Duck hunting is one of those special activities where you need to keep yourself dry and warm, or the entire hunting experience can turn into pure misery. There is nothing worse than sitting in a blind all day soaked to the bone in wet clothes as your chattering teeth scare away all of the waterfowl.
If you want to stay dry, waders are a must. But not all waders are created equally. While just about everything out there might keep you dry, that doesn’t mean you’ll be comfortable. Well, that’s where Hodgman steps in. The Hodgman Wader Guidelite brand of breathable hunting waders combine quality and comfort to keep you feeling warm and dry all day long. The waders are made from a lightweight waterproof fabric that is constructed from a special nylon that is breathable, so you can comfortably move around with working up a sweat. They also come with an interior chest pocket to store the waist belt when you’re not using it. The adjustable suspenders will keep the waders fitting just how you like them, and the quick release buckles are a godsend when nature calls. There’s also a chest pocket with a hook-and-loop closure to store a cell phone, camera or other gear. On the outside of the chest pocket is a handy spot to store several shells so you don’t need to go digging around to reload.
Finish out the waterproofing gear with a pair of good boots such as the the Hodgman Cache River wading boots and you’ve got a full set of waders that will last you several seasons (if not longer) and feel great from top to bottom.
The Guidelite 400gm chest waders retail for $229.99. For more info visit www.hodgman.com.