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  1. craig wilson

    craig wilson Elite Refuge Member

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    Last season I got a pair of breathable waders from Sitka. They were outstanding, love them! I hope to be in colder climates this season, how do they work as far as keeping ya warm?
    Thanks
     
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  2. dl537

    dl537 Elite Refuge Member

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    I wear breathable waders but not Sitka in Oregon throughout duck season and February Spec season with no issues, just layer. I also put the foot warmers in for the colder times. Haven't been uncomfortable yet.
     
  3. slucrew1

    slucrew1 Senior Refuge Member

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    Get yourself a pair of dakota pants and gradient pants to layer underneath. 30 degrees and up, wear the dakota's. 30 degrees or lower, wear the gradients.
     
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    HaydenHunter Elite Refuge Member

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    I wore neoprenes the first 18 years I was up here in Idaho. Two years ago bought some breathable un-insulated waders. As others have said, layering underneath is key. Love my breathables, and I hunt a lot colder conditions than NorCal.
     
  5. freefall

    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    Merino wool...
     
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    1911king Elite Refuge Member

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    Merino bottom layer and a pair of wranglers on top of them gtg.
     
  7. hunt'ngreen

    hunt'ngreen Elite Refuge Member

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    Been on breaking ice hunts with breathable waders, like mentioned, a pair of mid weight merino wool base layer, and fleece liners, and your good to go, important to match with some good socks..
     
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  8. CADUCKWHACKER

    CADUCKWHACKER Senior Refuge Member

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    It’s just like a fabric dry suit adjust the layers underneath for the climate . The gradient bib for the coldest and merino also if it’s really cold or the gradient or grinder pant works very well .
     
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    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    Good call, most ware crappy socks or socks that are too thick. I ware a liner sock and a good mid weight (Darn Tough) merino wool sock & mine stay comfy all day.
     
  10. agtex42

    agtex42 Refuge Member

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    A good set of thermals and any fleece lined pant will do the trick. I’ve hunted the non-zip version in northern Virginia as well as California and was perfectly comfortable standing in thigh high water with air temps in the 20s. Quality wool socks go a long way, but my torso/feet never got cold with proper layering
     

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