Women's Sizing Chart for Kokatat Products

Women's Size (inches and lbs.)

WS WM WL WXL-S
Chest (max) 36 40 46 50
Waist (max) 28 32 39 47
Hips (max) 38 42 46 54
Inseam (max) 30 32 34 35
Sleeve (max) 30 32 34 33
Height (if outside range, we recommend custom suit) 5'1" - 5'5" 5'4" - 5'9 5'6" - 6'1" 5'5" - 5'10"
Weight (lbs.) (if outside range, we recommend custom suit) 100-137 110-160 145-180 180-220

Women's Size (metric)

WS WM WL WXL-S
Chest (max) 91 101 117 127
Waist (max) 71 81 99 119
Hips (max) 96 107 117 137
Inseam (max) 76 79 86 84
Sleeve (max) 76 79 86 84
Height (if outside range, we recommend custom suit) 155-165 162-172 167-185 165-178
Weight (kg) (if outside range, we recommend custom suit) 45-62 50-72 66-82 82-100
         
Neck Gasket S L* L L
Wrist Gasket S S L L
Ankle Gasket one size fits all
Built-In Dry Socks (US shoe size) S (W7.5-W10)** S (W7.5-W10)** S (W7.5-W10)** S (W7.5-W10)**

* Standard WM dry suits come with a L neck gasket, but about half the women this size need a S neck gasket -- see "custom sizing for dry suits" below.

** Kokatat makes four sizes of dry socks, XS - L, but all standard women's dry suits with dry socks come with the S sock size -- see "custom sizing for dry suits" below.

The numbers in the sizing chart take one thick layer of insulation into consideration. If any part of your body exceeds the max. dimension of a size, choose the next size up. The sleeve is measured with the elbow bent, and measured from the center point of the back of the neck around the elbow to the wrist bone. The inseam is from crotch to ankle bone. The chest is around the fullest part of your chest. The waist is the bigger of your belly or your natural waist (where the narrowest part is or would be for hourglass shape).

CUSTOM SIZING FOR DRY SUITS
If only your hips or waist force you into a bigger size, consider a custom sized suit with sleeves and legs shortened. If your height or inseam force you into a bigger size, consider a custom suit with the torso and/or inseam and sleeves lengthened. If you need a different size dry sock or gasket than what comes standard on your size suit, we can custom order a suit with the dry sock and/or gasket size that fits you for no extra charge. Call the Kayak Academy for more information on custom sized suits -- we even stock custom sized "big and tall" suits as well as special ordering a suit just for you (and there's no special order fee on "KA Silver Label Suits").

For custom sized suits, Kokatat will increase or decrease the length of the arms, legs, torso (above the waist) on most of their dry suit models for a modest charge, but they do not build or alter a suit to a list of body measurements. The adjustments they can make are limited in scope and depend on the model and size of the drysuit; it is too complicated for most shops to work with and no other dealer will guarantee the fit if you order a custom sized suit.

***For dry suit sizing, we believe all fit tables such as this are oversimplified and only work the fortunate few who are near the middle of a given size range (i.e. an even inch or two under the maximum of each dimension in a give size). For all others, use this table as a rough guide to see whether or not a standard size suit will fit. If you think some customization may be necessary, please contact the Kayak Academy -- we are the experts at fitting custom dry suits and we will guarantee the best possible fit within the limits Kokatat's allows for custom sizing.