Washing Out Wader Stink

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MickyFinn
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Washing Out Wader Stink

Post by MickyFinn » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:21 am

Getting complaints. BTW, these were my first chest waders. In the beginning, I didn't know anything about wader maintenance; I didn't even turn them inside out to air after using them. After years of use, now it's time to try to get the stank out. Any recommendations on products to safely wash breathable waders with? :?:

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Re: Washing Out Wader Stink

Post by Drossi » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:07 pm

I use the same method I used for my sons hockey bag, its the most effective way. Turn them inside out, wipe them down, and throw them into the a fire pit.

That stank never goes away! :lol:
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Re: Washing Out Wader Stink

Post by BiggerThomas » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:50 pm

MickyFinn wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:21 am
Getting complaints. BTW, these were my first chest waders. In the beginning, I didn't know anything about wader maintenance; I didn't even turn them inside out to air after using them. After years of use, now it's time to try to get the stank out. Any recommendations on products to safely wash breathable waders with? :?:
I'm not understanding why this is even an issue.
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Re: Washing Out Wader Stink

Post by lightenup » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:40 am

A garbage can is where they belong. Thay stank, which I smelled on someone else one day is deadly...it will spook fish and all the wildlife around if it doesn't kill them. One positive, you get lots of alone time.

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Re: Washing Out Wader Stink

Post by Troutman » Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:18 pm

stuff a few fabric softener sheets in them. leave for a few days. It will absorb the moisture & funk
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Re: Washing Out Wader Stink

Post by Pete » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:25 am

When did we become so finicky?
Fishermen are supposed to stink.

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Re: Washing Out Wader Stink

Post by MickyFinn » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:00 pm

...So much for wasting money on products to clean those stinking waders...

Thanks for the responses--even if they are tongue-in-cheek ones.

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Re: Washing Out Wader Stink

Post by Rusty Spinner » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:13 pm

MickyFinn wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:00 pm
...So much for wasting money on products to clean those stinking waders...

Thanks for the responses--even if they are tongue-in-cheek ones.
Just wash them like you would any of your other clothes. Most anglers have no idea that they are SUPPOSED to wash their breathable waders because it keeps the pours open and the material working. I just use a small amount of detergent on a gentle cycle and air dry when clean. No stank. I'm sometimes in my waders for 14 straight days working on rivers, and I wash them about every 7 full days, so even on the road I will run them through the hotel laundry once.
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