With the HammerWaders, we had set ourselves the goal of producing high-quality neoprene waders that are equally comfortable to wear, stylish and can be used all year round. In order to meet these demands, a 3.5 mm thick SBR neoprene is used, which keeps you warm in winter and is still comfortable to wear in summer. Keyword warm outside temperatures: While the jersey fabric over the neoprene on the outside comes in a natural green, the inside of the waders is lined with black jersey – with a big advantage: The jersey fabric quickly wicks away moisture and through the dark colour the inside-out turned waders dry particularly fast in the sun.
The profiled boots are also very comfortable to wear: They are pleasantly soft and go over almost seamlessly into the trousers. In addition, the boots are lined with very thin and soft neoprene. A comfort that you quickly learn to appreciate, especially in chilly weather conditions. The upper seven centimetres of the boot shaft consist of two lips (imagine a tuning fork), into which the neoprene of the trousers is glued. This results in a glued joint in which the neoprene end of the trousers is completely enclosed and thus provides a virtually seamless connection. In addition, a further piece of neoprene was glued over the upper edge of the boot from the inside, which provides additional protection and comfort.
In order to maintain the highest possible wearing comfort, we deliberately decided against extra-strong knee pads. When using a prototype, it quickly became clear that such a knee pad negatively affects the supple flexibility of the otherwise so pleasantly soft trousers. The knee pads are therefore made of the same flexible material as the rest of the trousers. All seams are additionally and carefully sealed from the inside with a resistant tape. For this purpose, the joints of two tapes are sealed with an additional round sealing patch.
In order to make the trousers even more durable, we have decided to reinforce the seam in the extra-strained crotch area. This silicone-like reinforcement is not responsible for the already existing tightness, but buffers the forces on the seam, which result from the stretching and stress, when one squats. For everything that has to stay dry, the chest pocket in Hammer Tackle Camouflage design has a large opening from above. You can keep your hands warm in an additional chest pocket that has openings on the left and right side.