What To Wear Under Waders

What To Wear Under Waders 

Waders are an essential piece of gear for any waterfowl hunter, providing protection against the elements and keeping you dry while you're out in the field. However, what you wear underneath your waders is just as important for comfort, warmth, and mobility. In this guide, we'll explore the best options for what to wear under waders to ensure you perform your best during your hunt.

Base Layers Matter 

The first layer of clothing you wear under your waders should be a moisture-wicking base layer. Look for materials like merino wool or synthetic fabrics that can efficiently wick sweat away from your body. This helps regulate your body temperature and keeps you dry, preventing chafing and discomfort during long days in the woods.

Insulation for Warmth 

Depending on the season and temperature, you may need added insulation. Consider wearing thermal or fleece-lined pants and shirts to trap warmth close to your body. Make sure these layers are not too tight to allow for proper circulation.

Breathable and Waterproof 

While waders are designed to keep water out, they can also trap moisture from sweat. To combat this, invest in breathable waders that allow excess moisture to escape while still keeping water from entering. Additionally, choose waterproof outer layers for added protection. 

Consider the Season 

The season and weather conditions will play a significant role in determining what to wear under your waders. In colder weather, layering is key, while in milder conditions, a lighter mid-layer might suffice. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I size my waders?

A: To size your waders, measure your height, chest, and inseam. Consult our sizing chart to find your perfect fit and ensure comfort and functionality. 

Q: How do I prevent moisture buildup and condensation inside my waders during long hunts?

A: To prevent moisture buildup, consider wearing moisture-wicking base layers that help regulate temperature and reduce sweat.

Q: How do I wash and care for my waders?

A: Follow the manufacturer's care instructions, which are often included with the waders. Generally, rinse off mud and dirt after each use, hang the waders to air dry, and avoid storing them in direct sunlight or extreme heat. 

Q: How do I keep my feet from sweating in my waders?

A: To reduce sweating, choose moisture-wicking socks that help manage moisture. Properly sized waders that allow some air circulation can also help.