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These waders were originally designed for and used by members of the armée de terre, otherwise known as the "French army," which represents the largest service branch of the French armed forces.Though each pair of French army waders is a military surplus item, issuance is unable to be confirmed. It is likely that these waders have been issued, though each pair remains in great condition with plenty of tread. Moreover, they lack the typical rips, tears and scents that often plague previously issued military surplus equipment. Still, prospective buyers should expect to find some slight wear and tear, but nothing that will affect their usefulness. Those looking for a unique piece of French military history or some new waders to take their fly fishing to the next level are sure to be happy with their purchase.
That said, each pair of French army waders is rather simple, featuring an exterior with a full rubber construction and an interior with a full canvas construction. These waders are designed to extend from the foot to the hip and, as noted, each pair of waders has plenty of tread still intact, which is presented in a zigzagged pattern for maximum. Sizing is as follows, and includes a European size followed by a United States conversion: 39 – 7, 40 – 7 1/2, 41 – 8, 43 – 10, 44 – 10 1/2, 45 – 11, 46 – 12.