Patagonia has its wader game cranking and the Swiftcurrent Expedition Zip Front is leading the charge. Our guys at the shop who have been wearing these waders the last few seasons have been impressed with the comfort, fit, durability and Patagonia’s legendary service. They are packed with cool features you won’t find in the other brands. Give these a look when you are ready for your next set of waders.
Patagonia Men’s Swiftcurrent Expedition Zip Front Wader
Notes on sizing:
Patagonia uses a 3-Letter sizing system. The first letter is the overall size, the second letter is the inseam, and the third is the neoprene bootie size.
The overall size letter corresponds to the “largest girth” which is either hips, belly or chest. For most most men it is your belly or chest. You can measure this with a flexible tape measure. Girth in a Small is 37″, Medium is 40″, Large is 44″, XL is 48″ and 2XL is 52″.
Inseams are Short is 30″, Regular is 32″ and Long is 34″.
Neoprene Bootie Size: Small is shoe size 6-8, Medium 9-11, Large 12-14.
For instance a LRM is an overall Large wader(44″ largest girth), with a Regular inseam (32″), and a Medium bootie (fits shoe sizes 9-11).
Our heaviest, most fully featured waders have a waterproof front zipper and an adjustable quick-release suspender for conversion from chest to waist height. Details include an interior waterproof pocket, handwarmer pockets with zip flaps, and anatomical booties.
Durable, 100% recycled polyester microfiber H2No® Performance Standard shell with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Single-seam construction for durability and a gusseted crotch for freedom of movement and comfort
Submersible, waterproof YKK® front zipper; fully adjustable, quick-release suspender system; top-hem drawcord cinch system; Secure Stretch, no-snag wading belt
Interior organization: waterproof flip-out pocket; two drop-in stretch pockets; center-back hanger loop for easy drying
Exterior organization: two handwarmer pockets with zip flaps; zip stash pockets
Articulated legs; removable foam kneepads; heavy-duty scuff guards at ankles
Anatomical booties have lower volume and a sock-like fit for all-day wading comfort
Country of Origin
Made in Vietnam.
Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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