Cool, com­fort­able with free­dom to move

Vi­sion Scout waders £449.99 www.vi­sion­fly­fish­ing.co.uk

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Tackle -

VI­SION’s new top of the range waders are de­signed with com­fort in mind from the choice of high-tech fab­ric to the seam tech­nol­ogy. The waders are made from Vi­sion’s 37.5 fab­ric, which they say will at­tract and re­lease mois­ture that builds up in­side the waders more ef­fec­tively than ever be­fore. By re­act­ing to your body’s tem­per­a­ture, it also helps to keep you dry and cool. A heav­ier duty, tex­tured but still sup­ple fab­ric has been used from the waist down, and a lighter fab­ric with a smoother fin­ish from the waist up. Both have a DWR fin­ish so water just beads off, and the back­ing fab­ric is very smooth so just glides over your un­der­gar­ments. All seams fea­ture ul­tra­sonic tech­nol­ogy, so no stitch­ing, in­stead the joins are welded. This not only pro­duces a wa­ter­proof seam, es­pe­cially when backed up by the tape on the in­side, but it also makes for a less bulky seam. I take a medium-short size across all Vi­sion waders and to my re­lief it was the same with the Scout. How­ever, the cut is dif­fer­ent to what I am used to with a roomier fit­ting around the thighs, knees and chest. Ini­tially I thought there was too much ex­tra room built in, but when you start walk­ing, bend­ing and sit­ting in the waders you re­alise the rea­son for this, they are very com­fort­able in­deed.

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The braces, made from the same ma­te­rial as the wad­ing belt, are ad­justable and de­tach­able at the front with two op­pos­ing quick-re­lease buck­les. A tri­an­gu­lar spreader bar at the back pre­vents them from twist­ing or fall­ing off your shoul­ders. Lo­cated just un­der the braces are two tri­an­gu­lar quick-re­lease clips in pro­tec­tive hous­ings, ideal for hang­ing ac­ces­sories or a tool bar.

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The chest pocket has a YKK Aquaseal zip­per so is wa­ter­proof so long as it is se­curely closed. It’s quite a big pocket di­vided into three open com­part­ments. On the in­side is a flip-out pouch, which is ac­tu­ally three pock­ets in one: two are zipped and one has a vel­cro clo­sure.

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Two welded belt loops lie flat against the body of the waders, and take a 1.5-inch wide elas­ti­cated web­bing belt that is both ad­justable and de­tach­able and fea­tures a quick-re­lease buckle.

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The neo­prene socks, fully taped on the out­side for ex­tra dura­bil­ity, are re­ally well fit­ting. The qual­ity gravel guards fea­ture a heav­ily elas­ti­cated cuff and rub­ber grip strip on the in­side, giv­ing a good non-slip seal around the boots. A metal lace hook keeps ev­ery­thing in place.

VER­DICT:

The waders are very com­fort­able and the cut al­lows for very good free­dom of move­ment. The new fab­ric kept me cool and less clammy, es­pe­cially on warmer, hu­mid days. Great pocket lay­out and very com­fort­able neo­prene socks.

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Zipped chest pocket.

Flip-out pouch.

Tool ac­ces­sory tabs.

Rub­ber grip strip.

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