I noticed that Pataguchi's new waders are being made in Korea now! I was told a few years ago that no one outside of china was producing waders(except Simms). I wonder who's making them?

Rio Azul Waders - Regular

Style No. 82185
Our lightest, most packable waders designed for the traveling or backcountry angler who requires lightweight performance.
Rio Azul Waders - Regular
Narwhal Grey (NHG-602)
When you're carrying everything you need for a week of hard fishing on your back-or in checked airline baggage-every inch and ounce counts. Our new Rio Azul Waders are built for extreme lightweight performance and max packability. The tough 4-layer, 5-oz polyester fabric with waterproof/breathable H2No® HydroStorm barrier and Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish rolls up tight for travel and keeps you dry when you fish. Fully adjustable suspenders and anatomically designed left and right neoprene booties ensure comfortable fit for long days in the water. A waterproof interior pocket protects phone or car-alarm remote from the inevitable that-tailout-was-deeper-than-I-thought swimming sessions. Stretch Wading Belt with DuraFlex® Stealth-V buckle protects you from the same. Front utility keeper for convenient tool attachment. Field repair kit included.


  • Durable polyester plain weave fabric features our waterproof/breathable H2No Hydrostorm barrier and a Deluge DWR finish; with fully taped seams
  • Adjustable suspenders
  • Anatomically designed left and right neoprene fitted booties
  • Laser cut Hypalon® utility keeper for easy access to tools, nippers, etc.
  • Interior waterproof pocket
  • Field repair kit included
  • Main Body: 4-layer, 5-oz 100% polyester plain weave with a waterproof/breathable H2No® HydroStorm barrier and a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • 997 g (35.2 oz)
  • Made in Korea.


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. I met someone who used to make waders in Korea a few years ago. I am not sure if he still does.