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Old 06-07-2018, 09:03 AM
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Anyone have any ultralight waders they like for backpacking or situations where you are packing in? I'm looking at the new Patagonia Middle Fork Packable waders. They are only 1.10lbs Anyone else have any they like or ultralight boots for that matter? Not looking to wet wade.

https://www.backcountry.com/patagoni...piYy13YWRlcnM=
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:56 AM
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I've had a pair of LL Bean Flyweight waders for many years. They've been backpacked into more trout ponds than I can remember, as well as to Arkansas to fish the White River.

I got mine at the outlet in N. Conway for under $50, but I think they retail for $99. No frills, but mine have held up very well and they are extraordinarily light and packable.

Just to add, these are not my primary waders. I have several that I use more often, but these are my go-to for remote float tube fishing and airline travel.
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:08 AM
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Thanks Steve! doesnt look like they make them anymore. LL Bean Emerger Waders might be the next closest thing, but I don't see a weight on them.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:20 AM
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I have used Simms packable on a number of pack and trips. Very light and fold into a small bag the size of a shaving kit.
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