handyandy wrote:I bought USIA waders. Just got them in a little over a week ago. Haven't had a chance to use them yet season opens here in the beginning of november. They are really quality waders and have a lifetime garauntee. A real one at that if you damage them you can send them back and they will fix or replace them free of charge. Thats the good thing about them they can actually replace the boots if they ever wear out, if they rip or tear they can stich in a patch and seal the seams just like their normal seams. All the seams are triple stitched and sealed. The fabric they are made of is a waterproof one similar to a really really tough cordura type material. The fronts of the legs have a overlayed second material similar the what the rest of the waders are made from. There is also a double layered cuff that goes over the tops of the boots down to the ankle area to help protect them and the seam where they are attached to the waders. They are very well made and the boots they use are very flexible and very comfortable at least walking around the yard strutting the new waders they were. I'm sure the neighbors thought I was retarded. For the bad they aren't the cheapest the insulated boot upgrade was another 75 and the stainless steel d rings I had added where the straps clip were another 25. The base price is 200 so mine were 300 plus 12 for shipping. Not cheap but I was tired of wearing out waders every two years. The other thing that kind of sucks is the boots are insulated but that was extra, but the material is not near as thick or insulating like neoprene but seems much more durable. I figure its nothing that layering can't solve. The other kind of sucky part is that if I ever do rip them or need something done I have to ship them there $10-15. The plus side they are American made the only waders that I know of that are. They can add any custom features you want when you order or down the road if you send them back like inside pockets leg pockets or whatever you can think of. Custom stuff does add more to the cost though. They don't have the traditional camos like max4 and duckblind. They do have a ton of different colors and tons of different military camo patterns. I opted for a coyote brown with desert bdu camo overlay I think they look pretty good like that, but you can have whatever combo you think of they make them for you. Sorry I don't have any pictures I will take some and post them. I will also let you know how they do once I have had them out a few times. To each his own I thought about the macks, rogers, or cabelas waders to try this time. But they are all foreign made, I try to buy American if I can. Neoprene seams are just prone to leaking after stretching and contracting a bunch and they were all not much less than the USIA's for the better ones. I figured if I was gonna spend 200-300 for good waders I was going to give that money towards American jobs. If anyone knows of any other waders made here let me know I'd like to hear about them. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and what they like so take my review USIA waders however you like, if they sound good to you great if not I don't care. If you have questions about them I will try and answer as best I can. I will get pics up tomorrow night hopefully.
winchester1852 wrote:i dont understand why you would consider buying anything duck commander. its going to be cheaply made because the manufacture is just using their name as a marketing gimmick. IF you were to buy anything with their name on it a call would probably be the best bet. not the random $HIT that has their name on it LIKE WADERS.
Ducksnuff870 wrote:winchester1852 wrote:i dont understand why you would consider buying anything duck commander. its going to be cheaply made because the manufacture is just using their name as a marketing gimmick. IF you were to buy anything with their name on it a call would probably be the best bet. not the random $HIT that has their name on it LIKE WADERS.
I considered them because they are comparable to everything else out there and have a descent price tag? You dont think cabelas,basspro and mackspw are names used by wader manufacturers to sell product? THEY ARE Cabelas, basspro and gander mountain are jus like walmart,lowes and home depot in my book. They hardly sell any american made quality products.
i consider cabelas to have decent products with good backing . don't care about the other names you listed
true BUT your still paying more for them because it has duck commander on it. (YOUR PAYING FOR THE NAME) like most things[/b] if you can find more of an off brand your getting the same product for less of a price.
Corporate america and politicians ruined manufacturing. The politicians are bought and paid for by big business. We as consumers are guilty as well because we want it now and we want it cheap.
assateague wrote:I hunt to kill. It's why I take a gun instead of a camera. And it's a goose- lighten up.
Cpetit33 wrote:I'd go lacrosse order them from ll. Bean and you'll never have to worry again the have a life time warranty on everuthing no questions asked
Labs4Mallard wrote:Don't be afraid to take a look at Rogers Sporting Goods waders either!
BBK wrote:Labs4Mallard wrote:Don't be afraid to take a look at Rogers Sporting Goods waders either!
Just got a pair of their toughman 1600's. SUPER warm. Too warm for this 50 degree weather actually. Going to be sweet in nov/dec though! They seem really nice, but I'll have to put a year or so on them to really give a worthwhile opinion.
Cliner wrote:Sgtstadanko707 wrote:2500hdon37s wrote:just get cabela's and dont look back.
Yep. 6 seasons now not one leak. You get what you pay for. You pay for cheap gear, it will just fall apart faster. And cabelas has lifetime warenty. If its days cabelas on it and is defective take them back and they will replace no ? Asked.
No, acutally, they will not take them back and replace them. I brought waders into them that had a hole in the knee and they would not replace them because a "lifetime warranty" is the lifetime of the product (which they consider 1 year). Classic bait and switch. I won't buy from cabelas again.
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