Chest waders are a necessity for river anglers everywhere. The best waders are made from durable materials that keep anglers dry and warm, are comfortable to wear while hiking and fishing all day and do not fail after one season.
Cabela's Spring Run
These waders are designed for fishing in cold water. Starting with the 5 mm neoprene material on the body and legs for insulation, the 1000 gram Thinsulate-lined boots, and fleece-lined hand-warmer pocket, the waders keep you warm and dry on the coldest of days. 2009 MSRP $159.99.
Simms G4 Guide
Simms G4 Guide are some of the most durable and breathable stocking-foot waders on the market, thanks to the five layers of Gore-Tex Pro Shell material. This material shields against abrasion and is puncture resistant. Designed with fewer seams for greater fit and longer life, the G4s stay dry through seasons of use. 2009 MSRP $699.99
Patagonia built these stocking-foot waders using their breathable Hydrostorm material along with a Deluge water-repellent finish. This combination of materials provides long-wearing durability without adding excessive layers and weight. The neoprene booties are anatomically curved for a comfort fit inside a wading boot and lined with merino wool for warmth. 2009 MSRP $424.99
Article Written By Brian M. Kelly
Brian M. Kelly has been freelance writing since 2003. His work has been published in respected outdoor magazines such as Outdoor Life, Great Lakes Angler and Salmon Trout Steelheader. He holds an associate's degree in automated machine design from Macomb College.