If you’re in the market for a new pair of waders, The Yellowstone Angler did some homework for you in their 2013 Wader Shootout. Check out their opinions on how the leading brands came through the testing.
Latest Waders & Boots News
Kara Armano explains why the Sonic-Pro Ultra Packable Wader from Redington is the lightest wader on the market. Adding to the Sonic-Pro collection, the 4-layer,offers anglers who backpack into remote fishing locations, kayak anglers or adventurous travelers a pair of … more
Patagonia materials analyst Craig Simile explains how he “beats the living crap” out of potential new fabrics that might be used for water-proof breathable clothing at the company—like fishing waders and jackets. Some of his tests in the Patagonia fabric … more
Patagonia Global Quality Assurance Manager Marty Chapman describes the Patagonia wader testing procedure, a process that ensures that every single pair of waders they make is 100% waterproof when leaving the factory.
Tennessee-based Chota Outdoor Gear has announced several new products to be released for the upcoming season. At a higher price point, the Lost Creek wading boot is crafted of synthetic materials and employs Chota’s innovative QuickLace™ System, enabling less time … more
New for the 2013 season are expanded options in the OmniTrax Interchangeable Outsole System from Korker. Included with the original felt, studded felt, Kling-On, Studded Kling-On, svelte and studded rubber are the new Vibram® Idro Grip, Studded Idro Grip, and … more
Filson has announced three new clothing products following the design success of their Guide Wading Jacket: Guide Waders, Midweight Polartec® Pullover Shirt, and Midweight Polartec Pullover Pants. They’re all set for release in Spring of 2013. Read the press release … more
At the IFTD show in Reno, Patagonia continued to demonstrate their commitment to innovation as they released an impressive new product line-up, going on to sweep four “Best of Show” awards with ‘Best Wading Gear’ for the new Rio-Gallegos Zip-Front … more
From the ICAST show floor, Matt Crawford explains how the new Simms OceanTek Wading boot “combines Simms’ long history of wading boot manufacturing with advanced modern-day materials to make a saltwater-specific wading boot.” Featuring a boat-friendly Vibram®, non-marking outsole, non-corrosive hardware, … more
Matt Crawford at Simms fishing products says the 2013 G4Z wader is 25% more breathable than its predecessor. That and the fact that this wader is 5 layers (bottom) and 3 up top of GORE-TEX® should make it one of … more