Gear Review: Redington Prowler Wading Boot
Lately, manufacturers of both waders and wading boots have really focused on comfort, and we are now (gladly) faced with a great array of premium to mid-priced products that make our days – or precious hours – on the water that much enjoyable.
If you’re looking for a light-weight wading boot, the Redington Prowler stands at the top of the heap in that department: they come in at an impressively lean 3.3 lbs. They’re also fashioned with a wide toe-box to aid blood circulation – especially appreciated in glacial waters. These are boots to consider when you’re spending long days on the water and insist on comfort all the way through to the final cast. They’re also built a little ‘heel-heavy’ which assists with the balancing act required in a moderate current.
Overall, the Prowler is a little more flexible than most wading boots, which again raises the comfort level. Footbed is snug and medium-hard. Anti-abrasion panels all around and heavy-duty, non-corrosive hardware round out the package. They are stud-compatible, and an excellent value.