Breathable waders

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  1. ArmChair Biologist

    ArmChair Biologist Senior Refuge Member

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    I was thinking about getting Frog Togg stocking foot's for 80 bucks. The only thing I don't like about them is they're gray. Has anyone spray painted breathables?
     
  2. CookMan

    CookMan Elite Refuge Member

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    Sears & Roebuck Red Ball or Hodgemen canvas.
     
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    4scout New Member

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    Will the Cabelas breathables keep you warm enough on very cold days such as 10-15 degrees? 600 grams of insulation in the boots seems low.
     
  4. sylvanwilson

    sylvanwilson Senior Refuge Member

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    Agree on cabelas. They are good....but what about Breathable and insulated. I had a pair of Banded they lasted 3 years with lots of usage...not hard usage though. Crotch started leaking.
    I don't like the boots -- too slick.
    What other options or opinions??
     
  5. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Get them 1 size larger, and then either good socks, or, for me, a thick poly-pro liner. I have hunted in -20. Waders were so frozen I got out of them and stood them up alongside the truck.
    Then, you layer according to the temps. Easier for your skinny guys. I can get 3, maybe 4 layers if needed. Last hunt, it was 25 degrees, I wore lined Drake wader pants and poly union suit. Poly pro liner socks, fairly thick smart wool socks, and my liners.
     
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  6. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    Love it !:yes:tu
     
  7. Sunklands

    Sunklands Senior Refuge Member

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    I believe the first time I ever went on an "official" duck hunt, the guy who took me, which was a small guy loaned me a pair to wear. They were all green and white on the inside. I was just a kid and they were still big on me. I remember them being very stiff, very cold, and developing a leak down around a boot. I remember that guy, who was a Korean War veteran, calling a couple mallards in and letting me shoot them. I was trying real hard to be tuff for him cause my boot was full of water, when he called in a sprig and let me shoot it. My first run in with waders was not a good one but the hunt was. He's past away now but I remember those waders every time I look at that sprig on my wall.
     
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    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    I've had pretty much the same experience with those old canvas waders.:l:l:l
    The first time I ever saw neoprene waders I thought they were the cats meow. Now you couldn't give a pair to me after wearing breathables for so many years, granted I do live in Kali. and it doesn't get very cold.:tu
     
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    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member

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    I prefer a bigger boot size and good wool socks to extra thinsulate. I get excited about cold weather just because I can wear my wool socks.
     
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    gadwall52 Elite Refuge Member

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    Anything over 600 grams is just a sales gimmick. The more you compress insulation the less it works.
     

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