Chasewrote a review of Redington Palix River Wader - Men's on February 24, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I fish over 100 days a year in the PNW for salmon, trout and steelhead. Since our year-round season varies from hot summer evenings on the trout streams to stormy and snowy winter mornings on big steelhead rivers, good all -around breathable waders are essential.
I'm usually a huge fan of Redington products. Unfortunately after putting in a year with these waders I'm wishing I'd sprung for something higher end.
I would have expected and been fine with a few puncture holes from bushwacking by now, but what keeps failing and leaking on me are the seams where the neoprene booties meet the legs. A good coat of sealant fixes it for a few weeks, but then they start leaking again.
If you fish a few times a summer on sunny trout streams, these should work fine for you.
If you fish every chance you get in conditions where a leak can ruin your day or waste hundreds of miles of driving, spend a little extra on something better.
Lastly, I'm 6'1" 175 and the medium long fits great.