Patagonia Swiftcurrent Ultralight Waders
Designed for backpackers, hot weather and explorers, Patagonia's Ultralight Waders are the most technically advanced waders they've ever made. River tested and made for adventure, the Ultralights roll up into a grande burrito-sized stuffsack and weigh in at just 35.5 ounces.
It's difficult to explain the feeling of wading a river to someone who has never done it - the unrelenting current, the heart-in-throat mix of fear and excitement, the otherworldly realization that you are hiking in a river. Wading not only brings us closer to the fish, but it also allows us intimate contact - full immersion - into the rivers we love. It's freedom.
Patagonia has been making the industry's most forward thinking fly fishing gear since 1987, and the debut of the Swiftcurrent line marks a profound evolution of waders. They feature the most advanced textiles; the most precise, ergonomic fit; and the most intuitive, fish-forward features Patagonia's ever offered. And because Patagonia is in business to save our home planet, their commitment to using recycled fabrics - fabrics that surpass their rigorous H2NO Performance Standard for waterproofness and durability - has never been stronger. The Swiftcurrent waders are constructed from innovative 4-layer fabrics and include at least 70% recycled face fabric while sacrificing nothing in performance. Engineered by Patagonia, they are the most durable, puncture-resistant and comfortable waterproof/breathable materials they've ever made. Patagonia has used single-seam construction for years to route critical seams away from areas of high wear. But the new, more supple fabrics in the Swiftcurrent line allows for a unique, wraparound "baseball seam", which brings articulation to the legs with a simpler patterning to create a more athletic, natural fit that moves better in and out of the water.
From top to bottom, the Swiftcurrent line represents years of thought, meticulous detail and constant innovation - from truly articulated legs and a gusseted crotch for freedom of movement (as well as less complex taping and reinforcement).
Both the Swiftcurrent waders line and Patagonia's award winning Foot Tractor and River Salt boots are examples of their longstanding commitment to build the best product - product that is functional, durable and reparable throughout its functional life span. Paired together, Patagonia's new waders and boots provide an unmatched point of contact to our waters that brings anglers one step closer to freedom.
As passionate anglers, we don't take that freedom for granted. At this critical time for our environment, with climate change impacts being felt across both freshwater and marine fisheries, our commitment to the fish, the water and the home planet has never been more urgent. It's not a just a choice, it's our responsibility.
The Patagonia Swiftcurrent Ultralight waders replace the Swiftcurrent Packable waders.
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PATAGONIA SWIFTCURRENT ULTRALIGHT WADER SPECS
- The highest-performing, lightest, most packable waders on the market, featuring our ultra-thin, anatomical booties; the ultimate backcountry or travel waders
- Single-seam construction for durability and gusseted crotch for freedom of movement and comfort
- Minimalist, adjustable suspenders; Secure Stretch no-snag wading belt; front and rear belt loops
- Durability enhancements include heavy-duty scuff guards at ankles
- Interior TPU-welded waterproof pocket
- Durable, ultra-thin booties with a true anatomical fit
- 1,006.41 g (35.5 oz)
- H2No® Performance Standard shell: 4-layer, 4.7-oz 100% polyester (70% recycled) face bonded to a 100% recycled polyester backer, with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Booties: vacuum-formed TPU
- Sizing has changed on the new Swiftcurrent Waders. The first measurement is girth, second is length and third is foot size
If you are not satisfied with your Patagonia wader at the time you recieve it or if they fail prematurely due to construction or materials, Patagonia will repair, replace or issue credit at their discretion. Damage due to wear and tear, or accidents such as the occasional run-in with thorns or barbed wire will be repaired at a reasonable charge. Waders can't be replaced free of charge if they've come to the end of their useful life.