The 15 Best Wading for Man
Patagonia Snap-Dry Hoodie - Men's
When summer ends the fish don't start to head south for warmer climates, in fact they seem to gravitate towards the windiest banks and coolest rivers, which is why the Patagonia Snap-Dry Hoodie is a cool-weather necessity for the year-round fly fisher. Designed as part of Patagonia's fly-fish specific layering system, it features a four-way stretch fabric for unrestricted movement on any cast, as well as a warm and wicking insulated lining to keep you comfortable in chilly shoulder-season weather. A DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating sheds the spray from your last catch, and the fixed hood fits easily over a baseball cap for coverage from wind and light rain. The zippered chest pocket is large enough to fit a fly box when you need to try a new approach, while the open hand pockets hold extra gear and welcome in cold digits.
Hodgman Vion H-Lock Wade Boot - Men's
There are a couple of miles of dirty hiking trails and slimy river crossings between you and your secret fishing holes, which is why you choose Hodgman's Vion H-Lock Wade Boot. Its H-Lock System allows you to replace the boot's sole with welt for grip on slimy stones, or you can keep the rubber sole intact for the trail. Lined in neoprene, the waterproof nubuck leather upper works hard to keep your foot comfortably dry while fly fishing, and the drainage ports add self-cleaning convenience when you're hiking back to the car.
Hires pete McLeod here from our varma cloud I'm going to give you another product review i think i needed some new. Wading boots because those are definitely past their prime so haha what. I've got here is a pair of hodgman veon. Interchangeable sold wading boots which. I'm pretty excited about my last ones. Have done me well but I'm afraid they are definitely ready for the scrap heap. So what's really exciting about these is they're an interchangeable sole system i. Now that a number of different manufacturers have tried to make interchangeable souls all have done so successfully for a few for a few years. Now but what i find particularly fascinating about these is that the. Dual lock sole system quick on unboxing. Here what I've got here whirling disease. Prevention excellent coachmen well done. Here is a description on how the h lock sole system works and here is a new boot. Any question. So this is the new hodgman v on h lock. Boot my first impressions are it's a big. Solid hard construction boot it looks. Like it's going to last a good long time it's not that heavy for its size i know it looks quite a big clunky boot it. Doesn't feel very heavy at all and. Looking at the specification so this is. The first set of interchangeable. Sole troops I've ever had now this to me just makes perfect sense whether you're going to be fishing either a river or you're going to be. Clunking around the banks of a lake or you know depending on which bottom variation you're going to be on sometimes you're on slippery boulders sometimes you have to walk into the area. You're going to which requires more of a. Hiking type sole because felts brilliant. As we know in the slippery rocks and. Things like that utterly useless when you are starting across mud hardening like that so here's an opportunity to combine the best of both worlds firstly I'm going to have a. Look at this h lock system so reading. The instructions it appears that i lift up this part here i push this part in. And the boot just literally slides and. Pops the whole song off that's really clever so i don't know if you can see there you've got situation where it locks in. Runners on the sole of the boot so rather than being just caught in the front of the bag the entire soul locks down in four. Different spots so you've got the lower one we've got the middle one that it moves around and you've got another one in the middle across your main part of your foot and then you have this upper. Runner which will hold it like the site and then you've got a dual active great toe on the front so you're not actually. Taking the weight of interchangeable salt on the front of the boot so to lock. It back in literally you just line it up. Push it in connect to make sure that all. The runners are in the right place and then you just slide it in and that is. Not going anywhere at all that's british. Like that a lot so let's have a look at. Some specifications on this boot so I'm just going to put this here for a. Second so my cheat sheet tells me that. The hodgman vion o'clock boots very cool. Name has the h lock interchangeable system which I'm going to go into in a. Little more depth in a second they are neoprene lines for extra warmth so. Essentially rather than having all that. Water inside the boot sloshing around as you're walking a long way you down it doesn't get that far and just come straight out of the runner system in the bottom so there are drainage ports that. Come straight through in the actual dual. Lock sole so the boot actually drains. Through the bottom of these which actually clear these out at the same time which is really very clever. what else we got it's a waterproof. Buck leather and hydro hydrophobic. Synthetic upper country writing