Gator Waders

Discussion in 'California Flyway Forum' started by ElkNuts, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. CADUCKWHACKER

    CADUCKWHACKER Senior Refuge Member

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    Great info I think that I’m done with the major cookie cutter crap so to speak. Sorry for my bluntness about wasting good money after bad on major company waders .
    I’m going for USIA custom 100% American made waders out of Oregon
     
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  2. TrpD345

    TrpD345 Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm really getting tired of waders as well. I had a pair of Lacrosse and a pair of Rocky Waders 15 years ago that were very durable. I can't find anything to compare to those two.
     
  3. DBukiah

    DBukiah Senior Refuge Member

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    I looked at these, look sturdy. They're built to fit which is nice and a price tag at 400$ is reasonable, wish they were breathable. They may condensate a bit but probably nothing more than neoprene's maybe less (not as hot). Do you have experience with these waders? Would love to buy USA made products, that hold up.
     
  4. fishdog

    fishdog Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Orvis Sonic Seam lace up boot foot breathables. Four seasons and still going. I hunt a lot.
     
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  5. EL GURU

    EL GURU Senior Refuge Member

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    It definitely seems that they don't make em like they use to. Some of the big names, lacrosse, hodgman, etc.., I'll never get another pair..... I've learned that wader reviews from refuge rat or a boat hunter hold more weight than from a ricer.
     
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  6. Dek

    Dek Elite Refuge Member

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    Anyone ever seen the Orvis on Sale? $400 does get a guys attention.
     
  7. HONKSRWORKN

    HONKSRWORKN Elite Refuge Member

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    Can't go wrong there ..... Well worth the money ..... A little spendy but I bet they last a long time ..... I thought about buying a pair but I'm not wearing waders as much as I used to .... Tell you what these heavy duty Macks Breathable are the best I've had now that I fixed one major issue .... the top of the boot is so stiff it would dig into my calf , left a red mark on my calf , made it sore as heck .. Took out my heat gun , heated the boot top up and stuck a C clamp on it ... Fit great now , warm and comfortable ......
    If anyone else has the same issue ....there's your fix .....
     
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  8. CADUCKWHACKER

    CADUCKWHACKER Senior Refuge Member

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    No experience yet but soon hopefully
    Breathability shouldn’t be a problem. Can’t think what we did before breathable waders lol
     
  9. freefall

    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    So if i read it correctly the Warranty covers seam / boot issues that are "defects". What about punctures? Is that covered?

    My last few breathable have failed me due to punctures from who knows what. If I'm going to pay 2 to 3 Xs more then I'd want that covered.
     
  10. Jabird

    Jabird Senior Refuge Member

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    Get a pair of bibs. You won’t need waders much next year. :tu
     
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