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Old 04-19-2016, 02:52 PM
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Default Rio Gallegos Waders

So after my low end waders ate the big one and started causing Wet Sock Syndrome, I picked up Patagonia's Rio Gallegos for a very good price. (STP junkie here)

They arrived a few weeks ago, but since I havent needed them, theyve stayed in the box.

I went out last weekend on an exploratory trip and finally unveiled them.

I hate to be asking and im completely embarassed, but all my previous waders were of the "plastic clip" variety. I unclipped the plastic buckle and voila.

The Patagonias dont have this. I had to slide into them and stretch the suspenders over me. It reminded me of my grandfather pulling his suspenders over him, snapping down onto his shoulders.

Did i miss something or do higher end waders not have the plastic buckle system? As i said, im so ashamed for not even knowing how to put these on.

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Just loosen the adjustment and tighten it up after putting the straps over your shoulders.
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Default Re: Rio Gallegos Waders

My new Chota waders have this but it is their design so that I can keep the suspenders on and still drop waders for waste high or to take a ****. Still getting used to it but my last set was a hodgeman ghetto sports smart set that was absolutely huge with clips. I'll take dry and confused over wet and familiar........... forget that last part
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:24 PM
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Default Re: Rio Gallegos Waders

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So after my low end waders ate the big one and started causing Wet Sock Syndrome, I picked up Patagonia's Rio Gallegos for a very good price. (STP junkie here)

They arrived a few weeks ago, but since I havent needed them, theyve stayed in the box.

I went out last weekend on an exploratory trip and finally unveiled them.

I hate to be asking and im completely embarassed, but all my previous waders were of the "plastic clip" variety. I unclipped the plastic buckle and voila.

The Patagonias dont have this. I had to slide into them and stretch the suspenders over me. It reminded me of my grandfather pulling his suspenders over him, snapping down onto his shoulders.

Did i miss something or do higher end waders not have the plastic buckle system? As i said, im so ashamed for not even knowing how to put these on.

Help a newb!
I honestly don't know how to describe it but the "buckles" on the strap open to let them slide down the strap.

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Old 04-19-2016, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: Rio Gallegos Waders

My waders have buckles on the suspenders but the only time I use them is when I have to pee and don't want to take off my vest. As for the putting them on and off, I prefer the grandpa way!
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:36 AM
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I love the waders.

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