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Women's Swiftcurrent® Waders Reviews

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Kinda Large
October 31, 2023


Love these waders. Super comfortable and easy to adjust. Most importantly, the build quality is amazing -- meaning less time spent patching leaks

April 27, 2023

I won't be using these

I won't be using these waders for another two months. The fit is good on my 140lb frame. I wear a size 10 shoe and the feet on the women's medium waders fits great.

April 21, 2023

My Favorite Waders EVER

I'm president of a fly fishing club out here on the East Coast and I'm out in these waders 1-2 times a week. LOVE THEM! Literally slid down a cliff in West Virginia in these babies and they faired just damage whatsoever. Very comfy, able to move (squat, dance, bushwhack, fish, etc) in them without any discomfort. Able to wear l... Read Moreayers underneath too and the fit is still great. Good job designers, you all aced these waders :) Highly recommend to anyone on the fence....just get them, you'll love 'em!

March 18, 2023

Too big

I was super hopeful that these waders would be the solution to the small booties problem with women's waders, and I was pretty disappointed because they are HUGE. I'm 5 foot 6 in, 125lbs, size 4, 34D, and I swim in these in size SRM. The problem is I cant go with XS because my shoes size is 8. Seriously super big, the sizing is definitely... Read More off. Will return and continue to search.

January 16, 2023

Taking them into guide season 2

I work as a full-time fly fishing guide and expect to purchase a new pair of waders every summer season due to the wear and tear that daily use has on my gear. I'm still wearing the pair that I had all last season and they're holding up well enough that I plan to wear them for most of the next season. I'm 5'10" and roughly ... Read More170 lbs. The LLM give me enough length for a full stride which hasn't always been the case with waders. They aren't super snug, which I prefer as they allow me enough room to layer-up with insulated pants and coats in the winter without inhibiting my range of motion, but they aren't uncomfortably large in the spring and summer when less layers are required.

August 5, 2022

Swift current Women's waders

The overall fit is true to size but for me the straps are too long even when adjusted to their shortest length. I also miss the fleece-lined chest pocket which is nice on those cold Fall fishing trips. Customer service is always exceptional with Patagonia!

July 22, 2022

Perfect Now

Thank you thank you Patagonia for increasing boot size. I love this wader and it fit great but previous sizing had smaller booties which put pressure on my toes - especislly if wearing thicker socks. You made them a bit bigger and now my feet are as happy as the rest of my body in these waders. Love the T strap so they dont slip off my shoukders wh... Read Moreen wearing slick jackets. They also fit my butt well too and I can pull them up without looking like I have ants in my pants. Also like the vecro chest slide thru pocket. Nice add. Fleece inside would have been appreciated to warm your hands. Heading to Alaska with them today. Lets see how they hold up to the bramble Ill be hiking through. Fingers crossed.

July 19, 2022

Awesome waders but they run really large

I did all the measuring and used the size chart but these were just too big. I'm 5'7" and 150lbs with a 38" chest and I was still swimming in the medium. I had to return them and I only hope that they will come back into stock in a S. I was able to put on a sweatpants and a huge down jacket and there was still tons of room to sp... Read Moreare in the M. They're beautiful, but big.

Response from Patagonia
July 21, 2022

We really appreciate your detailed feedback and we're sorry that our size chart led you astray. We recommend adding your email address to the waitlist link on the product page so that you will be notified as soon as we have the correct size in stock. Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any additional questions. We'll be happy to help!

June 26, 2022

I have not used these

I have not used these waders yet but excited to get into the stream with them. I am 5'5" and weigh 118 and I had to get the XSS. They run bulky in the bottoms and body. Verdict is still out on the back release. It seems I will need a buddy in the woods but I could be wrong and will update after I use them. The weight of the wader, the han... Read Mored warmer, and the waterproof pocket are all very nice features. I also like that you can cinch up the body of the wader. I think I am going to love. I tried multiple waders of various brands and like the fit of these best.

May 23, 2022

legs+foot fine-bodice swallow me up!;)

my last Patagonia waders sprung a slow leak after years of use;and tho i successfully repaired -not sure it will last and these looked more stylish/ better fitbut alas, maybe waders cant fiti do like the little string pulls and the new-sealable hand warmer pocket and of course: who cares about anything other than staying dry on cold weather fishing... Read More days!

