30% OFF! Patagonia Rock Grip Aluminum Bar Boot

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30% OFF! PATAGONIA ROCK GRIP ALUMINUM BAR WADING BOOTS - Developed by Patagonia founder/owner Yvon Chouinard and tested around the world in the most demanding wading conditions. Put the bite on greasy boulders and slime-covered cobbles without chewing up boat floors. Instead of the hard-and-sharp traction principle of carbide studs, these soft, malleable aluminum bars cut through slime yet conform to rock surfaces for superior grip. The aggressive tread pattern and flat bars also hold well in mud, won't carry moisture like felt and take it easy on boats. The result? Max traction for extreme wading conditions and continued invitations to fish with boat-owning friends. A compression-molded EVA midsole and polypropylene insole/shank combo reduce fatigue and help you stay vertical. Heavily padded ankle support and reinforced toebox and heel counter offer comfort and protection in boulder gardens. There's also a full-coverage, glued and stitched rubber rand and abrasion-resistant toe bumper for bomber durability. Synthetic leather uppers and padded nylon/spandex neoprene tongue cradle your feet, dry quickly and stay flexible. Wide last accommodates a neoprene foot wader; sole is designed to hold fin straps. Aluminum bar replacement kit sold separately. MEN'S WHOLE SIZES: 8 - 14

* Multiple aluminum bars mounted on sole provides ultimate traction in extreme wading conditions, and will not damage the interior of boats
* Synthetic leather is quick-drying and comfortable
* Compression molded EVA midsole and polypropylene insole/shank combination provide rigidity, support and foot protection
* Padded ankle and insole provide comfort and arch support
* Full coverage, glued and stitched rubber rand for excellent abrasion resistance; highly abrasion resistant toe bumper; reinforced toebox and heel counter protect foot
* Wide last accommodates a neoprene foot wader
* Stainless steel lacing loops
* Synthetic leather upper, with nylon/spandex neoprene in the tongue and a polypropylene insole board.

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Patagonia Founder, adventurer, a environmentalist and innovator Yvon Couinard on the Patagonia Rock Grip Aluminum Bar Boot:

"In late summer 2010 in the same blacksmith shop where we revolutionized the ice crampon for mountaineering, I cobbled together a pair of boots with aluminum bars. The boot has been heavily tested over the last year on the Columbia, Madison, Kispiox, Skeena, Dean, Ponoi and many other rivers that provide challenging wading conditions. Everyone involved in the testing agreed that they would never go back to studs or felt soles, as the aluminum bars offer a level of security that cannot be matched. The testers, myself included, feel naked wading without them."

Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies and Patagonia ambassador on the Patagonia Rock Grip Aluminum Bar Boot:

"I have over 100 days on the water testing Patagonia's new Aluminum Bar technology, fishing in some of the most difficult wading in the lower 48 like the Bear Trap Canyon of the Madison and Box Canyon of the Henry's Fork. I can honestly say that this represents a breakthrough in wading technology. I have been able to wade safely and confidently to areas on the river that I had not previously been able to reach in my 30 years of fishing these home waters. This technology is a game changer."

Fly Fish America.... 2012 Editor's Choice Award
American Angler 2012 Gear of the year award
Fly Fusion Magazine... Editor's Choice Award
Fly Fisherman 2012 Gear Guide: "Best Traction"



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