Helpful tips

How do I know what size chest wader I need?

How do I know what size chest wader I need?

The three most important measurements to size yourself for waders are:

  1. your largest girth around in inches (chest, waist, or hips)
  2. your inseam in inches (crotch to floor)
  3. your shoe size.

How do you size waterfowl waders?


  1. 1 = CHEST: Measure around the fullest part under the arms.
  2. 2 = WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part of the waist.
  3. 3 = OUTSEAM / CHEST-HIGH WADER: Measure from the armpit to below the ankle bone.
  4. 4 = OUTSEAM / WAIST-HIGH WADER: Measure from the waist to below the ankle bone.

What size are medium waders?

Men’s Chest Stockingfoot Wader Fit Guide

Size Shoe Size Inseam Range*
S 6-9 28″-30″
M 8-10 30″-32″
M-TALL 10-12 32″-34″
M-KING 8-10 30″-32″

What does stout mean in waders?

A tall will typically offer a larger inseam and outseam, while a stout will offer a larger chest, waist and hip measurement, sometimes with a shorter inseam and outseam.

Are neoprene waders supposed to be tight?

Neoprene waders should be snug, but it also depends on what time of year you’re fishing in: in the warm weather, you can get away with thin neoprene waders, and “gitch”, or shorts underneath. In colder weather, you might want room for more insulating clothes.

Do frogg TOGG waders run big?

Men’s Sizing Tips: Mens Frogg Toggs suits run large. Do not upsize to fit over your under clothing as this will likely cause your suit to be too large.

What happens if you fall in water with waders on?

Even if your waders fill with water you will usually be able to float if you lay back, and get your feet up. If you’re in moving water (like most rivers) you absolutely do not want to fight against the current.

What is a wader belt?

What is the point of a wading belt? Wading belts serve two main purposes – safety and comfort. By wearing a wading belt, you trap air inside your waders. This actually helps you float rather than your waders filling with water when not wearing a wading belt.