Thought I would follow up on this since I made the original post. Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances (bought house, moved), I didn’t get out to hunt very much this past season. I did end up with a pair of Frogg Toggs Grand Refuge 2.0 waders before the season started. I switched from my uninsulated breathable waders to these insulated breathable for the last couple hunts of the year. I also bought a pair of thermacell proflex heated insoles to put in them because I knew the boots were not as warm as my previous waders. My impressions: The 1200g boots are noticeably colder than my old 1600g wader boots Merino wool socks and heated insoles more than made up for the colder boots The zipper where the insulation zips into the boots of the grand refuge 2.0 waders is a cold spot when standing in cold water, even through thick pants under the waders I felt way warmer wearing insulated breathable then I ever did in neoprene We often hunt a good portion of the day or all day and I didn’t get swampy inside at all. Even when not sweating the neoprenes always feel wet inside which I hate Although I didn’t use them enough to judge durability, and they seem well made, I can’t see these lasting as long as my neoprene waders with cabelas tough armor on them.