Stohlquist Shift Drysuit

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With a unique standby mode that lets you dress down for calmer, drier paddles, the Stohlquist Shift Dry Suit offers total wind and waterproof protection for blowing spray and capping waves.


Stohlquist Shift Drysuit - Offering great flexibility, the Shift is Stohlquist's revolutionary touring drysuit. The 3-Layer Rampart waterproof/breathable fabric in the Shift suit features a non-porous, hydrophilic polyurethane membrane especially suited for salt water environments. The Shift offers the user the ability to wear the suit in a "stand-by" mode. It still provides excellent wind and rain protection while allowing for full ventilation and comfort while on shore. Stand-by mode is perfect for launches, lunches, scouting, and instruction and when wind and waterproof protection are required, but the possibility of submersion is low. While it looks like separate jacket and pants, the Shift is actually a 100% dry, one-piece drysuit. The Shift features a patent pending Simple Captive Zip self-entry system with a MasterSeal waterproof entry zipper that runs behind the neck for ultimate comfort and is easy to zip yourself. Internal elastic suspenders help with donning/doffing, and keep the suit from shifting while swimming. Soft, latex neck and wrist gaskets seal out water while the adjustable, retractable cuff cover and protect the latex. An integrated Gripp-Loc sprayskirt tunnel sandwiches your skirt keeping your kayak's cockpit dry while a removable hood with multiple adjustment points allows for extra protection if the weather turns. If you enjoy paddling with your tunes, a zippered chest pocket with internal headphone port give you a place to stash that MP3 player, but don't forget a electronic dry case (not included). The Shift is finished off with reinforced cordura seat and knees for those high wear areas as well as reflective accents for increased visibility in low light conditions. The Stohlquist Shift Drysuit is the next level of drysuit protection with amazing versatility!

- Outdoorplay

Whoever told you that all drysuits are uncomfortable clearly never paddled in the Stohlquist Shift Drysuit. This suit might look like separate jacket and pants, but it's actually a complete, one-piece drysuit. Its Rampart shell consists of a nonporous, hydrophilic polyurethane membrane that allows water vapor to collect and escape through gaps between the PU molecules within the membrane. Unlike most traditional membranes, this membrane provides better long term breathability by expanding the fabric when your body temperature rises, and it works better in salt water than conventional drysuits, too. Underneath the membrane, you have nylon that's thick in some areas for durability and thinner in others so you can move without much restriction. Apart from being more flexible, what really sets the Shift apart from other drysuits is the innovative attached jacket that offers extra protection in truly wet, windy weather, and the option to unzip and cool off when it's not needed. This Stand-by Mode, which allows you to zip down the and release the neck gasket for more comfort, great for when you're launching your boat, eating lunch on the sand, scouting for the next drop, or teaching some beginners how to roll. The outer jacket also features an adjustable hood that you can remove when there's nothing but a sunny sky overhead. Stohlquist added Cordura reinforcements and armor at the seat and knees for excellent abrasion resistance, and both the seat and knees have mesh drains to rid the suit of any excess water. There are latex gaskets at the neck and your wrists to prevent any water from draining in. The MaterSeal waterproof entry and relief system with waterproof zippers and a Captive Zip self-entry system all help you put the suit on and stay covered. Stohlquist articulated the knees so you can walk and swim without any restrictions. The Gripp-Loc skirt tunnel plays well with sprayskirts, and internal elastic suspenders prevent the suit from moving around while you...