that essentially means it is not. Going to rot because the number of pairs of boots that i have I'm terrible with groups I'm sure that people probably. Look after them far better than i do but I'm afraid they just tend to get hold in a bag at the end of the day and sorted out at a later date which is normally never and that kind of anti rot proof. Thing is going to go a long way to. Helping me out the boot is double. Stitched construction you can see double stitching all the way through which again i think is going to make it more durable there is a d-ring which has been. Put in here for gravel guards as most. Weight as these days come with a built in gravel guard and a hook on the front so rather than putting it on the laces and wearing how your laces which invariably I've certainly done in the past then you've actually got a d hook. To actually put that on which is cool there's a light weight say. That 20 times off you've had a drink. Shock-absorbing evie a mid sole which. Essentially means it's built more like a trainer so it's much more comfortable to walk on you get a bit of bounce and i. Don't know about you but i have had bruised feet in my wading boots when clambering over rocks and that kind of thing so I'm quite excited about that they are. Corrosion and salt waterproof which. Means that i can wear them in the salt so from the bass fishing or I'm not sure. Like probably the tropics big bit black. But certainly if I'm going to go and paddle around for coastal s3 fishing or something like that that means of salt waters not going to rot them the metal parts have all been made corrosion proof which is great now there are four different souls that come with this boot you have the straight rubber sole which. Is this one here which has got a great grip on almost like a cleated grip and then. You have rubber and stud and then you. Have felt and then you have felton stud. So I've got my spare felton studs here. Which come in mr. hand you little packet. Pop these open felton stud to be honest. Is always been my favorite combination i know that it's becoming increasingly unpopular around the world whether now no longer allowed in alaska new zealand. But countries like iceland and norway long as you disinfect them properly with. A 3% work on solution I'm comfortable in. Using them but I've always found that felt and start gives me easily the best. Grip especially on slippery rocks so if. I just make sure I've got right clues. Here i haven't incidentally there's. Actually an area on the bottom of the soul that's got river names so you could even have a separate pair of soles for the different rivers you're fishing to really prevent any form of bacterial. Movement or anything like that so I'm going to pop that on their line up the sliders and there we go. Locked straight on that easy. That's a really solid boot really. Like this toe as well the number of times that I've gone through the toes of my waiting boots so that's dead easy so for example you. Could use one set of soles like the rubber grip ones for hiking into the river that you're going into and then. When you get to the river you can switch them out of your backpack and you can put the felt and stubble which i think is a really clever idea that's the dual lock system i think is. Really what makes these boots pretty revolutionary the way that they slide in. And lock in both places and you have to. Undo both locks to allow that soul to move at all it means it's really not going anywhere at all so very excited about those. And i think i better put them on quickly. Just to have a quick feel for how they feel right okay and i quickly throw. These on well I've got to say even just. Wearing them with just my ordinary socks on they're incredibly comfortable so. It's so comfortable i think I'm going to. Wear them home I've also just discovered. In the box is another set of felt clean. Felt soles so all in all you get two. Sets of soles when you buy the boot and then if you do what i did which is to buy an extra pair just to make sure that. I've got the felt and stud then i think i pretty much got everything that i need to cover every eventuality whether I'm. Going to be fishing in houma slippy edges of the copper river in british columbia or whether I'm going to be waiting around in iceland or whether I'm going to be falling in the chalk streams at home either way i think I'm sorted i hope you enjoyed this video if you did please like and subscribe and i look forward to seeing you on the next gear review thanks a lot
Redington Crosswater Wader - Men's
Redington specializes in making budget-friendly fly fishing gear that performs well on the river and is capable of withstanding some serious wear and tear, and the Men's Crosswater Waders are no exception. These tough, waterproof, and affordable waders come with everything you need for a day on the river and nothing you don't. They're constructed with a waterproof and breathable three-layer shell with DWR finish and feature built-in gravel guards to keep river debris out of your wading boots. Stash a fly box in the flip-out chest pocket before you walk down to the river and make quick adjustments to their fit with the fully adjustable suspenders and waist belt.
