Waterproof / Breathable Nylon Oxford 4-Layer Fabric: Provides superior abrasion-resistance, tensile strength, and long-term durability over traditional polyester. Waterproof rating of 20,000mm and breathability rating of 12,000mm. Includes C6 DWR finish on face fabric and Agion® antimicrobial treatment for odor control.

Mechanically Bonded Seams: Stitch-less seams in critical leg areas below the belt create a weld of the fabric, delivering a complete waterproof seal. These seams are flat, flush, and nearly invisible, and are placed on the outside of the legs, away from areas of high friction and wear. Premium seam tape backing throughout the wader are reinforced with woven fibers for extra bonding strength and reduced fabric separation during moments of stress and submerged pressure.

Digital Printing Technique: Unlike traditional camouflage patterns that are applied to polyester through heat transfer, Chêne Gear waders digitally print camouflage patterns utilizing a cold process that does not damage the integrity of the nylon fibers. This material has the natural, soft appearance of cotton without the synthetic gloss common on polyester garments.

Waterproof YKK AQUASEAL® Front Zipper: Durable, size 10 zipper provides complete waterproof protection, and is built to withstand pressure for prolonged submersion in water. The front zipper is backed by neoprene to protect from unnecessary abrasion with the body.

Water-Resistant YKK Pocket Zippers: Durable, size 5 zippers on all pockets provide temporary water-resistance during falls and missteps. These pockets are not designed to be submerged in water for long periods of time.

Zippered Chest Pockets: Two vertical, zippered chest pockets with water-resistant YKK zippers provide both storage and protection for valuables like phones, wallets, keys, and snacks. Because the zippers are designed to be water-resistant only, these pockets are not designed to be submerged in water for long periods of time.

Zippered Hand Warmer Pockets: Two high hand warmer pockets are located behind the outer chest pockets. These are lined with a lofted fleece material to keep your hands warm and wick moisture away from your body. We increased the depth and angle of the pockets to create multiple zones, allowing for the storage of a few shotgun shells while still maintaining room to keep your hands high and dry above the shells.

Interior Storage Pockets with Magnetic Closures: Two interior pockets located on the chest provide additional storage via magnetic closures. These are an excellent location to drop less frequently used items like gloves and dog collar remotes. We opt for HotHands® in these interior pockets, as they remain dry and allow the heat to pass through to the front hand warmer pockets.

Adjustable Shoulder Straps: Constructed similarly to a 5-point harness used in rock climbing, these shoulder straps displace the weight of the wader from the top of your shoulders, distributing it evenly across your hips and core. The nylon octagonal webbing in the center of the back is double-stitched to the wader body. A neoprene shoulder yoke delivers enhanced comfort, while the multi-height adjustable nylon straps and metal slide buckle ensure a precise fit every time.

Belt: The belt is designed with rigid, textured nylon that allows the adjustable tri-glide to "bite", properly securing the belt in place. The belt also includes elastic stretch for enhanced flexibility and movement without sagging, and allows for additional layering as necessary.

Boots: The wader boots are constructed of 5mm neoprene with rubber overlaid on the foot and ankle with 1200g Thinsulate® insulation. The boots are comprised of a rubber, non-slip outer sole, an EVA midsole, and a removable inner sole - all working together to deliver superior comfort and durability.

Boot Covers with Vertical Drain Vent: The wader utilizes an additional cover over the neoprene upper of the boot that minimizes abrasion and puncturing of the highly sensitive, leak-prone area of many waders. The heel of the boot cover contains a vertical drain vent that allows water to quickly pass through as you lift your foot from the water, while an elastic base eliminates unnecessary drag from loose, excessive material.