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Kokatat Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Pants With Socks (Men's)

Being able to launch and land your paddlecraft without soaking your lower legs is a real delight. Socks in these paddling pants let you wade fearlessly up to your thighs. The breathable fabric ensures you’ll be equally comfortable on board your kayak or canoe.
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Questions & Answers for Kokatat Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Pants With Socks (Men's)

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Are they better than the previous version, what is the difference? If I stand in water to my waist for hours willl they leak?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
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The older versions (Tempest pants) were made of a Tropos 3 layer waterproof breathable fabric. This year’s Tempest pants are made of Hydrus 3L fabric (their latest breathable fabric and the result of many years of research and development) and factory sealed seams. These dry pants will keep you dry if you stand in water to your waist for hours.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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sofug
 - Service Centre
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Lifetime Guarantee just like Gore-Tex

I believe this new material is guaranteed for life, just like Gore-Tex, yes???
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Anonymous
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All products purchased at MEC are covered by the Rock Solid guarantee. As far as the difference in materials, the main differences between the Kokatat Hydrus dry suit and a Kokatat Gore-Tex® drysuit are the price (Hydrus costs less) and the rate of "breathability" (Gore-Tex® dry suits are still the most breathable).
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Balu2
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What type of boots are recommended to wear with these

I plan to kayak from march to end October and was woundering what type water boots are best for these to walk in water to board kayak. Also what type of boots to use to convert these like wadders?

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asked 1 year ago
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Anonymous
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Which boot you chose depends on the water temperature which you plan on kayaking in. Thickness of the neoprene will provide various insulation levels. Below are a few current boots MEC carries with 3mm and 5 mm thicknesses.

These pants do not have the usual reinforcements wadder specific pants would normally have.
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answered 11 months ago
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Vikki
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Does the Kokotat Tempest pants have a zipper? Trying to answer the call of nature while in the kayak could be a real challenge

On extended trips on the water, I often find myself unable to land for more than a couple of hours. With my present Farmer John wetsuit I can manage with a two way zipper. The Tempest pants without a zipper would be very awkward and not accomodating at all in the same situation.

I do like the option of a two piece suit ( pants and dry top) that allows more flexibility year round and with changing conditions. The cost of a full dry suit is prohibitive and too bulky most of the time and the wetsuit can be sweaty and hot.
asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Anonymous
 - Victoria
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The Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Pants do not have a relief zipper.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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grmcg
 - MEC Staff
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How long are the Tropos version guaranteed for?

My Tropos version is now leaking. They are a few years old but not used many times per year. Tropos did not have a lifetime guarantee as far as I remember so I guess there is no use returning them is there?
asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Anonymous
 - Victoria
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everything we carry is covered by the rock solid guarantee.

If you are unsatisfied with the product during the lifetime of the product we will take it back or repair it.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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coabe
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Will water collect in the legs if pants are submerged above waist line?

asked 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Anonymous
on Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Pants With Socks (Men's)
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Even if the velcro belt offers a snug fit, water might enter in these pants if your are submerged above waist line. However, it really depends on the use you plan doing. Combined with a dry top and/or a sprayskirt, water shouldn't enter in.
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answered 1 week, 5 days ago
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Laurent
 - MEC Service Centre
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How do the Hydrus Dry Top and Pants go together?

They both have neoprene bands. Can you join them? Where does the skirt go? Will I stay dry if I swim? Using in packraft in Alaska rivers.
asked 1 week ago
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Anonymous
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You can wear a paddling top like the Kokatat Hydrus 3L Stoke Dry Top with these pants but the end result won't be 100% waterproof. It will be more like 99.9999% waterproof.

There is a layer of nylon on the jacket that tucks into the pants, and then the neoprene bands of the pants and the top overlap creating a 3 layer mostly waterproof overlap. You could also tuck your spray skirt into this overlap as another layer of waterproof protection. In the end you have (from outside-inwards) your paddling jacket neoprene, your neoprene spray skirt, the neoprene band of the pants, and the nylon from the jacket, all acting to keep out water. Pretty good right? But not quite as waterproof as a complete dry suit like the Kokatat Hydrus Meridian Drysuit. If you take a quick swim from your boat you might be able to get back in your boat dry, but don't expect to swim all day in it and stay dry. It will let a little bit of water through the middle area.
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answered 4 days ago
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ekaJ
 - Service Centre