Response from Patagonia
May 25, 2022

We appreciate your feedback on our Swiftcurrent Waders! Please know that you may send your older waders back to our [Repairs Department]( and they'll be happy to evaluate them and see if they can improve the performance. Turnaround time for wader repair is currently about three months. Thanks for your review, Addie!

May 15, 2022

Functional Fit, with room to layer up.

These are the perfect wader; they have plenty of room to layer up and fit well. Happy as always!

May 4, 2022

Too baggy

So i have high hopes on these waders. I have had the old simms G3 waders for years and gained some weight and needed new waders... shucks. So i went with these after carefully taking all measurements. I loved the quick drop feature that simms doesn't have. When they arrived, i love them, until I put them on. They were baggy up top and down th... Read Moree legs. The drop feature was nice to go to the bathroom ladies, but the back of the quick drop does not stay up nicely, the waders tend to slip down the back strap... disappointing. However, they were constructed well and had good features, if you are willing to get a couple sizes or try them on before buying. I also would like to thank Patagonia for a quick refund and also for advertising these waders with real female angler. Meaning they arent picture perfect. Love it!!! Fishing is messy lol. I will say I love Patagonia's stealth bags.

April 30, 2022

These are HUGE

I ordered these in a small regular (because the small short was sold out) and they are absolutely MASSIVE. Even if I got the shorter length, I would still be swimming in these up top even with a an additional layer. They fit super rigid, bulky, and are difficult to adjust without front clips. Sizing down to the XS would result in too small of booti... Read Morees, so these are definitely going back. For reference, I'm 115 lbs, 5'4 height, and a 31" chest.

April 22, 2022

Excellent, but shoulder straps need improving

Ive had these through warm and cold weather now and appreciate the room for layers but the mid to lower leg is a little baggy and my legs arent super slim. That saidI wouldnt want them any tighter around the tip of the thigh or butt. I love the rear release for the straps for going to the bathroom. I do wish the single strap down my back could be e... Read Morextended so I could drop the whole top part more than is currently possible but I have a very short torso. My only real complaint is that the shoulder traps rub the side of my neck after a while. I dont know if this could be corrected by their attaching further apart on the front but I do wish they had a pad on them. A guide I fish with has a pair of mens patagonia waders and his traps have a neoprene pad that starts narrow, widens over the shoulders then narrows again down his back. The edges of my basic nylon belt-like straps are sharp and rub the skin on my neck raw. Im fly fishing in these, I lift my arms high, often, Im reaching far out and the strap get pushed towards my neck over and over by virtue of the movement of casting. I think a softer, rounder, padded strap would alleviate this problem completely and dont understand why its available on a mens pair but not mine. On the whole, Im very happy with these waders and would recommend them to friends but think this one area could use improvement.

April 20, 2022

Rockin' with style

I was a bit tired of women's waders that look just like men's, but with less features. I chose these to replace waders from another popular manufacturer of fly gear that I had to send back for defects thrice. These waders look like rocking' girl waders and have nice features like hand warmer pocket, inner dry pocket, gravel guards, a... Read Morend straps that don't cause a head injury when donning the waders. They run a bit big, but that will let me stuff them with layered clothing in the colder months. I am hard on waders. I am jumping into cold water weekly in the winter and more in the warmer seasons. These feel like they can take it.

April 10, 2022

Beautiful & Stylish!

I like the strap system, but it would be even better if they also unclipped at the chest attachment points.

April 6, 2022

Sooo many things to love

I tried these and 2020 Simms g3 at the same time and ended up returning the Patagonias. The Patagonia on/off buckle system and booties were far superior and the fabric felt slightly more robust. Actually the size and everything about the Patagonia waders are better except that the material is swishier and the width of the legs are slightly bigger. ... Read MoreOverall a much louder product which was a deal breaker for me as the main use is wildlife viewing. Would highly recommend to anyone who didnt need a slightly quieter wader. 57 155 lbs size 10 and lrm was fantastic

September 17, 2021

Fit....for now.

