Top 5 Breathable Waders for Hunting

Waders have come a long way in the last few years. No longer does a waterfowl hunter have to suffer with heavy rubber and fabrics that don't let moisture out. Check out this selection of top breathable waders to ensure that you stay dry while you adjust those decoys one more time.

LaCrosse Alpha Swampfox Breathable 3.5mm 1000 Gram Insulated Nylon/ Neoprene Chest Waders Men's

  1. Realtree Max-5
  2. Mossy Oak Bottomland
2 Color Options

Step into breathable, insulated comfort. Stand up to mud and muck in the new Insulated Alpha Swampfox Drop Top wader. Bringing you the latest in breathable technology, insulation and all the waterproof protection of neoprene at a fraction of the weight. These waders feature Alpha-constructed boots that provide the ultimate in comfort and support. High-performance 1000G Thinsulate Ultra insulation that keeps you warm in the snow and rain without weighing you down. The Alpha Swampfox use a lightweight, breathable and abrasion resistant nylon to build this versatile wader. Easy to layer underneath when it's cold and more comfortable than neoprene when temperatures are warmer. These waders can convert from chest waders to pant waders by rolling the Taslon Nylon upper down and securing with the belt. Suspenders included. The active fit has a comfortable, secure fit to keep your foot in place while on the move, boots also go on and come off with ease. Integrated with 120G lofted insulation in the entire upper, this is ideal for cold conditions. The synthetic material maintains its warmth even in wet conditions, which makes it perfect for waders.


  • Lightweight, breathable nylon upper
  • Convertible upper
  • Integrated lofted insulated upper
  • Active fit keeps your foot in place while on the move
  • Swamp Tuff outsole easily sheds debris and mud

About LaCrosse

Do one thing and do it right. For over a century, that’s what we’ve been doing — making the best rubber boots. Period. Boots that won’t let you down. Boots that know a thing or two about toughness, durability, and comfort. Whether for hunting, working, or tending the land upon which they tread, our boots give you the freedom to focus on what matters most to you. Because that’s what matters most to us.

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Drake Front Zip Guardian Elite 4-Layer Waders With Tear Away Liner Polyester Men's

  1. Realtree Timber
  2. Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat
  3. Realtree Max-5
  4. Mossy Oak Bottomland
2 Color Options

The Drake Front Zip Guardian Elite 4-Layer Waders With Tear Away Liner features a robust and flexible design, the multifunctional TIZIP MasterSeal 10 offers a pressure resistance of 500mbar. The zipper's plastic teeth are attached to the front and back side of a durable, polyurethane-coated tape. The MasterSeal 10's waterproof and pressure-resistant properties are secured by the pressing together of the sealing lip across he interlocking elements. The TIZIP MasterSeal 10 is opened and closed with a saltwater resistant metal slider. The zipper's outstanding properties make it uniquely suitable for Drake's Guardian Elite Waders.


  • 1600g Thinsulate Buckshot Mudder Boot
  • Front Zipper
  • X-Crossing-Back Shoulder Straps
  • 2 Front Zippered Mesh Call Pockets
  • 2 Year repair or replace Strap to Sole warranty
  • Regular sizing

About Drake

As outdoorsmen, we pride ourselves not only on what we chase but how we chase. We are specialists -- we know what we do, and we do it well. At Drake Waterfowl Systems, we believe your gear should be as highly specialized as you are. Drawing on years of experience, we've engineered the most elite gear on the market to satisfy the most demanding outdoorsmen in the world. Through countless hours of development, we've forged an ever-growing arsenal of products designed to withstand the elements and allow you to concentrate on the outdoors.