Hi this is nicole with Eddington. Introducing the all-new cross water waiter the cross water waiter is. Constructed with three layered ewr coated waterproof breathable material and is built on a simple comfortable functional design for all-purpose weighting it features a flip-out chest pocket for storing accessories on the river integrated gravel guards with fleece hooks to keep out debris and includes a waiting belt for safety while. Wading offering great performance a great value the cross water waiter is built to accompany you on your next fishing adventure.
Redington Sonic-Pro HDZ Wader - Men's
When you're spending upwards of eight hours a day on the river, it's nice to have a pair of waders that you don't have to completely take off just to, well, take a leak. Redington's Sonic-Pro HDZ Men's Wader features a convenient front zip for quick riverside relief, and it's made from burly waterproof and breathable four-layer material to ensure watertight performance when you're wading in freezing-cold trout streams. Apart from its center front zipper, what really sets the Sonic-Pro HDZ wader apart from others in its class is its welded seam construction which eliminates the stitching that is all too prone to leaking.
So i got my new Eddington waiters in. The mail from adam next day i returned my large 1213 size for the large long's. As you saw previously i thought the. Regular large 12 13s were just a tad. Short and i was worried about the booby says with the large long's i believe the. Booty size they get smaller but looking. Back it doesn't seem that much tighter so. We'll try them on just so you can see what they look like difference but I'm. Very happy with the purchase and avonex did a great job excellent customer service returned home sent me the new. Ones with i would any questions asked so. There we go the large lungs definitely. Have a lot more room especially in like. Crotch region before when i was sitting. Down and pretending the over logs the. Large 1213 just didn't seem to be loose. Enough so I'm very happy i upgraded and swap them out for the large loans it. Might be a little larger at the top and a little bit bigger just in general however in the long term i think they're gonna wear a lot better than if i were to have stayed with the shorter ones that we're just a little tight a little uncomfortable I'm very happy thank you. Having max for reaching out i sent him. An email that called me the same day sent me a return slip put my old ones in. The box sent them and then got these within a day or so excellent return process very happy. With added max and these ready thing waiters awesome of a deal. So while here at fort knox otter creek. And testing out my new waders so it's. About 27 degrees so far things are. Feeling pretty good I've got a few layers on and go outside on the water. Catch some tarpon well there we have it first trout Eddington waders i think. They're trout magnets.
Simms Freestone Felt Boot - Men's
You hike through the brush, descend the bank, and boom, you’re in the river just like that. Make sure you’re wearing the Simms Men’s Freestone Felt Boot, so you have traction and stability for a day of fishing. The felt sole grips algae-covered rocks and slimy banks, giving you confidence as you traverse across the current to find the perfect spot to drop your fly. The uneven river bed can be tricky to navigate in clunky wading boots, so Simms equipped the Freestone with a StreamTread platform for stability and maneuverability. As you move, the neoprene-lined collar and extra width keep your foot comfortable, with enough space that you can wear your favorite neoprene socks to insulate your foot. Before wading, anglers should always check local restrictions about felt boots to reduce the risk of introducing invasive species to vulnerable areas.
Welcome to the feather crafts video series my name is tony. Today i want to talk about stone waiting boot free stone boot one of the most popular selling boots at sims i think it's the right combination. Of both durable and value free. Stone uses viper minor grip rubber outsole it's a three millimeter thick using a lug pattern or a pattern that we. Call string tread 360 degree lugs allow for pushing off and the ability for the. Boot to come in and scuff rocks and clean that algae off giving you better traction does use an integrated toe kick. So a little extra protection in the front of the boot for your toes scratch rubber upper again Duroc durable really. Burly fabric or in this case rubber big. Heavy-duty ankle pull so i can pull the boot on and off injection molded ev8 mid. Soles this guy uses the dual density it's a harder epa on the outside with a. Softer epa underfoot enhances that underfoot experience fully gusseted. Neoprene tongue neoprene lining for getting in and out of the boot nylon. Hardware totally rust proof anti-corrosion good hardware boot. Retails for 149 it's available starting. At a size five and runs all the way up to a size 16 retails for 149 thank you. You.
