New Guns and Gear for 2022: Waders, Pants, and Bibs

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Drake Front Zip Guardian Elite 4-Layer Waders with Tear-Away Liner

These versatile waders will keep you dry and comfortable in a wide range of temperatures and activity levels. The front zipper is designed with TIZIP MasterSeal 10 technology that is guaranteed never to leak. Other features include Drake’s 3-Layer breathable fabric; reinforced boots, knees, and seat; and a tear-away insulated liner that can be removed when temperatures rise or before the walk out.

Chêne Gear Waders in Original Bottomland

These uninsulated chest waders are constructed with four layers of nylon for increased strength and all-welded seams throughout to keep you dry. The boots are built on a thick EVA midsole base, similar to a tennis shoe, to ensure durability and all-day comfort. Chêne offers a lifetime warranty on every pair as well as full-service repair. They are now available in original Mossy Oak Bottomland camo.

Drake Waterfowl LST Women’s Reflex Bibs

Made with Drake’s Reflex Fabric, these women’s bibs are 100 percent waterproof, windproof, and lined with 180 grams of polyester insulation for extra warmth. Other handy features include adjustable suspenders, YKK zippers, two chest pockets, knee-length side zippers, and a reinforced seat and knees.

Drake Waterfowl Guardian Elite Pro Ultra-Lite 3-Layer Bibs

With fully taped seams, Durable Water Repellent treatment on the exterior, and YKK zippers, Drake’s Guardian Elite Pro Ultra-Lite 3-Layer bibs are 100 percent waterproof, windproof, and breathable. Weighing only 28 ounces, they come with multiple access pockets, full-length zippered legs, and a gusseted crotch for improved mobility.

Sitka Gear Boreal Aerolite Bibs

Sitka’s warmest bibs to date, Aerolite Bibs offer a waterproof, breathable, Gore-
Tex insulated option for late-season hunts. Like the Aerolite Jacket, they come with PrimaLoft Gold Insulation with Cross Core technology, which combines the comfort of down with warm-when-wet performance. The high-backed style provides plenty of coverage and won’t ride down. These bibs also come with an abrasion-resistant, reinforced seat for extra protection when hunting in soggy fields.

Drake Waterfowl MST Ultimate Wader Pants

Welcome to the new age of underlayers for waders. The MST Ultimate Wader Pants are made with a 100 percent polyester fleece shell and lining. These four-way stretch pants feature a side-elastic waist, gusseted crotch, articulated knees, and zippered rear pocket. They also can be quickly converted from a casual, over-the-boot fit to a tight ankle fit for wear under waders.