This is a question that has many answers because there are many variables to this question. Are you talking about summertime, springtime, or fall and winter time? Then there is where are you fishing streams, or lakes and reservoirs. Now, are you wading, floating in a tube or sitting in a boat. This makes a difference because where and how you fish can make a difference in what you wear. If you are wading most people today use a breathable wader because they are active. But if you are floating in a tube there are still quite a few that prefer neoprene. This is to help them stay warm even in the summertime because the water can still be very cold.
Under breathable waders, some people have been wearing microfleece pants. They have a drawstring at the waist, two side pockets and stirrups on the bottom. This is so they don’t ride up when you put on your waders and take them off. They come in two different weights, light for warm weather and a heavier pair for cooler weather. These are great they keep you cool in the summer and warm on those cold days. I have seen them in a couple of different fly fishing catalogs and in sporting good stores. The other thing is they look good too when you go into a store or restaurant or lay around camp.
Fleece Wader Pants By LL Bean
These men’s fleece wader pants wick moisture away from the skin to help you get the most from your breathable waders.
- Fabric & Care
- 100% polyester fleece shell.
- Ankle stirrups are 88% polyester/12% Lycra® elastane.
- Machine wash and dry.
- Keep you comfortable but not too hot.
- Designed so you look presentable even when stopping for fuel or coffee.
- The zippered rear security pocket will keep keys safe when on the stream.
- Tapered legs won’t bunch or ride up when putting on waders.
- Two side pockets.
- Cord-lock-adjustable waistband.
Remington IO Fleece Pants:
These wader pants are specifically made for fly fishing in cold rivers on cold days. They also can be used for just about any conditions though, with their 280g non-pilling Redline fleece. Combine that with a full elastic waist and a full zip fly, and you have a pair of wader pants that can be worn anywhere.
Fleece material wicks the moisture away from your body. This helps in keeping your mind on the task at hand instead of on how cold your legs are. The tapered design also keeps them from bunching up on your legs when putting on other layers. They also come with Lycra stirrups which helps keep them in place when layering. Price can be little high, but with all of the added features, it is worth it.
These have two front pockets and a back zippered pocket. This is the most pockets I have ever seen for under wader pants. These are very nice after a long day of hunting or fishing. This is because you would not have to change into another pair of pants if so inclined. These may not be the most stylish, but they are very functional.
Under Wader Pants
Stay comfortable and warm even on the coldest fishing days with these fleece under wader pants
Stay warm from the drift boat to the diner in these microsuede fleece pants. These are ideal for layering under waders, these pants feature a comfortable, warm, and moisture-wicking fleece interior. Security zip back pockets, tapered leg for comfort under waders, partial elastic waist with drawcord, and two front pockets. They come in charcoal are made of polyester, washable and are imported.
Drakes Men LST Base Layer Wader Pants:
This is the warmest pair of wader pants that the Drake company produces. The 10oz fleece keeps you warm even in the coldest conditions. 100% polyester construction with a smooth finish to easily layer other clothes and your waders. These will help to keep you warm even at 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Four-way stretch fabric makes a movement, even in waders, much more comfortable. These are designed to pull moisture away from your body to keep you dry as possible. The functional fly helps to make watering the trees a breeze. The foot stirrups will help keep them in place when you pull those waders up.
This is an indispensable layer to have in those freezing conditions that I, other hunters, and other fishermen, go out in. Breathable even inside the waders to pull sweat and other moisture away from your body. Price is mid-range, very affordable for the quality.
Men’s Wader Socks:
- M(8-9½), L(10-11½), XL(12-13½)
CoolMax wading sock by Frogg Toggs:
What I like about these is they have different sizes not one size fits all lie most of them.
• CoolMax keeps feet and legs dry for all-day comfort
• Enhanced rib-knit neck fits under waders and hip boots
• Permanent Moisture Management
• Permanent Odor Control
• 27″ length
• Made in the U.S.A.
• Sock Sizes: L (9-12), XL (12-15)
If you’re working the hot jobs, or even venturing off into the tropics. You will want to take a few pairs of our Dry on the Fly® Nylon Pants. Made of tough 5.6-oz. 100% nylon like that worn by fishermen, backpackers and climbers. They’ll wick sweat away, dry quickly and keep you drier when working up a sweat on hot days. This fabric is also made of incredibly tough stuff – a canvas weave that’s made to work. It’s built to last, also brushed for cottony comfort and a surprisingly soft, non-crinkly feel, with UPF 40 sun protection. This soft tricot-lined elastic waist also has a removable web belt. Deep side pockets (one has a zippered security pocket); large rear pockets with flap hook-and-loop closure. Lower rise plus a specially designed Crouch Gusset® gives you greater mobility for climbing a ladder or climbing bluffs.
Simms Guide Heavyweight Bibs:
Your one-piece ticket to a warmth corner and keep it close with Simms’ Guide Fleece Bib. This 4-way stretch fleece bolsters warmth and breathability while aiding and allowing a full range of fishing motions. The high-loft fleece interior rides smooth next to skin and wicks moisture with stay-dry skills. While the no-pilling hard-face exterior enhances durability. Intuitive bib architecture includes zip-front entry, two chest pockets, and stretch woven stirrups for exacting fit under waders.
- Exceptionally warm, comfortable fleece which is designed to be worn under waders in the coldest conditions.
- 2-way stretch 300 series fleece offers excellent warmth, breathability, and mobility
- Smooth nylon exterior for durability and style
- Lofty velour interior is soft and warm with lifetime wicking performance
- Full length, 2-way front zip
- Zippered chest pocket
- Foot stirrups
- Colour: Black
- Sizes Available: Small – XXLarge
Now for the Neoprene wader group I know several guys that wear spandex when the weather is not to bad. They say that it makes it easy for them to get their waders on. When you are in jeans sometimes it makes it hard to get them on without everything bunching up.