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)