Tobe Novo V3 Mono suit
Over the past seasons, the Novo Mono Suit series has earned its reputation as the snowmobile mono suit of choice for serious backcountry riders. Built with the same principles of design, the Novo V3 Mono Suit will uphold and build upon the solid foundation of its predecessors. No aspect of functionality or performance is overlooked or spared in Novo V3. From the removable hood to the full-leg zips, this one-piece snowmobile suit is packed from top to bottom with all the features the backcountry demands.
Most monosuits are built with thin, unsupported suspenders.
Like loggers—who spend their days bending, lifting, cutting and hauling—we consider a good pair of suspenders crucial to our performance. Our custom-constructed harness is padded for comfort, have three adjustments points to keep everything in place, and have two thoughtfully-placed radio clips. The mesh panel between the shoulder blades gives you a more ergonomic fit without sacrificing breathability. Our suspenders are as rugged as the terrain we ride in.
Why you probably didn’t know you wanted full leg zippers.
Most pants don’t have full-zippers down the side, and we imagine you’ve lived a lifetime of getting into your pants just fine without them. But think back to that one day in the parking lot when you put your helmet on and realized you forgot to about your knee pads. Or your leg brace. When that happens, and you are standing in your Novo V3—that will be the moment you remember your leg zips and question how you went so long without them.
Only a product manager who rides would know to add this
Unlike most monosuits, our boot gaiters are constructed from extra tough materials that hold up against wear and tear from running boards. You’ll also find Kevlar® Armortex® blend reinforcements on the cuff, which means your pant hem will look as good on day 100 as it did on day 1.
Double Stitching with TOBE Spider Silk™
When it comes to complex design, the most effective solutions often present themselves in nature. Our proprietary spider silk™ stitching was inspired by, arguably, the most experienced and specialized weavers on the planet. Our factories submit each stitch to a strenuous “Tensile Test” that measures stress versus strain to ensure maximum strength so that your suit is prepared to stand up to wear, tear, and the harshest conditions.
The one tiny detail that makes this suit more waterproof
In addition to testing the fabrics we use for waterproofness, we also test the overall construction of our gear in the “rain chamber.” It’s as if we put each of our monosuits through a carwash, and it allows to optimize the design for maximum water-tightness. One such design to result from this is a modified zipper design that captures any moisture that seeps through and funnels it out a tiny drain so that it never reaches your skin. In testing, this nearly invisible feature extended this suits rain chamber rating by an hour.
Because you can never have too many pockets
With 6 external pockets, a goggle-specific pocket and a smart-pocket for your phone, this suit has storage for all your adventure essentials—and then some. Remembering which pocket you put things in is up to you.
Why a monosuit is only as good as its ventilation
A snowmobile’s ventilation system is crucial to the machines performance. When the engine overheats, it loses power. Our bodies work similarly—we also need the ability to cool down. So when we designed the ventilation system for this monosuit, we drew inspiration from our toys. Micro stretch panels mimic vent screens to keep rain and snow out. And we moved the vents closer to the chest so that they works optimally with backpacks.
The feature you’ll be shocked no-one’s thought of before
In the most technologically advanced age in history, most outerwear still requires us to take our phone out of our pockets. Our silicone smart-pocket is touch-friendly, helping you stay connected and communicate faster, so that you can spend less time pulling your phone out and more time having fun.
Why two zippers are better than one
A collar that is too tight feels constrictive. One that’s too loose can be cold. And a centered zipper under your chin can be jabbing and uncomfortable. That’s why we re-developed this zipper on this monosuit 4 times: to design a collar that every rider could customize for the combination of comfort and ventilation.
How we put toughness to the test
To determine how quickly materials will break down over time, manufacturers use the Martindale abrasion resistance test. A mechanical thumb rubs the surface of the fabric repeatedly until the fibres start to break. 100,000 revolutions is the equivalent of a lifetime of wear and tear. A normal polyester fabric can survive around 25,000 revolutions. Our monosuits are made with abrasion resistant rip-proof Cordura fabric that easily passes 100,000 cycles of wear without any sign of broken fibres.