I agonized for a few weeks over what size to buy in the Swiftcurrent, given no local availability to try them on for size. With help from Patagonia's CS (that last call was awesome!) and the sales rep at Western Rivers in SLC....I got the right size. I am a muscular, climber frame. Size 8 foot. My toes touch the end of the booties, but I don&#... Read Morex27;t want them totally floppy/either. I have a low volume foot and bigger would make a boot too cumbersome. 125lbs and 34A chest. 2 I got some hips. Went with the SSS and I could wear any layer I wanted. If you had 36 D Ladies...a jacket would still fit. The straps allow for more adjustments and I am STOKED. I'll update this post later.

August 26, 2021

Sizing is Off

I ordered the same size in the Swiftcurrent that I wore in the Spring River. I can literally wear the Spring River under the Swiftcurrent! Sloppy fit.

Response from Patagonia
August 31, 2021

Hey Holly, we're sorry to hear about these sizing inconsistencies. We're always happy to provide garment measurements to help you decide what size to get. We'll be sure to pass this feedback along. Of course, we want you to be stoked about your gear so feel free to [return]( these if they aren't working out for you.

May 6, 2021

Better but some odd changes

I'm glad Patagonia came out with some new women's waders. The new booties are great. I don't like the velcro they added to the hand warmer pocket. I think it's unnecessary. The front chest pocket is bigger but for some reason it's made of a mesh like material vs the waterproof wader material. I'd also like the knee pad... Read Mores like the men's have.

April 25, 2021

Good but your no longer a clothing co

Great product but Patagonia.. stop being a hippo critical agenda driven co who has stuff made in communist countries who pollute like hell and you say your for cleaning up our environment BS!

March 13, 2021

Ample room, comfy and perfect for fishing adventures

I purchased these waders as my 2nd pair (as my other pair needs some TLC). I also own the Spring River waders in a size medium-full, which I also love. I'm curvy, 5'3", and around 145 lbs. Most of my fishing in waders is done in the colder months so ample layering is a must. I originally purchased these waders in a size large to ma... Read Moreke sure I had enough room to put layers on, however after getting into them, I felt I was swimming. Patagonia made the exchange process super easy and I was swiftly sent a size medium. Without layers and when standing straight up, the mediums looked/felt a little big. Once I put them on with my winter clothes/apparel, they felt great. I could easily bend/stretch/sit and not feel strain on any part. They also have nice adjustments spots where you can cinch the material in a little more fitted. I'm a shorter female so I could have gone with the short size. However a fair amount of my fishing is hiking up and down steep banks so I like for my knees to be able to fully articulate. The regular length is great for my style of fishing. Personally, I am not a fan of form-fitting waders so I appreciate the sufficient room given in these waders. I have used them for about a month now and they are holding up great. Nice not to have leaks when its 40 degrees and raining. Speaking of raining... Much harder for women to relieve themselves in the rain while in waders. I like the back clip option (opposed to a competitor pair of front clip waders) because they make it so you don't have to fully take off your rain jacket (in the rain) every time you gotta go. My significant other owns the mens zipper pair which are similar but have a couple more bells and whistles. After seeing his, my only wish is that the female pair was given the option of the knee pads as well. These are truly comfy waders to not only wade in, but to adventure to your destination in.

March 4, 2021

Waders that fit

After a long and frustrating search I am very happy with these waders. The SRM size works for a thin body type with longer feet. Super warm and comfortable with Patagonia tough puff pants underneath. The wading belt has a slightly stretchy panel in back. There is no zipper and that is great as the zippers in many waders now add too much bulk up top... Read More. A small reservation is that the booties are quite wide and add additional bulk in my wading boots. Overall a great product for women who fish.

March 3, 2021

Fits like a Men's Product

These waders were very disappointing and do not compare to the Spring River Waders which are now sold out. The "Short" series is not petite - they fit very big and bulky and are had to adjust. The opposite of wearable or comfortable. My waders also arrived without a belt, and are being returned.

Response from Patagonia
March 15, 2021

Thank you for the feedback on fit. We hope you find something that works for you in the future.

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