Delta Wader Warranty, Service & Maintenance

Delta Waders are covered under the SITKA Gear Warranty, and every component is serviceable. Information and instructions for wader warranty, service and maintenance are included below.

Product Care FAQ's How to Wash

Warranty, Service & Maintenance Plan

If you are unhappy with any of our products at the time you receive them, feel free to send them back. Damage due to wear and tear will be repaired at a reasonable cost.

WHAT IS SERVICEABLE

  • Wader Boots
  • Suspenders Tailoring
  • Pockets Restitched
  • Seam Failure
  • Main & Pocket Zippers
  • Stitching Issues
  • Delamination Issues

WHAT YOU CAN FIX IN THE FIELD

  • Pinhole Leaks
  • Rips & Tears
  • Boot Leaks
  • Seam Failure

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. You will need a Return Authorization Number (RA)
  2. We will e-mail you once your item(s) are checked in
  3. Each repair will be assessed and processed on a case-by-case basis
  4. If we can repair it, we will have it finished and on its way back to you within 6-8 weeks

NOTE: If this is an end of year service plan, we will contact you to obtain credit card information.

Damage not covered under warranty

Price Estimates for Repair

  • Tears/Patches/Pinholes // $30 - $70
    • Depending on Severity
  • Boot Replacement due to wear // $100 - $200
  • Suspender Replacement due to wear // $40
  • End of Season Service // $125
    • Complete inspection
    • Pressure Test
      • Pinhole leak identification
      • Boot leak identification
      • Seam failures
      • Includes up to 4 pinhole patches
** You will be financially liable to cover the cost for the End of Season Servicing even if there is an warrantable item discovered. In the discovery of a warrantable item, there will be no charges incurred to fully repair the defect. 

How to Wash

There are many ways you can clean your waders. Below is an easy at home method:
 

Step 1

  • Remove excess dirt & debris.

Step 2

  • Fill your bathtub with warm or cold water. If your waders are soiled, we recommend using warm water.
  • Add a liquid detergent such as 'Revivex Wetsuite/Dry suite Shampoo' from Gear Aid or 'Performance Wash' from Grangers.

Step 3

  • Scrub with a soft bristle brush inside and outside of waders. Easiest to lay the waders flat in the bathtub.

Step 4

  • Rinse off waders and hang upside down.

Step 5

  • While the waders are still damp, apply a spray on Durable Water Repellent treatment.
  • For best results, dry with a blow dryer on a medium setting waving about 6 to 8 inches above garment.
    • NOTE: You can damage waders if you isolate high heat on one spot.
  • We recommend either 'Revivex Water Repellent' from Gear Aid or 'Performance Repel' from Grangers.

Step 6

  • Dry waders completely by hanging upside down from the boots. Do not store damp or wet, this will result in mildew and fabric detorioration.

FAQ's

How do I MAINTAIN MY Delta WADER ZipperS?

  • Place a little dab of zipper lube on both sides near the closing end of the zipper.
  • Open and close a few times in order to fully distribute zipper lube along the teeth.
  • A little dab will be more than enough. Be sure to wipe off excess or else it will collect dirt.
  • Continue to lubricate when the zipper gets stiff or before placing in storage.
  • Store with the zipper closed in order to reduce strain.
 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REGULARLY WASHING MY WADERS?

  • Regular washing your waders will greatly increase breathability, performance, longevity, and basic hygiene.
  • Self-evaluation of your gear will save you time and money, while helping you become more familiar with your products.
  • Those who tend to their products generally experience longer life out of their gear.
 

When to hand wash or hose off?

  • Wash on an as needed basis. Neglecting to wash is not a warrantable product issue.
  • As needed is defined by use in clay or muddy environments which require the product to be washed more often. Even a quick rinse will greatly increase the life of your wader.
 

WHAT IF I AM HUNTING IN SALT WATER?

  • If hunting in salt water, we strongly recommend rinsing waders after every use.