Kokatat's full immersion Pro Shell fabric is ready to handle the coldest water conditions.

Kokatat built the Men's Gore-Tex Meridian Dry Suit tough and ready to handle anything you can throw at it. Gore-Tex Pro Shell, which comprises the majority of this suit, offers the protection of waterproof breathable fabric that not only keeps you bone dry but also comfortable and free from stifling and chilling sweat. Latex gaskets, a waterproof chest zipper, and a dual-adjustable overskirt further improve the waterproof performance, while Cordura seat and knee patches ensure the type of long-term durability that would put any other dry suit to shame. Suit up in the Meridian and drag it down waterfall rappels and raging rivers and through the thick woods of long portages season after season. There's only one other suit above this one in the line, and that's Kokatat's highest-end whitewater dry suit, the Expedition.

  • Optiseal metal zipper is rugged and easy to manipulate, and it forms a watertight seal at the chest closure
  • Three-Layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell material is not only fully waterproof but also breathable enough to allow sweaty moisture to escape from the inside out for comfort
  • Factory-taped seams further improve the waterproof protection of this suit so leaks can't form
  • 330 Cordura material reinforces the legs, shoulders, and arms for the highest level of durability
  • Latex neck and wrist gaskets seal out leaks when you're digging hard with your paddle, going for a swim after bailing from your boat, or rescuing a boat in raging water
  • Self-draining neck and wrist over-cuffs further secure the watertight seal around your extremities while allowing water to easily pass without building up and blowing out the cuff or neck seals
  • Zippered chest pocket gives you quick-access, easy-to-reach storage for small essentials
  • Overskirt features dual hook-and-loop adjustments for the quickest, most secure fit around the waist
  • Hook-and-loop over-cuffs provide further protection from leaks at the ankles
  • Front relief zipper lets you do your business easily when Mother Nature comes calling
  • Gore-Tex socks protect your feet from chilling water and keep your toes dry inside your over-boots (boots sold separately)
  • Reviews
  • Q & A


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Sturdy design. The reinforced sections are brilliant and really add to the durability of the suit as a whole. The zipper is easy to use yourself (once you figure out your way) and requires very little maintenance. Gaskets are easy to replace yourself. Easy to get in and out of. The zipper do not leak at all, however occasionally water will get through the gaskets (particularly when surfing and using a deep rudder stroke).
Great product overall, after seeing some folks in the Idol - i'll be replacing my Meridian with another of the same... (at least until they completely sus the zip for the Idol!)

Cold Boating

Cold weather boating in my Kokotat Drysuit.

What does EFL stand for and where is it?? looks like good times

Blister Gear Review

    Here is a truly in-depth, unbiased review on this product.

    Definitely worth a read if you are considering a purchase.


    Didn't know Backcountry carried these..

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    That is nice to know..

    I have had mine for a years now and they are supposed to be the best ones you can get for kayaking. I wanted a custom color.. If you can call an all black one a color?

    Kokatat will do custom sizing in them as well. I got the lengths of a medium in the arms and legs but had them make the upper body the size of a large. It takes a bit more time to get but if you are going to spend this kind of dough you might as well get it to fit you and get the color you desire.

    The only other thing to remember getting is zipper wax. When the zipper isn't lubed it is a bitch when trying to zip or unzip by yourself.

    *Special note for women... * Get a 'Shewee'. So you can pee like a man and not have to strip your suit off each time you need to go.

    It's Kokatat...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    What more do you need to know? It's the best dry suit out there. Comes with a lifetime warranty (except the gaskets) repairs are done by Kokatat at a very good rate. If you need a suit this is what you need.