Ultimate Guide To Choosing Waders For Saltwater Wade Fishing
When it comes to choosing a pair of waders, it can be overwhelming!
You’ve got so many variables to consider, including:
- Extra features
- And more
So to help you find the right waders, I’m at Roy’s Bait & Tackle in Corpus Christi with Capt. Zach Gibson, one of their resident wading experts.
He’s breaking down everything you need to know about choosing a pair of waders in this video.
Check it out below!
Ultimate Guide To Waders [VIDEO]
Entry Level Waders ($99 – $150)
The biggest pro of entry level waders is that they’re much cheaper than the higher tiers.
And two of the biggest cons include:
- There’s not much variability in sizes (i.e. if you’re a short guy with big feet, it might be hard to find the right size)
- The material doesn’t last as long as some of the higher tiers (most waders in this range last from 1-3 years, depending on use and maintenance)
Frogg Toggs is the leading brand in this level, with the variabilities in price being mostly due to design, such as different pockets, zippers, and loops.
Mid Tier Waders ($175 – $299)
Some of the pros of mid tier waders include:
- More sizing options for different these waders usually last 2-5 years)
- Variety of features and designs
- Better warranty
A con is that the lifespan is still a little shorter than top tier waders.
Two of the more popular brands in this tier include Orvis and Simms.
High-End Waders ($400 – $800)
The biggest differences between high-end waders and the others include:
- Materials are made to fit better, perform better, and last longer
- Lifetime warranties (they typically last 3-7+ years)
- Premium design features (i.e. zipper on the front, or having the option to slide the top down)
The con is that these features ain’t cheap!
You can pay up to 8x what you would pay for an entry level pair of waders.
Some of the major brands in this tier include Simms, Orvis, and Patagonia.
There are a variety of options for waders to fit your budget, body, and fishing style.
If you’re serious about getting a pair, go find a local tackle shop and try some on to see what fits your needs best.
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