All day warmth & comfort.
A pair of Kokatat Neoprene Kayak Shorts should be a staple in every paddlers gear bag. Slip into a pair of these and you’ll be warm and cosy all day. The extra padding provided by the 2mm neoprene is perfect for those longer trips in your multisport boat or sea kayak. Neoprene is also far easier to swim in than baggy over-pants, so these are an obvious choice for the beginner kayaker who expects to end up in the water from time to time. Because of the super close fit, they’ll prevent the discomfort of fabric-bunching normally associated with board shorts or swim trunks.
- Super close fit for warmth and comfort.
- Slight neoprene padding ideal for hard seats found in multisport kayaks.
- Easy to swim in.
- Draw cord around waist keeps them from slipping down.
- Fabric: Flexible & warm 2mm neoprene.
- Seams: Flat stitched for comfort.
- Waist: Draw cord fastener, high cut.
- Best Use: Whitewater Paddling, Sea Kayaking, & Multisport Racing.
- Style: Men’s.
Do not measure yourself. You’ll need to find someone you trust to get in close with a cloth measuring tape.Take measurements in regular street clothes. Relax. Stand up straight, look forward. All circumferences should be measured at the widest point. DO NOT make allowances for insulation layers under the jacket. Kokatat patterns are designed to allow for this layering under dry tops. Measure twice, order once.
- Chest: Take this measurement at the widest point. This is usually at the nipple area. Do not hold your breath, just relax. If the person is muscular, take a second measurement at the armpit area, across the upper chest. Use the larger of the two measurements.
- Waist: Measure just above your hip bone where your body bends when bending sideways.
- Girth: This measurement is for the entire torso length. Place the tape at the base of the neck on top of the shoulder. Run the tape down the front, through the crotch and up the back to the starting point on the shoulder.
- Sleeve: Hold arm directly out to the side, parallel to the floor, palm down. Bend the elbow forward, stop hand in front of nose. Place the tape at the base of the neck, starting at the spine. Run tape along the arm, turn at the elbow, measuring to the wrist bone.
- Hips: Take this measurement from the side to ensure the correct placement of the tape. Place the tape around the hips and across the widest point of the buttocks. This might be a good time to come up with a descriptive word other than “widest”. Make sure that all pockets are empty.
- Inseam: This is also referred to as the “crotch to ankle bone” measurement for those very secure individuals. Have the person stand with legs straight and feet about 12” apart. Have them hold their hand to the side, with palm facing out. Place the end of the measuring tape between their first two fingers. Ask them to place the hand with the tape in their crotch area, snug up against the body. Just relax! Stretch the tape straight down your ankle bone. Ask the person to look straight ahead, turn their head to the right and cough.