Breathable Waders for Beginner

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  1. Berdnird

    Berdnird Refuge Member

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    I've got a buddy who's committed to his first season of waterfowling this year. He's pretty much set up with everything a newbie would need with the exception of waders. I was doing some research for him and was pretty blown away by the prices nowadays. I know what I like, but I'm a little hesitant to recommend an expensive set for his first pair. He's tried on some neoprenes and breathables, and seems to prefer the breathables. Any suggestions?
     
  2. 91turbotsi

    91turbotsi Senior Refuge Member

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    I rocked cabelas waist high for years. They would last a season or two.
    Couple years ago picked up the Rogers tuffman chest breathables and they have lasted a few seasons, have a belt, extra padding on legs and backside. Seem better built than cabelas, and regularly go on sale ~$170
    I'd buy em again if needed, if I came into some extra money I'd look at the banded but those are very expensive.
     
  3. Berdnird

    Berdnird Refuge Member

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    Cabelas used to have some decent deals on waders, but everything seems so expensive now. That's why I was trying to reach out for recommendations for a beginner.
     
  4. Big Daddy Gaddy

    Big Daddy Gaddy Elite Refuge Member

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    Stay away from camo and you can find plenty less than $150.
     
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  5. Big Daddy Gaddy

    Big Daddy Gaddy Elite Refuge Member

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    If by chance he has tiny feet and wears a size 9 look at Walmart dot com. Buckbrush breathables for a C-Note.
     
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  6. Berdnird

    Berdnird Refuge Member

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    Can't stay away from camo unfortunately as we need to blend into brush along the bay. I'll check out Walmart....but size 9 is a ballerina compared to me. Appreciate the heads up though.
     
  7. tule

    tule Elite Refuge Member

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    Camo is over rated, seriously. If your hunting along the bay just get a hot glue gun and start sticking condoms, cigarette butts, body parts, coke cans and OE 40 oz bottles to various places on your waders and you will blend right into the shores. Ive had some of my best shoots hiding behind a stack of old tires!!
     
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    Those ducks in the bay don't care 2 ****s if you wear camo!!! I have seen a duck or two killed over Flamingo decoys!!hahahha
     
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  10. Refugeguy

    Refugeguy Senior Refuge Member

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    Tan breathables work the same . There ducks . Not falcons
     
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