Help me choose chest waders.
October 17, 2011 4:19 PM Subscribe
Neoprene of plastic? 3mm or 5.5mm? Pockets or no pockets? Help me choose my first pair of waders!
posted by NotSoSimple to sports, hobbies, & recreation (8 answers total)
I need a good pair of chest waders w/ boots attached for waterfowl hunting. I have been borrowing an old pair of cheap neoprene booty style waders and using some nice Caddis fishing wader boots, but it is time for me to get my own pair. So many choices! One of the guys I hunt with has some Cabela DryMax waders that are uninsulated but very light weight. The other guys all have neoprene. I seem to get either really cold or really hot, no in between.
$150 or less
Duck Blind/Realtree Max 4/Or other wetland pattern
Must last me more than 1 season :p
I am leaning towards Neoprene just because of the warmth they will provide. I am a skinny guy w/ size 9 foot as well. Do I buy a size 9, or get a 9.5? Also my sister works @ Sportsmans Warehouse and can get stuff at Cost+10%, I also have access to the Columbia Employee Store but unsure of the discount. I stopped by Cabelas yesterday (2 hour drive) and the cheaper 3mm Neoprenes were $139 (Or $109 on their website..). Please help a waterfowl/wader newb!