Patagonia Rio Gallegos Zip Front Waders - Past Season

Our highest performing, most durable and feature-rich fly fishing waders with the additional convenience of a waterproof front T-Zip. Built with even tougher, more breathable 4-layer waterproof/breathable H2No Performance Standard fabrics (lightest weight at the chest and heaviest weight throughout the body) and single seam construction for increased durability and freedom of movement.

Patagonia Rio Gallegos Zip Front Waders - Past Season 1

The Rio Gallegos Zip-Front Waders bring the convenience of a waterproof front T-Zip to the toughest, most puncture-resistant waterproof/breathable wader on the planet. In other words, the ultimate fly fishing waders now feature a fly. 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, while the front zipper offers quick, easy 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.


  • H2No Performance Standard polyester microfiber shell has a proprietary waterproof/breathable barrier and NanoSphere DWR (durable water repellent) finish; fabric is highly durable and puncture resistant without excessive multiple layers or added weight; exterior reinforced seams on crotch for better abrasion resistance
  • Waist-mounted EZ Lock suspenders allow easy conversion from chest to waist height, and front T-Zip 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
  • 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 shell: 4-layer, 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 a waterproof/breathable barrier with a NanoSphere DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • 1315 g (46.4 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 Zip Front Waders - Past Season Reviews

Best Waders Available Review by Taco
Posted on 4/20/17
These are by far the best pair of waders I have ever owned. This is in comparison to the other big competitors; Simms, Orvis, Redington, etc. I've owned these for 3 season with heavy use in Wisconsin and around the nation on various fishing trips in Alaska, Canada, Montana, and other beautiful places. These have lasted through and through on backcountry hikes, torrential rains, and in snowy below freezing temperatures. On my most recent trip in the Smoky Mountains these waders withstood backcountry trails to remote waters where wild trout likely had never seen mankind. Even with all of the use these waders have not ever had a leak despite the rough wear and tear I have put them through. Don't buy any other pair of wader, period.
Great features! Review by Frank
Posted on 10/9/14
In the past 50 years of fly fishing I've tried everything under the sun but nothing measures to Patagonia Rio Gallegos Zip Front Waders. Love em!

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