Good long lasting wader??

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Good long lasting wader??

Postby NyDuckMan » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:04 pm

I bought a pair of Pro-Line Waders for $150 from ***** last October, well, I used them well, and needless to say while hunting yesterday I realized there're significant leaks at first in the left boot, then today I realized the right leaks too.

What's a good brand that'll last longer than a year? Note I hunt swamps mostly and hike through a lot of muck, mud, sticks etc...
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby trigger22 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:09 am

Cabelas hands down. I have the super mags and have a pair of their first flight breathables on the way. I bought my current pair of super mags in 2009 and they are still going strong. Prior to them I also had a pair of Cabelas waders and got 6 years of use out of them.
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby Skeet123 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:26 am

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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:55 am

Another vote for Cabelas. I've 2 seasons on my latest pair and they are flawless, no leaks or problems. I just gt my little brother a pair for his birthday.
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby Cajun1085 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:57 am

I like what I hear. I bought a new pair from cabelas yesterday!
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby NyDuckMan » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:43 am

Thanks for the solid responses fellas, I'm going to check out the cabelas models for sure.
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby DARuffisonfire » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:53 am

Three years on a cheaper pair of waders from cabelas and they're still going strong. Can't beat the customer service either
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby THETANK01 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:43 pm

Hodgeman. Relatively cheap from academy. This will be my third season with them. Warm and very durable. No.leaks or any issues q
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby Yukon Cornelius » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:42 pm

I got a pair of Lacrosse Swamp Tuff Pros last season. So far, so good. I've had my feet in the icy Atlantic ocean all morning and never thought twice about it.
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby handyandy » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:19 pm

I just bought a pair of USIA's here is a link to my review which someone else also put a link to a ifish forum about them with a bunch more info and reviews of them.
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby NyDuckMan » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:36 pm

Wow, I am quite one over by those USIA's the only issue for me this season is price. I might just have to buy a $200 for this season, then around spring I'll have to have pair of these made. They look phenominal, rugged, and the custom sizing is a great plus side. Also the lifetime warranty isn't too bad either :thumbsup:
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby handyandy » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:31 pm

Do whatever you need to in order to get out this season, but it's one of those things its money saved a head if you just start with something good.
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby NyDuckMan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:16 pm

Yeah, i mean if there wasn't a month or so wait, i'd be all over them for this season, but my region opens up this Saturday, and by the time i'd get those USIA's it'd be damn near over, heh.
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby rookielabtrainer » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:53 pm

I hunt public mostly ruck in decoys and drag sled weekend after weekend all season im a big boy 270 lbs. I have made 5 full seasons on cabelas super mags the ones with armour flex outside and 1600 gram thinsulate boot. And only a glued seem came undone last fall.I must fix em??? I got more. Snagged on barbed wire more times than can count. Even had a big mean farm dog bite me and it didn't pierce through
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby Catdaddy89 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:11 am

I don't know if it's 100% true but a friend told me this morning cabelas backs their waders with a lifetime warranty. I found out yesterday that my columbias have sprung a leek on both boot seams and on a stitch in the crotch. Thank God it was warm. Hopefully gander will warranty them, if not I'm definitely headed to cabelas!
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby TNDUCK34 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:29 am

I know this is probably the exception, but I bought a pair of Cabelas 5mm waders when I was 14 years old and they are still great waders. They don't fit me real well cause that was 18 years ago, lol. I have had to patch them with the kit but they don't leak and are going strong. The real old school brown camo! I haven't hunted out of them in 8 years but I work in them occasionally. Hard to beat Cabela's waders.
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby pantano » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:33 pm

Maybe not an exception. I used a pair of cabela's neoprene waders for 8 years and they worked great. I switched to cabela's breathable waders last year, to try them out, and man, I now can't believe I waited so long to switch. Whole different experience in breathable waders, love them.
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby koehlec » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:27 pm

anything cabelas brand is lifetime guarantee including waders,
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:48 pm

koehlec wrote:anything cabelas brand is lifetime guarantee including waders,

that being the lifetime of the product, and a life time for wader's per Cabela's definition is a year IIRC.

That being said mine are going on their 3rd life and still look new, and leak free.
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby youngoilguy » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:54 pm

I go my cabelas ultimate hunting waders when I was 18. Now I'm 30 and they just started to seep leak at the crotch.
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby Tim Terrell » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:57 pm

I just replaced my old Cabela's 5mm neo Ultimate waders... with a new pair of Cabela's Ultimates.
I was curious as to how many seasons the first pair had lasted. I finally found the receipt last night.
I paid $159.95 on 11/12/03. Ten years ago.

I paid $119.95 for the new pair. (Retail is $219.95.) You just can't beat $100 off and one penny shipping.
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby AR Dave » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:13 pm

My last pair were those Cabela's Northern Flights (ones with one strap) last year, really liked them, but they leaked from the start. I returned them within 90 days. Cabelas gave me full credit.

Just bought a pair of Swamp Tuff, 5mm neoprene upper, Brush Tuff, Armor Weld, China Made, Lacrosse. lol
Well I had $120 credit at Lacrosse, so they cost me about $150. Do I expect them to last, no, however I have a friend who takes his back to the same place, where I bought mine, and gets a new pair nearly every year. The shop told me, they'd take care me as well. I try to start the season with two pair that don't leak.
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby Flyguy427 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:03 am

I bought the northern flight one strap from cabelas and went salmon fishing in them and they haven't had a leak yet! Buy cabelas and the customer service is worth more than the waders! I like all the extras the northern flights had such as the smart phone pocket to keep your phone dry but you can fold the flap out and use the phone without taking it out of the pouch and a middle pouch just for hand warmers, shell holders and tensioners on sides and shoulders to help custom fit! To each there own though you can get a lemon no matter what brand it is so get the customer service along with it and all will be good in the end!
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby Hunterhog » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:31 pm

I've had a pair of Hodgemans for 10 years and have never had a problem. They're almost identical to Cabelas -- I got them locally or else I would have ordered a pair from the Cabelas catalogue (this was before online shopping really took off).
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Re: Good long lasting wader??

Postby dgram36 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:29 pm

This is a trick question, no waders will last. Some people are lucky and don't spring a leak, most people do. You need to put your money on a company that will stand behind their product. I've heard good things about LL Bean. I'm tall so I buy from cabelas cause they have tall sizes. I had a pair of 5mm waders that I ripped on a metal rod in the water two days ago. Called cablelas and they literally bent over backwards to send me a new pair as soon as I called. Helps if you have purchase history with them and your a club card owner.
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