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New Waders

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Looking at three different pairs (one from each of my cost catagories, low, medium, and high). The orvis ones have Orvis' guarantee, the hodgman's actaully have LLBean's 100% satisfaction guarantee, as do the LLBeans. Don't know anything about these guarantees from experience, but I have heard they are both pretty good. Never had good waders. Are the more expensive ones worth the extra money? What are your thoughts?

Orvis Waders

LL Bean Waders

Hodgman Waders

Thanks,
jb

Posted on: 2008/3/18 21:31


Re: New Waders
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A few months ago I was a pair of out of stock boots away from getting the hogemans you posted. But I would have had to wait for the boots so I kept looking and ended up with the pro guides (last years model for $199) I am happy with them but for the now price of $329...I'd have to go with the hodgemans. Like you said you have the LL Bean satisfaction guarantee.

I matched the Pro guides with Korker boots which I really like.

Posted on: 2008/3/18 21:43
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here's my suggestions in order of preference:

http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/produ ... CLOTHING_GEAR.MENS.WADERS

baileys light weights:

https://www.dan-bailey.com/Via/viaLaun ... itle=TITLE_VIAUSERDOCLIST


http://www.simmsfishing.com/site/l2_stockingfoots.html

I have both patagonias (wademasters and lites) and the simms and hearing very good reports on the durablilty of the baileys.

i personally have had multiply bad expereinces with orvis waders from fit to quailty. Hogmans are junk (imo). Beans you can't you wrong with and top notch costumer service.


good luck, no matter which pair you chose they won't be your last.

Posted on: 2008/3/18 21:46


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I got a pair of Simms L2 waders on E-bay new for $155 after shipping about a month ago. I couldn't be happier with these waders. I've had two pair of cheap breathables that didn't last. I'm hoping for a little better longevity from this pair.

Posted on: 2008/3/19 0:23
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If there is any left you still can't beat this deal:

http://www.orvis.com/store/product_ch ... _id=12021&subcat_id=12022

I figure this link can be anbywhere near as long as Skilts so I didn;t encode!!!!!!

Posted on: 2008/3/19 8:32


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I would have to go for the Dan bailey, they have been very good to me!


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I say it every time- PATAGONIA is the only way to go.

Posted on: 2008/3/19 9:01
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I just got a new pair last weekend. They are the Scierra CC3 waist highs. This is the 1st year they put out waders in the US. All their waders are $199. They appear to be build pretty soundly and have gotten good reviews. They have a layer of protective fabric from mid thigh down. This fabric isn't attached to the wader underneath, except at the top, so it will take the abuse before anything punctures the actual wader. I've had Hodgemans, junk, like Skil said, LL bean, Proline and Simms. The LL Beans held up ok. I'm very hard on waders so I'm anxious to see how the Scierra's hold up. I haven't gotten more than a season from any of the others except the Simms but I usually don't wear them as they are chest wader and I prefer waist highs.
Here is the link to their website. www.scierra.com

Posted on: 2008/3/19 9:29


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I got the dan bailey lightweights and love them. I got them at the feathered hook in coburn. If you are near there I would suggest going and trying them on, great customer service at the feathered hook between Jim and Jonas. Anyone that has been there can confirm this.

Posted on: 2008/3/19 9:36
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I found these for $155+ tax. If not these I'm gonna go with the LL Bean Emergers.

http://chotooutdoorgear.net/shop/prod ... Path=21_26&products_id=14

Posted on: 2008/3/19 21:42


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here's a good deal on quality waders:

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/2248,97439_Cloudveil-Crystal-Creek-Chest-Waders-Waterproof-Breathable-Gore-Tex-Stockingfoot-For-Big-Men.html

Posted on: 2008/3/21 11:52


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Sorry, I messed up the last link

Chota Waders

Posted on: 2008/3/22 10:19


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i have a pair of wright-mcgill brathables. used them for 6 years now without a problem. built in back support and they quickly change into waist highs by removing the straps. excellent waders.....

Posted on: 2008/3/23 0:10
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i would be a little funny about ordering waders online. being they might not fit properly when you get them. i would rather try them on before i was to purchase them.

Posted on: 2008/3/23 12:33
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I bought my waders from cabelas online, but they have a list of measurements to double check yourself. I used my retractable trout tape measurer.

I have tried on the scierra's and they are awesome for $199. Little pricey for me though. But I needed a new set of waders, I 'd definately consider them. Hille's carries them and has them in stock to try on.

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