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Iv gone through my 3rd pair of waders in the last 5 years and its time to get another pair. If I had any chance at all of stopping the leaking in my current waders I would, but everything iv done has not been very successful. Im look to invest in breathables with good seams, and can take a good beating once and awhile. I previously had 2 pairs of north river waders, and the seams on both began to leak after a year or so.

Im looking for a pair that isnt to exspensive, and will allow me to just through it in the back of the truck, and not have to worry about the material creasing and wearing out. Also, good seams, my current wader seems to be leaking even though there are no visible holes, and the leak looks to be coming from the seams. I cant afford to be buying a new pair every couple years, so lets hear what you guys got to say about this.
 

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Consider what you have spent on the last 3 pairs of waders and you'll have probably spent more than what some decent breatheables would have cost. Simms, Patagonia and Dan Baileys are all worth looking at, I use the Simms G3 and very happy with them. Look at paying that little extra now and you'll save in the long run.
 

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BigFisher, you might have already been doing this with your previous waders, but make sure that whatever pair you end up buying gets as much care as possible. One thing I see all the time is people putting their waders on and walking on dirt and rocks around their car with no boots. I always wear a pair of thick socks on the outside of the neoprene section of my breathables to prevent any contact with sand and gravel that gets inside the boots, I never bunch them up after use, always dry and store them inside, and lastly for some reason it is advised that breathables be stored upside down and inside out. I personally don't turn then inside out every time as to me it kinda feels like that would put extra wear on some of the seams.

btw, I am super happy with my Bare Blackwater breathables, very durable design.
 

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You can spend the coin and buy simms or save and repurchase every couple of years. The boots
can be replace for arround $50.oo and without the gravel gaurds the heals is usually what goes first.

:beerchug: Marko
 

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I've got the Simms G3's and they're nice. Only drawback is if you've got muscular calves and or fat lower legs, they will be snug, especially in winter if you wear thicker polar fleece pants like I do. The G4 Pros have wider legs and shouldn't be a problem except in the wallet. I've heard great things about both Patagonia and Dan Baileys too. I have friends who have both.
 

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I wonder what waders Ill recommend???? PATAGONIA!!! you cant go wrong, very simple which means less to go wrong and less to blow out... they are a bit cheaper than the G3's... Patagonia has the best warranty in the business..... they will send you a new pair if anything blows out for the life of the product... their products have always been the best quality... have a look at their website... very ethical company as well.... sims does make a great product as well FYI
 

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Thanks for the the info guys, Im getting a good idea what im looking for now. Some of you mentioned that different companys offer warrenty on there waders, could you give me an idea of how long these warrentys last for? Do any companys offer life-time warrenty, that would cover every most possible problem I could encounter? I get out and fish alot, 50+ days a year, so a good pair of warrenty covered breathables would be great.

What places near chilliwack sell these products? :cheers:
 

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The patagonia warranty is the best in the business... I sent one of their jackets back after 10 years where a seam had worn through by rubbing against the material... sent me a brand new jacket no questions asked... you pay a bit more but their life time warranty truly is.... I know Pacific Angler on Broadway carries Patagonia waders... great staff there, dont know about chilliwack
 
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