Branders…You are getting a lot of good feedback from the Forum.
I am the founder of Wader Skins
and am happy to tell you the story of how the product came to be. Being a long time fly fisherman Wader Skins
started as a passion project for me. In my many years of enjoying the sport, I have experienced a number of occasions where I have found myself in dangerous situations (ranging from losing my footing while wading in high water and getting soaked & swept downstream to finding myself slowly sinking in a leaky float tube wearing conventional waders). An epiphany moment came in 2001 when I was fishing on the upper Sacramento River in Northern California with my 10 year old son and two nephews. It was a hot summer day and my son had rolled his waders down to his waist to cool off. When he waded back into the river he slipped, was swept into the current and water filled up his waders. Luckily I was fishing just downstream and was able to grab onto him and lift him out of the water. It was then that I decided there was a need to design a better alternative…a way to enable people to wade in any water safely. About ten years ago, I tested the original concept, wearing a conventional wetsuit while fishing for steelhead on the Trinity River on a snowy day in high 30 degree water, and found the experience (10 hours in the river) to be comfortable and safe. This is where the Wader Skins
idea came from. I felt If I could take the best aspects of a wetsuit and make it versatile enough to be used in a wide range of aquatic sports, this would be an exciting new product. After many years of prototype designs and testing, we are now excited to bring Wader Skins
are custom made here in the USA to fit YOU…one size (e.g. small, medium & large) does not fit all. When you order Wader Skins
, we get a series of measurements from you (takes about 10 minutes), and make them precisely to fit your body…one at time. Wader Skins
are made of 3-millimeter neoprene…with torso and legging sections, attached by Velcro. Think of Wader Skins
like a convertible wetsuit that you can adapt to various water conditions depending on the coverage you need. We have worn Wader Skins
in water temperatures as low as 38 degrees and been very comfortable for six hour+ stretches. As well, on hot days, we have just used the leggings to fish in small streams or in pontoon boats when the outside temperature has been over 90 degrees.
Don’t just take my word for it…Here is a testimonial from Dave McCants, an expert fly fisherman who has worn his Wader Skins
for some time:
“I have been using Wader Skins for two months now. Wader Skins are a welcome relief from heavy, baggy, and water filling traditional waders. I say water filling because I’m a bit clumsy, and tend to fall (many times at Putah Creek, CA and now on the Rogue River, OR my new home river) and then spend time emptying 40 gallons of water out of my waders and wringing out my socks. These falls can make for bad and short days on the river due to getting cold and miserable. Not so with Wader Skins!
Wader Skins are 3mm and thus light weight, yet custom fit and conform to my body (my wife says I look like an egg with sticks for legs) for total comfort. Due to Wader Skins conforming to my body (custom measured and built), when I enter water over my thighs (aggressive wader, just ask anyone) the very thin layer of water heats up to body temperature within 30 seconds. I am comfortable all day in wader skins. I only wear the torso section when it is hot and “wet wade” to stay cool, or I am fishing local lakes from my pontoon boat. I add the Wader Skins leggings when fishing the Holy Water on the Rogue (temp out of Dam 42-48 degrees) and stay totally comfortable, not having to leave the water to warm up in the local heated bathrooms.
I appreciate the efforts the owners of Wader Skins have made in creating a new product that is safer, more comfortable and stylish enough to give me confidence to walk into restaurants for lunch!
Thank you Wader Skins!”
David P. McCants, California CPA, Retired, Medford, Oregon
are designed to be the only piece of aquatic wear that you will ever need to buy. You can comfortably use Wader Skins
while fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, swimming, wake boarding and any other aquatic sport. You can buy the full Wader Skins
Versatile Aquatic System (Torso & Leggings) for $299.95 or just the Leggings for $99.95 to deliver the right amount coverage you need!
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Hope this helps!
Founder of Wader Skins