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The easy way to get away from the crowds.

Serving as Patagonia's lightest and most-packable waders, the Rio Azul Waders are ideal for backcountry anglers, travelers, and those expecting a long approach before finally tying on the first fly.

  • Four-layer H2No waterproof breathable fabric, fully taped seams, and DWR coating provide proven protection against chilly waters
  • Anatomically fitted neoprene booties insulate your toes and are designed to conform to each foot's shape
  • Adjustable suspenders let you dial in the perfect fit
  • Hypalon utility keeper gives you easy access to tools, nippers, and tippet
  • Internal waterproof pocket stores your house key, credit card, and other small essentials
  • Field repair kit included

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5 5

Basic design with high performance

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6'
    Weight: 220 lbs
    Size Purchased: Large King

I picked these up for a recent fishing trip in Jackson Hole. Don't be fooled by the simple design. The simple cut gives ample room to wear a pair of fleece pants or base layer and the articulation allows it to move comfortably. The H2No fabric was bomber waterproof while standing hip deep all day. In addition the breathability and durability were outstanding as I bushwhacked it a 1/4 mile to the snake. There is an inside chest pocket that kept my phone protected and accessible.

A recommendation on care, be sure to dry it away from direct sunlight as this will decrease the lifespan of the neoprene booties. In addition be mindful of dirt and sand on the booties before you place them in your shoes as this can wear a whole in them. Years of raft guiding has taught me the importance of these lessons. Enjoy your time on the water.

Basic design with high performance
5 5

Simple and light

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 185 lbs
    Size Purchased: Medium

These waders are great if you are looking for a simple lightweight pair. Great for warmer days or packing in. Very good quality and have the feel of nice gortex with booties. The inside chest pocket is simple but does the job. They seem to be durable enough for a casual fly fisher. Cooler in the water than regular waders, but fine with a pair of pants or long underwear. Pair it with a pack and some Wading boots and you are all set.

5 5

Quality without breaking the bank!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 180 lbs
    Size Purchased: L/S

I wanted a pair of waders that were going to last and were going to be top quality without breaking the bank. After researching I came up on the Rio Azul seemed to be the best bang for the buck! And so far they have been. I really love how extremely lightweight they are and how packable they are when I need to travel with them. Right now I?ve been using them throughout the winter on some of the coldest mornings and they have a cut that allows plenty of room for layering so no problem there. They are just a basic cut wader with really no extra bells or whistles but the H2NO fabric is awesome and seems to be the key that separates these bad boys from the rest of the pack. I?ve tried some waders that gave me a feeling like I was in a plastic bag, so far haven?t had that feeling at all and just used them the other day in 78 degree weather and never had a second thought with them on or feelings of being uncomfortable. The anatomically designed left and right neoprene booties give you a super comfortable fit for long days in the water and the utility keeper is nice gives you easy access to tools and accessories. All in all awesome wader without breaking the bank!

5 5

Almost Perfect...but still fantastic

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Picked these up for a late fall fishing trip in Montana. Waders performed equally well in small streams to the big fast and deep water. overall very light weight and seem to be very high quality. fit is true to the sizing chart. could be worn almost year round - lightweight enough for summer and can layer underneath for late autumn. only draw back I could find is the gravel guard isn't the best compared with some of Simms or Orvis waders.

check out the new Rio Azul Wader with Patagonia's director of Fishing Bart Bonime

5 5

Delivered on its Promises

I really didn't NEED new waders, but I was on the lookout for some light but tough waders for deeper backcountry trips, and from a reputable name in fly fishing gear. The Rio Azuls came up aces in all regards. They're not weighed down with unnecessary features, and have about the most comfortable stocking feet I've ever slipped my feet into. These are the lightest and thinnest waders I've ever worn, and while I did feel a bit more cold standing in knee deep Rocky Mountain water a few weeks ago then I would with my clunky old (but still great) Cabelas waders, I have no doubts that they will hold up to years of steady use. They are already my go-to waders.

I was a bit hesitant to order online sight unseen, but since I couldn't find a dealer near me I took the plunge. The massive range of sizes offered is a testament to Patagonia's commitment to the angling community, and I'm happy to say I was able to find the perfect fit thanks to their sizing details. I'm 5'8" 185lbs with a size 9 wading boot, and the L/Short fits me like a glove. A glove that goes on your legs and feet.