People use fishing waders to stay dry and comfortable while fishing. People also wear waders while participating in leisure activities such as riding all-terrain vehicles, waterfowl hunting or water gardening, or while working in agriculture, sewage plants or the chemical industry.
Waders come in three styles. Hip waders, which are the easiest to put on and take off, provide adequate coverage for most activities. Waist high waders are designed like pants with a belt to hold them up securely. This style leaves the upper torso exposed, making them a good choice for warm weather. Chest waders provide the most coverage and are a good choice for anglers that might step into a hole or drop off in a body of water.