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.
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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.

Features

  • 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.

Features

  • 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.

Features

  • 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

So far, so good

After my considerably more expensive waders sprung a leak, and after hearing good things about them, I bought a pair. I normally wear size 10 shoes and went with that here in Regular. I was a little concerned when I tried them on that they would be too snug with a heavier wool wading sock, but ended up being just right. From my experience, buy your normal shoe size. I like that the chest has cinch straps on the side and a drawstring in the front. I tend to swim in the uppers of most waders, but these fit pretty well. I haven't messed with the removable liner, but it looks pretty easy to manage. I find the internal handwarmer pocket to be just a little bit awkward and hard to find, but that may be because my last pair had an external fleece pouch as well. Maybe once I've worn them a bit more that will feel more natural. Can't speak to durability yet, after hunting with them once, but they appear to be built well.
- NH, 11/30/2021

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.
Features

  • 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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LaCrosse Brush Tuff Extreme ATS 5mm 1600 Gram Insulated Neoprene Chest Waders Realtree Max-5 Camo Men's

The tough, feature-packed Brush-Tuff Extreme ATS (Advanced Tracking System) hunting wader provides the ultimate in warm, waterproof protection. It uses heavyweight 5mm fleece lined neoprene with abrasion-resistant, bidirectional Brush Tuff material for the chest and legs, while 1600 Gram Thinsulate Ultra Insulation lines the boot to keep feet warm in the coldest water. An aggressive ATS outsole system provides traction in wet, muddy conditions.

Features

  • Uncompromising waterproof protection
  • Brush-Tuff abrasion resistant protection
  • Double stitched seams and reinforced knees



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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