Kokatat Men's SuperNova Semi-Drysuit

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Ideal for recreational and touring paddlers, this suit has all of the features of Kokatat's full dry suits, but the traditional latex neck gasket has been replaced with a comfortable neoprene collar. Breathable Tropos fabric completes Kokatat's line by bridging the gap between "entry-level", non-breathable fabrics, and high-end Gore-Tex.
  • The comfortable APT (Adjustable Punch-Through) super-stretch neoprene is ideal for people who experience problems or discomfort wearing a drysuit with a latex neck gasket.
  • Quality Plastic TiZip master seal zipper gives you a water tight seal that keeps you safe and warm.
  • Latex wrist gaskets and Tropos socks will ensure that water stays out of your suit from these entry points.
  • Cordura® seat, knee and elbow patches provide protection in these common high-wear areas, and also come with self-draining holes.
Material: 4.5 oz. nylon, 2 layer Tropos
Waterproof: Yes
Breathable: Yes
Neck Closure: Adjustable punch-through neoprene neck gasket
Wrist Closure: Latex gaskets with adjustable hook-and-loop overcuffs
Ankle Closures: Adjustable hook-and-loop
Pockets: No
Latex Neck Gasket: No
Latex Wrist Gaskets: Yes
Latex Ankle Gaskets: No
Socks: Fabric
Relief Zipper: Yes
Reflective Detailing: No
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Self-draining Cordura® seat, knees and elbow patches
  • Plastic TiZip® master seal zipper
  • Competition-cut underarms
Size Height Weight (lbs) Chest Waist Hips Inseam Sleeve
XS 5'0"-5'4" 100-125 32"-34" 26"-28" 34"-36" 26"-28" 30"
S 5'2"-5'6" 115-140 36"-38" 30"-32" 36"-38" 28"-30" 32"
M 5'6"-6'0" 140-175 40"-42" 32"-34" 40"-42" 30"-32" 34"
L 5'10"-6'2" 175-200 44"-46" 36"-38" 42"-44" 32"-34" 35"
XL 6'0"-6'4" 200-240 48"-50" 40"-42" 46"-48" 34"-35" 36"
XXL 6'0"-6'6" 220-260 52"-54" 42"-44" 48"-50" 34"-36" 37"
Drysock
Sizing
Drysuit
Size
Men's
Shoe Size
Women's
Shoe Size
S 6-8 8-10
M, L, XL 9-11 11-12
XXL 12-15 13-14

How to measure:How to measure

  1. Chest/Bust: With arms down at your sides, measure around the largest part of the chest, generally across the nipples.
  2. Waist: Measure around natural waistline, allowing tape measure to sit comfortably.
  3. Head: Measure above brow, around the fullest part of the head.

Measurement Tips

Form Fit
Next-to-skin fit for easy layering and efficient performance.

Semi-Form Fit
Fits close but not tight for comfort and layering ease.

Relaxed Fit
Full cut for freedom of motion and layering underneath.

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  • Kokatat Men's SuperNova Semi-Drysuit

    Q:

    What size are the socks on the L and XL size of the Super Nova? I assume they are size 10/11. Is this correct. I have a Palm drysuit size XL and it came with size 12/13 socks....too large!
    Asked on 1/14/2014 by The Boathead from The Northwoods, Wi.

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      From the back of the sock's heel to the front of the toe is 11.5 inches.

      Answered on 1/18/2014 by BobJackson from Albion, ME
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My large suit's feet feel like size 13. I think it's designed that way to
      allow wearing wool socks under the suit...Good luck!

      Answered on 1/14/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Kokatat socks in those sizes fit men's shoe size 12-15. You can order a suit with other size socks. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, to order.

      Answered on 1/14/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Kokatat Men's SuperNova Semi-Drysuit

    Q:

    What does semi-drysuit mean? Does that mean it leaks if in water too long?
    Asked on 3/29/2013 by Jo

    5 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Jo, In most paddling wear, and certainly in this one, semi-dry means that it uses one or more non-latex gaskets. The SuperNova has an adjustable neoprene neck. It's not as dry as a tight-fitting latex gasket, but more comfortable. And it keeps out water quite well.

