Okay, so I've read on here and other forums 100 times how Cabelas warranties their waders and other branded clothing for life. My take has always been if I wear a hole in my waders after wearing them 500 days, I got my moneys worth and they get recycled.
So I had a pair of Cabelas waders that were probably 7 or 8 years old, I've probably spend 200+ days in them. A buck a day, not bad IMO, worth the investment. Last year I got a small leak around one boot seam. I sealed it up and said I would look this year to replace them. Well, the beginning of this year I pulled them out and was going to wear them to brush in my blind. WHen I took them out of the storage bag, I noticed an entire seam came unglued. I was kind of perturbed, but figured it was time to chuck them anyway. Well, I put them aside and thought maybe I'd try to repair them as a back-up pair. Meanwhile, I ordered a new pair of waders. My new Cabelas waders came with a card explaining their warranty. "Life time guarantee"... the "life" of the waders, not YOUR life. So I asked myself, what is the "life" of a good pair of waders. So I called customer service and asked. She was very polite, and I was completely honest, and she said in her opinion, the waders lived a good life, but I shouldn't expect them to last much longer then that. I thanked her and told her I agreed. She told me I should DEFINITELY send them in though, worst case scenario, they tell me they are junk and refund my shipping costs. No lose situation to me. So I sent them in. They just called and told me that I am getting a full refund of what I paid. I actually told them I didn't think I deserved that since I wore the hell out of them. Said "Maybe give me 50%". Well, they wanted nothing of it- "we appreciate you being a loyal customer, and club member, and see from your records you already ordered a replacement pair and we will just send you the credit."
Well, like I said, I think they are crazy, but there it is. $220 back after wearing the living heck out of the things.
Thought it was some good info to share.