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Kokatat "Super Nova T3" Angler Dry Suit

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Kokatat "Super Nova T3" Angler Dry Suit

Make & Model

Brand:
Kokatat
Model:
Super Nova T3
MSRP ($):
600.00

Not everyone kayak fishes where the water is warm and the seas are calm. The Kokatat "Super Nova T3" Angler Dry Suits are designed to provide protection from the elements, while allowing freedom of movement for paddling and fishing. They feature extra material in high-wear areas of the suit to ensure long life.

 

 

Features:

  • Kokatat's T3 Tropos Material
  • Lifetime warranty against defects
  • APT neo punch-through collar
  • Adjustable bungee drawcord waist
  • Watersports entry and relief zippers
  • Integrated TROPOS 3 layer socks
  • Factory sealed seams

Sizes:

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra Large
  • 2 Extra Large
  • Large King

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(Updated: November 21, 2014)
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Kokatat Hydrus 3L Paddling Suit

I LOVE my Hydrus 3L paddling suit. In Alaska a full drysuit is necessary when venturing out on your own. I trust my life with the Hydrus 3L Paddling suit. Neoprene neck gasket is much more comfortable than latex, and if you are properly wearing your pfd, there shouldn't be an issue with water going down your neck.

the suit is reinforced in all for the right areas for the anglers. It's comfortable enough that on especially nasty days, I use it for my rain gear and waders even when I am walking the banks.

Then you add the the AWESOME customer service from Kokatat and its a no brainer.

My only complaint is that the coloring on the drysuit seems to leech off a bit when washing in anything but the coldest water.

If you perspire a lot, you may want to consider the gore-tex version which I hear is more breathable (and more expensive).

While I have no official affiliation with Kokatat, I am huge supporter. When I go kayak fishing, its just a bad day if my rod, reel, camera doesn't work. It's life or death if my drysuit fails me. I trust the made in America Kokakat to keep me safe and alive.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Large Lakes
  • Saltwater Bays
  • Offshore
Used:
16-30 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Comfortable, dry, and breathable. Made in the USA
Cons:
Dye is not fast.
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Kokatat "Super Nova T3" Angler Dry Suit

I have had this suit for almost 3 years and have not had any issues with it. I bought a large and at 5'9" around 200lbs it fits fine with room for layering for the weather.

Recently I had an outing where we were stuck in the mud and had to get out and drag our kayaks back to the launch. The mud was very much like quick sand and we could only take a few steps at a time and jump back on the kayak to keep from getting too deep. By the time we finally made it to shore we were pretty much covered in mud. It only took rinsing off in same muddy water to clean the suit. I was worried that it was going to stain.

Having worn a Dry Top in the past I appreciated the Neoprene neck on the suit. It is much more comfortable than latex which you will find on most Dry Tops and Dry Suits. The wrists still have the latex and you can cut them to fit your wrists so that they seal from water getting in without cutting your circulation off.

Both the entry zipper and relief zipper are very strong and seal well. I have yet to get any water inside my suit.

By having the extra room in the suit it allows for layering to the temperature. In the Spring when the water will be dangerously cold, and the temperature could be in the 60s or 70s, the suit breaths enough that you won't become to hot.

My suit has gone through some tough conditions and does not show any wear. I would highly recommend Kokatat Super Nova T3 Angler Dry Suit for your cold weather outings.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
Used:
16-30 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
comfortable, durable, neoprene neck, putting on very easy. relief zipper
Cons:
none
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(Updated: August 13, 2013)
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Kokatat Super Nova T3 Angler Dry Suit Review

Late last season, I received a Kokatat “T3 SuperNova Angler” dry suit. After a quick float at the end of last year, I've had to let it sit in my closet for a few months while waiting for the ice off and the start of this year's kayak fishing season. I have had the opportunity to put the suit through its paces, and figured it was time to share my impressions.

The specifics from Kokatat

“Made with the durable 3-layer waterproof breathable fabric and strategically placed Cordura® reinforcements, the T3 SuperNova Angler was built to withstand the demands of kayak fishing. Latex wrist gaskets and integrated socks keep water out and a covered relief zipper adds protection when handling your catch”

Like most kayak fisherman, when the weather called for it I have typically used my waders and wading jacket for protection from the elements. They have worked well, but there is an inherent danger with waders (filling with water) that most of us are aware of. Also, between the two pieces they can be quite bulky and not the most comfortable when out on the water.

The first thing I noticed when I put on the T3 Angler suit was the freedom of movement it afforded me. As one piece, the suit is much less bulky and definitely more adaptable to sitting in a kayak than waders and a wading jacket, which tend to bunch up under my PFD. This used to cause me to constantly adjust my clothing, which can be quite irritating, and has in the past even caused me to miss the odd fish strike.

I found the neoprene neck gasket comfortable and in no way restrictive. This ran counter to an apparently incorrect preconception I had had about dry suits. The latex gaskets were a little tight at first, and required some cutting. Let’s face it - not everyone is the same size. Kokatat has easy-to-understand instructions on how to do this, and it only takes a few minutes. Once done, the latex fit snugly around my wrists without being too tight. The socks are more than big enough, with additional room for base layers when in cold weather.

I’ve used the suit both out in extremely cold weather and on a couple of occasions in some cold early spring waters. In colder temps, the suit was more than enough when paired with a good quality base layer. In this season’s early spring waters, I’ve been wearing the suit with nothing more than a tee shirt and shorts underneath and still find it more than warm enough. I’ve yet to wear it on a warmer day, but the breathability is exceptional and I don’t foresee overheating being a problem.

Probably the most notable feature for us kayak fisherman is the extra layers of Cordura® nylon placed on the high-wear areas of the suit. With the rigors kayak fishing can put on a dry suit, having the added protection will definitely ensure the suit lasts for years to come. I tend to wade quite a bit when on the rivers, hauling my kayak tethered behind me. One unforeseen bonus of the suit is that the latex cuffs allow absolutely no water in when reaching down and picking up your catch; just another way of ensuring you stay warm and dry.

After a few floats wearing the T3 SuperNova Angler, I have found an added sense of confidence when out on the water - especially on colder days - as it gives me a feeling of safety I hadn’t had previously when wearing waders. I’m more than happy with the suit so far, and feel anyone doing cold-weather kayak fishing would be wise to invest in one.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
Used:
16-30 times
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