New Waders

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New Waders

Postby Butchhe » Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:19 pm

I'm in the market for some new waders due to the fact that my old ones are more for early winter (only 200 grams of thinsulate). I am in a toss up between

Cabela's SuperMag 1600 Waders with Armor-Flex
Hodgman Dura-Mag 1200

I would like something that is comfortable to wear from the time I head out to the blind till the time I come back (without over heating to much). Any pro or cons that would put one over the other or maybe another wader to throw into the mix?

I just realised I should have put this in the gear forum!
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:35 pm

Check out the Alpha Swampfox waders from lacross. lightweight and easy to walk in, reinforced below the knees, and very comfortable.

they are not a "cold weather" dress with some fleece or other under garment if you get them.
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Postby sc_countryboy26 » Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:52 pm

I just bought a pair of cabelas duramag 1600. I had a problem with my feet getting cold in any other pair of waders I had. Not in these. I love them and I am glad I bought them. I wouldn't trade them for any other pair. just my opinion.
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Postby puddlerjumper » Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:08 pm

Get the Cabelas Ultimate 1600g that you mentioned. I have the ultimate 1000g with armor flex and they are as tough as neoprene can get.
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Postby kcduckslayer » Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:15 pm

I just bought the cabelas 1600's. MAN they are real nice a warm. I was out in 10 degree weather with 20 mph wind and sat there for 3 1/2 hours and not even a shiver. It was awsome.
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Postby MacAttack » Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:29 pm

I would get the Cabela's brush buster's. I personally don't have them but my friend does and loves them. I'm going to get them in the summer or something next year.
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Postby Duck Whittler » Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:51 pm

I bought a pair of the Hodgman waders 1000 gram with the zipper in them, love them, when you get a little bit warm you can unzip them. And it sure makes it easy to take a whiz with them.
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Postby WIDGEONATOR » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:55 am

I was just talking about wader with my buddy. I told him that its been my experience that a pair of waders only last 3 seasons, no matter what kind they are. I always get leaks after 3 seasons. Then I looked down at the waders I was wearin, the ones I bought last year so this is the second season, and I noticed there were a bunch of spot where they were starting to wear through. :hammering: So my three season prediction has come through again, by next year these suckers are going to leak. :hammering:
Anyone get more than three seasons out of a pair of waders.
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Postby Citori12 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:38 am

answer to question one is buy Cabela's 1600 the only thing with these wader is the straps seem to slip off my shoulders. The boots are extremely warm.
question 2 I hunt waterfowl just about every weekend of our season and all the cabela's waders I have used lasted me more than 5 seasons.
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Postby Smackaduck » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:10 pm

I have only had one pair of waders last me over three seasons. We dont go to a blind and sit down either though. Our waders get used rather extensively from deer hunting to frog giggin. they are used off and on all year long. The pair that lasted over three years are on their fourth year and the are Rockys flooded timber stalker.
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Re: waders

Postby Butchhe » Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:39 pm

sc_countryboy26 wrote:I just bought a pair of cabelas duramag 1600. I had a problem with my feet getting cold in any other pair of waders I had. Not in these. I love them and I am glad I bought them. I wouldn't trade them for any other pair. just my opinion.

Are the boots true to size or should I order the next larger boot size?
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Postby Atomicpunk5 » Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:55 am

Just bought new Dura Mag 1200s after my old Hodgmans leaked. Broke ice first day in em. Toasty warm with some great extra features. Leg posckets, hand warmer pack, etc, and the shoulder straps did not fall off despite the 18 ducks I was carrying. :smile:
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Postby duckblaster » Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:39 am

after 2 pair of duramags from hodgman that leaked, I went with the cabelas 1600. had them 2 years and love them.
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Postby sioutdoors » Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:31 pm

bought the cabellas brand and loved them did get a cut in the bottom of the boot alittle glue and i was good to go :thumbsup:
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Postby northzoneguy » Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:20 pm

Got a new pair of Redhead Gear bone dry waders. Lets just say there not bone dry. They leak in the crotch kinda bad. I thought it was a fluke untill I hunted with some buddies of mine this year and there are four people I hunt with that have the same waders and the same problem. They are 1000 thinsulates my feet stay dry though.
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Postby huntingrdr » Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:03 pm

I jsut bought the hodgman 1200. My feet stay dry and no leaks yet. I bought the boots 1 size bigger than usual for my layers.
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