Don't be fooled by the name or the price, even if at first glance the PASSION model may look like entry level waders - they are not. The simple line that appears at first glance contains all the potential of the older brother: the ALPINE DIVER V2. Having given up a few pockets and a few accessories has allowed the hotfly superb team to offer you the highest technology in the field of waders at a very affordable price.
As for the high-end models, also PASSION renounces to the problematic classic seams in favour of the innovative and patented heat-sealing system with which the fabric is joined by melting it together through a process of pressure and heat, thus guaranteeing the maximum impermeability also in the long term. The use of 4 layers of microfiber fabric made in Japan will allow you to stay dry even during the summer thanks to its great breathability, also offering a high resistance to abrasion and tears.
Below are some of the technical characteristics of the microfibre fabric:
- Water resistance > 30,000 mm (water column)
- Breathability > 4,500 g/m²/24 hours
- Weight: approx. 220 g/m²
- High abrasion and tear resistance
Even the loading capacity is great, ee find two large front pockets. The first pocket is waterproof thanks to the YKK zipper that makes it ideal for storing your personal belongings such as smartphones and wallets, while the second pocket has a bellows opening and is very roomy to store fly boxes or other accessories. Inside the PASSION waders there is also a third folding pocket with zip closure. Adjustable belt and suspenders allow you to adapt the waders in the most comfortable way.
Speaking of wearability, a European cut was chosen for the entire line of hotfly superb waders, without oversizing the seating area and keeping higher the crotch of pants, thus allowing you to move more easily, especially in those situations where you have to climb over an obstacle or climb up the embankment of a stream. The circumference in the ankle area has also been increased to make it easier for you to wear and put off them.
In the 3 mm neoprene booties, a lot of attention has been paid as this is a very delicate point given the numerous joints present here and the strong stresses to which it is subjected. For this reason, the hotfly superb designers had the idea of modifying the neoprene joining lines so as to have as less joints as possible and then protecting them with a much stronger tape than previous models. The sand guards with a fixed position hook are made of the same material as the waders.
Here is a summary of the main features:
- 4 layers of highly breathable, abrasion and tear resistant microfibre fabric (made in Japan)
- Joints made by means of a patented heat-sealing system (no seams)
- 2 large external chest pockets, 1 of which is waterproof with YKK zippers
- 1 internal fold out chest pocket with zip closure
- Adjustable belt and suspenders
- Gravel guard made of the same material as the waders, equipped with a hook that stops the position
- 3 mm neoprene booties with joints protected by a very strong tape
(a) Attention, the maximum body dimensions given in the table are empirical values without guarantee. Are you unsure about your size? Then let us know your measurements so that we can recommend the right size.
(b) The circumference is the largest circumference of the body (chest, abdomen or hip).
|MAXIMUM BODY DIMENSIONS - empirical values (a)||Dimensions Waders|
|Waders size||Height||Weight||Circum. (b)||Inseam||Shoe size||Circum.||Inseam|
|XS||168 cm||65 kg||103 cm||78 cm||38-40||107 cm||86 cm|
|S||174 cm||75 kg||106 cm||80 cm||40-42||110 cm||89 cm|
|M||182 cm||85 kg||110 cm||84 cm||42-44||114 cm||94 cm|
|L||188 cm||96 kg||118 cm||90 cm||43-45||122 cm||99 cm|
|XL||196 cm||110 kg||126 cm||94 cm||45-47||130 cm||102 cm|