Kokatat Hydrus 3.0 SuperNova Angler Paddling Suit, semi-drysuit w/3-layer fabric and soft neck
Kokatat SuperNova Angler Paddling Suit is a beefed up version the Hydrus 2.5 (formerly Tropos) SuperNova paddling suit. The differences are that the Hydrus 3.0 SuperNova Angler Paddling Suit is made of the 3-layer Hydrus 3.0 waterproof / breathable fabric instead of two-layer Hydrus 2.5 fabric, it has a flap that covers the Relief Zipper, and Cordura® reinforcement patches that covers the front of the legs, the seat and elbows. The kayak Angler version of the Kokatat SuperNova Paddling Suit is only available in Men's sizes; the nearest equivalent women's suit is either the 2-layer Kokatat Hydrus 2.5 SuperNova Paddling Suit.
The Kokatat Hydrus 3.0 SuperNova Angler Paddling suit comes standard with latex wrist gaskets with adjustable neoprene over-cuffs at the wrists, gravel guards at the ankles, waterproof breathable dry-socks made of 3-layer Hydrus 3.0 fabric, a men's Relief Zipper (for speed and convenience when nature calls), and a front entry zipper that runs diagonally across the chest of the suit making it easy to get in and out of (as opposed to dry suits with rear entry shoulder zippers that require teamwork to get in and out of without breaking the zipper).
The Kokatat Hydrus 3.0 SuperNova Angler paddling suit has a neoprene "Adjustable Punch-Through" (APT) neck collar. The APT neck doesn't seal as well as a drysuit latex neck gasket, but it is a lot more comfortable than a rubber gasket. As long as you aren't practicing multiple rolls in a kayak or going for a long swim off shore, the APT neck on the Hydrus 3.0 SuperNova Angler suit may be good enough for your fishing and paddling needs. In other words, you will get several spoons full of water down the neck each time your head and/or neck go under water, but from the neck down the Angler suit is built the same as a dry suit, and it beats the heck out of swimming in waders. For surf fishing, you'll even be able to fish longer on incoming tides before worrying about water going over the top of your waders as you walk back to shore.
For fishermen and others who may be spending more time in the water than a recreational paddler and/or those who will be putting a lot of wear on their suit, the Angler suit will be a better deal than the standard version of the SuperNova Paddling Suit. However, if you sweat a lot we recommend the Kokatat Gore-Tex Light Weight Paddling Suit because it is even more breathable than the Hydrus fabrics. And often the wide, stable kayaks used for fishing make you sweat more on your way to your fishing spot than someone in a sleek tippy sea kayak.
- Made of waterproof/breathable 3-layer Hydrus 3.0 fabric
- Cordura® reinforcement patches on the knees, seat, elbows
- Cordura® flap covering the Relief Zip
- plastic water sports zippers -- waterproof for surface and swimming watersports
- Men's Sizes:
- S (S by special order only, contact us)
- L-King (L-King is the height of a Men's Large but its 58in chest and waist is greater than that of an XXL)
- Note: No custom options or sizing alterations are available on this model suit. The Kokatat Hydrus 3.0 Super Nova Angler Paddling Suit comes with limited lifetime warranty.
NO SALES TAX if shipped outside WA state
FREE UPS Ground Shipping (48 US states, Priority Mail AK and HI, $50 postage for Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland)
FREE KA Drysuit Care Kit included with this suit (KA Drysuit Maintenance Guide, Zipper Lube, 303 Protectant gasket lube, and Synthetic Fabric Soap)
"Even if this wasn't the only kayak angler specific semi-dry suit on the market, it would probably still be the best paddling suit for kayak fishing. Kokatat's seam taping quality is amazing; you can stand in water all day and not get a drop leaking in through the seams or fabric. The full length Cordura reinforcements on the front of the legs makes it the most durable and best suit for fishing from a S.O.T. kayak. Even for bank fishing, wearing a full suit beats the heck out of waders, and it's safer too. The SuperNova Angler Paddling Suit does what it's supposed to do, and unlike most waders Kokatat makes the suit right here in the USA." -GG