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Waders on a budget

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  1. calling4life

    calling4life Elite Refuge Member

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    I just bought another pair of Frog tog breathables, $120, though they are bootie foot, I already have boots from my last pair.

    I've found they resist leaking better then neoprene, my neoprene waders never lasted long without holes, don't know if I've ever had a pair make a year. I've been wearing and walking around in waders for 25 years or so.

    None of them last very long, which is why I just buy cheap breathables now, layer and I'm fine in freezing temps, plus you can roll them down to your waist in the summer, important for me, as I wear them when I fish too.

    My last pair of the frog togs were $100, still not leaking in the main wader body but I wore them without putting the boots on so much that the neoprene booties leak, naturally, as walking on rock, sticks etc... is going to do that, that's why you wear boots... Comfy chilling with just the booties though
     
  2. SPOONKILR

    SPOONKILR Elite Refuge Member

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    what size do you wear?
     
  3. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    You can get a new/discontinued pair of Simm's blackfoot's off ebay for $75 and free shipping.
    Sure they are light tan but you can either dye them of wear a cheap pair of camo cotton bibs over them iwith will protect them from wear for walking.
    Simm's is a great company and the waders are made in the USA.
     
  4. Cocklebur

    Cocklebur Senior Refuge Member

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    I understand your situation being a college student but I have found that waders cost are typically directly correlated to quality in my experience. If I were budgeting my waterfowl gear I would place the highest importance on a good pair of waders. Nothing sucks more than being wet on a freezing morning because your waders leak.

    Good luck.
     
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  5. MiteyF

    MiteyF New Member

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    Also check craigslist... if I search for "waders" locally I come up with about 50 pair, most super cheap.
     
  6. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    Hodgemans canvas are tuff as nails and inexpensive.
     
  7. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    eBay has a ton of new waders for $75 or less, I just bought a brand new pair of Simm's waders for $75.
    They came today and they are perfect no blem's they were a closeout item.
     
  8. QuaaackerJack

    QuaaackerJack Senior Refuge Member

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    Wing Supply! Lots at or under $150
     
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    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    Ditto, parrot, copycat, mimic....what he said. :tu
     
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