Old waders good for anything?

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Old waders good for anything?

Postby goldfish » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:16 pm

Well, the waders are toast. Seams leak and there's a gash in the boot. They good for anything now? Do you guys just throw away your old ones?

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Re: Old waders good for anything?

Postby rozzo842 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:03 pm

Cut off the boots, they make great raingear.
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Re: Old waders good for anything?

Postby fireman1293 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:06 pm

Depends on wear the hole is. Make good hip boots. The neoprene is good for protection between moving parts.
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Re: Old waders good for anything?

Postby rebelp74 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:17 pm

The torso section makes a good outboard cover, floor mat, camo for something.
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Re: Old waders good for anything?

Postby git_em12 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:42 pm

I cut the boots off Of mine and use the uppers for bibs when.hunting from layout.blinds. the neoprene helps.insulate u against the cold ground, and you can just take them off if they get muddy and hose them down.
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Re: Old waders good for anything?

Postby goldfish » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:00 pm

The gash is along the top edge of the boot, and about an inch and a half long. The seams by the knees are leaking, and in the crotch as well so hip boots are out. I am planning on painting the motor next summer so shouldn't need a cover. Never field hunted, but I suppose there is a first for everything. Not sure if it's worth holding onto them for the chance of it tho. I do plan on getting new ones when I accumulate the funds too.

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Re: Old waders good for anything?

Postby chrispbrown271 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:38 am

I am a bit of a pack rat, just hate throwing something out when I KNOW someday I will find a use for it! I would try my best to patch them and seal the seams and keep them for backups. Or if nothing else keep them to use for patches on the new ones.
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Re: Old waders good for anything?

Postby lostknife4 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:04 pm

They're toasted Chrispy, chuck 'em. Lost
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Re: Old waders good for anything?

Postby dakotashooter2 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:18 pm

They can make sort of a wet suit. If you have a jet ski and like to ride when it starts to get cool it can help keep you warm.
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Re: Old waders good for anything?

Postby Ithaca33 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:04 pm

cut a big square or two out of them to use for the dog to sit on in the boat. aluminum is COLD
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Re: Old waders good for anything?

Postby The Duck Hammer » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:25 pm

Cut the boots off, fill with concrete, and put an eye bolt in them. They will make great scratch free anchors.
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Re: Old waders good for anything?

Postby apexhunter » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:07 pm

The Duck Hammer wrote:Cut the boots off, fill with concrete, and put an eye bolt in them. They will make great scratch free anchors.

That is one hell of an idea! :thumbsup: :beer:
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Re: Old waders good for anything?

Postby lostknife4 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:51 am

If the material is rotten then they are garbage no matter what you try to use them for. The material will peel off and leave bits of stuff all over the place to clean up. Best place for them is the garbage can. Lost
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Re: Old waders good for anything?

Postby rikasam2013 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:53 pm

I cut neoprenes into the largest possible pieces, them make them into seats for deer/elk/turkey hunting. Glue 2 loops of 1" strap to a 20x20 piece with goop, then attach with spring clips to your belt loops.
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