Patagonia Skeena River Waders
Patagonia Skeena Waders have been updated for 2016 to accommodate the widest range of fishing scenarios while also being the most efficient, streamlined, and comfortable waders. Patagonia has taken the highly versatile Skeena Wader and made it a more durable and user-friendly piece of fishing equipment.
What's new?Patagonia began the reconstruction by removing two inches of fabric from the hip, waist, and chest for a vastly improved fit that still allows you to wear multiple layers during cold days. The crotch is re patterned to increase mobility and make it much easier to swing your leg over the gunwale of the boat. Increased articulation in the knees gives you flexibility and ease when crouching and kneeling.
Gravel guards: New flat panel design drains water much quicker then the old design and are far more abrasion resistant.
Booties: New booties are much more sock-like, and they have an anatomical fit which makes them very comfortable.
Seam Integrity: Excellent. The Updated Patagonia Skeena River Waders are built with a Single Seam Construction and it is in the BACK of the leg; thus preventing inside of knee abrasion so common to other waders.
Overall, the Skeena River Wader is a fantastic year round wader for fisherman of any level. It is built a bit lighter than the more-expensive Rio Gallegos. It has the same drop-down suspender as before. This wader comes with a wading belt, a field repair kit, and a NEW Daisy Chain design for tools and accessories. I can assure you that this wader will fit better and be more comfortable then any wader you've used before. Patagonia has really stepped up with these fit updates.
Waterproofing Technology: Same as before-- A 4-layer Patagonia H2-No fabric material tested under real world conditions and found to be the best in terms of performance when compared to any other breathable waterproof fabric material across the wader world.
Industry Respected Patagonia Warranty: Our customers who have dealt with Patagonia directly or through our Shop in Eugene have virtually all been happy campers from the start, and the occasional performance issues have been promptly resolved by this first rate company. We assist with in-Eugene warranty returns.