With the exception of July and August, if I’m fishing, I’m in waders—so having a comfortable pair is a priority. Orvis has long been my go-to brand and they’ve impressed me again with their PRO Waders. With room for gear, you can fish all day with just your rod and what you carry in the waders. Made with Cordura fabric, these suckers are tough and abrasion-resistant. A word of warning: they have an athletic fit, which makes them tighter than normal; you may want to bump up a size.
Available at area stores; $498.