Having pioneered breathable waders in the UK, almost 20 years ago, Snowbee felt it was time to design the ultimate wader. The new Geo-5 was developed with a simple design philosophy – only the best will do!
By definition, breathable materials need to be relatively thin, in order to breathe. This simple fact also makes them more susceptible to puncture damage from thorns & gorse. Lightweight waders are fine on manicured trout streams, but in more harsh conditions, something more rugged is required… that’s where the new Geo-5 waders come in.
Featuring a new cutting style, the leg seams run up the front and back of the leg to avoid possible seam chafe. This also allows us to create articulated legs with a natural curve in them, for greater comfort and freedom of movement, without having to add pleats and seams.
The Upper is a 3-layer Polyester, with a Breathability of 4,405g/m2/24hrs & Hydrostatic pressure (waterproofness), of15,000 mm. From the waist down, the Geo-5 uses a top grade, high-density Polyester Taffeta. This heavy-duty material, features a 5-layer construction with two breathable membranes sandwiched in-between. This new grade of material is about as “thorn-proof” as it is possible to get, without sacrificing breathability and puts us on a par with the best waders on the market, but at a realistic price! It has a breathability of 1,500g/m2/24hrs & Hydrostatic pressure (waterproofness), of an incredible 30,000 mm – double most brands of waders!
Snowbee have spent many hours testing and refining the neoprene sock design. The new ergonomic design fits the foot far better, whilst also providing enhanced comfort and reliability. The high density sole panel is re-enforced with heavy-duty nylon PK fabric for added protection against punctures, due to gravel or wear inside you boots.