Even though you know the river's going to be cold this time of year, it doesn't hit you how bone chillingly cold it really is until you get dumped and you're fighting to catch your breath. The Kokatat Gore Tex Tempest Pants are designed to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable while paddling through frigid whitewater. Using highly breathable, waterproof three layer Gore Tex, these pants evacuate every drop of moisture from within while preventing the rushing, ice cold flow of water from getting anywhere near your skin. For serious paddlers who know they're inevitably taking a dip, these pants come with a wide, secure neoprene waistband to seal out water the waistband also has the ability to pair with a double skirted top. And whether you're dangling your feet off the edge of the kayak or stomping through chilly marshes, the Gore Tex neoprene socks keep your toes from freezing off. Plus, Kokatat hooked this pair up with a relief zipper option in case all the rushing water around makes you realize how badly you have to go to the bathroom.