Kokatat introduces new Otter and Drift jackets for Spring 2014 E-mail
Thursday, 25 July 2013 19:00

ARCATA, CALIFORNIA, (July 25, 2013) – Two new paddle jacket designs will be included in the Kokatat Spring 2014 collection: the Tropos Otter and Tropos Light Drift. The comprehensive designs are perfect for value-based paddlers, offering breathability and durability in a lightweight fabric package with an affordable price tag.

KokatatOtterThe Tropos Otter is a fully seam sealed hooded quarter zip lightweight paddling jacket. It features Kokatat's Tropos waterproof breathable fabrics in high wear areas and lighter Tropos Light fabric in the back and underarms for enhanced breathability. The Tropos Light Drift jacket is a similar design to the Otter, but without the hood and is made exclusively with the Tropos Light fabric.

Both jackets have a soft pile lined collar, adjustable coated lycra splash cuffs and bungee draw cord waist. The left sleeve of each jacket has a zippered, self-draining pocket with key lanyard.

The Otter jacket with it's stowable hood will be offered in pumpkin (right) and abyss for men and apple and crimson for women with a suggested retail price of $139. The lighter weight Drift will be offered in azul and cherry for men and eggplant and pumpkin for women with a suggested retail price of $79.

Both jackets will be available as part of the 2014 collection, introduced at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, UT, in late July 2013. The collection will be available nationwide through Kokatat's network of specialty paddling retailers in January 2014.

About Kokatat Inc.:

Kokatat has been manufacturing paddling gear in Arcata, California for more than 40 years. At a time when many technical apparel brands were moving manufacturing offshore, Kokatat continued to invest in infrastructure in the United States. Kokatat founder Steve O'Meara was committed to the development of the finest and driest paddling apparel in the world and recognized the need to control and continually evolve the development of our dry wear. In the early days, Kokatat worked closely with W.L. Gore & Associates, makers of GORE-TEX®, to refine the sewing and sealing techniques required for full immersion suits and tops. Today, our hands-on approach to manufacturing continues to set the standard in paddling apparel. Into the water with Kokatat! Please visit www.kokatat.com and follow Kokatat on Facebook and Twitter "@kokatat".

 

You must be registered to post a comment.


Login

Newsletter

Subscribe here to receive FREE email issues of Kayak Fishing Magazine.

Most Popular

Crabbing From the Kayak
The apron was my design after I caught my first crabs and tried to sort them in the kayak. You should have had pictures of that. I went to a local sail maker and told him what I...
Kayak Fishing for White Seabass
Ghost Busting - When Hunting White Seabass, Silence is Only One of a Kayaker’s Weapons.Reprinted courtesy of KayakFishingZone.com: Paddling the U.S. Pacific Coast and Baja Each...
Myrtle Beach Sharkin
I got back last night at about midnight after a great 8 days at Myrtle Beach. I brought my kayak down again and had perfect weather every day with temps in the low 90's with a...

Random

South Africa Kayak Fishing and Catching Tuna
We catch them up to 100lbs with with 12,5 kg monofilament line spooled onto Shimano 20/40's or Daiwa Saltists. Usually an 8' rod rated 12-15kg. Come visit us sometime and let the...
Eel Steel: California Kayak Steelhead
From the award-winning film “Rivers of a Lost Coast” ~ “At the turn of the 20th Century, a handful of pioneers carried their fly rods into California’s remote north coast...
Topwater Saratoga (Spotted Barramundi)
Fishing out of a kayak while drifting down a pristine freshwater river is only made better by seeing the raw power of a fish as it attacks your lure. Last week we experienced our...

Latest Kayak Reviews

Lifetime Sport Fisher
 
5.0
Cobra Kayaks Tandem
 
3.0
Perception Sport Pescador 10.0 Angler
 
4.0
Hobie Mirage Outback
 
4.0
Current Designs Tailfin
 
5.0
Hobie Mirage Outback
 
2.0
NuCanoe Frontier 12
 
5.0
Native Watercraft Mariner 12.5 Propel Anglers
 
4.0
Hobie Mirage Outback
 
5.0
Pelican Castaway 100
 
2.0
Stealth Pro Fisha 575
 
3.0
Field and Stream Eagle Talon
 
5.0

Latest Equipment Reviews

Body Glove 3T Barefoot Max
 
5.0
Body Glove 3T Barefoot Warrior
 
5.0
Body Glove 3T Barefoot Warrior
 
3.0
Columbia Drainmaker
 
5.0
Sperry SON-R Sounder Shandal
 
4.0
Garmin VIRB Elite
 
4.0
Polaroid XS100
 
4.0
Backwater Paddles Assault Hand Paddle
 
5.0
Backwater Paddles Assault Hand Paddle
 
5.0
Stohlquist Piseas
 
4.0
Wheeleez Tuff Tire Kayak Cart
 
5.0
Boga Grip
 
4.0