Grundens has been protecting fishermen from the elements for nearly 100 years, but until recently, it was boat fishermen who reaped the primary benefits of that century’s worth of foul-weather-wear-building experience. Beginning next spring, however, shore fishermen will have their chance as well, when Grundens releases the Boundary Wading collection, consisting of a full line of Gore-Tex waders (13 sizes, for all angler body types) and wading boots available in Vibram and felt soles.
We got a peek at the Boundary collection this summer, both the Boundary Zip and the Boundary Stockingfoot, and are excited to see this new, rugged wader on what we think of as the harshest proving ground for waders and boots…the Northeast surf.
From pro guides who spend 300+ days on the water, to the ever-hopeful salmon and steelhead anglers, trout fanatics, and surf casters looking for the longest lasting, best performing, hardest working gear, the new Grundéns wading collection takes it to new levels. Design engineered with GORE-TEX fabrics and a modern suspension system, the waders give anglers unparalleled freedom of movement both in and out of the water, while the new wading boots provide both Vibram and felt options.
“With nearly 100 years of know how designing and manufacturing products that keep anglers protected from the harshest conditions imaginable, combined with some very passionate fly anglers, we offer our initial wading collection with some of the most innovative thinking in waders,” says Dave Mellon, Grundéns CEO. “In partnership with GORE-TEX, we’ve designed our waders and wading boots to be the strongest, most comfortable, and trustworthy wading products available. This is the beginning of a multi-year extension bringing fly fishing into our complete fishing line, further strengthening our We Are Fishing brand positioning.”
The Grundéns waders utilize GORE-TEX PRO 4L and 3L for the most durably waterproof, breathable, and rugged protection from the elements. Articulated leg patterning removes seams from critical wear zones, anatomically shaped booties constructed from thermal heat retention neoprene technology, and an innovative fused and contoured suspender system provide all day comfort while casting and stepping down through runs. The brushed fleece lined handwarmer pocket and large storage pockets allow anglers to keep essential items close at hand. Available options include a men’s zippered stocking foot and stocking foot wader, and a women’s stocking foot wader.
The wading collection is rounded out by a full complement of men’s and women’s wading boots, available in both Vibram rubber and felt outsole options.