answered on 11/4/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
              Caveats: NONE
              Hello,
              I've had mine for two years and it's great. The socks and everything is
              waterproof. You must have a hole somewhere or you are wearing too many
              clothes underneath and sweating. If you're not overdressing, you need to
              send it to the factory for inspection.
              Bryan Stewart
              Washington DC

              Answered on 11/4/2014 by Bryan from Washington DC
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I would return it to kokatat. They have a really good return policy. I
              have the same dry suit and it is the best dry suit on the market. I have
              tried about every dry suit made. This is the only dry suit that keeps you
              dry. Good company good product.

              Answered on 11/6/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Send it back immediately. The suit is designed to be COMPLETELY dry

              Answered on 11/6/2014 by Michael B from Gresham Oregon
          • Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER

            Q:

            Does anyone know...even though the xl comes with what are called medium booties, will they fit size 13 feet?
            Asked on 3/20/2014 by one shot willy from yukon

            1 answer

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I just bought there medium gmer dry suit and was nervous about the sizing
              of the feet. I have a size 12 foot and they fit perfect. Actually a
              little big. I would say you will be fine with the medium booty.

              Answered on 3/21/2014 by Anonymous
          • Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER

            Q:

            Does the Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper have built in socks or are there ankle gaskets?
            Asked on 2/19/2014 by coldfeet

            14 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The meridian dry suit has built in socks. The suit is awesome. Buy one. Mine is 9 years old and holding up well to frequent use.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              It has built in Gortex socks. The best addition to this drysuit ever. You
              will never have wet feet again.

              Answered on 2/19/2014 by Captain Crunch from North Bay, Ontario Canada.
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              These are fully integrated (a stitched-in part of the suit) socks. I wear scuba or surf booties depending on conditions, but recommend you always wear some sort of shoe to protect the Gortex from tears, punctures or abrasion which will reduce their life expectancy and potential water intrusion. Since they are thin they will fit snuggly inside your shoe, but may require a half size larger shoe if yours are already tight fitting.
              Glenn

              Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Kokatat's Meridian drysuit that I have has built in socks. And they work great!
              Bob R.

              Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              That drysuit has it all...including the Gore-tex booties. My first drysuit had ankle gaskets and the drysuit worked fine, but ankle gaskets make a drysuit more difficult to take off...and the main problem...cold wet feet in my neoprene booties especially in colder weather paddling. That's a pricey drysuit, but it's the best one out there and I'd buy it again.

              Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The Meridian drysuit has built-in Gore-Tex socks.

              Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The dry suit has built in socks.
              Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

              Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              It has Gore-Tex fabric socks.

              Answered on 2/19/2014 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Built in socks. No ankle gaskets.

              Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes they have the built in socks. No ankle gasgets
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Built in socks. Awesome dry suit. I highly recommend it.

              Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Mine has built in socks.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              It has built in Gortex socks. It is super light weight and durable! I love it!
              Kelly Corbin

              Answered on 2/20/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              This wet suit has built in socks.

              Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
          • Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER

            Q:

            I am going to get a Meridian Dry Suit with Gore Tex socks. I know I will need to get new water shoes because my current ones won't fit over the gore-tex sock. Two questions. Is there a specific formula for choosing a size (such as one size larger than normal)? And what type of footwear do people recommend with this suit? I have always used an over the ankle, Desperado shoe. But I was wondering if a lower shoe would be better. Thanks
            Asked on 8/22/2013 by David A from Concord, MA

            6 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I wear a pair of medium weight hiking socks inside my dry suit booty's and a pair of 5.10 Water Tennies, a half size larger than my normal shoe size, over the dry suit gore-tex booty's. I like them pretty snug but not toe curling tight. They are the best shoe out there now in my opinion, and stick like glue, much like a climbing shoe. Whatever you use, take care of your shoes and wash them out to make sure there is no sand left inside after each trip. The DS booty's are usually the first place to start leaking and the sand inside a shoe will wear the gore-tex booty's out quick.

