Best breathable waders

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  1. API

    API Political Action Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Since it's not that cold in SoCal, I've used breathable stocking foot for years. Biggest problem is finding breathable stocking foot waders in a camo pattern.
     
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    kahunna Elite Refuge Member

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    Don't sleep on the Mack's Prairie Wings breathables.
     
  3. CookMan

    CookMan Elite Refuge Member

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    Banded gear!
     
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    wingmatt Elite Refuge Member

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    I love my Cabela's Dry-Plus Breathable Hunting Zipper Waders. I've had them for about 5 years, and they have held up well. And the zipper is GREAT.
     
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    Bullet21XD Elite Refuge Member

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    No kidding!

    Does anyone even make them anymore? I really want a new pair, my Hodgemans are.trashed.
     
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    GK1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Bought a pair of breathables from wing supply. Didn't list brand in add just a picture. When they arrived turns out they were Mack's version. Leaked like a sieve as did the pair I bought for my pops. Returned them and actually got a new pair of the same ones that didn't leak. However where the wader meets the boot is super thick and does not flex. If you walk more than 20 yards your shins are rubbed raw...they are that bad. Nothing against Wing Supply as I have bought a ton of stuff at great prices with great service. Just watch out for those Mack's close out or overstock .. whatever they are. For 100 bucks I should have known better. Thinking about trying the Rocky Brand just wish I could see them in person first.
     
  7. mpkowal

    mpkowal Senior Refuge Member

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    This thread should read .Best breathable under 400.
     
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  8. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    As long as they're some drab earthy color I don't really care about them being camo. They're generally either under the water or hidden behind brush or something, no need for camo imo. Besides, most patterns look like a solid blob from over about 20-30yrds anyway!
     
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  9. bluebill77

    bluebill77 Senior Refuge Member

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    Agree 100% !! I think that's about when they quit making them though.

    bb77
     
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  10. JoJer

    JoJer Senior Refuge Member

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    I hunted in Cabela's GII's for several years. I've had more problems getting leaks in them from fishing than from duck hunting. I buy them large so I can layer under them and I find they are warmer because they don't trap moisture in side (as much as neos). When I went round and round with Cabela's over their warranty a few years ago, my financier agreed I could upgrade for the next pair: I'm shopping Orvis, because of their warranty and service, and Reddington because their Sonic pro is getting very good reviews, leak-wise.
     

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