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Lets talk waders #8151338 02/01/21 05:58 PM
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I need to find some breathable waders that don't leak, let me know what you got.

I have been thru several brands and none of them are worth a d$$n.

Bought a new pair of Cabelas breathable to make it to the end of season this January and they did not make it two weeks before they started leaking at the seams.

I wear them around 100 plus days a year so before someone tells me how great theirs are if you wear them 10-20 times a year don't bother.

If you have a pair that have over 100 uses and they are leak free I want to know the brand.

A couple I am thinking about if anyone has any info on them are LL Beans and Simms G3 guide boot feet.

Not sure about Rogers brand if anyone has them.

I don't want to hear about Sitka, people are having issues with them already as well and don't really want to pay $125 every month to get a new pair with the so called "lifetime warranty". but if anyone has a pair and they have over 100 uses let me know.

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Had about 40 out of my Sitkas this year. No issues and love them. The other 2 guys I hunt with both have Sitkas and they had no issues.

We all used to wear Banded waders......and they flat out suck! I definitely recommend to stay away from those.


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Simms G3 stocking foot - don't wear them 100 times a year, but have well over a 100 wears over the lifetime. My buddies have the Freestone Zipper. Definitely not the same material, but the zipper is nice and they haven't had issue either. One guy definitely has more than 100 wears with no issues as well. They other guys aren't close to 100 wears but no issues either.

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Simms G3 with Simms wade boots. I wear them every weekend plus days from November to April. No issues between hunting season and wade fishing. I also avoid thick brush and briars as much as possible, I am rough on them, but not an idiot with them.

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Sunday marked the end of year 2 with my currents pair. I hunted 21 days last year and 37 this year, 58 days total. No problems and they are scratched up with the briars/brush we cleared and walked thru while hunting. All public hunts using whatever cover we could find or fashion together. Gator Waders breathable, insulated. I also have the un insulated version also for teal/early 1st split. 3 years ago I got my first pair of gator waders. They leaked and had the older boot style that was real comfy but I thought a little to thin material. I took them back to Tyler Tx and they exchanged them no problem and the new pair that I have used now for 2 years have much nicer boots as far as thickness, durability. I just washed them off yesterday and there drying now. Will fold them up, put in original case they came in and store them in my bedroom closet until next season.

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Simms G3- my go too probably well over 300x, I fish the coast a bunch too. I sent them back to Simms for new booties and picked up a a pair of the pilot river guide HD stocking frogg toggs on the cheap.

The frogs toggs for the price are very fictional. Cosmetically they are lacking. The external tape around pockets is already peeling off. Tape isnt functional though so no biggy. I have toughly 40x on them between duck hunts up here and wade fishing and duck hunting the coast. Jury is still out, but decent loaner or back Up set.

I personally hate booted waders. I'd much rather have stocking feet and real shoes.









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For those recommending Simms stocking foot, how the heck does a wading boot stay on going through shin deep mud?

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Your ankle is a heck a stop. Honestly, I really don't know. I didn't trust it at first, but I've never lost one. From ray guard style to lace up they stay on. Lace up are my favorite. Simms flat sneakers. 5/6 years of use along with the waders.

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Originally Posted by E.TX.JMart
For those recommending Simms stocking foot, how the heck does a wading boot stay on going through shin deep mud?


Same way regular boots do, ankle


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Stocking foot with wading boots stay on your feet better than boot foot waders while going through thick/deep mud.

Another vote for simms g3. They are very tough, suprisingly I have not ripped any holes in mine while going through thick brush, briars or other vegetation.


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Best breathable waders I ever owned were the camo Orvis with the lace up boots to mid shin. Boots were junk and made in China though. Orvis constantly had to replace them due to the boots leaking. Then they changed the design and went to some boots similar to what Astronauts landing on the moon would ware. They were oversized and clumsy to walk in. Lacross were comfortable and never lasted. Rogers are meh. Ran across a deal on some Banded Black Label. Leaked in the seam after the first year. Avery admitted a design issue with some adhesive they had used. Replaced them free of charge. I'm on year 3 with the ones they have replaced and luckily I haven't had an issue. They are by far the most comfortable and warmest breathable I've owned. I'm not a Belding fan, but you can tell a duck hunter had some input into the design the way the pockets and shell pouches are laid out.


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Got my LLBean breathable start of last season...started leaking teal season this year! Called about warranty and was told I was past 1 year and I could buy aquaseal!


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I've had two pairs of Rogers (Frog Togg) and both had leaked at the seams after 30-40 hunts. I'm in the same dilemma on buying new waders. Anyone ever use these?
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I use cabelas breathables and never have issues, i have some long walks in and out as well from teal season all the way through big duck.

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What's these sitka problems you're having?
I'm on multiple pages and there isn't anyone having a constant problem


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My gator waders have been solid through 3 seasons. In and out of boat, brush, mud. Comfortable as well. I can’t/won’t justify spending $1k on waders.

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Originally Posted by 68A
My gator waders have been solid through 3 seasons. In and out of boat, brush, mud. Comfortable as well. I can’t/won’t justify spending $1k on waders.

What gator waders do you have?
Mine were awful and uncomfortable. I honestly didn't know what a comfortable pair was until I got my sitka's.
I will say the brush guard on the gator waders are legit, and I really wish sitka was like that, but those knee pads are nice too.

Btw, use that zipper to go pee once and it makes that $1000 well justified!


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Originally Posted by 68A
My gator waders have been solid through 3 seasons. In and out of boat, brush, mud. Comfortable as well. I can’t/won’t justify spending $1k on waders.



Are your boots the black thinner material? When I exchanged mine 3 years ago the new pair had the green boot that is really nice.


"Btw, use that zipper to go pee once and it makes that $1000 well justified!"

Good lord man. I can throw my straps off and just lower my waders and be peeing in jig time. I wear sweats 100% of the time. I don't want a button or a zipper anywhere near my large package, but for those that don't have much to get caught in such contractions a zipper will suffice. roflmao

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High N Dry are supposedly good, but I don’t wear Sitka and I have front zip waders.

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I use these:

https://akwatx.com/collections/hunting/products/sea-rch-er-wader

Buddy of mine started this company and we put em through hell this season. So far so good. Ya'll support a local duck hunter once these hit the market.


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I also wear Gator Waders, shield series, insulated. I spend a lot of time in mine between hunting and then into spring fishing before the water warms up.


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I have a pair of Mack's Big Ditch that are 11yrs old, the best and most comfortable waders I have ever used. I am going to order a pair of Gators this year as a back up, just hope they are as comfortable as people say.

I had a pair of Gander Mountain 7mm, warmest but were the easiest to punch a hole in.


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My gator waders have been solid through 3 seasons. In and out of boat, brush, mud. Comfortable as well. I can’t/won’t justify spending $1k on waders.



Are your boots the black thinner material? When I exchanged mine 3 years ago the new pair had the green boot that is really nice.


"Btw, use that zipper to go pee once and it makes that $1000 well justified!"

Good lord man. I can throw my straps off and just lower my waders and be peeing in jig time. I wear sweats 100% of the time. I don't want a button or a zipper anywhere near my large package, but for those that don't have much to get caught in such contractions a zipper will suffice. roflmao


Mine are the green color boots.

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