I’ve seen more an more pants made of softshell fabrics (along with a few waders) and recently decided to give a pair a try for travel, fishing and hiking. Not wanting to break the bank, I opted for an L.L.Bean model, the Overland Guide Pant.
I tried a number of options in my quest for a good rubber soled wading boot. First, I resoled a pair of Simms L2s with 510 rubber. Next, I tried a pair of lightweight LL Bean boots. Ultimately, I purchased a pair of Simms Rivershed boots with Vibram soles.