Trout Waders, Boots, Storm Gear for '18

Trout Waders, Boots, Storm Gear for '18

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Game & Fish looks at some of the best new trout waders, wading boots and storm gear for 2018. 

WADERS

trout wadersPatagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders

The lightest, most-packable waders for back-country or traveling fishermen. Made of H2No® performance standard shell, upper and lower layers have a waterproof/breathable barrier and a durable water repellent finish ending with hypoallergenic synthetic rubber booties. Weight: 26 ounces. Patagonia.com $349

trout wadersOrvis Men's Ultralight Convertible Wader

FIDLOCK SNAP magnetic fasteners offer quick and effortless waist-high conversion. The outer shell is 100% nylon with a bi-component polyurethane membrane sandwiched between a nylon tricot liner. Reinforced seams in high-stress area, plus an internal zipper pocket. Five sizes, four lengths. Orvis.com $298

trout wadersCabela's Men's Premium Zip Breathable Stockingfoot Fishing Waders

Updated fit provides enhanced mobility from chest-high uppers to booties. Seal-tight Ti-zip waterproof zipper makes for easy on and off. Tightly woven microdenier nylon shell and triple-layered knees protect against abrasion and punctures. Enjoy 100-percent waterproof reliability. Wading belt and nylon stuff bag included. Cabelas.com $140

trout wadersOrvis Women's Ultralight Convertible Wader

A a new level of versatility in a full-featured wader specifically designed, contoured and fit for women. External storage pocket with YKK AquaGuard® water resistant zipper, integrated tool dock, and fly patch on front pocket. Updated anatomical neoprene booties. Five sizes, three lengths. Orvis.com $298

WADING BOOTS

trout gearHodgman H3 Women's Wading Boot

A shock-absorbing EVA mid-sole, quick-drying hydrophobic synthetic uppers, mesh drainage ports, and a padded collar and tongue for comfort and ankle support. A reinforced toe box provides protection from sharp river rocks. Felt sole. Hodgman.com $89.95

trout gearOrvis Men's Ultralight Wading Boot

Uppers made from Quick-drying Clarino™ microfiber provide a better strength-to-weight ratio than traditional leather. Abrasion-resistant rubber spray adds an additional layer of protection in high-wear zones while the custom Vibram® EVA midsole makes for all-day comfort. The dual durometer Vibram® outsole in the proprietary Orvis lug pattern gives solid traction. Orvis.com $169

trout gearRedington Siren Wading Boot

Designed specifically for women, the  boot features molded-rubber overlays for durability, molded (strong yet lightweight) polyurethane midsole, and a padded collar for ankle support. The mesh interior lining and drain holes provide quick drainage to reduce weight. Sticky walnut rubber sole and felt sole options accept studs. Redington.com $149.99

STORM GEAR

rain gearHodgman H5 Storm Shell Jacket & Bib

High-tech H5 Storm Suit begins with this Charcoal Digi Camo jacket made from 3-layer waterproof/windproof V-Tech breathable fabric. Watertight protection built in at every seam, opening and juncture. Ventilated multi-point adjustable hood combines with stow face and nose guard for wind protection. Mates with Hodgman Core INS Jacket Liner for layered cold weather comfort. The H5 Storm Bib offers matching 20K waterproof rating to keep you dry even in all-day rain or snow. Articulated fit optimizes range of motion. Features full length YKK Aqua Guard two-way leg zips and center front zip with gusseted rain guard. Matches up with Hodgman Core INS Bib Liner Pant for cold-weather comfort. Hodgman.com $299 each 

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