Patagonia Rio Gallegos Waders – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
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Patagonia Rio Gallegos Waders

We’ve just received the new 2013 Patagonia Rio Gallegos Waders and also the zip front version. The waders are really tough and well designed. I’ve been using mine for a year and still no leaks. This year’s model has some new features making them even more durable. The Merino wool foot linings are still my favorite feature making the 3mm neoprene as warm as the 5mm.

Here are the details from Patagonia:

When Patagonia set out to build the finest waders on the planet, the challenge was clear: They had to be tougher, more comfortable and easier to use than anything else out there. Period. We believe our new Rio Wader has met – and exceeded – the challenge. Built with strategically placed weights of our proprietary waterproof/breathable H2No® Hydrostorm polyester microfiber fabric package, these waders maximize durability while achieving a new standard of comfort and breathability. Our revolutionary Merino wool grid booties – re-engineered for even better fit – wick moisture and keep feet warm in cold water and cool on long walk-ins. A new sliding, infinitely adjustable suspension system converts easily to waist height (or any height you prefer) and allows quick “relief” without having to remove your jacket or wrestle with balky zipper access. High-wear seams feature exterior reinforcement tape for unsurpassed abrasion-resistance and longevity. More details: easy-access, external glued-in water-repellent zip storage pocket; completely submersible, waterproof welded internal pocket; anatomically designed left and right legs and booties; built-in gravel guards with abrasion-resistant scuff zones and high-filtration mesh drainage strips; removable internal knee pads; and a stretch wading belt. In other words, the ultimate wader. Field repair kit included. The Gallegos Zip Front Waders are Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.


• H2No® Performance Standard polyester microfiber shell has a proprietary waterproof/breathable barrier and NanoSphere® DWR (durable water repellent) finish; fabric is highly durable and puncture resistant without excessive multiple layers or added weight; exterior reinforced seams on crotch for better abrasion resistance
• Waist-mounted EZ Lock suspenders allow easy conversion from chest to waist height, and front T-Zip for quick relief without having to remove jacket; TPU slide-and-lock design on front and back of suspenders offers security when wading deep and for roll-down, waist-high comfort; full elastic back
• Innovative SSC (single seam construction) seaming completely elevates seams on inside of leg–the highest wear point; only one seam up the back of leg is exposed for less abrasion and greater durability for wader
• Inside, welded TPU-waterproof pocket keeps valuables dry and secure; chest handwarmer pockets with water-resistant zippers allow quick access to tippet spools, nippers and floatant
• Anatomically curved knees
• Custom fit for left and right booties with abrasion-resistant soles; 3mm neoprene booties are lined with our patent pending merino wool grid, which provides the same warmth and better breathability than 5mm neoprene
• Laser-cut utility keeper allows easy access to tools, nippers, etc.; removable neoprene knee pads; field repair kit included
• H2No® Performance Standard shell: 4-layer, 5.8-oz 100% polyester microfiber high-density taffeta upper with 9.1-oz 100% polyester microfiber high-density double-weave taffeta lower; upper and lower have a waterproof/breathable barrier with a NanoSphere® DWR (durable water repellent) finish
• 1315 g (46.4 oz)