RUBBER WADERS FROM OLD CAR TYRES
Tough Rubber Waders or modern Double Layered PVC 1000gms Fabrics?
One of the first producers of waders made their original garments from old car tyres in an effort to make a garment that was not only waterproof but tough and resilient to punctures and abrasion.
These would have clearly been genuine ‘rubber’ waders although we can easily imagine that they were extremely uncomfortable to wear and very unlikey to mould around the contours of the body.
The term ‘Rubber Waders’ is often therefore used in relation to tough waders although they are seldom made from genuine rubber compounds but more often from PVC based fabrics.
The Ollyskins 2880 Ultra Chest Wader features a fabric that weighs in at over 1000gms per square metre and is a PVC outer on a tough polyester backing. This creates a fabric that is resistent to punctures and tears. In order to acheive maximum durability, we then also double layer this fabric around 90% of the leg width (only stopping at the point where we need to create a seam). The addition of modern plasticizers ensure that the fabric is extremely supply to wear.
The result is a chest wader that is as tough as you will acheive without compromising on comfort. We then bond to the bottom our S5 Safety Wellington with a Steel Toecap and Midsole for total protection.
Watch the Video – they’re tough, flexible and built to last.
Model 2880 S5 Safety Chest Wader Video
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