Patagonia Women’s Swiftcurrent Waders 2020


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SKU: pata-w-swiftcurwdr


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Product Description


Designed for female anglers, these midweight waterproof/breathable waders have waist-mounted, EZ-Lock suspenders for conversion to waist height. Innovative rear-buckle system provides drop-seat function for quick relief. Interior waterproof pocket, reach-through handwarmer pocket and a chest pocket.

  • Fabric Details 100% recycled polyester microfiber H2No® Performance Standard shell with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • Construction Details Single-seam construction for durability and a gusseted crotch for freedom of movement and comfort
  • EZ-Lock Suspenders and Rear-Buckle Drop-Seat Waist-mounted EZ-Lock suspenders allow for easy conversion from chest to waist height; rear-buckle system provides drop-seat function for quick relief
  • Interior Organization Interior organization: welded TPU-waterproof pocket flips out for easy access; center-back hanger loop for easy drying
  • Exterior Organization Exterior organization: upper reach-through kangaroo pocket and asymmetrical-zip chest pocket allows for quick access to tippet spools, nippers and floatant
  • Articulated Legs with Scuff Guards Articulated legs; scuff guards at ankles
  • Anatomical Booties Anatomical booties have lower volume and a sock-like fit for all-day wading comfort
  • Country of Origin Made in Vietnam.
  • Weight 1,154 g (40.7 oz)


  • H2No® Performance Standard shell: (upper and lower) 4-layer, 5.1-oz 100% recycled polyester microfiber high-density taffeta face bonded to a 100% recycled polyester backer
  • Both with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • Chest pocket: 9.8-oz 100% nylon stretch mesh lined with 4.6-oz 100% polyester brushed tricot

Women’s Swiftcurrent Waders Sizing Information

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions, and are in inches, unless otherwise noted. **Largest girth (chest, waist or hips).
Size Chest Hips Largest Girth** Inseam Shoe Size Height
Extra Small – Short Length
32-33 35-36 36 29.5 6-8 5’0″-5’4″
Small – Short Length
33-35 37-38 38 29.5 6-8 5’0″-5’4″
Small – Regular Length
33-35 37-38 38 31.5 8-10 5’5″-5’8″
Medium – Shorth Length
36-38 39-41 41 29.5 6-8 5’0″-5’4″
Medium – Reg Length
36-38 39-41 41 31.5 8-10 5’5″-5’8″
Medium – Long Length
36-38 39-41 41 33.5 8-10 5’9″-6′
Large – Short Length
39-40 42-44 44 29.5 6-8 5’0″-5’4″
Large – Reg Length
39-40 42-44 44 31.5 8-10 5’5″-5’8″
Large – Long Length
39-40 42-44 44 33.5 8-10 5’9″-6′
Extra Large – Reg Length
42-45 45-48 48 31.5 8-10 5’5″-5’8″


  1. I just purchased the Patagonia Swiftcurrent Expedition waders in LRM. I’m 5’10, 205lbs, shoe size 11, 45″ upper torso (i wear a 46 suit coat), 32″ inseam and 34″ waist if I measure before Friday’s at 6PM. I was originally going for the Gallegos which would have been a huge upgrade from my cheap lightweight packable waders I have now. They would also let me get in the winter waters I want to be in here during the Colorado winter. I have never put on waders that were this comfortable, and did not hang on me like a clown suit. The construction is like nothing I have seen before in waders and I’ve been eyeballing all the good goretex stuff from some of the other top tier brands for a good bit. These are a little different to get in to as in they are much closer fitting. The fly shop owner where I tried them on at was next to me while I was getting them on and he was like, “you know what I think I have the next size up” and I was like “no – bro, this is gonna work” not really thinking it would. Once I had them fully on and pulled up the chest to the correct height and locked in the suspenders and the belt (way better belt than the Gallegos), there was plenty of room for both layers in the bottoms and the torso area. They really felt like they were tailored for me. I took a knee and made all the wonky movements that I would be likely to do and it almost felt like I wasn’t wearing waders. They do have a mass to them but the fit is so different than other waders, well older waders anyhow, that these seem very slim or close to you without any bunching up at all.
    Patagonia got rid of the buckle in the back suspender on these, with the intent that the back goes up and down like the front ones that have the buckle lock but I had to kind of jockey it around to get the back up again after the front. Still doable though and I immediately thought that I would not like the back buckle lock on the Gallegos.
    My ultimate decision to purchase from Patagonia was from the many stories on record of their stellar customer service. Got it they had some wader issues a few years ago and I tracked the evolution in Q/A that got them to today.
    Even though I will be the $5 fly-fisherman in the $650 waders, I figure they will last a long time, especially with the added guarantee that Patagonia provides with wading products. Hopefully I wont have a polka-dot pattern of sealer all over my back end and knees by the end of the year like I do on my cheap ones.
    I’m going to higher elevation tomorrow (8,000’+) in temps pushing less than 10F and putting these to the test, but I have a feeling I will be the one put to the test in the end. They are obviously very durable but I will follow up.
    One more thing, when I wore them around the house this eve I stuck one foot in a bootie without my liner and wool sock and it was crazy comfortable with whatever comfortableness they have down in that thing. I have never had a bootie like that (haha). I will always wear a thin liner but you can totally tell you don’t need one provided you have the right insulated boot for the water/ambient conditions. Pretty cool.
    In hindsight I’m thinking I maybe should have went with the front zip (I drink a lot of coffee)?
    I should punch myself right in the mouth for paying the price-tag for these, but will wait to judge after a few wades before I hold myself accountable. They really are the quality that is described, but truly time will tell.

    Ted Schwinn
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