There are quite a few reviews out there already for the Redington Sonic Pro Waders. I guess it was common practice for Redington to send these out free for bloggers to review. Not the case for mine though, I did some research and made the purchase myself. Now, granted, the price point for waders these days has a ton of diversity to it. You can get budget waders for under $100 or go high end and drop over $600. My budget allowed for somewhere in the middle and I ultimately came out with a new pair of the Sonic Pros.
I purchased these waders for $300 new. That was two years ago, and the price is still the same for the most part, however, you can find some great deals if you search selectively.
Before the Sonic Pro Wader, I had gone through three waders in three years. I’m not sure what the deal is there! I’m not particularly tough on my gear, just bad luck and cheaper waders I guess. These Redington waders were a breath of fresh air though!
The most important thing for me is staying dry and comfortable. Being a professional photographer, most of my summer is booked every year, so I spend most of my time on the water in less than ideal conditions. Plenty of winter steelheading, rainy days, etc. These waders have kept me perfectly dry and I have no complaints as far as that goes. I did develop a very small leak in the right foot but Redington replaced the waders for free and very quickly so. Great customer service!
I bought the Large Long and they fit me really well. The only issue that I have is that the booties are huge. And that’s coming from a guy with size 12 wide feet! There’s just so much neoprene there it is a bit awkward to get your feet into your wading boots comfortably. Hhmm, weird huh?
My favorite feature has to be the pockets on the chest. I mostly swing for steelhead so I find myself with a hand in a warm pocket more often than not. Toasty, and conveniently placed.
I’m also a big fan of the reinforced knees and butt. Especially if you’re getting in and out of a boat much.
This is definitely not the most lengthy review, however, these waders don’t need that. You can get plenty more info on this product on Redington’s website, I just wanted to give some honest feedback and let you know what I thought based on my experience. Cheers!