Best Waders (Brand, model, and warranty)
3/14/15 @ 6:22 PM
Hey everyone! I just went through my second pair of waders in three years and am getting frustrated. What brand is the best and comes with the best warranty?? My previous two pairs were Gander Mtn. Guide Series and I will never buy them again. I'd appreciate any information on luck/ success you've had with wader brands. Thanks!!
3/19/15 @ 9:31 PM
I'm looking too. I use them early and late in ice water rivers.... Probably neoprene for me, but with insulated boots. Shoe-goo worked for repairing my trashed pair. Mine lasted much longer stored in my dark basement, always hung by their heels with the same plastic "W" thingee I bought when I got my first pair.
Edited on 3/21/15 9:02 AM
3/19/15 @ 8:36 PM
Bought my red ball waders 15 years ago. Had a couple easy to patch holes. Otherwise have been great. Neoprene sock style. Got them at one stop sport shop out of business sale in Stevens point. Those and my red fleece vest have been good to me.
3/16/15 @ 6:04 PM
3/16/15 @ 5:29 PM
I agree with Big Musky. I have the Cabela's stocking foot waders both chest high and waist high. Both pairs are over 10 years old and still do not leak. With any wader one should hang them to dry, and use some type of mat to stand on while putting them on to protect the neoprene stockings. The price is right, too. I also can't justify the price of Simms. And I'm sure Simms will tear just as easily on a barbed wire fence! Take a look at the Cabela's Premium Breathable Waders with Dry-Plus. 129.99 for the waist-high, and 159.99 for the chest-high. I've also had good luck with the Cabela's Ultra-Light wading boot with the Felt sole. Some streams have outlawed felt soles, so if you're in the market for a new set of boots, Corkers with the Interchangeable soles have served me well. Again, with a little care, quality gear should give years of service.
Edited on 3/17/15 3:27 PM
3/16/15 @ 2:51 PM
I have had a pair of stocking waders from Cabelas that I have had for many years, maybe 10????!!! anyway, they are finally leaking, so I could never justify paying for Simms with that kind of performance. Maybe I was just lucky, who knows.
3/16/15 @ 11:47 AM
3/15/15 @ 8:47 PM
Like the other two mentioned you will need to provide a little more detail so people can steer you in the right direction. If your looking for fishing waders Simms is one of the best but they will cost you. I have used Hodgman Guidelight chest waders for years with no problems. A buddy got a pair of these and loves them:
I am not much of a duck hunter or ever used neoprene waders so I cant comment on those styles.
3/15/15 @ 10:08 AM
3/14/15 @ 7:11 PM