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HomeWorld Famous SportsDrake Emperor Breathable Wader with Tear-Away Liner - Realtree MAX5

Drake Emperor Breathable Wader with Tear-Away Liner - Realtree MAX5

SKU: DW-Wader-MAX5


PLEASE READ: UPDATE, August '23: We have received our NEW Emperor Sized Waders from Drake! To see them, back up and check the VANGUARD listing on our Wader page. Two Patterns, Max7 and Bottomland, and the two size choices that make them SPECIAL - a 4/5X and the PLUS model 6/7X. Drake did away with their tear-away liners, so we have Vanguards only in the uninsulated, breathable style. Plenty of Thinsulate in the boots, and lots of room to layer. A great 3-Season wader!

On this page, we have a couple pair left of the 2022 Tear Away styles, so check the drop menu below to see what's left here. THANKS!

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DRAKE WATERFOWL delivers in these sizes EXCLUSIVELY at! is extremely excited to offer the EMPEROR MODEL Drake Eqwader™ 1600 Breathable Wader with Tear-Away liner! This is the perfect wader for the hunter who wants versatility without sacrificing performance. This wader is made for the hunter who needs protection, comfortability, and versatility. We know what you can go through in a season, and Drake and BigCamo partnered to make a wader that can get you through it all.


  • 100% waterproof/windproof/breathable Guardian Elite™ 3-layer fabric treated with DWR (Durable Water Repellant)
  • Tear-away insulated liner (body-mapped 125g LokDown insulation in the front and 200g LokDown insulation in the back)
  • Reinforced taped seams with up to 75% needle hole reduction from previous models
  • HD2 material on high-wear areas


  • 1600g Thinsulate Buckshot Mudder Boot
  • No-Buckle, X-Crossing-Back Shoulder Straps
  • Front Cargo Pouch
  • Inside Zippered Pouch
  • Horizontal Shell Loops

Sizing Tips:

  • Emperor Model 4X/5X
    • 71" Chest and 73" Waist, 77" Hip, and 40" Thigh
    • 35" Inseam
    • Calf is 21.5 14" above the heel.
    • Boot opening is 17.5" at 12" off the floor.
    • Boots are 10.5" Tall, above the heel.
  • Emperor PLUS Model 6X/7X
    • 80+" Chest, 82" Waist, 86" Hip, and 42" Thigh
    • 35" Inseam
    • 22" Calf at 14" above the heel.
    • Boot opening is 17.5" at 12" off the floor.
    • Boots are 10.5" Tall, above the heel.

FIT - these boots seem to run true to slightly small. From reading feedback about Drake's regular line, if you are concerned about boot fit, going up a size seems to be a good solution. Our customers are "more demanding" in many ways than Drake's small-sized customers, so we know you're concerned about this. The boots do tend to relax and fit better over time. MANY THANKS to DRAKE for making this custom run for the crowd - we can't thank them enough!!

Due to size/weight, please note that every wader incurs an additional $12.00 non-refundable shipping charge. Air Shipping will definitely incur another surcharge above the dollar amount the checkout system calculates. We'll add this automatically, so please take note on Air Shipping. Thanks!

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