BLACKWATER Max-5 5291 Waders
• Wearproof 4.5 mm neoprene
• Protective coating on knees
• Strong suspenders and a belt
• Spacious Velcro chest pocket
• Handwarmer pocket
• Drying loops
• Durable rubber boots with a neoprene lining
• More flexible fit and a “King” size option
• Waterproof pouch for smartphone and documents included
AS A GIFT!
IE: If your regular foot length is 28 cm (11”), you would take a wading boot size 10.
IE: If your regular foot length is 28 cm (11”), you would take a wading boot size 10.
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Waders with built-in rubber boots have been used by off-road riders by habit and due to lack of alternatives. They have several drawbacks though, especially for off-road riders. Rubber boots do not support the ankle. Also, if you are stuck in a swamp, it’s much easier to pull your waders out when you are in stockingfoot waders, because they are fixed with the boots on the ankle, and are more lightweight then waders with built-in rubber boots. Stockingfoot waders are much more common and reliable now, and they have plenty of advantages over the waders with built-in rubber boots:
- Built-in neoprene socks. 4mm neoprene socks with glued seams and a reinforced insole provide comfort and protection. They should be worn with wading boots.
- Proper ankle support. Unlike rubber boots, wading boots provide proper ankle support, so the chance of injury is minimized.
- Lightweight. In terms of comfort and weight, wading boots are comparable to trekking boots. After a full day of riding, there will be no fatigue.
- Mobility. Since legs are well fixed in wading boots, it is easier to walk in sticky swamps or mud, and it is easier to pull your feet out if you get stuck.
- Durability and protection.Variations and design. In addition to all of the practical advantages, you can choose boots with a cool design to match your style.
For off-road riders, especially hardcore riders, stockingfoot waders feel much more comfortable than rubber boots.
Base layer thermal underwear is the trickiest thing. Riders usually think they don’t need it in summer. The thing is, you need it not to warm yourself but to control thermal insulation and proper sweat evaporation. It is made specifically to be worn under waders and jackets as the first layer. The same goes for thermal socks.
Waterproof bags and backpacks are must-have for your belongings and dry clothes.
Waterproof smartphone pouch will protect your phone from water. With a waterproof pouch you can take shots under the water or use your smartphone without needing to clean your hands every time you use it.
Gloves provide extra comfort when riding ATVs and UTVs, and keep your hands dry and protected from sharp twigs and stones.
Check the headwear page to find balaclavas, buffs, hats and caps to complete your off-road warrior set.
In most of cases, all the problems with sweating during the ride are associated with cotton under your gear. The fact that you sweat is normal, but wearing cotton under the membrane is a mistake.
A membrane is made for gear to "breathe". It allows air to flow inside out and sweat to evaporate, while not letting outside moisture come inside. If pure cotton is worn as thermal underwear, the water and sweat path ends there. Because cotton is an absorbent material, it holds everything that the skin emits and makes it uncomfortably moist inside the gear.
It is very important to put on a proper thermal layer that does not retain moisture under the membrane. It also doesn't have to be 100% synthetic. Blended fabrics with a minimum amount of synthetic fibers (even 20%) may work. In general, the less cotton, the better the moisture wicking quality is though. This also includes the top and bottom of the gear, and socks.
For the cold season, use additional insulated thermal underwear as a second layer after the base layer thermal clothes — a fleece is a good choice.
This is a pretty tricky question. We talk about it in detail in our blog. Learn more in our short article How to clean gear after riding.
Our blog comes in handy. Learn more in How to store gear. This short article covers all the questions on the topic.
There are several factors to consider. All membrane waders are durable, lightweight and breathable, so they are comfortable at any time of the year.
Please remember to wear thermal underwear as a base layer for the membrane to work most effectively. Thermal underwear keeps you comfortable by transferring moisture away from the skin.
We like to divide gear by type of riding:
- If you plan to ride from time to time and don’t plan to overcome hard off-road obstacles, Wademan waders will be enough. They are made of a durable 4-layer fabric with a HARD-TEX membrane and have a minimum of seams, especially on the inside of the legs.
- If you prefer hardcore riding, take a look at Enduro waders. They are made of a durable five-layer HARD-TEX membrane from the feet to the waist. Also consider Aquamaster waders. They have no cross seams on the inside of the legs, and are reinforced with a durable five-layer HARD-TEX membrane. Both choices have a minimum of seams on the inside of the legs, so they are more resistant to wear.
- We also have waders with zdirt resistant zippers: durable and technologically advanced Speedmaster-Zip which provide incomparable comfort in the moments when you need to do the deed.
Waders with built-in rubber boots are quite popular, but waders with wading boots are technologically advanced, safe and comfortable and are becoming more popular nowadays because of their advantages. So, think twice when buying waders — make a right choice.
We have an easy-to-read sizing chart to help you find your size. Men’s and Women’s sizing is shown there. If you choose the boots for a woman, choose one size smaller boots, as 8 men US size boot equals 9 US for women.
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Like everything, gear loses its useful properties with each wash. Try to minimize the number of washes and the gear will last a long time.
Clean your gear from adhering dirt and rinse under running water.
To remove minor impurities, it is enough to use ordinary soap, a soft bristle brush or a sponge. In a washing machine:
- “Membrane fabric” or “Hand wash" mode in cold water with a thorough rinse.
- Use only special detergents for membrane fabrics (do not use laundry detergents, conditioners and bleaches)
- do not wring
- do not use dry cleaning
- After washing turn the gear inside out and hang it to dry in a well-ventilated area.
- After drying the inside, turn it inside out again and leave it to dry completely.
- Do not dry gear near bonfires, heaters and in direct sunlight.
If possible, store the gear flat, upright, in a dry and ventilated area
Use clothing covers to protect the membrane from dust. The dust clogs the membrane structure and "blocks" breathing.
Pay attention to creases: do not leave them during storage. Creases can damage protective layers, which lead to micro cracks on it and decrease effectiveness of gear.