Neoprene waders are the best thing that ever happened to cold water
wading. The neoprene chest wader is the most popular, but waist high
neoprene waders are also a hot item and you can get them right here.
Neoprene remains flexible and comfortable over a wide temperature
range. While chest waders are commonly available in 3mm neoprene or 5mm
neoprene, waist waders are generally 3mm neoprene waders. Neoprene
waders are available in a variety of camo patterns, particularly
effective for duck hunting, as well as solid colors.
Neoprene waders are available in 2 basic weights: 3mm and 5mm neoprene. The 3 mm neoprene waders are lighter and more comfortable, but provide less insulation. Lighter boots with less insulation generally compliment the 3mm neoprene waders. 5mm neoprene waders are the heavy weights in cold water wading. And often a fleece lining is added to the 5mm neoprene to add additional insulation and maintain body heat. Heavily insulated boots with up to 1600 grams of insulation are found on 5mm neoprene waders
HISTORY of NEOPRENE and the BEGINNING of NEOPRENE WADERS
Neoprene was invented by DuPont on April 17, 1930. DuPont began marketing neoprene in 1931 under the trade name DuPrene. The original manufacturing process, which left the product with a foul odor, limited the uses of the new compound. A new process, which eliminated the odor-causing
byproducts, was developed. The new process also cut production costs by 50%, and the company began selling
the material to manufacturers of finished end-products.
Since the company itself did not manufacture any end
products, the trademark was dropped in 1937 and replaced with a generic
name, neoprene, in an attempt "to signify that the material is an
ingredient, not a finished consumer product". By 1939, sales of neoprene were generating profits over $300,000 for the company (equivalent to $5,086,364 in 2015).
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