WOMEN SOMETIMES HAVE very limited choices of hunting and fishing gear. Size and fit are the biggest problem areas, as some manufacturers shy away from making female-specific lines because it's not cost effective. Such is not the case in the wader business, however, and we found no shortage of ladies' sizes. The question is, are these waterproof-breathable waders as tough, functional, and well designed as those made for men? Our panel of women rated four of the latest models, testing them in tough winter conditions, while stream fishing for trout, smallmouth bass, salmon, and steelhead. Two testers also did pressure tests in bathtubs, checking for leaks. Although they considered features such as pockets and suspenders, the main focus was on fit and durability. Manufacturers were asked to supply stocking-foot models that sell for no more than $200. Two companies chose to submit products that cost less than $150. Testers wore their own boots. Here's what they found.