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Patagonia Rio Azul Waders - Men's

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    22 Reviews


    Break free 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. Ideal for hot weather- and water-angling, these packable waders are crafted from a highly-protective four-layer H2No Performance Standard polyester microfiber fabric to keep you comfortably dry all day long, while the SSC (Single Seam Construction) completely eliminates seams from the highest wear points on the inside of the legs, enhancing their overall durability.

    Boosting their versatility, the fully adjustable suspenders have male and female buckles that allow for fast conversion to a belt so they can effortlessly be worn as pants. Updated flat-panel gravel guards drain water quickly for when you're fishing in or out of a boat, as well as provide enhanced resistance to abrasion and wear while wading and hiking. Just below the new gravel guards are the improved booties, which are made from a denser 4mm neoprene for compaction-resistance, and offer a more anatomical, sock-like fit for bulked up comfort. The front utility keep allows easy access to your tools, and an included repair kit helps you fix things out in the field.

    • Waterproof and breathable H2No Performance Standard (four-layer)
    • Polyester microfiber body
    • Adjustable belt and suspenders
    • Gravel guards
    • Neoprene booties
    • Articulated legs
    • Field repair kit included
    • Item #PAT01A1

    Tech Specs

    Responsible Collection
    Certified B-Corp
    [membrane/laminate] H2No Performance Standard (4-layer), [face fabric] 100% polyester microfiber, C6 DWR treatment, [booties] neoprene (4mm)
    Belt Included
    yes, elastic
    yes, adjustable
    Gravel Guards
    Repair Kit
    Claimed Weight
    1.9 lbs
    Recommended Use
    fly fishing
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I got these as a birthday gift for my partner. It's been close to two weeks since he first used them and he still, daily, talks about how happy he is with the performance. These waders have been effective in keeping him warm during cold, damp days. He's impressed with the suspenders that allow the waders to be turned into pants. He even loves the dry bag stitched into them. These have definitely taken his fishing game to the next level.

    No nonsense waders

      These waders are made extremely well, I have put them through all sorts hell and still no leaks. Perfect fit, not to snug not to large. Couple them with the Patagonia wader station pack and you got a winning combo.

      Great value for the price

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Purchasing waders sight unseen can be a harrowing experience. Sizing, durability, feel. There are so many tactile aspects to the process that I'm always hesitant to make the plunge. I'm glad I made the exception in this case, however, as Patagonia's Rio Azul waders are not only true to fit, but everything they're advertised to be. I was able to give them a test run on a recent business trip to CO and was thoroughly impressed. They fit nicely in the small backpack that doubles as my carry-on, held up well as I descended and ascended 30+' or loose rock getting to and from the creek, and best of all kept me comfortable from the moment I entered the water with temperatures in the low 40s to the mile hike out in 70 degree sunshine. Considering their price point compared to other light/ultralight waders, these are easily 5-stars!

      Versatile and economic, can’t go wrong!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      After a serious week of rough water wading during the blizzard that hit the Puget Sound and getting precious time landing SRC’s while everyone else was in inside avoiding the cold, I couldn’t be happier with these versatile waders. Great on warm and cold days alike. I could go on and on about how breathable these are for the warmth they provide. I know the description says great for hot days but really they do fine in the cold too. Don’t be afraid to use and abuse these. Love the ability to roll them down into a pant style wader.
      Just buy them already, you won’t regret it!!

      Perfect fit!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Needed a pair of waders for a then upcoming fishing trip. I was looking at Simms and Patagonia and found these. Was a little concerned about fit with buying online but the fit was right on and fit right in my budget


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is my first pair of waders and I'm shocked at how well they fit my tall and lean frame. Not overly bulky, but with enough room to layer and move freely. The waterproof pocket is a nice feature, straps are well thought out and comfortable. I'm very happy with my purchase.

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      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      I bought these waders for my dad who is just getting into fly fishing. He is on the bigger side so i got the XL short. They fit him perfectly and allow him to move free range of motion. I wish they put a front zipper pocket being that these waders cost almost $300 and having 1 waterproof pocket isn't enough.

      Lightweight, backpacking waders

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      No frills, just thrills of fishing. I pack these in when weight is my primary concern. It's a great summer/fall wader and it packs down small enough for most day packs. Seriously.

      Minimalist, Top-Notch quality waders.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I'm new to fly-fishing, I enjoy it enough that I know I don't want to buy cheap waders and have to replace them in 1-2 years, or be uncomfortable the whole time and wishing I'd spent "just a little more". After talking to my gear-head, Karissa, she steered me towards the Patgonia's and I couldn't be happier. I thought I'd miss the hand-warmer pockets, but honestly if it's that cold I'll have a jacket on anyways to warm my hands in. Less frills, less worries, and more fishing. That's what these waders are proving to do for me. The comfort is fantastic and I feel confident when I sit down on the bank or a rock or a log that they're not going to tear easily or wear out fast. Previously I had been using a friends waders and after tripping, falling, swimming, I realized how important fit is, and these fit very true to size. I'm 6'2, 220lbs and I went with an XL. Little baggy, but room for insulation for the colder months, and plenty of flexibility to feel stable and comfortable in year-round.

      Patagonia does it again, and the way they stand behind their products makes me feel even better about my choice/happy I listened to Karissa!

      true to size and true to lifestyle =

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Some of the best, lightest waders I've ever owned. Love the material. Super comfortable and breathes well. Fits like a glove. There isn't a lot of extra space for extras as it is minimalist in its design therefore beautiful

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      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These are great light weight waders, so easy to adjust them to waist level.

      My only complaint is due to myself as I have increased my fly fishing in the winter, is the abscene of an outside chest pocket, it would be nice to have for quick easy access to keep hand warmers or gloves!

      lets go play in the water

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      these suckers will keep you dry no matter how cold or deep the water is.. so if you want to get in the stream, and catch some monster fishes you need to snag a pair of these.

      Love these waders!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: medium-short
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 150lbs

      Love these waders, they're super lightweight. They keep you warm even in the coldest of waters. So comfy would get any other brand.

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      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      I absolutely love theses waders. They haven't given me any problems. they fit perfectly in my boots and they are very comfortable and breathable. I am 6'2" 150 pounds and got a m/long which fits very well. They don't get too hot when its warm out and I have fished with them throughout the winter at freezing temperatures with only running tights and wool socks underneath and I never got cold. I would recommend this to anybody looking for new waders.

      Basic design with high performance

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

      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

      Simple and light

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

      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.

      Quality without breaking the bank!

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

      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!

      Unanswered Question

      Do these waders have an internal waterproof pocket like the older model?