If you are still wearing jeans under your waders, you know the routine. After walking to your blind or fishing hole, your legs build up heat that they try to release as perspiration. If you slug through thick cover and mud like I do on the way to my blinds, you are steaming and burning up by the time you get there. All this excess heat cannot escape, and soon your cotton blue jeans are wet. After a bit, they become cold and clammy, adding to your discomfort and making you want to end the day a bit early.
Layered correctly, this fabric is the key to moisture management, making sure your skin stays dry. The fleece will not absorb water like cotton, and it dries very quickly, allowing excess perspiration to be removed. In spite of the light weight, the micro fleece provides a surprising amount of warmth. If that lake water is ice cold or the mercury is really bottoming out, you can also layer them over some technical underwear such as Cabela's MTP or Thermastat® to stay warm and dry all day long.
Designed For Waders
Have you ever pulled on your waders, jacking your jeans up to you knees, and then spent the next ten minutes jumping up and down trying to get your pants to drop back down? These are not just fleece pants labeled as wader liners. They have several features that are designed specifically for waders. My favorite is the elastic ankle and foot stirrup. The stirrups on the micro fleece wader liners keeps them down and makes getting dressed a lot quicker and easier. A draw cord waist keeps them up all day long.
The designers also thought to put in a handy zip pocket on the rear of the wader liners. This is the perfect spot to keep your wallet and license with you and secure. You always want to have your hunting or fishing license with you, and this way, it isn't going to fall into the marsh or river.
Not Just For Waders
While designed for use with waders, these pants do have additional uses. For last year's deer opener, temps were forecasted to be well below freezing with a low of minus 10 for the weekend. After examining my pile of deer gear, I quickly determined that I needed another layer to keep warm at those temperatures. I opened the closet and saw my wader liners, giving me an excellent new idea.
The wader liners served me well as part of my layering system for two days afield in some pretty harsh conditions. The micro fleece Polartec fabric provided a great amount of warmth, but most importantly, without adding a lot of bulk. The liners did not inhibit my movement as I walked countless miles of sandhills glassing for mule deer.
Great Value and in Women's Too
I originally thought it was foolish to purchase an extra pair of pants to go under your waders. However, after buying a pair of these, I would never go back. With Cabela's wader liners you'll stay warm, comfortable, and dry. In sizes small through extra large and in men's and women's models, you are sure to find a pair that is right for you.
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