When the water’s warm, it’s hard to beat wading out into the river and feeling the water rushing around your legs. But in the spring, the brisk temps require a little more protection from the elements. Thanks to the Sonic-Pro Waders from Redington, I can still get out to my favorite spots despite the chilly water. The welded construction and double-taped seams keep you nice and dry. And just before my hands go numb, I can stuff them into into the pockets lined with brushed micro-fleece. My favorite features were all the bonus pockets hidden in the chest of the waders, allowing me to keep all my necessary gear in reach without needing a separate pack. Available at Montana Troutfitters and Bob Ward's. $300; redington.com.