Kokatat Hydrus 2.5 Storm CAG
Kokatat Hydrus 2.5 Storm CAG
Kokatat Hydrus 2.5 Storm Cag (formerly Tropos Light) is the best light weight kayak cag. The Hydrus 2.5 Storm Cag offers full coverage from head to cockpit at an affordable price. Kokatat designed the Storm Cag to be over-sized so you can pull it on over top of everything, even over your PFD. On nice days when you don't think you'll need to wear a dry top etc., bring the Kokatat Storm Cag along in case the weather turns or a chilly breeze picks up. The Kokatat Cag is roomy enough for anyone to wear which makes it an excellent piece of emergency group gear for trip leaders to carry in case someone else gets chilled. The Storm cag is similar to the old climbing style cagoule except bottom hem of the Kokatat Storm Cag has a shock cord so you can attach the Storm Cag to your cockpit as an emergency spray skirt if someone forgets theirs or looses one off the beach during a trip.
You think you'll only use the Kokatat Storm Cag in an emergency, but once you own one you'll start wearing it at lunch stops and camp. Even though the Kokatat Storm Cag is designed to fit big guys, we see a lot of small women walking around on shore wearing their Kokatat Cag to stay warm. The size and cut of the Storm Cag makes it extremely easy to pull on, and once it's on, you'll find it so comfortable you'll end up wearing it whenever there's a breeze or shower. In field tests we've found that even though the Storm Cag isn't insulated, wearing the Kokatat Cag over a dry suit will make you feel warmer - even with dry suits that have their own hood, but more so if your dry suit doesn't have a hood.
The Hydrus 2.5 Light Storm Cag has a well designed hood with foam stiffened brim, a fleece lined hand warmer pocket that is really nice when hanging out at lunch or camp, the front pocket has a hidden pass-through opening that is provides access to your PFD pockets and other garments underneath. The pocket is fleece lined and is a really nice hand warmer. There is a left sleeve reflective tape on the sleeves and hood. The Cag's adjustable shock cord fits cockpits from S - L, and the body of the jacket fits over someone wearing XXL PFD and it will fit bigger people if worn under their PFD.
Kokatat exclusively makes for KA a similar Cag out of Gore-Tex®, which is more durable and even more breathable. There is a trade-ff though: the Gore-Tex® Cag is heavier and less compressable than the Hydrus 2.5 Cag. So for emergency and other occasional use where durability isn't a big factor, we recommend the Hydrus 2.5 Storm Cag because you can easily stuff the whole jacket into its own hood and carry it in a day hatch with lots of room left over. Bring one with you, "just in case".
- Made of 2.8 oz. 2-layer Hydrus 2.5 nylon bonded to a waterproof/ breathable coating with an interior print layer to impove comfort (the 0.5 layer)
- Orange (standard)
- Lime (K.A. only)
- Citrus ( AKA yellow, K.A. only)
- Note: Lime and Citrus only available at the Kayak Academy and they come with our K.A. Kayaker logo embroidered on the left sleeve pocket.
One Size: Over-sized, fits up to 21.5" X 38" cockpit