I'm going on a fly fishing trip to the Flat Head River this summer and have beenresearching the lightest waders and either boots, shoes, or booties to backpackin with. I'm looking at some waist high waders that are about 1 lb. but can'tfind a good alternative for boots or shoes that are less than 2 lbs. Does anyonehave any experience with light weight waders that they could share with me?
I got these Salomon Amphibians for wading, and will possibly glue some synthetic felt on the soles.http://www.salomonsports.com/others/#/footwear/footwear/sandals/sport-amphibian-2There is also the Light Amphibian that is a couple of ounces less if you can tolerate plain old laces.
i've been wearing that shoe exclusively for about 3 years now - daily wear, hiking, rafting, kayaking, fishing, etc.get them 2 at a time for 1/2 price on steepandcheapfor me, a great shoe :)
Andrew,The lightest durable option is a pair of Kokatat Tropos Swift dry pants at 14.4 oz for size medium. Use them in combination with light neoprene socks (1 pair when hiking and an additional pair when fishing) plus any hiking/water shoe that fits you well.
Edited by richard295 on 04/09/2009 21:51:44 MDT.
I love Salomons, but I couldn't get those to fit me correctly.
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