Patagonia Rio Gallegos Waders

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The Rio Gallegos Waders are the toughest, most puncture-resistant waterproof/breathable wader on the planet. They combine the finest level of durability while offering a new level of comfort and convenience. In other words, the ultimate fly fishing waders. Our newest version of the Rio Gallegos is built with strategically placed weights of an even tougher, more breathable 4-layer H2No Performance Standard polyester microfiber fabric package and SSC (single seam construction) for greater durability and freedom of movement. The result? Max longevity and flexibility without resorting to excessive, heavy, sweat-trapping layers. Our revolutionary merino wool grid lined neoprene booties wick perspiration and create guilt-inducing levels of foot comfort. The 3mm neoprene maintains the warmth of 5mm neoprene but with better wicking. Our innovative internal suspension system allows easy conversion to waist height and - this is critical - quick relief without having to remove your jacket. Upper exterior glued-in, water-repellent zip pocket at chest provides ample storage for quick access to tippets, nippers and lip balm. An interior, clear-welded TPU pocket provides waterproof security for cell phone, camera and keys. More features: sculpted upper for reduced drag in heavy currents, anatomically curved knees with removable knee pads, built-in fabric gravel guards with abrasion-resistant scuff zones and high-filtration mesh drain strip, a quick-release DuraFlex Stealth-V buckle for an adjustable fit and, to avoid line catch, concealed stainless-steel locking boot hooks. Exterior reinforcement tape on interior leg and crotch provides unsurpassed abrasion resistance where it's needed most. Field repair kit included.


  • Polyester microfiber H2No Performance Standard shell with a proprietary waterproof/breathable barrier and NanoSphere DWR (durable water repellent) finish that's highly durable and puncture resistant without excessive multiple layers or added weight; exterior reinforcements on inseams for superior abrasion resistance
  • Waist-mounted EZ Lock suspenders allow easy conversion from chest to waist height for quick relief without having to remove jacket ; TPU slide-and-lock design on front and back of suspenders offers security when wading deep and for roll-down, waist-high comfort; full elastic back
  • Innovative SSC (single seam construction) seaming completely elevates seams on inside of leg--the highest wear point; only one seam up the back of leg is exposed for less abrasion and greater durability for wader
  • Inside, welded TPU-waterproof pocket keeps valuables dry and secure; chest handwarmer pockets with water-resistant zippers allow quick access to tippet spools, nippers and floatant
  • Stretch Wading Belt with a quick-release DuraFlex Stealth-V buckle provides smooth function and an easy-to-adjust fit; anatomically curved knees
  • Custom fit for left and right booties with abrasion-resistant soles; 3mm neoprene booties are lined with our patent pending merino wool grid, which provides the same warmth and better breathability than 5mm neoprene
  • Laser-cut utility keeper allows easy access to tools, nippers, etc.; removable neoprene knee pads; field repair kit included
  • H2No Performance Standard fabrics: 5.8-oz 100% polyester microfiber high-density taffeta upper with 9.1-oz 100% polyester microfiber high-density double-weave taffeta lower. Upper and lower have waterproof breathable barrier with NanoSphere DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • 1219 g (43 oz)
  • Made in China.


H2No Performance Standard is Patagonia's benchmark for waterproofness, breathability and durability, which ensures a high level of long-term performance backed by our Ironclad Guarantee. H2No Performance Standard products undergo the most rigorous testing in the industry.
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Patagonia Rio Gallegos Waders Reviews

Rock solid, Nice fit, No regrets Review by Joe
Posted on 1/11/16
I got these waders a year ago to replace a pair that weren’t quite long enough. I’m 5’11” and if I stepped high in or out of the water, the old waders were always tugging. After reading a few reviews and comments regarding fit, I called Patagonia customer service to discuss. Following a very helpful conversation I ordered the medium longs. They fit nicely and don’t tug if I need to make a “high step”. The waterproof zippered pocket is a nice feature for keeping keys and phone dry and secure. The merino wool lined booties aren’t just a gimmick, they’ve kept my feet warmer in the spring just after ice out and in December waiting to transition to the skis. I’ve pushed thru the brush in northern NH and ME and bumped off boulders and rocks in MT, … these waders are rock solid! No regrets what so ever, …HIGHLY recommended!
Quality waders Review by Morris
Posted on 7/8/15
I have had these for a year now and have really put them through a lot. I spend about 3 days a week out on the Colorado waters, including a fair amount of bushwacking. They really are tough and breathe very well. The removable knee pads are a nice touch and have come in handy on more than one occasion. During the winter, the wool that is incorporated into the booties have made a noticeable difference in warmth over my old Simms. Bear in mind that the toe area is more roomy than what you may be used to because Patagonia's design philosophy is that is creates more air pockets around your toes which promotes more warmth. I also really like the drop down adjustable straps which allow you to pull them down to your waist without having to unstrap. This really helps when you have to relieve yourself out there! Quality product.
Great 4 Season Waders Review by Josh
Posted on 6/4/14
Bought these Fall 2013 and fished Southern Indiana & Ohio through the snow and now the heat. Great waders with no issues so far. Run true to size but definitely call for proper sizing. Ben was a big help making sure I got the right size.

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