A: Breathable waders are designed to be lightweight and versatile. Neoprene waders are form-fitting and designed to insulate and protect from cold weather. We consider breathable waders to be the most versatile wader for waterfowl hunting because you can always obtain more warmth with smart layering. With neoprene waders, your comfort zone is going to be limited by the insulation built into your waders.
A: Yes, neoprene products can be waterproof depending on the type of neoprene used to manufacture them. There are many different types of neoprene, including laptop sleeves, car seat covers, paddling socks and Mukluks. The type of neoprene that we use in our boots, waders, stocking foot waders and socks is “Closed Cell” neoprene and it is totally waterproof.
A: When you use a boot with a stocking foot wader, your boots will get a bit wet but the construction of the stocking is really great and it will definitely protect your feet from the water and keep them dry.
A: Felt wading boots are a great choice for anglers who spend their time in sandy or gravelly rivers and lakes because they are providing probably the best traction on wet, slippery rocks. However, felt wading boots work poorly "out of the water." If an angler does lots of walking along a river bank, the felt soles that work so well on wet rocks suddenly don't work so well on dry tree trunks, dirt and everything else an angler encounters when slogging alongside a river. Also, the felt on a wading boot wears down quickly, particularly if it used outside the stream. Besides, felt sole wading boots are banned in certain states. The felt soles have the possibility of picking up parasites, invasive species, bacteria, and organisms that can be transferred to different bodies of water. You can check https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/species/nonnative/invasive/pdfs/felt_soled_waders_faq.pdf for more information and check in which states felt sole waders are not allowed. Instead, rubber sole boots tend to work well in all types of conditions. They are also the right choice for fly fishing in the winter as their soles perform much better in the snow. Many of these wading boots also give the wearer the option of adding metal studs to the sole to improve traction in fast flowing or slippery rivers.
A: Our sizing is fairly unique as we strive to produce waders to fit almost any and every body type. So whether you are tall and thin with a small foot or short and stocky with a large foot, we have you covered! Check out our SIZING CHART to determine the ideal size for you. Please CONTACT US if you have any questions or if you are unsure before ordering.
A: Over time and with hard use, small holes, tears or leaking seams may occur on waders or boots. A wader repair kit, which comes with a tube of aquaseal, a couple of patches, and some instructions on how to make a repair would be helpful to prolong the lifespan of outfit.