Yay for another female duck hunter!
As far as women's waders go, there are a couple of different options:
1. Going the youth wader route: While you may find the boots fit, I tend to run into the fact that well...I'm a woman and our curves are just way too different than a young boy's proportions.
2. Going with men's waders: Difficult for us dainty-footed women to find a boot size that will work. I barely fit into a 5.5 men's shoe, and then run into the problem that men with small feet tend to have short legs, and the rest of the wader doesn't work. After sticking a think sole insert in the boots, I will layer a couple of socks on my feet to help fill up the extra space in the boot.
3. Springing for the new women's waders: Cabela's now offers 2 women's waders (one that's essentially the same design as the men's but with women's shoe sizing) and the Cazadora which was designed by women for women. You can find out more by checking out NorCal Cazadora's blog in her clothing reviews (www.norcalcazadora.com
). I'm aiming to spring for a pair of these myself for the upcoming season. You'll also find in her reviews a new women's duck gear line by SHE Safari Outdoor Clothing.
I'd take a look at those options and pick one that suits your gal the best.
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