The Encounter wader is built from a 4-layer nylon fabric that offers an optimum balance between durability and breathability. The fit has been revamped to match the Orvis award winning Silver Sonic family of waders and they have a number of features that provide an angler a better overall experience. A front, kangaroo-style hand warmer pocket is combined with a mesh, zippered storage pocket for quick and easy access to critical gear. Attached, self-fabric gravel guards seal off your wading boots from sand and gravel that will shorten the life of your waders. Three integrated belt loops combined with the included wading belt provide a safe and snug fit. Anatomically correct, sculpted neoprene booties for a true fit. These waders are the best of all the mid-priced wading gear on the market. We provide Encounter Waders to anglers on our guided trips where they get many days of "on the water" use - they hold up amazingly well.