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Frogg Toggs Grand Refuge 3.0 Breathable Insulated Chest Waders Nylon/Polyester Men's

  1. Realtree Max-5
  2. Realtree Max-7
  3. Mossy Oak Bottomland
  4. Realtree Timber
  5. Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat
  6. Natural Gear Camo
5 Color Options

The Frogg Toggs Grand Refuge 3.0 Breathable Insulated Chest Waders are designed to keep you comfortable during your outdoor pursuits. The waders deliver breathable and insulated 120 gram quilted liner. The Ridge buster boots offer 1,200 grams of Thinsulate insulation to keep your feet comfortable when you are heading to your hole. The zippered front storage pocket with quick access handles a 10-count shell holder. In case your hands also get chilly there is an internal fleece-lined hand warmer pocket. These waders will be a good addition to any gear arsenal when the temperature starts to drop.


  • Adjustable suspenders with low-profile buckles and D-rings
  • Internal zippered flip-out, see-through pocket
  • 4-ply polyester upper
  • Zippered front storage pocket with quick-access, 10-count shell holder
  • Internal fleece-lined hand warmer pocket
  • Adjustable wading belt with locking buckle
  • Patented zip-in, zip-out removable insulated liner
  • Heavy-duty, abrasion-resistant nylon in the shin, knee, and seat areas
  • 120-gram quilted insulated liner in upper
  • 5mm, 1,200-gram Thinsulate Ridgebuster boot


What Customers Are Saying

Good stuff!

I am new to duck hunting and these were recommended by a friend. They are fantastic. I am 6'3", 215 with athletic build and wear size 13 shoes in just about everything. I ordered these in 13 regular and they fit well. They are a little baggy up top, but with the drawstring and side adjusters it's all good. Plus there is room for an insulated jacket underneath for late season. The zip out liner is perfect as these can be worn all season long. The boots fit great and are similar to Muck boots as opposed to most waders with cheap rubber boots. Not to mention there are built in shell loops and a clear pouch for your phone that you can use without removing. Overall, an excellent product and I highly recommend.
- Big Al, 1/13/2022

About Frogg Toggs

Designed for you, created for the outdoors. Unfortunately, there is no magic, universal rainwear fabric that does it all. Fortunately, there is a universal rainwear brand that DOES! frogg toggs® builds the right technology and performance into every product — so that we always provide the very best product and price for our valued and loyal fans, friends and family. THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 23 YEARS.

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Banded Aspire Chest Waders Polyester/Nylon Men's

  1. Mossy Oak Bottomland
  2. Realtree Max-5
2 Color Options

The Banded Aspire Chest Waders are a breathable Wader that features eVent waterproof-breathable technology, Arc Welded stitch-less design shaped with anatomical seam-mapping that mirrors body movement with minimal seam fatigue. Protected with the RZ-CLINCHFIT system to securely hold the removable, protective pant in-place with a custom fit and supportive feel. The all-new ASPIRER Boot design is anatomically molded to match foot movement, locked-on-feel grips, flexes, and responds for maximum traction and stability.  The boot is packed with PrimaLoft boot insulation and built around an industry-first PrimaLoft Aerogel boot insert to keep feet insulated, even while standing in the most severe frigid-cold water. If NASA trusts it in on their spacesuits, rest assured you can expect unprecedented comfort in any duck hole. Equipped with an integrated LED light system in the chest pocket that provides always-ready illumination for early-morning darkness. (Batteries sold separately.) Padded knee and shin protection. To top it off, Banded Aspire Collection waders are protected with a 3-Year AspireArmor+ Guarantee: no-hassle return/repair process covers defects in workmanship and materials. Reassuring your aim to Aspire and keeping you in the Hunt — without delay.

