Whether stepping into an icy mountain stream or the cold ocean waters of the Northeast, chest waders are a must-have for today's angler. Waders should do more than just keep you dry. They should be comfortable, durable, warm and have some storage. There are several great waders available to anglers today.
Orvis Silver Label
The Silver Label line of waders available from Orvis offers everything you need from your fishing waders. Made of a four-layer material, Silver Label waders are breathable as well as waterproof. This design allows moisture to escape, keeping you cool in hot weather. The icing on the cake is the four-year unconditional warranty that comes with Silver Label waders. The warranty alone makes these waders the best you can buy. Orvis stands behind its product with this unmatched warranty because it is confident you will be satisfied.
The Orvis Company, Inc.
178 Conservation Way
Sunderland, VT 05250
Hodgman Classic Breathable
Hodgman has been in business since 1838, and continues to produce high-quality equipment for outdoor enthusiasts. Its Classic A/P Breathable Stockingfoot Waders W430 are made with a microfiber outer shell that allows moisture to escape. These waders feature extra storage, with two front-zippered pockets and another inside pocket for security. Classic A/P Breathable waders also have an outer hand-warmer, great for bringing cold fingers back to life.
USA or International
The Coleman Company, Inc.
3600 N Hydraulic,
Wichita, KS 67219
Simms G4Z Chest Waders are made from five-layer and three-layer breathable Gore-Tex, and with more five-layer material than any other wader on the market, they are durable. Two zippered hand-warmer pockets lined with micro fleece will keep your hands warm, and two chest pockets will keep your gear organized. The G4Z Chest Waders come with an adjustable wading belt and are fitted with articulated knees for extra comfort.
Simms Fishing Products
101 Evergreen Drive
Bozeman, MT 59715
Article Written By Stephen Byrne
Stephen Byrne is a freelance writer with published articles in "Nor'East Saltwater," "Sportfishing" magazine, "Pacific Coast Sportfishing" and "Salt Water Sportsman." As a fishing charter captain, he was also interviewed for a feature in "Field and Stream." Byrne studied environmental science at the State University of New York at Delhi.