MJPwrote a review of Redington Sonic-Pro Wader Zip Front - Men's on April 30, 2013
Have put these waders through 100 days of hard use both on foot, drift boat and cataraft (all 4 seasons). After 100+ days, the zipper blew out and Redington replaced with a new set (Redington offers a full year for replacement, no questions) - said it was a fluke in the zipper. Outstanding reliability. Not as thick as a Simms Guide, but much lighter and very comfortable. No issues with taking patches and these have proven tougher than my previous Cloudveils and Patagonia waders. Full bib is key on a boat - two bix box pockets, two hand pockets (easily takes hand warmers), interior pocket and attachment points. Can add a waist pack (Patagonia Stealth) and be set for a full day. The zipper has been outstanding but a few considerations: 1. Use a waterproof zipper treatment as you would for any drybag to aid zipper action; 2. Can make it harder to roll your bib down into the wader for a half-wader option; 3. Prepare for ease of access that will make a day on the water much more convenient (dumps heat really well too). Great shoulder straps and waist belt included. Absolutely no durability concerns and Redington lived up to their warranty and a new set arrived after, roughly, two weeks. Recommend over much higher priced waders and love all the additional features and the lighter weight.