Trying to find the right fishing wader is difficult enough for the standard size person. Trying to find extra large fishing waders for big Men is even more of a challenge. With the multiple choices of waders available for all different sorts of conditions and climates, it’s pretty much impossible to find a one size fits all big guys fishing wader.
For us guys with a trophy cabinet sitting just under the chest, shorter legs (not too mention stumpy) and wide backsides, it’s pretty obvious that a standard wader is simply not going to fit. Unless you have a fishing/outdoors store in your local area that specializes in products for the big and tall your best bet is to look online.
Now I know not every fishing wader on this page is going to be right for everyone, but these are some hand selected waders that may suit specific individuals. Custom waders can also be made to order from various departments.
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Now don’t be put off by the skinny guy in the picture, these waders are made for many sizes and they are camo. With 6XL being the largest and a suggested weight of 320 lbs to 360lbs and a average shoe size of 12-14 Mens. Down to the standard large size catering to people around 150 lbs and a shoe size of 8-9.
These fishing waders are actually a spin off product by TommyD Sports who specialize in wet-suits. According to TommyD Sports they have over 50,000 wetsuits in circulation worldwide. These waders are made from the same 5mm neoprene material used in their wetsuits. So if you’ve had the experience of wearing a wetsuit you know what warmth these waders will also bring.
While these huge fishing waders are made from the more popular material neoprene because of there insulation and warming features, if you plan to wear these in hotter climates, prepare to sweat. Neoprene is not the most breathable nor the lightest wader material on the market, but is a comfortable material and easy to repair with an aqua seal patch if the inevitable happens.
Caddis are a popular choice for many Fishermen big and small. But these particular Waders are special in their own way. While not the most expensive brand on the market, they pack some nice features into this product. One in particular is the pocked that resides on the exterior of the outfit. It is zippered, but it doesn’t stop there. There’s a build in hand warmer, which is perfect for those colder mornings.
But as the day gets warmer, the breathable unique CaddisDry fabric comes into play. Somehow while this wader is waterproof, the design allows for vapours/perspiration to exit through the material which results in less build up inside the suit.
As for how size restrictions, according to Caddis, the maximum girth on the XXL Stout is 64 inches. Which is the largest part around your body. So this Wader will cater to many plus size Fisherman looking for a good fit without paying through the roof. The User Size Chart will help out in finding the right size for different body types.
Overall I believe it’s hard to look past the Caddis Fishing Waders, not only for the price but also the all round greatness of them. There are many more pluses for this such as the reinforced knee caps, ventilation when you leave the water and the bonus repair kit (With instructions). The only negative would be a the fact the booties are quite large. Which is great for wearing a couple pairs of socks as well, but don’t give into temptation and yank on them when taking the Wader off. This can cause them to leak.
The Sonic-Pro Stocking Foot waders are made of high quality 100% Nylon. Consisting of 4 layers which provide a lightweight, breathable and waterproof experience. These waders boast the features you expect from a high quality wader. There are many internal pockets to keep the valuables dry with welded seams to keep moisture out. No sewing is present.
This model comes with internal hand warmers finished in brushed micro fleece which as we know is great for the chilly mornings. But do remember to do the zipper up all the way!. Another handy feature is the flip out tool storage pouch and the neoprene boots. This wader has implemented the necessities and put some quality workmanship into this design.
The largest size the Sonic Pro comes in is 2XL. On the size chart you can see that the XXL fits Men with a chest size of 51-53 inches and a size 12-13 shoe. Some folks have noticed that the size is slightly larger than expected, which can be a positive to allow for insulation underneath the waders for use on cold days. But do be aware of the sizes before you buy.
What I like about the H3 by Hodgman is that they not only come in a XXL but they also make 3 different versions of the 2XL version. One for the big and tall fisherman, one for the King size Man and the standard regular xxl. So any size overweight person should have less problem deciding which size fishing wader is right for them.
The Hodman H3 is ideal for fly fishing but not so great for colder climates. While the breath-ability of the wader is great on summer days, during Winter it’s recommended to get the Hodgman Core INS insulation system for extra warmth. The insulation system also comes in the 3 different sizes – King, Regular and Tall. The size chart recommends the XXL to people with a 52-54 inch chest (220-260lbs) and a shoe size of 12-14.