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Leaking Wader question

Postby TXHunter96 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:45 pm

So this week I was getting some deeks out of my pond and was a little over waist deep. When I got out of my waders, I noticed a damp spot around my knee on my shin and my socks were damp as well. It was about 75-78 degrees and my waders are 600 gram insulation.. Could it have just been sweat? What's the best way to find a leak if it is a leak??
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:05 pm

If it was just on one leg i'd say it was a leak. I've had the inside of my waders fairly wet from walking a long ways in my waders and they can get wet if you sweat but no where near as wet as if it were a leak.
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby snapshotmd » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:01 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:If it was just on one leg i'd say it was a leak. I've had the inside of my waders fairly wet from walking a long ways in my waders and they can get wet if you sweat but no where near as wet as if it were a leak.


Either that or he has overactive sweat glands on one leg. :biggrin:
One of the guys I hunt with says he fills his waders up with water and look for leaks on the outside. But I would probably mix up some water and detergent in a spray bottle, fill the waders up with air using an air compressor, then spray the suspected area and look for bubbles.
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby mike.s » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:04 pm

Fill the bathtub....
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby open door » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:42 pm

TXHunter96 wrote:So this week I was getting some deeks out of my pond and was a little over waist deep. When I got out of my waders, I noticed a damp spot around my knee on my shin and my socks were damp as well. It was about 75-78 degrees and my waders are 600 gram insulation.. Could it have just been sweat? What's the best way to find a leak if it is a leak??

They weren't "Allen" waders, were they? lol. I have a pair of them they have 600 grams thinsulate. You're in Texas, and I'm in Louisiana, I walk a lot, and my paants and socks are soaked from perspiration in this 70 plus weather we're having. If you have a leak, you will definitely notice the difference int he cold water when it comes in. Most likely you're just experiencing a perspiration problem because your sock(s) were both wet.
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby TXHunter96 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:13 pm

open door wrote:
TXHunter96 wrote:So this week I was getting some deeks out of my pond and was a little over waist deep. When I got out of my waders, I noticed a damp spot around my knee on my shin and my socks were damp as well. It was about 75-78 degrees and my waders are 600 gram insulation.. Could it have just been sweat? What's the best way to find a leak if it is a leak??

They weren't "Allen" waders, were they? lol. I have a pair of them they have 600 grams thinsulate. You're in Texas, and I'm in Louisiana, I walk a lot, and my paants and socks are soaked from perspiration in this 70 plus weather we're having. If you have a leak, you will definitely notice the difference int he cold water when it comes in. Most likely you're just experiencing a perspiration problem because your sock(s) were both wet.


Haha no they are redhead. And I'm still waiting on those 45 degree days!
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby open door » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:18 am

TXHunter96 wrote:
open door wrote:
TXHunter96 wrote:So this week I was getting some deeks out of my pond and was a little over waist deep. When I got out of my waders, I noticed a damp spot around my knee on my shin and my socks were damp as well. It was about 75-78 degrees and my waders are 600 gram insulation.. Could it have just been sweat? What's the best way to find a leak if it is a leak??

They weren't "Allen" waders, were they? lol. I have a pair of them they have 600 grams thinsulate. You're in Texas, and I'm in Louisiana, I walk a lot, and my paants and socks are soaked from perspiration in this 70 plus weather we're having. If you have a leak, you will definitely notice the difference int he cold water when it comes in. Most likely you're just experiencing a perspiration problem because your sock(s) were both wet.


Haha no they are redhead. And I'm still waiting on those 45 degree days!

i was gonna get a pair of the Redheads but the Bass Pro Shop in Bossier didn't have the 3.5MM neoprene waders in a week or so before duck season, so I went elsewhere. It's waaaay too hot right now, and we have very few ducks where I hunt. Need a strong cold front straight out of Canada to bring some; need aabout a 3 inch rain, also
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby TXHunter96 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:29 am

open door wrote:
TXHunter96 wrote:
open door wrote:
TXHunter96 wrote:So this week I was getting some deeks out of my pond and was a little over waist deep. When I got out of my waders, I noticed a damp spot around my knee on my shin and my socks were damp as well. It was about 75-78 degrees and my waders are 600 gram insulation.. Could it have just been sweat? What's the best way to find a leak if it is a leak??

They weren't "Allen" waders, were they? lol. I have a pair of them they have 600 grams thinsulate. You're in Texas, and I'm in Louisiana, I walk a lot, and my paants and socks are soaked from perspiration in this 70 plus weather we're having. If you have a leak, you will definitely notice the difference int he cold water when it comes in. Most likely you're just experiencing a perspiration problem because your sock(s) were both wet.


