The Patagonia Women’s Swiftcurrent Zippered Wader is designed to fit women just right. The zippered front makes getting in and out of them a breeze and is a welcome feature on warm days and when hiking. These waders are comfortable, durable, good looking and backed by Patagonia’s legendary customer service.
Patagonia Women’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, waist or chest. You can measure this with a flexible tape measure. In the Women’s Waders, Girth in a Small is 38″, Medium is 41″, Large is 44″, XL is 48″.
Inseams are Short is 29.5″, Regular is 31.5″ and Long is 33.5″.
Neoprene Bootie Size: Small is shoe size 6-8 and Medium is 8-10
For instance a MRM is an overall Medium wader(41″ largest girth), with a Regular inseam (31.5″), and a Medium bootie (fits shoe sizes 8-10).
Our most reliable, fully featured waders have a waterproof front zip and adjustable, quick-release suspenders. Rear-buckle system allows for quick relief without disrobing. Features include waterproof pocket, handwarmers, kneepads and anatomical booties.
Waterproof Shell Fabric
Durable, 100% recycled polyester microfiber H2No® Performance Standard shell with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Built for Durability and Movement
Single-seam construction for durability and abrasion resistance; with a gusseted crotch for athletic movement and comfort
Submersible, waterproof YKK® front zipper, quick-release adjustable suspenders and drop-seat function for quick relief
Waterproof flip-out pocket; two quick-access, drop-in stretch pockets; center-back hanger loop for easy drying
Two handwarmer pockets with zip flaps for back-of-hand comfort; two additional zip stash pockets for storing fishing tools or a fly box
Kneepads and Scuff Guards
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.
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