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Old 08-27-2008, 10:11 PM
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Question Opinion & Experience on waders

I need a new set of neoprene waders I like the 5mm, my joints are shot so they kill me if I have thinner waders standing in cold water for a few hrs. These look decent and the price is not bad neither. Anyone have any experience with this model wader ?
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:13 PM
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Go breathables. (stocking foot) Just my opinion.
They will handle below 50 degree water.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:33 PM
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Thanks striperjim, I have never used breathable waders before. What are the pros and cons of the breathable waders versus the neoprene? Also stocking versus boot? I have always used boot style waders they seem to work well for me, never used the stocking type wader.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:16 PM
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What are the pros and cons of the breathable waders versus the neoprene? Also stocking versus boot?
The neoprenes are heavy and hot. Cheaper usually - but hot.
Did I mention Hot? The thick neoprene allows for superior warmth retention, probably better suited to hunting in a freezing cold swamp.
The breathables allow just that. The fabric breathes so the moisture can wick away. Extremely light in weight and comfortable.

Stocking foot waders you use with a wading shoe/boot. The boot should be one size larger than your regular size to accommodate the extra room of the wader booty. Wally world sells boots for $25 bucks a pair with felt soles. I've gone through a few pair. If they fail you toss them.
Of course its best to get a decent pair. Korkers has many styles with different sole inserts as do Simms.
I use the otb boots by US cavalry. They double as regular wading shoes so they can be worn with genes or shorts. They have removable system inserts that allow for the added booty room of the waders.
Gladiator / korkers sandles are strapped on to the boots when rock hopping.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:25 PM
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Thanks Jim. Lets see if I understood you correctly. If I get the stocking wader the stocking will be my regular shoe size, and the wading boot 1 shoe size bigger than my normal size?
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I had to read that again to understand it.
The different manufacturers spell it out in the size charts and wader info. Usually sm, med, lg., Short - long - stout. - with an approximate booty size. 7 -9 / 9 -11 etc

The stocking foot waders you need a boot 1 size larger to accommodate the extra room of the booty. (stocking feet)
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:53 PM
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Ok Jim I might give the breathable waders a try. In water say 55 degrees would a pair of sweatpants be enough under the breathable waders if I'm waist deep in the water?
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Thats usually what im wearing underneath with an under layer long john . When the water is below 50 - I can detect it as slightly cooler but thats a sign for me that the waters a little cold for the bass too.
Thats probably the magic number with the breathables.
Ive fished in them with air temps near zero and water temps in the mid 40's.
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:00 AM
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Sounds good to me, thanks Jim.
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i usually walk around in my jeans and when i am ready to don the breathables i put on a pair of hodgeman coveralls. they are waterproof and if i get a hole in the waders i won;t get wet unerneath. i also have a pair of sealskinz (socks) to wear outside my wool socks which i also put on and they are what is on my feet first and then the sealskinz. depending on how cold it is out i will put on a wickaway sock and just the sealskins. but this is my method of staying dry as i won;t wanna be a mile away from my vehicle when the cold water has already invaded my interior. jim, i got a pair of those socks for you btw.



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Old 08-28-2008, 09:20 AM
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Zimno1 thanks for the info.
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I'd like to add another vote for the breathable waders, I've had several pairs of neoprene, still have some, but the breathables are hard to beat, easy on and off, easy to move in, and never too hot, and very easy to stay warm in, I prefer a layer of polypro long underwear under my pants for Dec-Jan fishing.
I got a pair of Snowbee's for ~ $200.....bootfoot. I've had both bootfoot and stocking foot, the stocking foot always seemed to fill the wading boots with sand, very annoying.
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if i am in unchartered territory i can just use a wader belt and not other stuff attached to them. bootfoots allow me to get out of them in a hurry should i get sucked under or something.



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Nothing beats the breathable waders in spring and early summer when the water is still cold but the air is warm. Very comfy in a tshirt and shorts.
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Zeus...I've got the Orvis Clearwater bootfoot breathables...Great waders..Cool in the summer & when the temps go down, just use long johns Or a pair of cabelas fleece pants..Get the ones with straps on the bottoms & they won't ride up...Boot foot costs a bit more than stocking foot type...Jim
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