I use these for spring, summer, and fall! I use them to fish in rivers of all kinds. I'm on my 5th year of wear, and I absolutely love my pink waders! They are extremely durable. They started to leak where the waders meet these neoprene booties this year, though. I'm going to try to use some wader glue to attempt to save them!
The main complaint I have is how huge the neoprene booties are! It made it really hard to find boots that fit right, and have struggled, and still do, to figure out how to not cut off circulation to me feet. Having to find the right way to fold the neoprene every time has become very annoying! I wear a size 7 shoe. I had to buy boots that are a size 8 1/2 to fit them, and I still fight with them!
Green Bay, WI
Very Durable well constructed waders . On my 3rd season with them and they are holding up quite well.
Great Falls Montana
I have used these waders vigorously this year. I have had no real issues with them except the fact that the front pocket does not keep water out. So, if I have items in there, they need to be in plastic bags to prevent getting wet. I am able to comfortably move around in them, and comfortably kneel down. My feet and legs all stay dry, even after wearing them all day in 90+ degree weather. I am able to easily layer up underneath if needed. I am also able to easily attach equipment to the waders.
I fish a lot and I am rugged . These waders are tough and fit right.
I wore these waders one time and they leaked in the foot area. I loved the color and "girly" look of these waders so I exchanged for another pair and again they leaked in the inner seam. Poor quality don't buy.
Review of Caddis Waders
Times worn before writing this review: 6-7 all day trips
Dress size: 9/10 - prefer womens to juniors b/c legs/hips fit better
Non-sporting clothing color choices: I like bright colors (mostly purples/blues) + black
Shoe size 6
Wader size: Medium
Streams I fish: Small to large streams, small rivers. Slippery freestone bottoms, with various sizes of rocks, most rocks being the size of a loaf of bread.
Pros: no leaks :) decent price / quality for a newbie to get going :) Nice handwarmer pocket. Zipper front isn't water-PROOF, but is water resistant. It's large enough to keep your cellphone and toiletries in ziplock baggies inside. Kept me warm even with just yoga pants underneath in 42 degree water / 50 degree weather (it doesn't snow here). Has a little hook that attaches to your boot laces which is nice.
Small Issues: Stockingfoot is too big for my feet even with extra socks. Hips/legs are too tight- they'd probably be fine if you aren't one of those women who's got "back". Going with a large would have made the stocking size issue even worse. Petite queen was waaaaay too big. A few of the stitches securing the elastic that goes around the bottom over the boots are starting to come undone. I can't address what the chest fits like for those of you who are well-endowed.
Biggest issue: The color. I stand out like a sore thumb. The picture doesn't convey exactly how very bright and noticeable these light teal waders are when you're surrounded by green water, green bushes, green trees, beige shoreline, grey rocks and everyone else in various shades of brown and olive. After I upgrade (will celebrate getting a Sportsmans Warehouse in our town with an upgrade to my waders), I'm going to try and dye these a more (less) attractive color and keep them as spares.
I really like the waders. Granted, they're the first pair of waders I've owned, but other than the color, the issues are very minimal. If you don't mind standing out, you can totally rock these.
I would DEFINITELY buy these again.
I use them just for fly fishing.....year round!!!!
Absolutely love them.
Would recommend them to anyone.
Caddis Deluxe Breathable Waders
very good buy. only problem is with the inseam length. I have short legs but large chest and could not get them in the shorter length to fit properly.
Caddis Mens Deluxe Breathable Wader
Bought these waders as few months ago as a backup in case my other waders ever sprung a leak on a fishing trip, but liked them so much they have become my primary set of waders. I did not expect such a qualify product due to the very reasonable price (you can spent hundreds more for breathable waders). Well, today one of the buckles broke and I called Caddis expecting them to tell me to return the waders (and then have them deny the claim because they determined the waders are not defective). I was pleasantly surprised when the lady in Customer Service told me she would immediately mail out a new set of suspenders for the waders (the buckles are stitched in). She took my word that I bought the waders less than 2 months ago and didn't ask for proof of purchase. The lady I spoke with was very nice and a pleasure to talk to. She even asked if I was on a fishing trip and needed expedited shipping! Such excellent customer service is extremely rare these days. I very highly recommend Caddis Waders!
West Richland, WA
Caddis Womens Deluxe Breathable Waders
Purchased these two years ago when I first got into fly fishing. Didn't want to spend a lot in the event I lost interest (no way!. These waders have now gone through two fishing seasons with heavy use, and they remain as good as new. No leaks, comfortable to wear all day in cold or warm weather, nicely tailored to a women's figure, and I like that they are not the same color as a man's. A tip for avoiding leaks: always put waders on and off while standing on a carpet or pad thrown on the ground. Don't change while standing in a parking lot or in the dirt -- a sure way to get holes in the stocking feet. I've thought about upgrading to more expensive waders, but why when these are working so well.