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Kokatat introduces new Hydrus 3L fabric

ARCATA, CALIFORNIA, July 17, 2012 – For the spring 2013 paddling season Kokatat is introducing a new collection of dry suits, dry tops, and paddle wear featuring Hydrus 3L the newest generation of Kokatat three-layer waterproof breathable fabric technology.

“Made in our Arcata, California factory to our exacting standards, Hydrus 3L suits are a great option for the budget minded paddler,” said Jeff Turner, Kokatat sales and marketing manager.

This new three-layer fabric is exceptionally waterproof and breathable, and features a strong and durable Nylon outer layer with a DWR finish for superior waterproof protection. The middle layer has a proprietary polyurethane micro-porous coating and a soft polyester inner layer helps transport moisture for superior breathability.

The Hydrus 3L collection includes versions of the Kokatat Meridian dry suit with relief zipper and socks, Whirlpool Bibs, Tempest pants as well as the new Stoke dry top. The Stoke is Kokatat’s next great all around dry top. It features modern lines, a dual adjustable neoprene outer skirt, self-draining zippered chest pockets with a convenient key lanyard, and has latex wrist and neck gaskets.

Kokatat Hydrus 3L garments are backed by a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. The complete collection of Hydrus 3L products will be available nationwide in January 2013 through Kokatat’s retail partners.

About Kokatat water sports wear: 

Celebrating over 40 years of innovation, Kokatat is an independently operated, US manufacturer of technical apparel and accessories for water sports. Handcrafted in Arcata, California, Kokatat employees are focused on building the finest functional product for people who work and play on water. Our gear is designed for paddlers, by paddlers, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience on the water all year long and in all weather conditions. Into the water with Kokatat! Please visit and follow Kokatat on Facebook and Twitter “@kokatat”.