It eventually gets cold, even in Australia. When it does come time to kick through the icy edges in the morning to chase big browns, and you have to go all day up to your chest in the Tumut or Eucumbene, make sure you're wrapped up in the right pair of waders. The new Swiftcurrent Expedition Waders are the top of the line offering from Patagonia. These waders are more at home in the freezing late-season stream than that platypus you keep casting at because you think its a rising trout.
Swiftcurrent Waders are packed full of features that you love whether your hiking through the snow or just going down to the river on a cool summers evening. Patagonia had fit, mobility and durability in mind when designing these, their heaviest weight waders. They feature an adjustable, quick-release suspender system for conversion from chest to waist height. So as that winter day suddenly warms up on your walk back to the car you won't be 80% sweat by the time you get there. If you take a dunking or it starts pouring down there is an interior waterproof pocket, for your phone or fly box, a handwarmer pocket so that you can tie knots once recovering circulation. The anatomical booties making hiking the distances to the river a comfortable and stable experience.
Durable H2No Performance Standard recycled polyester microfiber shell with waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
Single-seam construction for durability and gusseted crotch for freedom of movement and comfort.
Fully adjustable, quick-release suspender system so conversion from chest to waist height is precise and fast; top-hem drawcord cinch system; Secure Stretch, no-snag wading belt; front and rear belt loops.
Interior organization: waterproof flip-out pocket; two drop-in stretch pockets; two internal daisy chains for tools; centre-back hanger loop for easy drying.
Exterior organization: reach-through kangaroo pocket and horizontal-zip chest pocket keep hands warm and allow quick access to tippet, nippers and floatant.
Articulated legs; removable foam kneepads; heavy-duty scuff guards at ankles.
Anatomical left and right booties have lower volume and a more sock-like fit for all-day wading comfort.
Athletic fit with room for layering.
Claimed weight: 1471g.
H2No Performance Standard shell.
Upper: 4-layer, 6.6-oz 100% recycled polyester microfiber high-density taffeta face fabric bonded to 100% recycled polyester backer.
Lower: 4-layer, 9.4-oz 100% recycled polyester microfiber high-density double-weave taffeta face fabric bonded to 100% recycled polyester backer.
Both with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.