From different brands to different fits, each type of wading pants has its place. In general, wading pants come in three heights - hip, waist, or chest-high. Depending on the depth of the water you’ll be in, you’ll want to look for waders that will keep you from getting soaked. Once you determine what height you need your wading pants to be, it’ll be time to look at the different types of waders. Some waders have an attached boot, called bootfoot waders, others an attached sock, called stockingfoot waders, and still others have only the pant leg and no attached footpiece. Bootfoot wading pants are the heaviest, though their attached boot offers great protection against the water. Stockingfoot waders are similar, though have an attached neoprene sock instead of a boot. With these, you simply slip any fishing boots you have over the “stocking,” and you’re good to go. Other waders have nothing attached, requiring you to take care of your own protective socks and boots. Whatever your needs, ReelTrail.com is the marketplace for outdoor enthusiasts to buy and sell used, vintage, and new outdoor gear online. Welcome to the ultimate outdoor gear and adventure website.