Simms Backmagic Wading Belt - Men's
Everyone could use a little support now and then, and particularly when you're spending long hours wading, your back would appreciate it. The Simms Backmagic Wading Belt was designed by orthopedic physicians to help reduce back fatigue and strain throughout the day. The high-density neoprene and structure mesh construction is flexible and self-adjusts to provide anatomical support without you having to constantly adjust it. The hook-and-loop closure lets you find a precise fit, and won't release or stretch if it gets wet.
Patagonia River Salt Jacket - Men's
With its ultra-burly, four-layer waterproof and breathable fabric, water- and corrosion-resistant front zipper, and fully adjustable hood, the Patagonia Men's River Salt Jacket is tough enough to handle full days chasing wild steelhead in the Pacific Northwest or paddling rainy rivers up in Montucky.
An adjustable storm hood allows you to buckle things down once the wind starts to rip, while an elastic drawcord at the hem prevents wind-backed rain from blowing up the coat. Mesh panels readily shed water if you happen to wade one or two steps too deep. The jacket is equipped with three zippered front pockets, giving you a place to warm your digits before you switch out flies or space to accommodate a fly box for quick access. Multiple tackle loops allow you to attach nippers and hemostats, and two internal pockets keep any valuables you want to kept warm and dry next to your body.
This is our women's river salt jacket. It's our toughest most durable fishing. Jacket specifically built for women the. Heavy-duty 5.4 ounce for layer h2no. Waiter fabric keeps the harshest of. Conditions at bay while the nano sphere. Dwr fights the precis on the outside. Surface of the jacket the innovative. Hood is fully vented and adjustable and. Stays in place at high boat speeds we. Have t pu coated zippered pockets on the. Chest to organize fly boxes or whatever. Else you might need as well as two hand. Warmer pockets that enclosed with velcro. On either side at the bottom cuff we've. Got adjustable watertight links that. Help keep water or wind out and a. Draining hem cord to keep the bottom of the jacket dry our women's river salt. Jacket is a burly go anywhere fishing. Shall that will keep you on the river even in the harshest conditions.
Simms Headwaters Half Finger Glove - Men's
Simms Riprap Felt Sandal - Men's
When the rivers warm up at the height of summer, trade in your waders and boots for shorts and the Simms Men's Riprap Felt Sandal. This quick-draining sandal is perfect for wet wading, combining the cool comfort and fast-drying benefits of a sandal with the traction and stability of a wading boot.
Abrasion-resistant material in the upper won't get torn up by rock-strewn streams, and hydrophobic mesh at the front keeps debris out when you're shuffling around in the water. The Right Angle footbed creates proper foot biomechanics to ensure all-day comfort and fights fatigue, so you won't have to call it quits right when the fish start biting. A felt center pad offers traction on slippery riverbeds, while rubber around the perimeter maintains grip when you're hiking to your secret trout spot.
Simms Wool Half Finger Glove - Men's
Simms Wool Half Finger Glove - Men's
Simms G3 Guide Pull-On 14in Boot - Men's
Whether you're hopping in and out of the boat all day or wading in shallow waters, the Simms G3 Guide Pull-On 14in Boot is the thing to call on when frigidly cold waters are going to be the norm, not the exception. It's made with a waterproof vulcanized rubber construction along with 7mm neoprene to shut out the freezing flow of the river, and lined with a grid-fleece that'll keep your dogs nice and warm during long days by the water. This boot is thermal comfort tested down to -40F, so they'll be able to handle even the coldest banks. A Vibram Idogrip outsole ensures a steady hold on slippery rocks, snowy banks, and icy surfaces, so you won't lose your footing when hauling in huge trout. You'll also have Simms' removable Right Angle footbed that supports you during long days on your feet, helping this boot take as much discomfort as possible out of cold-weather fishing.
