Just scored one at a good price from the NRS sale. Womens sizing a bit different from my older one but it is also time to admit that holding the line to continue to fit into the older Unisex small is getting more difficult.
I have a couple of small questions to folks who have already gotten one of these. One is ease of reattaching the bottom to the top. It appears to me that once you get used to the lineup to zip back together, reattaching the bottom to the top after a break can go fairly well. Is that others’ experience? Going to do it anyway, just wondering if there might be circumstances where I want to get into the dropped pzip suit instead. And what is the best way to stow the extra flap for over the lower face when traveling hood stowed? I have just folded it into itself but am not convinced that would stay put in wind.
Also, just curious about how often you tend to use these as separates? Part of this decision was having to admit a couple of oft-used separates just had their last season and this sale put the suit at nearly the cost of buying new GoreTex separates. (Manufacturer’s proprietary equivalents just do not last well in my life compared.)
Thanks for any comments on living with this suit. It seems well made. I have had Expedition levels for a while but this has more reflective striping and a nice feel to the material.
Subsequent update re original owner and warranty - I called Kokatat to find out how to record that I was the original owner of this suit. Especially since it is a different gender and size than my older one, which they know about since it is a warranty replacement and rather unique combination. They don’t have an online registry set up and are going on best information available. So hang onto packing slips if it comes as a present.