Tidewe Waders Review: Bargain Wading Gear

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Tidewe Waders Review: Bargain Wading Gear

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While Tidewe may be an unknown brand compared to other popular wader brands like Simms or Frog Toggs, they definitely fill a niche in the wader market, and to be honest, the quality of Tidewe waders is pretty high.

Let’s take a look at some of the popular offerings of Tidewe and why they might be a great fit for you.

Tidewe Waders Range: Breathable, PVC, and Neoprene

Tidewe have several different wader designs from stockingfoot waders, boot foot waders, and neoprene waders.

All of these different wader types excel in different conditions, and we will explain what waders work best in different conditions as we look at each individual type.

Tidewe Stockingfoot Breathable Chest Waders

Tidewe Stockingfoot Breathable Chest Waders

Tidewe Stockingfoot Breathable Chest Waders
Our Score

The Tidewe stockingfoot wader is comparable to other brands in quality, design, and construction, but they are available at a fraction of the cost of the big name brands.

These waders feature 3 layers which includes polyester with a outer lining, a breathable layer in the middle, and the inside lining. These linings create a breathable and durable wader that is great against normal wear and abrasions.

The neoprene stocking foot is 4 mm or .15 inches thick, keeping them lightweight but they are also designed to stop bunching during long periods of use.

These waders also have a large chest pocket that features both top and side zippered openings which make for great hand warmers, and a removable storage bag and inside pocket for items like your cellphone.

The Tidewe stockingfoot waders also have all the convenient features of more expensive waders like gravel guards, wader belts, and even a free waterproof phone case to put in the inside pocket.

Tidewe also offers a 30-day hassle-free replacement if you are not satisfied with the waders.

  • High-quality construction
  • A fraction of the cost compared to other brands
  • Great features and 30-day replacement offer

Tidewe Bootfoot PVC Chest Waders

Tidewe Bootfoot PVC Chest Waders

Tidewe Bootfoot PVC Chest Waders
Our Score

The Bootfoot waders by Tidewe are insanely affordable, and while they don’t have the features of the stockingfoot wader, they simply get the job done, and are a good all-round utilitarian wader that can be used for many situations.

The material used allows it to be 35% lighter than other types of waders like neoprene waders. This means they are great for hot summer days, or when you have to walk long distances. I can see these waders being great for hunters who have to venture into marshes or swamps and anglers alike.

The waders consist of nylon reinforced PVC upper section, and waterproof rubber boots attached to the waders themselves with taped seams which provide 100% waterproofing.

Tidewes’ water intrusion resistance materials and processes help seal out water and dirt during long days on the water, or when in use.

  • Very light material
  • Very affordable
  • Water intrusion resistance seal

Tidewe Bootfoot Neoprene Chest Waders

Tidewe Bootfoot Neoprene Chest Waders

Tidewe Bootfoot Neoprene Chest Waders
Our Score

The Tidewe neoprene waders come in a few different options with insulated and non-insulated models, but all of them are great for fishing in cold water and weather, or when duck hunting.

The boot sections of the waders are insulated with either 200 or 800 grams of 3m Thinsulate, and like with the bootfoot waders, the boots have the water intrusion resistance processing and materials which include taped seams and seals.

 The knees of the waders are significantly thickened to provide a high level of durability from natural wear and aid in the life span of the waders if you kneel often.

All the stitching on the waders is sealed using armor welding to prevent any leaks even if the stitching were to loosen or fray.

The Neoprene waders come with heavy-duty shoulder straps, and like with the stockingfoot waders, you get a free waterproof phone case, and they even include a patch kit in the event you accidentally puncture the neoprene waders.

To finish off these waders, you will also get a wader belt to secure the waders around your waist in the event you were to fall beneath the waterline, and the waders also include a large front pocket and hand warmers when fishing or hunting in cold weather.

 As always, you get quite the bang for your buck with these waders compared to other brand names.

  • Durable and reliable design
  • Hand warming pockets
  • Insulated with Thinsulate

Final Thoughts on Tidewe Waders for Fishing

If do not want to spend hundreds of dollars on a pair of waders from other brands, the Tidewe waders are the best choice when it comes to the quality/cost trade-off. The waders have most of the features and construction found in the more expensive options, and they will serve you well on the water.

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Shawn Chapin is an experienced fishing writer and guide based in Wisconsin, where he loves targeting muskie and a range of other species.