Reviewed by The Possum from Pennsylvania on Monday, June 30, 2014
I was very impressed with these waders. I'm 6' tall, long legs with a size 10 foot. The large size are perfect. Plenty of room inside and the stocking foot length easily fit into wading boots. I have never had a PFD in waders. They are not bulky and I'm happy to have the option to pull the rip cord if needed.
I'm tough on equipment and these waders are holding up nicely.
Reviewed by Gary E Bradshaw from California on Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Years ago while duck hunting, lost in the fog, I stepped into a deep boat channel that crossed through the marsh I was traversing. I remember rapidly sinking beneath frigid water with my waders filling, shotgun shells and gear dragging me down. I twisted quickly under water as I sunk and caught the edge of a muddy shelf with my knees. I used my shotgun to dig into the shelf to prevent me from slipping down further, but the pressure told me I was already deep under water. With my gear holding me down I literally crawled under water back towards shore. I was nearly out of breath before I could rise out of the water to see my buddies nearly stripped out of their own waders in an attempt to go after me.
In the short time I have had to test these waders, I have been satisfied and impressed. They are very comfortable, flexible and well priced, but after an experience like mine, I especially appreciate the floatation feature. I did not test the inflation of the detachable flotation bladder with the provided Co2 cartridge; instead I used the manual long stem valve which worked flawlessly. The waders are comfortable even when inflated tightly and my Fish Pod gear attached. I would easy compare them to more expensive products on the market I've slipped intoor tried, Excellent product.
Reviewed by Jamie from New Hampshire on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Wore these for 3 days in Maine through rain and sunny days, these waders did not disappoint. Inflatable bladder zips out if you don't want/need the floatation.
Really well constructed, I expect these to last a long time. I am 6' tall and 210 lbs and size 10 shoe, the size large fit me very nicely. I think the neoprene stocking foot would fit 9-11, at size 10 these felt perfect.