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PostPosted: January 14th, 2020, 1:58 pm 
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You could try Adventure Guide in Kitchener. They also don't probably stock them (especially at this time of year) but they can order quick (NRS has a warehouse in Canada).

I bought my last pair of the boots from them and the price was very good (slightly less than the US Dollar retail price).

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PostPosted: February 22nd, 2020, 9:28 pm 
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anyone used these boots? https://www.frontenacoutfitters.com/lev ... ot-20.html

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PostPosted: March 4th, 2020, 8:13 pm 
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Any opinions on the Stohlquist Amp drysuit?
https://www.sail.ca/en/stohlquist-amp-drysuit-108592

I'm checking Adventure Guide too, but they figure it will be another couple of weeks before they get some in stock, probably NRS. They are listed as a Level Six dealer too, but weren't sure they would have them in stock.

Might go into Silent Sports to check out an Ocean Rodeo on Saturday.

Does anyone know if MEC normally has stock in store in the spring? They don't seem to have any dry suits in any of the Ontario stores. It looks like Kokatat has the best designs for women, and my daughter is looking for one, but of course wants to try something on before buying.

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PostPosted: September 21st, 2020, 10:02 am 
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So I am back at it again. Still looking. Looking at the Levelsix Freya, the Kakatat Idol, and the boots listed below. Any updates, info or comments would be appreciated. Lots of places and manufacturers sold out.

https://kokatat.com/nomad-fwuwbm Kokatat Nomads.. not sure they would give the support I want, but given that I am short, they have adjustable height.
Have not been able to locate these locally: https://www.chotaoutdoorgear.com/produc ... soled-boot
Still considering these: https://www.nrs.com/product/30035.02/nr ... ary-boots#

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PostPosted: September 21st, 2020, 11:45 am 
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Level 6 does not have a great reputation for durability. The Kokatat Idol seems like an interesting experiment, but I've seen people I've tripped with who had them struggle with the zipper and complain about leaks.

For what it's worth, mine is a regular Kokatat with a metal zipper. I find they last about 7-10 years. My last one was replaced free when the Goretex failed after 7 years.


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PostPosted: September 21st, 2020, 1:27 pm 
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I like my Kokatat dry suits. They stand by their products and service them.

I like my Kokatat Nomad boots, but their don’t offer much support. I use them on Far North canoe trips. They pack small, which I like and they are lightweight.

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PostPosted: September 21st, 2020, 2:05 pm 
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New question on the dry suit buying list - any comments on which suits are easier to swim in? Or are they all awkward?

My daughter went with the Ocean Rodeo Heat and both she and my wife find it really hard to swim in.

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PostPosted: September 21st, 2020, 2:30 pm 
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I did a custom Kokatat order through Al at Canoe Water Adventuring this past spring. Despite the covid craziness I still got the suit in a reasonable time. Check into ordering through a dealer like Al if other online retailers appear to be sold old.

As for the choice of suit itself, I'm onto my second Kokatat because of my success with the first. I don't think you'll find any negatives against this brand.


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