uo_100289411wrote a review of Patagonia Rio Gallegos Wader - Men's on August 6, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I returned the first pair of these because the fit wasn't quite right (thank you Backcountry and Gearheads for being awesome to work with). The second pair is pretty spot on. I went from the Regular L to the Regular ML. I'm 6', 180 and the Regular L was just too baggy, especially in the chest. I usually wear a 12-12.5 shoe and even though the size chart says 12-13 for this wader, the bootie is pretty snug with a thick wool sock. It makes the fit in the boot great but it's a slight tug-o-war to get them off. The comfort of these waders is great! No leaks after about 25 trips where I routinely get deep enough to get water in the hand warmer pockets (more on that later). These waders don't breathe the best but I'll gladly sacrifice some breathability for function. I love the zippered chest pocket for my cell phone and the internal waterproof pocket for my keys. I haven't used the internal fly box pockets except to stuff the butt of my rod into when changing flies mid-stream, pretty handy. The adjustable, elevator bib feature is great for hot days and getting your arms out of the suspenders. I'm even able to access and operate the back clip fairly easily. My very minor complaints are that the suspender and belt adjustment buckles need to be tightened after about every five fishing trips. As long as they stay tight throughout the day, I'm happy. My largest complaint, and it's still pretty small, is that there aren't zippered pockets on the two hand warmer pockets. My last pair of waders had this and it was great. When I knew I was going deep I could zip them up and still have dry pockets when I went shallow again. I keep forgetting to remove the knee pads as I don't think I need them, at least they aren't cumbersome in the slightest. I'd recommend these to anyone, as long as their feet aren't too big.