4.8 out of 5
The suit is everything I was hoping it would be.
June 30, 2005
After looking at a number of other products on the market and doing a bit of comparing, all-in-all, this is the one to own. Features and fit are right on the mark. No surprises, which is a relief. One question to ask yourself after the purchase is, would you do it again? The answer here is, absolutely. Worth every penny. Also worth noting, the service I received from the folks at Altrec was fantastic. The person on the other end of the line can make or break the experience. Every conversation was friendly and upbeat and they always had answers to any question I had. I will definitely be shopping at Altrec again.
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Awesome semi-dry Suit, excellant value
March 06, 2011
I purchased this product 2 seasons ago and it has held up amazingly well. For the price it does what it says and far more. I was initially sceptical over the neck gasket but it's still snug and watertight. I've had 2 good swims in class 4 rapids so far with minimal water ingress. I raft and paddle an IK with no problems whatsoever. It has plenty of flexibilty for both disciplines and fits true to size. I'm 5'11" and 180lbs and the Large fits just right with plenty of room for layering if needed. It's what you'd expect from a Kokatat product.
a good compromise
November 17, 2007
I've had a few in-water experiences with this suit. I would recommend it for most paddling, but if you play in the surf, the neck is vulnerable to intrusion from the force of wave action. If this suit had a better fitted neck made with more substantial neoprene it would be great.
Perfect for kayaking!
January 17, 2006
I bought this suit for winter kayaking on Lake Erie. It has worked out great. I have gone swimming in the lake during the month of Jan. with no problems. Small amounts of water may seep into neck seal but for the comfort level it is well worth the trade. I will definately survive a roll over and make it to shore if need be, and thats what I wanted it for. Very comfortable! I highly recommend the polartec liner for this suit.
I wanted to safely extend my greenland paddling season.
November 13, 2006
As a greenland style paddler, rolling the kayak is a big part of the fun. In years past the wetsuit setup I have was unsafely chilly within several minutes. I'm wearing the traditonal style tuiliq over the drysuit. The supernova is performing excellent, after a 2 hour roll session last week, in 36F H2O I had slight dampness on the under garment near the neck. The neo neck is comfortable and extremely effective.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size medium, size large, size extra large and size extra extra large: m, l, xl, xxl.