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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » Inexpensive Waders?

Inexpensive Waders?

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1 Inexpensive Waders? on Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:10 pm

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Hey guys I was wondering what the cheapest waders that will still hold up were? I am low on cash and want some waders for this cold nebraska weather. They don't need to be insulated just something to keep the water off.

2 Re: Inexpensive Waders? on Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:15 pm

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Neoprene is cheap. Pretty warm too.

3 Re: Inexpensive Waders? on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:22 pm

ed5000x

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Bass pro online has good prices

4 Re: Inexpensive Waders? on Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:38 pm

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Breathable, loose fitting:
Frogg Toggs Hellbender. $99 with free shipping on Amazon, or FlyFishing USA. Plenty of site that will sell down to $75 during holiday sales, which is coming around the corner very quickly. Will be buying one for my wife.

Neoprene, I'm not too fond of it. When you sweat, which you will, it's not a pretty fun thing to remove as you need to take a quick restroom break.

5 Re: Inexpensive Waders? on Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:56 pm

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TheAsianGuy wrote:Breathable, loose fitting:
Frogg Toggs Hellbender. $99 with free shipping on Amazon, or FlyFishing USA. Plenty of site that will sell down to $75 during holiday sales, which is coming around the corner very quickly. Will be buying one for my wife.

Neoprene, I'm not too fond of it. When you sweat, which you will, it's not a pretty fun thing to remove as you need to take a quick restroom break.


Frogg Togs are very thin and rip super easy. The Poster lives in Nebraska.
Might sweat a little in Neoprene unless you get them a little bigger, but unexpected leaks are worse, specially if colder. I know a ton of people that still use Neoprene.
I think if you want breathables, get ready to pay for them. I paid close to $300. for mine and got 5 years out of them so far, knock on wood. Still dry as a bone.
For breathables look at Cabela's, L.L. Bean, Redington for your good lower priced waders. Even my breathable Hip waders cost over $100.

And Never wear cotton under any waders.

6 Re: Inexpensive Waders? on Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:06 pm

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Renegade wrote:
Frogg Togs are very thin and rip super easy.  The Poster lives in Nebraska.  
Might sweat a little in Neoprene unless you get them a little bigger, but unexpected leaks are worse, specially if colder.  I know a ton of people that still use Neoprene.  
I think if you want breathables, get ready to pay for them.  I paid close to $300. for mine and got 5 years out of them so far, knock on wood.  Still dry as a bone.
For breathables look at Cabela's, L.L. Bean, Redington for your good lower priced waders.   Even my breathable Hip waders cost over $100.

And Never wear cotton under any waders.
So far, so good with the Frogg Toggs. I don't wear it weekly to wear it out to the point of ripping. However, I do understand about the tearing at the seams issue, due to improper sizing. It happened to me with other high end waders as well. Found one at the lower price, just 1in looser, and much more comfy no matter how much I move in, and on the cold water. The issues with the water seeping through the neoprene socks have been resolved with the newer model of the Hellbender. Of course, nothing is truly is fixed if it failed to have constant quality control. Got a few LL Bean users tossed their waders away after 2 years as well. That why I chose the cheaper alternative and give it a test spin. so far, after 1 year, still good.

However, you are right about being in Nebraska. I have friends over there too, and their methods have been using the breathable waders with wicking armor layers. Of course, even with neoprene, there only can be so much tolerance one can have. Used to have a pair to hit the waters in the mountain during winter. Let just say it wasn't fun a few hours in once the chill air and close to frozen water got the hold of you.

7 Re: Inexpensive Waders? on Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:14 pm

Renegade


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TheAsianGuy wrote:
Renegade wrote:
Frogg Togs are very thin and rip super easy.  The Poster lives in Nebraska.  
Might sweat a little in Neoprene unless you get them a little bigger, but unexpected leaks are worse, specially if colder.  I know a ton of people that still use Neoprene.  
I think if you want breathables, get ready to pay for them.  I paid close to $300. for mine and got 5 years out of them so far, knock on wood.  Still dry as a bone.
For breathables look at Cabela's, L.L. Bean, Redington for your good lower priced waders.   Even my breathable Hip waders cost over $100.

And Never wear cotton under any waders.
So far, so good with the Frogg Toggs. I don't wear it weekly to wear it out to the point of ripping. However, I do understand about the tearing at the seams issue, due to improper sizing. It happened to me with other high end waders as well. Found one at the lower price, just 1in looser, and much more comfy no matter how much I move in, and on the cold water. The issues with the water seeping through the neoprene socks have been resolved with the newer model of the Hellbender. Of course, nothing is truly is fixed if it failed to have constant quality control. Got a few LL Bean users tossed their waders away after 2 years as well. That why I chose the cheaper alternative and give it a test spin. so far, after 1 year, still good.

However, you are right about being in Nebraska. I have friends over there too, and their methods have been using the breathable waders with wicking armor layers. Of course, even with neoprene, there only can be so much tolerance one can have. Used to have a pair to hit the waters in the mountain during winter. Let just say it wasn't fun a few hours in once the chill air and close to frozen water got the hold of you.


True that. I will put a vote out for Willy J (William Joesph)for waders too. They are the 5 year and going strong. My hippers are L.L.Bean and 4 years with no issues. I wear the under armor and fish year round.
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