White River Fly Shop® Osprey Chest-High Stocking-Foot Breathable Waders for Men
So Far, So Good
I have only fished with these waders one trip and they did great. Fished three hard days on the White and North Fork rivers in Arkansas. I still have my last pair of White River waders and they are holding up great. Bought these to give me an extra set and these have the more durable seat and knees. I even used the pocket on the front of my waders to occasionally warm my hands as I fished in twenty degree weather.
February 10, 2013
Best value in waders
These waders represent the best value of any on the market--they come in a wide range of sizes, and have more features that waders that cost 2 to 3 times as much. Very comfortable, with so many pockets that you really don't need a vest. Sufficiently reinforced in the knees and seat so that you don't have to worry about punctures while climbing in and out of the river. A really great set of waders--even better when they are on sale!
January 30, 2015
Jury is out
The product itself is good, warm enough and has good features - taped seams, waterproof zippers, nice hand pockets, inside and outside storage compartments. Sizing is fair, I'm 6'1"200 lbs and the large is a perfect length, but a bit large otherwise. Still, very comfortable on the water. My only complaint is with Bass - the one I got appeared slightly dirty and possibly used, so the store kindly gave me a discount. However, turns out it was also damaged - had a hole in one leg from what appeared to be a puncture, and I got soaked the first time out. I could return it but chose to patch it for now and try again. Was a good deal so hopefully that's all it needs.
October 20, 2014
First waders. Made a great choice! Went Steelhead fishing in the Salmon River two days after Christmas. Air temp. 40, Water temp. 37 Layered up underneath and good wool socks, I was in the water for over 5 hours, comfortably. Toes got a little cold but that was it. Stayed dry all day. I am not normally a review writer, but I did a lot of research before I bought these and thought this might help someone out as far as sizing goes. I am 6'1", hovering around 200#s, I wear a size 12 boot. I bought the XL size, and it fits like it was made for me. Plenty of room to maneuver but not baggy. Straps are good, pockets are good, zippers are good. Even got comments on the river from other fishers about how they liked the look and the pockets. I think that's saying something, too, considering that fly fishers can be a snooty bunch sometimes. I bundled these with the White River Extreme Wading Shoe, size 12. Great boots. Great traction. Fit perfect with 2pairs of socks.
January 1, 2014