Hi Sam, that was me but I probably have 8-9 pairs of waders at home in various states of usefulness (including 3 prs of Patagonias). I just didn't have any with me that day as I was on the way home from a business trip and didn't want to take the time to go home and get a pair. Most if the year I keep a extra pair of waders and boots in my car for such eventualities, but it was still wet wading weather when I left for this trip. Your Patagonia waders are a great price so somebody should jump on them - they are awesome waders. They would make a great primary or back-up pair.