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Hey guys, just bron again haha...

I have 5mm neoprenes right now that have seen better days, but for the most part are leak-free. Thing is that they are so damn buoyant and hot.

What breathable wader would you recommend that's the best bang for your buck? I've seen a couple down at army/nave for around 260...not sure if they're any good.

aaaannnnnd discuss
 

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I just bought the redingtons for219....they have only been used for one solid week,but saw alot of hiking and bushwacking and seem to be good.I was told by a guide not to get the expensive simms pro guide as they crinkle and leek due to being too stiff...too many layers of gortex.
 

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G'Day. I agree with Tim. The Dan Bailey's are tops (I have a friend who has fished with them exclusively for a couple of seasons and he highly recommends them). They also make a boot fit and this is a good deal if you are in cold water all day (especially winter). I only fish boot fit any more. I do not believe Simms is making them anymore. My wife and I each have a pair of Simms guide boot fits and they are excellent. In and out very quickly. You can keep warm. Hey, no pebbles either and no worries with gravel guards! However, they are not as comfortable to do long hikes in as lace ups. I have the Cabelas 5mm neoprene boot fit for very cold winter fishing and I recommend them highly. For summer and fall I use the goretex. By the way, Simms stands behind their products. If you have a leaking set of waders send them back to the factory in Montana and they will repair them for you! Cheers, Gary
 

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i picked up some willy j v-2's for <$200. i don't need 'guide-level' waders and these are perfectly adequate. keep in mind though you may as well leave the patch kit at home as you need an iron to apply it. ??? ??? if you punch a hole in em, you're done for the day. discovered this a couple weeks ago at the Skagit. but they do carry the same full, lifetime warranty
bigbob

btw i got them on e-bay <$200 incl. shipping and exchange
 

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the sign you are using means 'greater than' (>) do you mean less than $200?

As a side note, SHOO GOO works awesome to repair waders (amongst hundreds of other things it can fix) and it's 7bucks for a huge tube. I call it liquid duct tape. it's rad! :thumbup:
 

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I got some from Cabel's that were about $150 with the boot on em' and they work great and there in my size. If I were to get one's from any of the other guy I'd be looking at either having to get the top or near to the top of the line for my size or custom. As for the quality, it seems good and for the amount I'm using them, 10 or so times year, they are more than adequate. Down side is you gotta wait for them to be shipped and my are reed camo - you'll never seem in in the bull rushes!
I normally don't like to buy from a big box but for something you can't beat them.
Have fun, Jason
 

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Another vote for simms. I will never go back to neoprenes. The breathables are good all weather aside from wet wading in hot weather. For cold weather I just layer properly with breathable long johns, shirts, and socks with some fleece. Works great.
 

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FISHABETH said:
Joe's in Bellingham has a great selection of breathable wader @ decent prices.. & I was VERY happy to find WOMEN's waders (pretty tamahi-blue colour) ;-)
I recently bought a pair of North x Northwest brand breathables at Joe's for $109 USD (regularly $129). Was in the US for several days so no duty/taxes coming back across the line.

Remains to be seen if they are half or a third as good as waders priced 2 or 3 times more in Canada. Thought it was worth the gamble...
 

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I have a pair of Simms and also bought a pair from Cabela's (highest end ones they make) and my Simms starting leaking in the right foot after only about 3months which is why i bought the other ones. the Cabela's ones are holding up great and the Simms have been repaired at no cost to me (they replaced the feet with better ones) however i still continue to wear the ones i bought as backups and now my Simms are the backups and/or ones for a friend or my girl when she comes fishing ;D
 
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