  • eVent fabric technology—the most Breathable, Waterproof membrane available
  • 1600-g PrimaLoft Boot Insulation protects against cold elements
  • PrimaLoft Aerogel Insulation Insert (Patent-Pending Technology) provides thermal protection against hot and cold exposure. Composed of more than95% air, aerogels are the lightest solid materials known to man, as well as one of the most effective insulators. A highly porous, low-density structure forms a barrier locking out cold and heat that can disrupt comfort.
  • Arc Welded™ Seam Technology minimal stitch design
  • Stress-reducing seam mapping – anatomical seam mapping mirrors body-movement, dramatically reducing seam-stress
  • GO3-LAYER fabric construction is lightweight and breathable while providing superior durability and performance
  • Over-the-Boot Protective Pant with Seamless RZ-CLINCHFIT Strap System features an integrated belt-loop system that securely holds the removable, protective pant in-place with a custom fit and supportive feel. All that, with absolute zero stitching into the waterproof membrane underneath. Added protection, right where you need it.
  • Integrated LED light system in the chest-pocket provides always-ready illumination for early morning darkness. Powered by (3) three AA batteries. (Batteries not included)
  • Completely Waterproof
  • Superior Breathability
  • Air Permeable
  • Fully Seam-Taped
  • Arc Welded (Stitchless) Seam Construction
  • Uninsulated Body
  • Boot Insulation: 1600-g PrimaLoft Silver
  • Industry-First Technology uses a PrimaLoft Gold Aerogel Insulation Insert in Boot



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Sitka Gear Delta Zip Breathable Chest Waders

  1. Gore Optifade Waterfowl Timber
  2. Earth
  3. Gore Optifade Waterfowl Marsh
3 Color Options

The only GORE-TEX Waterfowl Wader. The versatile Delta Zip Wader can be worn across the gamut of waterfowl hunts and features a completely waterproof YKK AQUASEAL Zipper to allow a simple off-and-on. An updated boot designed by Lacrosse exclusively for the Delta Zip Wader is warm, durable and easily replaced. The shins and knees are reinforced with a rugged foam pad to endure years of abuse breaking ice and busting through the brush. The boots are attached to the wader with advanced heat-activated technology, creating a streamlined joint. Zippered, water-resistant chest pockets secure essentials while high hand-warmer pockets deliver instant warmth. Adjustable no-buckle suspenders won’t interfere when shouldering your shotgun. Being 100% serviceable, the Delta Zip Wader is a game-changer for waterfowl hunters across all flyways, climates and conditions.


  • Lacrosse Aeroform Insulated Boots
  • Waterproof YKK AQUASEAL Zipper
  • Reinforced Knee and Shin Pads
  • Adjustable No-Buckle Suspension
  • Water-Resistant Zippered Storage Pockets
  • High Handwarmer Pockets
  • Standard Fit
  • GORE-TEX technology



What Customers Are Saying

Best waders- EVER

Greatest waders ever & very good warranty! They are the least restrictive waders I've ever owned. They're very effective, without bulk, & could be mended easily in the field. Mine are 2yrs old & finally sent in for repair, post season. Roughly 8-10 weeks later; they applied matching adhesive patches, & replaced boots- new style. They sent me a shipping label & repaired my waders. My Cost- "NO CHARGE" Only issue; I really loved the fit of the old boots! They weren't the world's most indestructible wader boots very lightweight & fit my feet perfectly. The new boots are more durable, heavier, & have a lot of insulation- unfortunately they're much wider. Ultimately, would have preferred keep old model boots or at least been asked. Get the zipper- it's great!
- Foghorn TN, 6/1/2022

About Sitka Gear

Founded in 2005, SITKA® Gear was an idea spawned by necessity. After 3000 vertical feet in the dark, with intermittent snow flurries and driving sleet, the morning climb ended behind a gnarled White Bark Pine to get some reprieve from the elements. Cold and wet with sweat from that climb, it was more than obvious that discomfort like this was unnecessary. So, on that September morning, at timberline, surrounded by bugling bulls, the vision that became Sitka was realized. Drawing on strong backgrounds in the climbing, mountaineering, and general head strong assaults of the backcountry, expertise and experience were focused on bridging the gaps that existed between these endeavors. Sitka's driving goal is to not only bridge the technology gaps that existed from a fabric, construction, and product form perspective, but to fully immerse ourselves in driving new technologies and solutions for the modern outdoorsman. Our roots are in the mountains, but our solutions range wide.

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