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How Do We Pick The Best Fishing Waders?
From our extensive research on fishing waders, we found that three criteria are most important when it comes to choosing the best fishing waders. These are size, construction material and types of waders. Fishing waders have so many variations like any other ordinary type of clothing. To make the matter more complicated, these waders do not come in any standard size.
Medium size waders of one brand is completely different from the medium size of another brand. But the good news is reputed brands offer a wide range of sizes so that you have no difficulty to find the size that will fit you greatly. During buying a pair of waders if are not cautious about size, you will end up buying a useless product.
Construction material is our second important criteria in selecting the best fishing waders. Both neoprene and breathable, which are the primary construction material for waders, offer distinct features. Neoprene waders are must for fishing in extreme cold temperature because fabric’s thick-walled material provides insulation to keep the body warm and dry in blizzards and artic-like temperature. On the other hand, breathable waders let out some of the body heat while keep you dry cool. These waders are great in warmer weather when neoprene waders would be sweaty and clammy.
Our last criteria in the quest for the best fishing waders are waders type: boot-foot or stocking-foot. Boot-foot fishing waders are quicker and easier to put on and excellent for cold water fishing due to having extra space inside the boot provides air pockets that warm up with body heat and keep your feet warm in cold water. Wading boots are not included with the stocking-foot waders, and the main advantage is there since you have the option of buying the boots according to your exact size.
In addition, this type of waders is lightweight and portable. If you plan both hiking and fishing, stocking-foot waders are a great choice. So, the final conclusion, your best fishing waders would be according to your body size, weather condition and what type of waders you prefer between two main types of waders.