Haha no they are redhead. And I'm still waiting on those 45 degree days!

i was gonna get a pair of the Redheads but the Bass Pro Shop in Bossier didn't have the 3.5MM neoprene waders in a week or so before duck season, so I went elsewhere. It's waaaay too hot right now, and we have very few ducks where I hunt. Need a strong cold front straight out of Canada to bring some; need aabout a 3 inch rain, also


If you wait til Christmas you can get them for about $90 so what I did was grabbed a pair that they had (didn't fit) and brought them back after Christmas and asked for an exchange. So they ordered the pair I wanted and I got em a week later.. If you have the time, it's worth it.
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby rebelp74 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:04 pm

If they are neoprene waders it was probably sweat. I quit buying neoprene waders it just doesn't get cold enough in louisiana for them and when it does get cold I layer up.
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby steelslinger » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:15 am

Put a pair of gray sweats on, fill your bathtub up with water, put your waders on and sit in it. If there is a leak, you will feel it almost immediately. The gray sweats will show you the vicinity of the leak. If after 5 minutes you don't feel any water then it was sweat.
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby jgoetz » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:52 pm

rebelp74 wrote:If they are neoprene waders it was probably sweat. I quit buying neoprene waders it just doesn't get cold enough in louisiana for them and when it does get cold I layer up.


75-78 degrees and you need 600 gram Thinsulate?! Probally sweat! :biggrin:

I am a buck twenty and wear 600 gram Thinsulate in ice and have no issues. Dang, you southern boys got it easy!


But in all honesty, if it was localized to one knee probally a small leak. Inspect that area. Sounds like it would be an easily patched hole. Best of luck.
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby snapshotmd » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:33 pm

jgoetz wrote:I am a buck twenty and wear 600 gram Thinsulate in ice and have no issues. Dang, you southern boys got it easy!


Let me get this straight; you're 120# and a firefighter??? Do you disappear when you turn sideways?
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby rebelp74 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:54 pm

jgoetz wrote:
rebelp74 wrote:If they are neoprene waders it was probably sweat. I quit buying neoprene waders it just doesn't get cold enough in louisiana for them and when it does get cold I layer up.


75-78 degrees and you need 600 gram Thinsulate?! Probally sweat! :biggrin:

I am a buck twenty and wear 600 gram Thinsulate in ice and have no issues. Dang, you southern boys got it easy!


But in all honesty, if it was localized to one knee probally a small leak. Inspect that area. Sounds like it would be an easily patched hole. Best of luck.

I wish I could find something without any insulation at all but I wear a size 16 and can cram into a 15 so my options are very limited. 600g thinsulate is the lightest weight insulation I can find in my size.I wish it would get ice bustin cold here, I love the cold!
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby open door » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:07 pm

TXHunter96 wrote:
open door wrote:
TXHunter96 wrote:
open door wrote:
TXHunter96 wrote:So this week I was getting some deeks out of my pond and was a little over waist deep. When I got out of my waders, I noticed a damp spot around my knee on my shin and my socks were damp as well. It was about 75-78 degrees and my waders are 600 gram insulation.. Could it have just been sweat? What's the best way to find a leak if it is a leak??

They weren't "Allen" waders, were they? lol. I have a pair of them they have 600 grams thinsulate. You're in Texas, and I'm in Louisiana, I walk a lot, and my paants and socks are soaked from perspiration in this 70 plus weather we're having. If you have a leak, you will definitely notice the difference int he cold water when it comes in. Most likely you're just experiencing a perspiration problem because your sock(s) were both wet.


Haha no they are redhead. And I'm still waiting on those 45 degree days!

i was gonna get a pair of the Redheads but the Bass Pro Shop in Bossier didn't have the 3.5MM neoprene waders in a week or so before duck season, so I went elsewhere. It's waaaay too hot right now, and we have very few ducks where I hunt. Need a strong cold front straight out of Canada to bring some; need aabout a 3 inch rain, also


If you wait til Christmas you can get them for about $90 so what I did was grabbed a pair that they had (didn't fit) and brought them back after Christmas and asked for an exchange. So they ordered the pair I wanted and I got em a week later.. If you have the time, it's worth it.

Yep they just advertised them, regularly $150 for $99 I think. I may buy a pair & just keep them to have as an extra pair just in case, or hold them for a couple of years until this pair tears up.
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby rebelp74 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:12 pm

I recommend buying the cabelas dry plus breathable, they fit big but are great for the warmer weather we get, you won't sweat in these.
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby Duck Collector » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:01 pm

If its small its probably a busted seam somewhere. Thats whats wrong with mine but i dont know how to patch it. What do you guys use?
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby open door » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:21 pm

rebelp74 wrote:I recommend buying the cabelas dry plus breathable, they fit big but are great for the warmer weather we get, you won't sweat in these.

What does these cost?
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby rebelp74 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:25 pm

I got mine on sale for 159.99 they are regular 199.99, but worth every penny
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Re: Leaking Wader question

Postby open door » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:00 am

rebelp74 wrote:I got mine on sale for 159.99 they are regular 199.99, but worth every penny

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