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Gear Preview: Kokatat's Radius Drysuit Photo: Virginia Marshall

Keep snuggly and dry in the Radius

Expanding on their groundbreaking SwitchZip drysuit technology released last year, Kokatat debuted three new pieces for spring 2016, including a lightweight paddling suit, anorak and the expedition- ready Radius Drysuit. SwitchZip is a fully separating watertight zipper around the waist, allowing top and bottoms to be worn together as a full suit, or on their own as a paddling jacket and pants. The zipper’s location also eliminates the need for a dedicated relief zipper, reducing the weight of Kokatat’s Gore-Tex expedition suits.

I’ll admit, when I first fumbled with the unfamiliar waist zipper on our demo Radius, I was skeptical. Years of training had limbered my shoulders and strengthened my fingers for the more familiar over-the- shoulder drysuit tug-of-war. In contrast, donning the Radius top and bottom was...

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