For the new year, Redington searched to see what new technology could be used to improve on the current waders in their line and ultrasonic welding was their answer. The sew-free technique and combination of waterproof and breathable fabrics providsd these three new wader models with multiple benefits. The seams are completely flat, eliminating spots for wear, and the absence of needle holes translates to a lower opportunity for water to penetrate. No needles means no thread, meaning reduced weight and material as well as less bulk.
“We are really excited about the technology behind these waders,” says Ned Hobson, Soft Goods Product Manager at Redington. “The ultrasonic welding combined with all the other features we were able to add makes these waders the most affordably priced high-end waders around.”
All three wader styles in this category utilize ultrasonic welding but each has its own unique features. The Sonic-Pro Zip Front and the Stocking Foot Waders have five layers of fabric on the lower legs and seat for added durability, ergonomic hand warmer pockets lined with brushed micro fleece, and laser-cut exterior pockets with YKK water-resistant zippers. They also have a 2” stretch wading belt, gravel guards with a molded lace hook, and a hemostat clamp D-ring near the suspender attachment point.
The major difference between these two waders is that the Zip Front waders feature a full, center-front Riri ‘Storm’ Waterproof Zipper to make it easier to get in and out of the waders.
The third style in this collection is the Sonic-Pro Wader Pant, which has many of the same features. Instead of a 5-layer system, the pants feature 3-layers to increase breathability while still maintaining durability.
The retail prices of these waders are $349.95 for the Zip Front, $249.95 for the Stocking Foot and $199.95 for the Pant.
Click here to see Kara Armano demo Redington’s new Sonic Pro waders.