When buying waders, there are certain requirements you have to keep in mind. The material that is used would be high up on the list. This is not only from the perspective of providing comfort to you but also from the angle of certain materials causing allergic reactions to people when they are in water for a long time. Skin sensitivity is key here.
In addition to the material used for waders, the fit is yet another factor to consider when buying them. Maintaining dry and cozy is an essential part with waders, however having them fit you nicely to give you that comfort feel needs to be second on the list of requirements when buying waders.
When you put on uncomfortable waders, you will tire easily and may even become susceptible to an accident. Additionally, ill-fitting waders will restrict your motions while climbing in or out of the boat or attempting to climb stones. All these complications may lead to some mishap and spoil your day. Very tight fitting waders also have their own problems in the sense that they too would hinder movement and on cold days may not provide you with adequate space to layer your clothing properly.
If you are thinking of buying waders online like many of us do, then it is advisable to first send your physical specifications related to height, your weight, the shoe size. These are the main elements needed for them to identify the perfect fit for you. If you want to buy them at a physical store, you can try a couple of sizes, do some knee bends and walk around to see which one is a better fit. Stretching your legs by raising one of them to place on an elevated stool is another way of finding out the fit near your crotch and decide accordingly.
The length of the waders is another aspect that merits consideration. Lengthy waders would only lead to wrinkles and folds that would in turn wear out faster due to friction and can tear easily. Accord your attention to comfort of movement rather than the length when choosing between sizes.
Coming now to the boot selection, you should base the usage of the waders and the weather conditions in which you are going to be wearing them for this. If you think you are going to spend a long time in cold weather, then boot foot waders are the ones you should go for. The protection they offer is ideal and you would not have to bother about a foreign matter like dust, gravel and sand getting into the boots. They are also easy to put on and remove as they do not have laces. Low on maintenance, they are also extremely durable and that is what you would want, won’t you?
When you buy your waders, go for top quality branded ones. The investment is well worth it and should you face any problems of leaks, you would have the manufacturer backing you up to replace the waders.