Best breathable waders

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  1. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Others have it also. Pretty sure the Cabela's Instinct style does.
     
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    Where do you think banded got the idea .
     
  3. tcc

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    Are the boots thinner or weaker than typical? The boots are the one thing on all my waders that never leaked, always seemed like the toughest part of the things.
     
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    Seem fine/average/normal to me?
     
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    Anyone who hunts timber for more than a few years can relate to the 0430 "leaky wader that wasn't leaking earlier". Those canvas coverings help keep that down. You walk in through the woods, and punch a hole in your waders, right where the boot and material meet. God, I hate that.

    Academy's hybrids I have have the same canvas coverings on them as well.
     
  6. tcc

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    Interesting, I guess I've just been lucky as I've never had a leak at the boot seam. Mine have all been in the crotch or from a random puncture.
     
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    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    Literally every single pair of waders I've ever owned from Cabelas has developed a leak at the Crotch.
     
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    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member

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    Mine happen most typically when I'm walking in, and having to step over submerged logs. Invariably, they will have a little knob from an old stick that I can't see, and it snags somewhere around the boot, and punches through when it catches in a fold (usually right above the boot to right below the knee). I have 3 sets of damn fine waders right now that need repairs in roughly the same place. Only ones that need repair elsewhere are the Drakes I bought, and they need repair in 3 places, one in each inner leg seam, and one in the crotch. :(
     
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    I've had Lacross waders almost exclusively and they last a while but eventually that's where I'd get a leak 98% of the time. Usually just a slow seeping but leaking nonetheless.
     
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    Yeah I can see that happening, like I said I guess I've just been lucky because I walk through the same kind of stuff all the time. I've poked holes, they've just been higher up on the waders.
     

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