Best Waders

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  1. GroundPound

    GroundPound 6 pointer

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    I know everything is subjective, but would like the boards thoughts on the best waders. Looking for insulated 1000+, tough, and most importantly won't be $400 nut soakers in one year of use. For years went with LaCrosse, mixed results. All of the reviews I see on the Cabelas brand appear to be trash.
     
  2. redlickranch

    redlickranch 8 pointer

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    I just bought a set of Drake Breathables that I will try out in 3 weeks. :)
     
  3. redlickranch

    redlickranch 8 pointer

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    I am selling my 2018 Neoprene Mossy Oak waders for $95. They were very warm and worked well, but were hard to walk in for me. I don't hunt "in water" much so I went with breathable mostly to hunt from a boat in rain and not get wet.
     
  4. Giveem3outdoors

    Giveem3outdoors 12 pointer

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    I love my breathables. In my opinion you lose durability with breathables but to me it's worth it. I've got the lacrosse swamp fox. That being said could be better out there. But I'm a lacrosse dealer so that what I've got.
     
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  5. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    I have LL Bean Breathables(I don't think they breathe at all) for warm days and walkin hunts.

    Cabellas Supermags for boat hunting/cold days.
     
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  6. Marsh CallUser

    Marsh CallUser 12 pointer

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    USIA waders for the win! Screw all these cheap made 400 dollar breathables that last a season of hard use, at best.
     
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  7. smashdn

    smashdn 12 pointer

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    Frogg Toggs been working well for me.
     
  8. ukyager

    ukyager 8 pointer

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    Switched to breathable gator waders last year and have been quite pleased.
     
  9. GroundPound

    GroundPound 6 pointer

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    Thanks for all of the responses, there is no consensus LOL - to each their own. May just wear the nut soakers for the rest of this season, do some research, and look for sales in FEB
     
  10. littleboots

    littleboots 6 pointer

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    I have tried tried them all best I have found is the Banded easy of putting on and comforted.
     
  11. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

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    Sitka is the best. You get what you pay for
     
  12. redlickranch

    redlickranch 8 pointer

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    My guide had a New pair of Sitka ($1,200ish) on Dec 30th and got wet in the crotch. Any of them can leak. I tried a pair on and it feels like you are wearing a vinyl suit.

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  13. Bowfinger

    Bowfinger 10 pointer

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    Rodgers plan Jane working man breathable. No frills. Dry. Warm. Less than $200 if purchased during truckload sale. Wore entire season last year and 15 or so days this year. No leaks. Getting in and out of boats is what trashes waders imo.
     
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  14. sthwht24

    sthwht24 Spike

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    I’ve decided I like whatever is on sale.
    We’ve had every brand in the business save Sitka and the other high end ones. They all gonna leak.

    I got the Rogers neoprene on sale for $99 right before season, and just ordered a pair of Frog Togg breathables they’re going to discontinue for $150.
    So for $250 I’ll have 2 pairs.
     
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