Post by The Stehman Family on Mar 2, 2019 16:44:55 GMT -5
Hey all, does anyone have experience with stohlquists' amp drysuit? The lower price of this suit compared to a koke or sweet is tempting, but also a little worrisome. I've heard a comment or two that stohlquists customer service kinda sucks. Any thoughts? I'm finally in the position to purchase a full drysuit and don't mind ponying up for a good suit, but there's a shop in PA that is selling an amp drysuit, stohlquist bunny suit, and pogies for 625.00 brand new. This is their regular deal, everyday. starrkmoon kayaks in Delta PA. This seems like good deal if the suit is worth a crap, but if not? Thanks, Jerry
Post by Tim Broughton on Mar 3, 2019 9:57:05 GMT -5
I've had my Stohlquist Shift for 3 seasons and am happy with it. As it's the only drysuit I've ever owned, I have nothing to compare it to tho. Mine was in the $800 range and I often think I'll go super-cheapy (Mythic) on my next purchase just to compare quality. I keep it clean and treated, zippers waxed, and carefully stored--in other words, I treat it like the major investment that it is.
Post by Bill Chambers on Mar 5, 2019 14:02:44 GMT -5
Putting a plug in for IR. They are located right up the road in Confluence PA. Are all local paddlers. Have outstanding warranty coverage and customer service. If you show up with cash, you can often get a heck of a deal on gear in Confluence.
Post by Wes Barthwick on Mar 8, 2019 22:00:57 GMT -5
Both Ruth and I have Stohlquist Amp's. I can't speak for Ruth but mine simply keeps me dry. Over last summer while it hung on a wooden hanger with some kind of finish on it, the finish reacted with the latex neck gasket where it touched it in the back and turned it all gummy. With the help of Stohlquist and my purchase invoice, I had the 3 year old suit returned to new having a new neck gasket installed by a third party. I had to boot them in the rear a few times to get it fixed in time for spring but it was finally returned. Total cost $90.
The thing about the repair is they didn't just glue a new gasket in, they dissembled the suit, sewed in a new gasket and re-taped the entire neck. So while the service wasn't exactly speedy, it did get done and better than I expected.