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How Breathable Waders Really Work

Before breathable waders, what did anglers use to stay dry in the river? Neoprene and rubber, largely, which are both materials fraught with their own issues. Breathable waders are a remarkable innovation in the sport, which is why Ross Purnell over at Fly Fisherman Magazine put together this wonderful feature story on them. If you've ever had any...

Patagonia Debuts New Forra Wading Boots

Patagonia has partnered with Italian footwear company Fitwell to produce their new Forra line of wading boots. The boots feature an "adjustable web lacing system" in lieu of normal laces or the ever-popular BOA system. They're also built with a CODURA upper, which Patagonia says sheds weight while retaining durability. Much of what we hear from...

Chota Debuts New Waders

Chota Outdoors has released a new line of waders, which they call the Blue Line. The feature Chota is focused on with these waders is how they fit. Chota offers 13 different sizes that they say are finely-tuned to fit more men better. All Blue Line waders are convertible from chest to hip waders. You can view the waders here.

Gear Review: Grundens Boundary Waders

Grundens made waves earlier this year when they announced the release of their Boundary waders collection. This is the company's first foray into fly fishing waders. I had the chance to review these waders, and they're among the best I've ever used. You can read the full review here.

Grundens Launches Boundary Wader Collection

Grundens - a brand well-known for building excellent rain and foul-weather gear - has just launched their new Boundary Wader collection. These waders are built from GORE-TEX, and come in both men's and women's sizes. An option for a zip-front wader is available for men only. The waders feature four layers of GORE-TEX material in the lower portion, and three...

Korkers Debuts New Wet Wading Collection

Korkers, the brand behind some of the best wading boots in the industry, recently announced a new lineup of wet wading products. These products include new wet wading socks, shoes, and sandals, all geared towards anglers as the weather warms up and wet wading becomes a reality. Specifically, Korkers has launched the Swift Sandal, All-Axis Vented Shoe, a Wet...

Simms Launches New Freestone Wader Collection

Simms has announced the launch of a new Freestone collection of waders. The Freestone waders are Simms' mid-level waders, designed to give anglers top-tier performance without the higher price tag. Per a press release from Simms, the new Freestone waders are "Constructed from a durable, waterproof/breathable 4-layer Toray Quadralam fabric package."  They...

Chota Release New Wading Shoe Cover

Chota Outdoor Gear has announced the release of a new product that should catch the eye of fly anglers - a wading shoe cover. The Cloak, as Chota has dubbed the product, is "designed to transform any shoe, sandal, or boot into a felt-soled wading shoe," per a press release from Chota. The Cloak zips on over existing footwear and has an attached felt sole...

Gear: Skwala RS Waders

I recently had the chance to use and fish in the new Skwala RS waders. These are a bomber-level wader option, built for the most intense of situations. I think Skwala knocked it out of the park with the RS waders, and you can find my full thoughts here.

Review: Skwala Carbon Waders

I had the chance to get my hands on the new Carbon waders from Skwala. I think they're among the best reasonably-priced waders currently on the market, due to their build quality and innovative design. You can read the full review here.