Simms Vapor Elite Jacket - Men's
Wild steelhead, native bull trout, and mice-sipping rainbows don't come to net easily. In fact, you'd better be prepared to spend a good amount of time bushwhacking through soggy riparian zones in the pissing rain if you plan on hooking into aggressive char and drool-worthy salmonids, and that's where the Simms apor Elite Jacket comes in. Made with a three-layer Gore-Tex shell and a C-Knit backer, the Vapor isn't just waterproof, it's also lighter and more breathable than standard Gore-Tex shells. Simms designed this jacket with packability in mind, so you're not going to find a lot of needless features, but you will find two hand pockets, a zippered chest pocket for your go-to fly box, and a three-point adjustable hood that will remain in place when the winds have made it next to impossible to make a decent cast.
Hey guys louis cahill here from genk and gasoline I'm at i ftd 2015 in the sims. Booth with my good buddy rich aunt it's apparently st. Patrick's Day that's you. Guys won six awards last night the award ceremony we did we had a really great evening we submitted some really great product and our product team is pushing it to the next level every year and that we were very fortunate to come back with some great awards yeah strong showing them well let's show these guys the first award winner the vapor elite jacket yeah vapor elite jacket winner for best men's new outer wear this thing lewis if utilizes a new fabric technology from Bordeaux we never use it sims it's called see knit fabric technology for three layered gore-tex so it's going to keep you super protected from the weather and highly breathable but this thing is light light louis super light it's like you're not wearing anything a great jacket when you're out there and your favorite boat and you see a storm coming you need to grab something really fast put it on especially in the warmer climates down here in the south where you live and down in florida it also has great cuffs. That we're known for here it seems to keep the water out it's got simple pocketing design here for stash got two hand pockets here, and then we're utilizing this really cool new technology called cohesive cord. Management so this stuff if you want to cinch this up and cinch up that hand. Like hem like you need to sometimes do on the water you just reach in here and pull this pocket that'll bunch it here and then to release which can kind of always be a little bit of a pain you just do two fingers right there and just give it a tug yep it's just a button and your dcm exactly cohesive cord management yes so that's really cool we've got it here on the three-point hood here which is known for so back. Here to here just sink and pinch down i call her at least lining here to keep you nice and comfy and this thing louis the best thing is this thing is absolutely small when it rolled up into. Its own hood look at that it's like hood. Works like a stuff so it does exactly there you go through that in a flats boat space is always in a premium exactly when a real small boat bag or sack and then you are protected and as well. Comes with a vapor le pant that's a separate product but it's a little bit thicker than this fabric technology but it's also really cool gets up well we've got in this shamrock the jacket the shamrock is black and then this lighter color here very cool to saltwater guys are gonna love this is awesome for the so vapor elite get out and check it out thanks rich greggy lewis good job stay tuned of gink and gasoline for more. From i ftd 2015.
Orvis Pro Wading Jacket - Men's
The Orvis Pro Wading Jacket is the solution to fishing in grey conditions. It's three-layer construction keeps rain from seeping in while allowing vapor to escape when you're working hard to get to a new position. For additional airflow, you can open up the side zippers which double as access points so you don't have to unload your wader pockets every time it rains. The Dolphin Skin cuff system seals out water so you don't have to roll up your sleeves to land and release your most recent catch. This jacket features plenty of storage options for your fishing gear, including rubber tabs for docking tools, storage pockets, a D-ring for your net, and an integrated fly patch for easy rig changes.
Hodgman H-Lock Felt Sole - Men's
The Hodgman H-Lock Felt Sole is part of the interchangeable system that makes the most out of one pair of wade boots. This felt sole is specifically designed to provide traction on slimy rocks and in slick aquatic environments, giving you more confidence to get where you need to go in the water. The interchangeable system helps minimize the transfer of species since you can easily swap soles before wading in a new water system.