For many U.S. states, this weekend is the start of fishing season. While it's still a little early for good trout fishing, the bass will be up and biting. To get to these fish, you’ll have to stalk the cold waters of snowmelt-swollen rivers and streams.
With a good pair of waders, though, it's easy to stay toasty. Like other performance sporting apparel, fishing waders now use sophisticated waterproof-breathable fabrics to draw away all that sweat and body heat you generate while moving to the perfect casting spot. Taped or electronically-welded seams make them more durable than previous models, and many even have dedicated waterproof pouches in the bib to carry along a cell phone or camera.
Our three picks for the best waders on the market are all stockingfoot, which means they have a cuff and a neoprene booty that slips into a pair of wading boots.