      Answered on 3/30/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have two of these that I use for rafting. I also kayak, and would not use them for that activity unless I was boating easy water and was not planning on playing much. Yes, you will get water in through the neck closure if underwater too long. Keeps you pretty dry otherwise. Good for short swims, great for a rainy day on a raft. In exchange for a bit of water-tightness, you gain a lot more comfort. And by the way.. even though I have earned "Dry" suits in the past, I refer to them all as "Damp" suits. They all leak to some extent.-Scott

      Answered on 3/30/2013 by Wh8h2ORafter from Ft Collins, CO
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      hi Jo--
      Both my wife and I used this on a 26-day raft trip down the Grand Canyon last year, and a similar trip the year before.  Water temps are in the 40's in the Colorado River.  We flipped on both trips and ended up in the river.  The suit was perfect!  I highly recommend it.
      I was completely submerged, in violent rapids, then floated downstream and swam out to the bank.  It kept me dry and did its job. 
      I think it is semi-dry because they can't call it completely water proof like a deep sea diver's set up, but it definitely works to keep dry.  The seals around the neck and wrists are very good, but that is probably the technical reason it is called semi dry.
      Not sure I answered your question, but feel free to contact me if you wanted to chat.
      Dale at***.****.
       

      Answered on 3/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am not an expert on dry vs. semi-dry, but I believe that it has to do with
      the gasket around the wearer's neck. The SuperNova Semi-Drysuit has a
      neoprene neck gasket and is quite comfortable to wear for prolonged outings.
      A "drysuit" typically has a latex neck gasket which makes a better seal, but
      many people find them uncomfortable to wear. I am using my SuperNova on
      lakes and slow moving rivers and always wear a PFD, so if I happen to take
      an unintended swim, I don't plan to have my head and neck immersed long
      enough to take on much water.

      Answered on 3/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      the difference is the neck gasket. the neck gasket on this suit is made of neoprene, rather than latex. the latex seals out water much better than neoprene does. The neoprene mainly protects from splashing, so your neck and shoulders will get somewhat wet if you go underwater.

      Answered on 3/31/2013 by Anonymous
  • Kokatat Men's SuperNova Semi-Drysuit

    Q:

    How much does this suit weigh in a size Medium?
    Asked on 11/8/2012 by Terry from Oshkosh, WI

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It weighs 2.2 pounds.

      Answered on 11/8/2012 by Clyde from NRS
  • Kokatat Men's SuperNova Semi-Drysuit

    Q:

    How much does it weigh?
    Asked on 9/7/2012 by GaryJazz

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Large weighs 2.4 pounds.

      Answered on 9/7/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know the exact weight but it is extremely light.  We flipped in Lava Falls rafting down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and it worked great and I was able to swim to shore.  I would highly recommend this suit.
      DD

      Answered on 9/7/2012 by Anonymous
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Pros

  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Fit:
        • Feels too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          100% 

          (4 reviews)

          Feels too big

           
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels too short

           

          Feels true to length

           

          100% 

          (4 reviews)

          Feels too long

           
        • Chest Size:
        • Feels too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          100% 

          (4 reviews)

          Feels too big

           
        • Was this a gift?:
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      3.0

      Dd

      By NRC

      from Naperville, IL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather

        Comments about Kokatat Men's SuperNova Semi-Drysuit:

        Works we'll

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Suit for Paddling

        By Coopersville Chris

        from Coopersville Michigan

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Neoprene Neck Closure

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather

          Comments about Kokatat Men's SuperNova Semi-Drysuit:

          I use this for stand up paddling. Very comfortable, lightweight and allows free movement. Breathes very well and built in booties provide for dry feet. I've paddled in 20 degree air temps with just light poly prope for a base layer and was extremely comfortable. Has extended my paddle season dramatically! Great product. Just remember to lube the zipper docks. Also, American made product! This means American sizes are true. I'm 6' 1" 220lbs and the X-Large fits perfectly.

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This was perfect!

          By Double D of the Grand Canyon

          from Phoenix, AZ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Grand Canyon raft trips
            • Rapelling Slot Canyons

            Comments about Kokatat Men's SuperNova Semi-Drysuit:

            Used this on an Oar trip down the Colorado in early February. Water temps ~45F and air temps in the twenties at night. Flipped the raft and ended up submerged in the River. Kept me dry and floating (along with PFD of course.) Awesome!! Also hiked up side drainages, put suit on and rapelled some spectacular slot canyons with plenty of water pools. Handled the wear and tear of rubbing on rough rocks during the raps, and was able to swim the water holes in near freezing temps with no discomfort whatsoever. The suit was very comfortable to wear, and non-restricting. I consider this must have gear for these kinds of activities in extreme condiditons.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A good product and is as advertised

            By dorydriver

            from craig colorado

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good sizefit

            Cons

            • Zipper

            Best Uses

            • Riverrafting in cold wate
            • Sailing in cold weather

            Comments about Kokatat Men's SuperNova Semi-Drysuit:

            I am satisfied with the product. What could have been recommended was the zipper lubricant. These suits rely on the zippers not failing and lubricant could be included or recommended at the time of sail.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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