| 2015 sees a new range of Neoprene waders using a revolutionary new manufacturing technique!|
Neoprene waders have always been prone to develop seam leaks after a period of time. This is owing to two factors the grade of Neoprene used and the seam manufacturing technique.
Many manufacturers use cheaper grades of Neoprene such as SBR (Styrene Butyl Rubber), a very cheap grade of Neoprene that not only starts life less elastic then premium grades, but quickly loses its elasticity, in as little as 3-6 months. This then transfers all the stresses and strains onto the seams, rather than being absorbed by the elasticity of the material. Traditionally, Neoprene waders are manufactured by buttgluing the seams together, then blind stitching the outside for strength, and heat taping the inside. When you think about it, you have a 4mm waterproof layer, which you have then punctured half way through, by the blind-stitching technique, which now only leaves you 2mm of material between you and the water! Not the greatest of ideas!
Snowbee's new 2015 Neoprene range not only uses 100% CR (Chloroprene Rubber) Neoprene, which is the best quality available, being ultra-soft and highly elastic, but also uses a revolutionary new manufacturing technique.
Employing the same SFT (Seamless Fusion Technology) we have used on our popular SFT Neoprene Gloves, the seams are first fused together, with state-of-the-art adhesives and then heat taped inside and out. Not only does this give a flat-profile seam less likely to chafe, but you retain the full 4mm thickness of Neoprene for complete water resistance for the life of the waders. The innovation doesnt stop there. The more traditional inner nylon lining has been replaced with a fine, laminated micro-fleece offering additional warmth and comfort, even in the coldest conditions. Another new innovation from Snowbee!
Snowbee's new 2015 Bootfoot models are fitted with a quality hand-laminated Rubber Boot, fitted with a steel sole shank built into the mid-sole. This reduces torsion and protects the foot from sharp stones or piercing injury.
Lined with 4mm Neoprene throughout for total warmth in the coldest conditions.
The top of the boot is fitted with an innovative Roll-up rubber sealing strip to ensure the boot join remains 100% waterproof.