Patagonia Swiftcurrent Wading Pants

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New 2020 Patagonia Swiftcurrent Wading Pants. The Swiftcurrent Waders keeps Patagonia in the forefront of awards for their waders. The Patagonia Swiftcurrent Wading Pants are great for summer wading or wading smaller streams.

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New 2020 Patagonia Swiftcurrent Wading Pants. The Swiftcurrent Waders keeps Patagonia in the forefront of awards for their waders. The Patagonia Swiftcurrent Wading Pants are great for summer wading or wading smaller streams.

Patagonia Swiftcurrent Wading Pants 

The Swiftcurrent Wading Pants are perfect for travel, hot weather or any situation where deep wading is not required.  Incredibly lightweight, tough and comfortable, the Swiftcurrent Wading Pants deliver true versatility to your fishing.

It's difficult to explain the feeling of wading a river to someone who has never done it - the unrelenting current, the heart-in-throat mix of fear and excitement, the otherworldly realization that you are hiking in a river.  Wading not only brings us closer to the fish, but it also allows us intimate contact - full immersion - into the rivers we love.  It's freedom.

Patagonia has been making the industry's most forward thinking fly fishing gear since 1987, and the debut of the Swiftcurrent line marks a profound evolution of waders.  They feature the most advanced textiles; the most precise, ergonomic fit; and the most intuitive, fish-forward features Patagonia's ever offered.  And because Patagonia is in business to save our home planet, their commitment to using recycled fabrics - fabrics that surpass their rigorous H2NO Performance Standard for waterproofness and durability - has never been stronger.  The Swiftcurrent waders are constructed from innovative 4-layer fabrics and include at least 70% recycled face fabric while sacrificing nothing in performance.  Engineered by Patagonia, they are the most durable, puncture-resistant and comfortable waterproof/breathable materials they've ever made. Patagonia has used single-seam construction for years to route critical seams away from areas of high wear. But the new, more supple fabrics in the Swiftcurrent line allows for a unique, wraparound "baseball seam", which brings articulation to the legs with a simpler patterning to create a more athletic, natural fit that moves better in and out of the water.

From top to bottom, the Swiftcurrent line represents years of thought, meticulous detail and constant innovation - from truly articulated legs and a gusseted crotch for freedom of movement (as well as less complex taping and reinforcement), to beefier zippers, a new Secure Stretch wading belt with a solid closure that's burly enough to hold a wading staff, bear spray or net, as well as an innovative bootie technology.  There is now more overlap from booty to leg which allows for less failure and leaking. 

Both the Swiftcurrent waders line and Patagonia's award winning Foot Tractor and River Salt boots are examples of their longstanding commitment to build the best product - product that is functional, durable and reparable throughout its functional life span.  Paired together, Patagonia's new waders and boots provide an unmatched point of contact to our waters that brings anglers one step closer to freedom.

As passionate anglers, we don't take that freedom for granted.  At this critical time for our environment, with climate change impacts being felt across both freshwater and marine fisheries, our commitment to the fish, the water and the home planet has never been more urgent.  It's not a just a choice, it's our responsibility.

The Patagonia Swiftcurrent Wading Pants replace the Gunnison Gorge Pant waders of old. The belt is elastized in the front, not on the sides like it was on the older Gunnison Gorge Pant waders. 

Come see us at the shop to try on a pair and check out our entire Patagonia fly fishing line. 


- Expandable waistband with belt loops makes for easy on/off and provides a clean, tailored fit at the waist

- New Secure Stretch wading belt is secure enough for bear spray or other accessories.

- Two large front pockets drain water quickly and keep a fly box, tippet spool or other small items at the ready

- New seamless, dipped bootie technology is more durable and comfortable than traditional booties

- Streamlined silhouette allows for layering yet moves easily on the hike in and in the water

- Double taped seams

- Sizing has changed on the new Swiftcurrent Waders. The first measurement is girth, second is length and third is foot size

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions, and are in inches, unless otherwise noted.
Size Waist Inseam Bootie
Small - Reg Length
29"-30" 32 9-11
Medium - Extra Short Length
31"-33" 28 9-11
Medium - Short Length
31"-33" 30 9-11
Medium - Reg Length
31"-33" 32 9-11
Medium - Reg Length
31"-33" 32 12-14
Medium - Long Length
31"-33" 34 9-11
Large - Short Length
34"-36" 30 9-11
Large - Reg Length
34"-36" 32 9-11
Large - Reg Length
34"-36" 32 12-14
Large - Long Length
34"-36" 34 12-14
Extra Large - Reg Length
38"-40" 32 9-11
Extra Large - Long Length
38"-40" 34 12-14
Double Extra Large - Reg Length
42"-44" 32 9-11

FABRIC: H2NO Perfomance Standard shell: 4-layer, 5.1 oz. 100% recycled polyester microfiber high-density taffeta face fabric bonded to 100% recycled polyester backer, with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Booties: synthetic rubber

If you are not satisfied with your Patagonia wader at the time you recieve it or if they fail prematurely due to construction or materials, Patagonia will repair, replace or issue credit at their discretion.  Damage due to wear and tear, or accidents such as the occasional run-in with thorns or barbed wire will be repaired at a reasonable charge.  Waders can't be replaced free of charge if they've come to the end of their useful life.


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  • 5 11th Oct 2017

    Great waders

    Great waders. Perfect for the small spring creeks here in the driftless area.