Gear Review: Cloudveil 8X Pro Waders

Michael Gracie gives his Simms Guide waders a rest in favor of testing Cloudveil’s 8X Pros, and while he wonders why it takes a company more than two months to deliver an ordered product, he still succumbs to the luxuries of style and comfort: “If the Cloudveil 8X Pros were made of recycled sandwich bags and held together with Elmer’s Glue, you’d still think they were designed by Donatella Versace. These suckers look goooooood. The color is called vetiver, which is another way of saying gray, green, beige and none of the above, simultaneously.”

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  • J. Winzler

    I have been wearing Cloudveil 8X for several years. Previously wore Simms and liked them — just wanted to try something different. Had a rough patch with leaks for the first 3 pair of Cloudveil but their customer service was very good to me and they replaced them quickly each time. The current boot is a newer version and so far no problems.
    The only real issue I have with them now is that the booty is too tight above the ankle and it is difficult to remove the boots – especially if wearing a heavy pair of socks.