Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders - Short
The lightest, most packable and most technically advanced waders we’ve ever made; featuring our new seamless bootie technology, they’re built from lightweight yet durable waterproof/breathable fabric and fold into a compact stuffsack for go-anywhere convenience and capability.
- The highest-performing, lightest, most-packable waders on the market, featuring our seamless booty technology. This is the ultimate backcountry or travel wader
- Single-seam construction for durability and gusseted crotch for freedom of movement and comfort
- Minimalist, adjustable suspenders and wading belt
- Heavy-duty scuff guards at ankle
- Interior TPU-welded waterproof pocket
- Roll up into their own compact 8" x 13" stuffsack and weigh in at just 26 ounces
- 740 g (1 lb 10.1 oz)
H2No® Performance Standard shell.
Upper: 3-layer, 3.5-oz 100% recycled nylon.
Lower: 4-layer, 4.5-oz 100% polyester (70% recycled).
Both with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
Booties: hypoallergenic synthetic rubberView The Footprint Chronicles
Although we’ve been using recycled polyester in our garments for 20 years, for some reason locked deep in polymer chemistry, nylon is more difficult to recycle than polyester. After years of research, development, and testing, we’re finally finding some recycled nylon fibers that are suitable for apparel.
Some of the recycled nylon we use comes from post-industrial waste fiber, yarn collected from a spinning factory, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fiber.
We’re diligently searching for a success story with recycled nylon. The challenge lies ahead of us, and we’re committed to discovering the best methods to recycle nylon fiber, but it appears this evolution will take many years.
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.