• M's Rio Gallegos Waders - Regular,
  • M's Rio Gallegos Waders - Regular,
  • M's Rio Gallegos Waders - Regular,
  • M's Rio Gallegos Waders - Regular,
  • M's Rio Gallegos Waders - Regular,

Patagonia Men's Rio Gallegos Waders - Regular

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Our highest-performing, most durable and feature-rich waterproof/breathable waders, with a trimmer upper-body fit that still allows easy layering.

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The toughest days on the water are often the most instructive: they make us focus on the subtle details, reduce the variables and simplify our approach. We applied that same thinking to the toughest, most puncture-resistant waders we know how to make—and then we made them even better. Our Rio Gallegos Waders are built from our tested-and-proven 4-layer H2No® Performance Standard fabric package using single-seam construction to route critical seams away from areas of high wear, and their robust feature set offers the highest level of comfort, performance and durability. A slightly trimmer profile around the hip, waist and chest provides an improved fit that still easily accepts layers for long, cold sessions, while the innovative internal suspension system allows easy conversion to waist height and quick relief without having to remove your jacket. Motion-oriented patterning through the crotch means it’s no problem to swing a leg over gunwales, and articulation in the leg is designed for moments when fishing brings you to your knees—like keeping a fish wet during the photograph and release. If you fish in and out of boats, you’ll also appreciate the flat-panel gravel guards: they drain water quickly while resisting abrasion and wear while hiking or wading. Our booties have a more anatomical, sock-like fit and are made from a denser 4mm neoprene that resists compaction better over the long haul; they also have a poly-grid lining for added comfort. Outside, there’s a reach-through handwarmer pocket and large chest pocket with water-resistant horizontal zip for easy access to tippet spools, nippers and floatant. Interior gear storage includes a waterproof, flip-out welded TPU pocket, two drop-in stretch pockets and two internal daisy chains for tools. Other fishing-friendly features: center-back hanger loop for easy drying; stretch wading belt with low-profile buckle; removable knee pads; and a raised Fitz Roy Trout logo. Field repair kit included.
  • H2No® Performance Standard polyester microfiber shell with proprietary waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish; highly durable and puncture-resistant fabric has no multiple layers or added weight
  • Waist-mounted EZ-Lock suspenders allow easy conversion from chest to waist height for venting or quick relief, without having to remove jacket; full elastic belt
  • Innovative SSC (single-seam construction) seaming eliminates seams from highest wear points on inside of legs
  • Interior organization: welded TPU-waterproof zippered pocket flips out for easy access; two drop-in stretch pockets; two internal daisy chains for tools; center-back hanger loop for easy drying
  • Exterior organization: reach-through handwarmer pocket; large chest pocket with horizontal water-resistant zipper; laser-cut Hypalon® utility keeper on suspenders allows easy access to tools or nippers
  • Articulated legs; removable foam knee pads
  • Anatomical left and right booties have lower volume, a more sock-like fit and are poly-grid lined for additional warmth and comfort; resilient 4mm neoprene resists compaction for greater durability
  • 1,219 g (43 oz)
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Size & Fit
Model is 6'0" and wearing a size Medium
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H2No® Performance Standard shell.

Upper: 4-layer, 5.8-oz 100% polyester microfiber high-density taffeta.

Lower: 4-layer, 9.1-oz 100% polyester microfiber high-density double-weave taffeta.

Both with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish

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Water Resistant

DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.

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Patagonia developed the 4-layer fabric construction for our waders to increase breathability and abrasion resistance, move moisture away from the body, and decrease the weight.

Our exterior fabrics are densely woven 100% polyester microfibers for durability and puncture resistance. On one side we apply our H2No® waterproof coating for waterproof/breathable performance. On the other side we apply a Hydrophilic laminate that pulls moisture away from the body so it can be passed out through the exterior shell.

To protect the hydrophilic laminate we use a soft polyester tricot lining that increases abrasion resistance yet maintains a soft, supple drape. Finally, we apply a DWR (durable water repellent) treatment as the first line of defense in keeping these waders waterproof.

