Kokatat Youth Hydrus 3.0 SuperNova Semi-Dry Suit
As of 2023 the Youth SuperNova Semi-Dry Suits are built with the same 3.0 Layer Hydrus Fabric as all of Kokatat's adult Hydrus dry suits. The three-layer fabric is more durable and nicer overall, than the 2.5 Layer Hydrus fabric which had been the standard for SuperNova suits for over a decade.
Kokatat Youth SuperNova Semi-Dry Suit would be a drysuit except the neck of the Youth Super Nova suit is a neoprene "Neo Cinch Collar". The Neo Cinch neck doesn't seal as well as a drysuit with a latex neck gasket, but the Neo Cinch neck is easier to pull on and off and it's more comfortable to wear than a rubber neck gasket. As long as you aren't practicing multiple rolls in a kayak or going for a long swim off shore, the Neo Cinch neck may be good enough for your paddling needs (rec kayaking, river canoeing, frostbite sailing, etc.). 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 SuperNova Paddling Suit is the same as a dry suit.
The Kokatat Youth SuperNova Semi Dry Suit is made of a waterproof/breathable 3-layer fabric called Hydrus 3.0.
The Youth SuperNova Semi Drysuit comes standard with latex wrist gaskets with adjustable neoprene over-cuffs at the wrists and ankles (that cover the top of your booties to keep gravel out), waterproof breathable Dry-Socks made of 3-layer Hydrus 3.0 fabric, and a front entry water-sports nylon 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).
- Made of waterproof/breathable Hydrus 3.0 fabric
- 330D Hydrus Tough reinforcement patches on the knees, seat,
- Nylon water sports zipper -- waterproof for surface water-sports.
- Youth Sizes:
- YM (There is no Youth S)
- YXL (Youth XL is sightly smaller than Men's S)
- No custom options or sizing alterations are available on this model suit. The SuperNova suit comes with two year limited warranty.
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FREE KA Drysuit Care Kit included with this suit (KA Drysuit Owner/Maintenance Guide, Zipper Lube, 303 Protectant gasket lube, and Synthetic Fabric Soap and KA Washing Instructions)Men's Kokatat Drysuit Sizing Table