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HomeDrakeDrake Emperor Breathable Wader with Tear-Away Liner - Realtree MAX5 - 2 HUGE SIZES!

Drake Emperor Breathable Wader with Tear-Away Liner - Realtree MAX5 - 2 HUGE SIZES!

SKU: DW-Wader-MAX5


PLEASE READ: UPDATE, Spring '23: Well, last year we got the sad word from Drake Waterfowl that our 2022 wader production could not be completed at the factory, so we were not able to restock at all. It was a terrible problem with a basis in the Covid epidemic. Drake and BigCamo are on track to deliver new Emperors this summer. We will have a HUGE announcement once they hit the warehouse door and we measure for correct specs. Fingers crossed for July or August '23. 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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