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Men's Rio Gallegos Waders - Reg is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit I bought these for a trip to CO this summer. I was very comfortable all day even when it warmed up. The fit was perfect my old waders had too much material up top and through the middle section so they bunched up when I wore my wading belt. These are great! I will forever buy Patagonia waders.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST Wader Money Can Buy Wader - perhaps the second biggest investment/cost, after the rod, for every fly-fisher. However, while rods may last long long time as long as we don't have accidents, waders will eventually wear out even with proper & normal uses. For fishing guides, this is a serious concern. A hard working guide can wear out one pair per season. Can we get by with ones with cheaper price tags?? With those pairs, comfort and fitness will be next concerns........... Also as professional, majority of guides wear waders as "work uniform". Rio Gallegos fits my budget then offers me ULTRA comfort. I felt so literally with the first touch as I stepped into the booties. As described, compared to booties from other brands, Patagonia's innovative anatomically correct booties fit like socks, really. This is very important when we are standing in the water for long time as water pressure will soon collapse "roomy" parts of booties and cause minor annoyance within boots. Special poly insulation keeps my feet comfy - warm but not sweaty. Shoulder straps are very innovative as well. At first I was slightly at a loss about how to get in and out as I've been used to straps with clicks. Now I don't have to click on or off, i.e., I won't have to look for straps hanging in my back!! As a professional guide, I sincerely back up and recommend Rio Gallegos Waders for every angler. Along with Aluminum Bar Grip Boots, I'm totally covered!!
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality and practical design I bought these a few weeks ago and I am very pleased. I have owned multiple pairs over the years. I'm a huge fan of all of your gear.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the look, functional item to change I bought these waders for use on 10-20 day float trips where I'm rowing a boat for clients. After my first trip, there is one definite thing, I'd like to see change. The adjustment clip to make the straps slide is extremely annoying and painful when rowing in a seat with a backrest(nrs rowing frames). I guide remote floats in Bristol bay Alaska, among many other places in the state. Even when driving my sportjon.... I find myself having to lean forward to avoid the clip digging in my spine. Aside from that I love these waders. The look and fit is great, the built in knee pads are money when setting up tents and your air beds. I abuse my waders, and I feel these are up to the task, aside from other wader makers I won't mention. Patagonias customer service is the real reason I bought these. Hands down the best service. Would love to have a pair without that clip.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best waders I have ever owned. Great features - easy access waterproof pockets for camera, keys, etc. Additional pockets for odds and ends. The fit is well thought out - nothing pulls when casting, sitting, standing, or walking up the bank. With a pair of long johns underneath, you stay warm and dry on those cold, damp days. When it's 90 out, you can lower the uppers using a very clever clasp built into the suspenders. The sign of a great company is not just great products, but taking care of customers when something is not 100%. The first pair had a leak in the foot area after one use. Called customer service and Abbe took care of the problem with out any hassle. They even express shipped the replacement so I could have them for a planned fishing weekend. Thank you Abbe and all the folks at Patagonia!!!
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd pair since 2012...Much better! After sending my original Rio Gallegos, purchased in 2012, in for some minor repair and leak fix to get another good year of use out of them, I stepped up to a new set. They're awesome! Fit is much better, color is better so they look nicer, they seem sturdier and fit at the foot is better. I'm extremely pleased...only Patagonia gear for me on the river!
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from hope others have better luck I bought these because I like Patagonia as a company and the quality of there apparel. Figured I spend 3 to 5 evenings in the river the chasing trout in Michigan these should be awesome. I hadn't even had these for a month and they started to leak at the seams. well its been a couple months now and i called to make sure aqua seal wouldn't void the warranty "it doesn't". well i get home a few days ago and my legs were just soaked. took the waders off to and all the seam tap is coming off. I wanna send them in but I heard bad things about the turn around time I do not wanna give up chasing a trophy brown when peak season is right around the corner. My buddy has the skeenas and they are doing the same exact thing coming apart at the seams. called and he has the older model of the skeenas and they told him they would repair and if not credit him what ever the lowest price they charged for them. Maybe they will be a great wader for someone else but I'm really hesitant to ever by any fly fishing gear from Patagonia now.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfortable, warm, and dry! The Rio Gallegos waders fit extremely well and keep me toasty while rowing down the river, and wading in Northern California chilly waters searching for chrome! I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for a quality wader. Patagonia over the years has surely stepped up their wader game and their customer service is second to none!
Date published: 2017-01-11
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