Hodgman is founded on the principle that we don’t sell our waders and apparel until we’ve field tested it and beat it up to the point we’re absolutely sure that you can’t find a better protective garment. It’s gear with grit and an iron clad development process that yields performance day after day for years to come. That’s why Hodgman is recognized throughout the world as one of the oldest and most respected names in waders and outdoor gear. In fact, after the company started in 1838 Hodgman manufactured what was probably the very first pair of waders ever made. Today, Hodgman leads in the design and production of waterproof/breathable waders and foul weather grit gear used by avid sportsmen and sportswomen worldwide.