Ok, I asked the 2 piece vs Drysuit question and am now looking at the Drysuit.
The Bio: The use will be specifically Whitewater. I am big (size xxl looks like it will work with Kokatat and maybe Palm, the NRS looks too small). Not rolling in $$, so expense is a big issue to me. Usage, will be probably only 15-20 days per year Nov-Mar.
- Material: Is the difference between GorTex and the less expensive materials worth the extra $$$, sometimes as much as double ($400 more)?
- Movement: What is the difference in cut and movement between the newer Kokatat GRF models and the older Meridian styles?
- Back to $$: I recently bought a new truck and new Whitewater boat. If I make one more personal high end purchase, there are going to be people around me discussing my need to be institutionallized. So with that said, would you go ahead and buy the $450 drysuit(Meridian) and get out on the water now, or wait a season and buck up for the $900(Kok everything/new gen) suit?
Feel free to give any other thought that I have not addressed. Thanks again for any input