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I am looking for a new set of waders and wanted to get peoples opinion on the different name brands. I have heard from many that simms are the way to go but have also spoken with a few that say they don't hold up. Reddingtons are supposed to be coming out with a pair with a zipper like the G4's, Bare Blackwaters I have been told are good and come with a long warranty out of langley......

Which way should I go? I am planning on spending around $400-$500 on a pair that had better last me more than 2 years!!!
 

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google Snowbee Waders they also make a zipperfront set that im going to be looking at when i need a new set. you dont have these listed Trav so i though i would mention them.

I would also say go with Simms however they are quite tight on the legs if you care about that kind of thing :cheers:
 

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From my own personal experience only....

I've owned Hodgman, Simms, and Cloudveils. Hodgmans were neoprene and the others were breathables.

If I wanted something inexpensive and useful, Hodgmans would do the trick.

I owned a pair of Cloudveil 8x's. In my opinion from what I saw, too overpriced, not a good product and their customer service is very very poor. Here is my review on the Cloudveils

http://www.bcfishingreports.com/forum/index.php/topic,5218.0.html

I have owned my Simms G3's for 2 years and could not be happier. I have not had one problem, and would buy the G4's if I had the extra coin. In my opinion, I can't beat the G3's for quality and price in a breathable. In the winter, I just add another layer and I am good to go.

Have fun on your wader quest! You will find as many opinions as there are brands of waders, that is for certain!

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After our last outing, I too am considering some breathables. Afternoon sun was waaay too much! Has anyone given thought to the Dry-Namics from William Joseph? Priced close to G3 but lighter and a bit more innovation. (IMHO). G4's would be nice as well but, yes, mucho dinero!
 

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I have a pair of Simms G3's an they are great. This is my second pair in the last four years. They are absolutely bullet proof for me. The last pair must have given me 2500 hrs on the river without a problem and in fact I moved out of them cause they were getting too stinky. ;D
You get what you pay for when it comes to waders!


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I went with the G4"s and these things seem to be bullet proof. Full 5 layers of gortex from the waist down for those unexpected tail slides. :mad: . I found the G3's felt funny with the five layers stopping at the top of the
thy and the chest pouch didn't have the waterproof zipper on the sides.

Looked at quite a few before settling on these, 7mo's and still no complaints.

:beerchug: Marko
 

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Well after some more investigating, I had a reputible source that the Reddingtons tend to leak at the seams, and they only come with a 6 month warranty. The Bare's apparently come with a lifetime warranty against leaks in the seals or seams, neopreme boots included. Plus Bare is based out of Langley = quick warranty turn around! I will most likely be picking up my new pair of the Bare Blackwaters on Thursday!
 

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After going through three leaky Bare Blackwaters, I will never ever touch them with a ten foot pole again. Sure they are probably the most comfortable waders that I have ever put on, and they do have a good warranty with their service center in Langley...but what good is that if you have to spend a couple of days crotch deep in ice cold water and it's leaking?

I've tried many brands of breathable waders...Bare, Cabelas, Redington, Simms, etc. By far the best performing (ie. they actually breathe) and most durable breathables have been made out of Gore-Tex. I'm on my second pair of Simms right now (G3), and they have been great. I like my old Guideweights better than these G3's, actually...but those ones are long gone.

Oh yeah...forgot to mention that my Cabelas Dry Plus waders delaminated on the thigh area on my very first trip with them to Montana (wintertime). The Redingtons were okay, but the face fabric material was coarse and noisy...and I think the coarse weave of the face fabric is what eventually caused the membrane to leak. But this was a long time ago when Redington was just coming out with their waders...the new ones should be much better. I still would go Simms hands down though.
 

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Have yet to here anyone mention wright and mcgill waders? I just purchased a pair last week, replacing my stolen blackwaters. Only one outing with them so far so i really don,t have much to say other than they don,t leak and are very comfy. anybody else out there with these waders?
 

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After our last outing, I too am considering some breathables. Afternoon sun was waaay too much! Has anyone given thought to the Dry-Namics from William Joseph? Priced close to G3 but lighter and a bit more innovation. (IMHO). G4's would be nice as well but, yes, mucho dinero!
I have had a pair for almost a year and they are still like new after all this time. They are my favorite by far from all the ones I have owned. I got them on EBAY for $125 William Joseph is a very underrated company.
 

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I have a pair of Guidetech's from Cabelas (had to test when i ordered a couple things LOL) and they are more comfortable then my Simms and havent leaked yet which my Simms did after a dozen trips, yes the warranty covered them replacing the boots on them (stocking foots) and i have not worn them since. now they are the girlfriends pair or the backups LOL
 

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Well I went out and got the Bare Blackwaters, just can't beat a lifetime warranty with such a quick turn around. Used them yesterday and man are they comfy!
 
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