The Rio Gallegos Waders are the toughest, most puncture-resistant waterproof/breathable wader on the planet. They combine the finest level of durability while offering a new level of comfort and convenience. In other words, the ultimate fly fishing waders. Our newest version of the Rio Gallegos is built with strategically placed weights of an even tougher, more breathable 4-layer H2No Performance Standard polyester microfiber fabric package and SSC (single seam construction) for greater durability and freedom of movement. The result? Max longevity and flexibility without resorting to excessive, heavy, sweat-trapping layers. Our revolutionary merino wool grid lined neoprene booties wick perspiration and create guilt-inducing levels of foot comfort. The 3mm neoprene maintains the warmth of 5mm neoprene but with better wicking. Our innovative internal suspension system allows easy conversion to waist height and – this is critical – quick relief without having to remove your jacket. Upper exterior glued-in, water-repellent zip pocket at chest provides ample storage for quick access to tippets, nippers and lip balm. An interior, clear-welded TPU pocket provides waterproof security for cell phone, camera and keys. More features: sculpted upper for reduced drag in heavy currents, anatomically curved knees with removable knee pads, built-in fabric gravel guards with abrasion-resistant scuff zones and high-filtration mesh drain strip, a quick-release DuraFlex Stealth-V buckle for an adjustable fit and, to avoid line catch, concealed stainless-steel locking boot hooks. Exterior reinforcement tape on interior leg and crotch provides unsurpassed abrasion resistance where it’s needed most. Field repair kit included.
If you're guilty of missing family functions, forgetting piano recitals, and neglecting to rake the leaves in the yard all because you're standing chest-deep in a river waiting for a fish to rise, it's probably time to invest in the award-winning Patagonia Men's Rio Gallegos Wader. The waterproof and breathable H2No Performance Standard fabrics keep you bone dry without feeling like you're trapped in a sauna, and the easy chest-to-waist conversion allows you to quickly relieve yourself when nature calls.
|H2No Performance Standard fabrics:||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.|
|H2No Performance Standard shell:||Upper|
|H2No® Performance Standard shell:||Upper|
|Material:||Polyester microfiber highdensity taffeta|
|Technologies:||[H2No Performance Standard]|
|Weight:||1219 g (43 oz)|
|Patagonia Rio Gallegos Waders-Long||$498.99 - $499.00|
|Patagonia Rio Gallegos Zip-Front Wader||$598.99 - $599.00|
|Patagonia Rio Gallegos Waders-Regular||$498.99 - $499.00|
|Patagonia Rio Gallegos Waders-King||$498.99 - $499.00|
I am relatively new to fishing and I am pumped to prolong my season with these awesome waders. The Merino lined booties are super warm and have a great feel, a real treat on those frigid mornings. The chest pockets are fleeced lined, which is nice feature to warm up the hands as well as a convenient way store your tippet, flies and whatever you can fit in there. The waterproof internal pocket is a great spot to keep the phone safe and dry and the waders are relatively light and have great mobility for scrambling over logs and whatever you may encounter. The sizing is a hair on the big side but that extra room is nice if you need to layer up.
All in all a great pair of waders and you can't go wrong with that life-time warranty.
While I am relatively new to fly fishing, I recognize quality through performance on the river. So let me tell you what works with these waders. I love the fit, the wool booties, the H2NO feature to resist leaks, and the quality of construction. These babies are tough. If I were to be completely honest, I would say that one of the most important features is the the ability to slide these waders down for a bio break. The sliding straps make the waders unique. Many of my fishing buddies complain about the restrictions of their waders for this neccesity. Also, it is important to note that Patagonia's gear has a lifetime warranty. For an old fart like me this is an important plus.
I ended up with these waders after originally having bought the skeena. Beware of sizing in both models- I wear 32x32 pants and a small in these fits well. The mediums that I first got were enormous- I could easily have had a 36" waist and still had room. Great product, but Patagonia needs to stop sizing everything HUGE.