Elite Refuge Member
- Dec 26, 2015
- Reaction score
I don't know the details but I will say that as popular as the breathable waders have become, I would much rather be wearing 5mm thick neoprene chest waders for the flotation and especially the insulation that they offer when boat hunting!
As a physician, diver, duck hunter and fly fisherman who has floated down more than one ice cold river, fallen off boats unexpectedly and fallen off boats on purpose, breathable waders with a wading belt used properly are more buoyant, warmer, and easier to swim in than neoprene by an order of magnitude.
Neoprene is death. Even dry suits for cold water diving are made of material similar to high quality breathable waders not neoprene.