              Answered on 8/22/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I've always gone 1-2 sizes up for shoes I wear with my drysuit so I can
              wear neoprene socks and water shoes over the goretex socks. The goretex
              socks definitely take more of a beating than the rest of the suit and,
              while Kokatat will replace them, it isn't cheap. Make sure to take care of
              them!

              Answered on 8/22/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I'm a size 10.5 shoe and I got size 12 booties to fit over the dry suit. They fit beautifully! Definitely go a size or size and a half big. It's great for winter paddling as it gives some room for wool socks.

              Answered on 8/22/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I have worn Keen Gorge Boots in the same size as I would normally wear over
              the GMER socks.

              Answered on 8/23/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I use the Keen Gorge bootie with this drysuit. Super comfortable and very
              stable. I did have to get a boot that was 2 sizes larger to accomodate
              regular socks under the gortex socks.
              Good luck.
              Mike

              Answered on 8/23/2013 by Captain Crunch from North Bay, Ontario Canada.
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I currently use the old style Desperado Wetshoes when I need the sole protection. All my boats have a lower deck and I need a minimalist type bootie. Whatever you choose will need to have a bit of wiggle room for the additional fabric especially if you're wearing beefy inner socks for colder weather paddlling. The ankle high booties work fine with the Goretex booties and Velcro closure....Great drysuit!

              Answered on 8/25/2013 by Anonymous
          • Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER

            Q:

            I have an unusual body. Over 6' tall with a 29" inseam. Very long torso. My legs look like I should be 5 feet tall and my torso looks like I should be 7 feet tall. What size Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit would fit this strange body?
            Asked on 1/29/2013 by Farfel — 'cause I like chocolate from Fresno, CA

            3 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I think if you're over 6 ft you'll need an x-lg. Good luck...

              Answered on 1/30/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Sounds like you will need a custom fit. If you want a great drysuit and are willing to spend the money, might as well get the right fit...contact Kokatat.

              Answered on 1/31/2013 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Sounds like you're a good candidate for some custom modifications to your GMER. Kokatat can lengthen the torso and shorten the legs. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, and we can help you decide. While you're at it, mention your shoe size.

              Answered on 1/30/2013 by Clyde from NRS
          • Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER

            Q:

            I am 6 - 4 (205lbs) with a 35 inch inseam. 42 inch chest. It seems that the large would be too small/short and XL or XXL might give me the length but would fit like a balloon. Suggestions?
            Asked on 12/29/2012 by Chris from Newfoundland, Canada

            2 answers

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              A:

              Hi,
              I'm 6' 200lbs with 34'' inseam and the Large is fine in leg length, but I
              end up contorting myself getting into the arms. I sold my old XL to a guy
              who is 6'4'' and ~200, and he says it fits great.
              Pat

              Answered on 12/29/2012 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hi Chris,
              I have used the Kokatat Meridian extensively for 4 years now...overskirt, relief zipper, goretex booties...definitely a top of the line drysuit. I'm about 5'10" 165lb sz 10 boots and squeeze into a medium...it fits great, but a tight squeeze to get my head in although it's sized to 6 feet. I would recommend finding a shop you could try on the XL. Once you have an idea how you fit in the standard size, you might consider calling Kokatat about custom sizing...for a longer leg cut, proper placement for the relief zipper, best bootie sizing. I don't think a custom suit costs much more and when you're spending that kind of money on a drysuit, a custom fit would be worth the cost. If you love to paddle, a quality proper fitting drysuit will get you out on those cold weather days.
              Good luck,
              Jim

              Answered on 12/29/2012 by Anonymous
          • Kokatat Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Drysuit with Relief Zipper-GMER

            Q:

            Clyde had suggested I order a M and L drysuit to see which one fit and return the other. Since the L is not in stock I could order the M that is in stock and if it's too small then return for a backordered L which is supposed to be in stock mid Jan? All I would have to do is pay the return shipping?
            Asked on 11/21/2012 by VB from Cumming GA

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