What do you use waders for? Do you use them to hunt? Outdoor work? Fishing? Whatever your reason to use waders, let the associates at Bass Pro Shop help you find the right wader for the right reason with the right budget.
Finding the right wader is important, not only can it ruin your mood, but it may ruin your entire day if you get wet.
There are three styles of waders to consider, hip, waist, and chest. Common materials used for waders are rubber, neoprene, waterproof, breathable fabrics, and nylon.
Hip waders are very comfortable in warmer waters. Very easy on and off they are great for small streams, they pack easy. The Redhead Bone Dry Hobbs Creek Hip Waders have a lug sole and are tough, comfortable, and affordable.
Waist high waders wear just like a pair of pants. Belt loops and a belt to hold them up. Your upper body is exposed so again very comfortable for the warm weather.
Chest waders are all around waders that provide the most coverage. Water can be unpredictable so when trying these on make sure you are covered allowing a few extra inches higher than you need. The Redhead Classic Series II Brown Neoprene Boot Foot Waders are flexible with 200 grams for warmth and come in men, ladies, or youth sizes. Need a plus size? Check out the Redhead Bone Dry Big Man Neoprene Boot Foot Wader with 600 grams, fits up to a shoe size 15. Chest goes to 58.5", waist 61" and a inseam of up to 41.5".
What materials do you want? Breathable uninsulated waders are lightweight and comfortable. The fabric locks out moisture while allowing perspiration to vent at the same time. The knees and seat are reinforced. Neoprene waders are tough and hard to beat in the cold weather. Comfortable and durable but not breathable. The material reminds you of a wetsuit. Nylon waders are durable and inexpensive. Rubber is tough durable and heavy. It all depends what work or fun you will be having with these. Simms Freestone Stocking Foot Waders are breathable, waterproof and convert to waist high waders easy. Add the Simms Freestone Wading Boot with leather upper which are comfortable, durable and are able to lace up for stability.
Do you need a extreme wader? Look no farther than the Redhead Bone Dry Extreme Waders, with 1000 grams of pure warmth. One piece construction makes this durable, comfortable and ready for whatever extreme you give it.
Footwear, do you want a Boot foot wader that is all one construction? Quick on and off they have a rubber or felt sole. The only negative is you cannot lace them up for stable footing. The Stockingfoot waders need a boot for better stablility and some even come with a option of what sole you may want. Felt soles are great when the rocks are slippery, while a hiking sole is better if you need to walk a distance to your fishing spot. Metal studded felt is considered the best traction for slippery bottoms.
Which ever wader you choose, taking care of them is a must. Hang them to dry. If storing them, make sure the boot is completely dry and then store them in a cool, dark place with no sun. Something that might help you dry is the Peet Wader Dryer . This book dryer has a gentle thermal convection that dries sweat and moisture quickly. It also neutralizes odors brought on by perspiration.
Stop on by and check out the large variety of waders we have. We will have one to fit your need, and budget.
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