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Simms Freestone Waders


Top Two Best Budget Waders

Finding the right set of waders can be a daunting task for someone just entering the fly fishing community. It can be even harder to narrow down a great pair that won’t break the bank as many brands can cost upwards of $500.00.  Fortunately, there are some great entry level waders out there that are comfortable to wear on an all-day fishing expedition, durable enough to stand up to rugged terrain and weather conditions. Both Simms and Orvis provide such a wader. Below we review the Ultralight waders offered by Orvis and the Simms Freestone waders. Both are under $300.00 and are very fly fishing worthy.



Simms Freestone Waders – $299.95




  • Made from durable 4 layer Toray QuadraLam
  • Breathable
  • Zippered pocket for tools and a fleece line hand warming pocket
  • Neoprene booties come with an antimicrobial coating
  • Wading belt loops and included wading belt.


– Tippet Tender pouch sold separately

– Imported

-Heavier than Orvis Ultralight Waders at 38 Oz.


Orvis Ultralight Waders – $298.00




-Adjusts to waist high wading

– Thin, lightweight at 35 Oz.

-Large front and inside pocket, with waterproof YKK zipper

-Fly Patch on outside of front pocket

 – 4 Layers of Sturdy Waterproof Nylon



-Back strap is hard to reach to convert waders

– No hand warming pocket


Best of the Best Award

               Both of these are very popular within our shop. Each have specific features for different circumstances on the water. We highly recommend both of these waders and encourage you to come into the shop to try them on and see for yourself! We have a large quantity of each with many sizes in stock for any fit!

Thanks for tuning in,

The Ugly Bug Crew

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