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Drake LST Waders

Postby yellowflocker » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:47 am

Has anyone here had experience with the Drake LST Waders?
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Re: Drake LST Waders

Postby browningA5 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:23 pm

ive had 2 pair, over last two years, they only have one HUGE problem the seams will stretch and start to leak. this is only problem ive ever had. besides that they are amazing, i ride 4 wheelers and ride in boat alot and have never put a hole in them. they are very tuff waders. just need to fix the seam problem.
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Re: Drake LST Waders

Postby TBS » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:57 pm

browningA5 wrote:ive had 2 pair, over last two years, they only have one HUGE problem the seams will stretch and start to leak. this is only problem ive ever had. besides that they are amazing, i ride 4 wheelers and ride in boat alot and have never put a hole in them. they are very tuff waders. just need to fix the seam problem.



I agree. Other than leaking seams in the crotch area, they are great. Of course, I've yet to find ANY pair of waders that doesn't eventually leak at the seams. I pretty much plan on going through atleast 1 or 2 pairs each season. At the price they charge for waders, make dang sure you get a warranty or free replacement.

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Re: Drake LST Waders

Postby duckdozer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:25 am

So really what you were saying is that they arent ough at all because they leak with NO punctures. STAY AWAY FROM THEM, I havent owned them because I have seen 4 pair leak 2-3 weeks into season. Buy Cabelas brand waders they are tough.
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Re: Drake LST Waders

Postby yellowflocker » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:36 pm

Thanks for the input guys. I am feeling a little gun shy on the deal. I want something that will last a long time if I am gonna buy it. Appreciate the replies. Have a great season!
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Re: Drake LST Waders

Postby hunter_ed » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:08 pm

I have owned a pair, and three of my buddies have owned a pair. Of the four pairs only one held up longer than one season. The pair that did last the longest went about a month into the second season and shot craps. NOT WORTH THE PRICE....
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Re: Drake LST Waders

Postby rank duck » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:04 am

how can waders that leak be considered "great" when the primary purpose of waders is to keep you dry?

Waders with a reputation - a widely known reputation - for leaking are garbage in my book!
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Re: Drake LST Waders

Postby NC hunter » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:54 am

Two buddy's had them...they both leaked in the first season. They switched to Cabelas brand- which is what I use. Cabelas "Ultimate" waders- I have two pair- one pair is 5 years old and still not leaking, the other pair is 2 years old and still not leaking.....
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Drake LST Waders

Postby DanJeffandJack » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:56 am

Cabelas. Only waders that don't have a leaky rep
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Re: Drake LST Waders

Postby OneLeggedDuck » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:31 am

Replaced 2 pairs of them last season because the seams at the knees split open. Drake needs to do a better job engineering those if they expect you to pay upwards of $300 for a pair. Bought Cabelas brand - no leaks thus far.
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Drake LST Waders

Postby Luladucks1 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:15 am

Cabelas warranty! No brainier!
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Re: Drake LST Waders

Postby quackattack1991 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:53 am

Go with some Mack's PW waders.
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Re: Drake LST Waders

Postby Goosegetter50 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:41 pm

I have a pair so far i haven't had any issues this is the second season, but i am kind of nervous reading some of these post. I have a pair of cabelas waders for back ups just in case. Heck just buy you a good pair of rubber boots for this year i havent found any water deeper than my ankle's.
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Re: Drake LST Waders

Postby T Man » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:01 am

You guys that say you go through 1-2 pairs of waders a season...how is that even possible? I am on my 5th or 6th season in my Red Head Bone Dry waders and have yet to have a problem. I hunt somewhere around 40 days a season and wear my waders every time I go out.
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Re: Drake LST Waders

Postby billythekid » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:31 am

T Man wrote:You guys that say you go through 1-2 pairs of waders a season...how is that even possible? I am on my 5th or 6th season in my Red Head Bone Dry waders and have yet to have a problem. I hunt somewhere around 40 days a season and wear my waders every time I go out.


I was wondering the same thing... Maybe some folks are just bustin the seams a little too much. May be time to break down and get the stout waders.
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Re: Drake LST Waders

Postby TBS » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:59 am

T Man wrote:You guys that say you go through 1-2 pairs of waders a season...how is that even possible? I am on my 5th or 6th season in my Red Head Bone Dry waders and have yet to have a problem. I hunt somewhere around 40 days a season and wear my waders every time I go out.



I hunt about 70 days per season and wear waders EVERY time out. I'd say part of the problem is the way we hunt and the places we hunt. However, almost every single member of our group has leaky seams in the crotch area on just about every brand of waders we try. Cabelas, Hodgman, Lacrosse, Drake, and Macks PW.....all leak eventually.

I've found that many guys who join us for a hunt at one particular spot figure out their waders leak after standing in the water for a few hours. I've had several experiences where just walking a bit to set and pick up decoys guys rarely notice a leak, but stand in waist deep water for a few hours and even the smallest pinhole will get you wet.
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