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Women's Sahalie Dry Suit

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Uncompromising durability and performance .

In 1998, kayaker Shannon Carroll made a record breaking first descent of the 78' tall Sahalie Falls. Shannon's first descent claimed the world waterfall record at the time, pushing the boundaries of whitewater kayaking. This iconic event would be an inspiration for future generations of female paddlers to come.

With input from Nouria Newman, Nicole Mansfield, Anna Wagner and many others, we set out to build a high-performance, women's specific dry suit built to meet the demands of the world's top women kayakers. Using a burly nylon shell that offers superior durability and abrasion resistance, the Sahalie is expedition ready. An articulate women's specific cut reduces bulk without restricting mobility. 

With a rear-entry zipper, there is no longer a zipper sitting on the back of the paddler's waist creating a more comfortable experience when seated paddling or out of your boat portaging.

Featuring a front-relief zipper, this reduces the need for excess fabric around the waist providing a more performance friendly fit for athletic female paddlers. While there are nuances associated with using a front-relief zipper, our top female athletes prefer this style of relief zipper for a few reasons.

Pro's to "Wee'ing In the Woods" with a front-relief zip.

  • With practice and the right pee funnel for you, it is faster.
  • You will stay warmer, not having to expose as much or risk losing body heat stored within your suit and layers.
  • It is more discreet.
  • It is way more fun.

Check out Jo's Blog for some confidence behind a front-relief dry suit.

•Hook and loop tabs secure the suit over your spray skirt tunnel

•Adjustable webbing belt secures the suit at the hip

•Rear-entry YKK® AquaSeal® entry zipper with large, easy to find zipper pull

•A front YKK® AquaSeal® relief zipper provides easy access for midday relief

•Latex neck and wrist gaskets are designed to be easily trimmed to size allowing a custom, personalized fit

•Neoprene neck over cuff stretches easily, while offering protection for latex neck gasket

•Volcano neoprene wrist cuffs protect conical latex gaskets, increase dryness and make for easy ‘banana peel’ slip off

•In an effort to reduce plastic consumption, this suit comes packaged in a recycled oversized billboard gear bag. These gear bags are cut and sewn by the Cambria Center for Blind and Handicapped in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

•Size variations available to fit people of most shapes and sizes (S-XL)

•Shell Fabric: Abrasion-resistant 3-layer waterproof/breathable shell with 100% 240g/m² nylon face fabric treated with C6 DWR (durable water repellent) finish

•Fabric Weight: 240 g/m²

•Waterproofness (mm h₂o): 30,000

•Breathability (g/m²/24h): 4,000

•Weight: 4.0 lbs (64 oz)

•Country of Origin: Vietnam

•Hang to dry and avoid prolonged periods of direct sunlight if possible.

•Only store your suit for periods when the suit is 100% dry.

•Can be machine washed ONLY in a front loading washer on cool through a gentle cycle with mild detergent. Hand-washing is preferred for safety.

•Try to keep dirt and grit away from suit zippers for longevity.

•If used in saltwater, rinse with fresh water immediately after use.

•Go here for more information on how to properly care for your dry wear.

Abrasion Resistant

Durable nylon outer shell protects the waterproof laminate from abrasions out in the field. Best suited for intense portages or heavy use work, like raft guiding or swift water rescue.

Front Relief Zipper

Industry standard YKK Aquaseal zipper for the front relief zip provides a more tailored fitting dry suit and lets less heat escape when nature calls.

Rear Entry Zipper

Industry standard YKK Aquaseal zipper placed on the back of the shoulders offers freedom of movement for when its needed most.

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Doesn't fit? Don't like it? Send it back, even if it's been used.

Free Repairs For A Year

Two Dedicated Repair Facilities.

Accidents happen, we get it. That's why we offer free repairs for the first year of ownership.

We Stand Behind Our Products 100%

Thanks For Trusting Our Gear.

We promise to take care of any defects in material, workmanship, or design for the life of the garment.

Dry Suit Fit

Picking the proper size dry suit is important not only for function, but also longevity of the suit. Here are some tips to help find the right size suit for you.

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Nylon and Polyester Shells

Have questions about the different types of shell fabrics? Check out this page for a breakdown of these two common dry wear fabrics.

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Dry Wear Care

With proper care, these garments can last numerous seasons. Here are some tips to help extend the life of your Immersion Research Dry Wear.

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