ridding wader funk?

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ridding wader funk?

Postby MThuntr » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:07 am

So the million dollar question...How do I rid my insulated neoprene waders of the nearly unbearable funk?
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Re: ridding wader funk?

Postby Duck_Stank » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:16 am

Febreeze helps, but it comes back...the odor anyways lol
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Re: ridding wader funk?

Postby phutch30 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:48 am

dont go bare ass in them and roll them down as far as you can and let them fully dry.
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: ridding wader funk?

Postby Fowl Intentions » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:50 am

Buy new ones!

There is a thread on the hunting gear forum about this also. Good luck and try not to fart in them, it's hard, I know.



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Re: ridding wader funk?

Postby MThuntr » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:45 pm

phutch30 wrote:dont go bare ass in them and roll them down as far as you can and let them fully dry.


But I like the feeling :wink: It wouldn't be so bad but this year it seems that it was always warm and sometimes I'd get sweated up running around chasing after birds (dang I need a dog)
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Re: ridding wader funk?

Postby shawdawg02 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:12 pm

I use a peet boot dryer with the wader extensions after every hunt so they are always dry. Helps prevent growth of who knows what inside. I have never had to deal with the smell and I just threw my latest pair out after 5 seasons. ( they were shredded) Lysol might help as well.
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Re: ridding wader funk?

Postby klabrel » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:48 pm

Throw um in the freezer for a day or two. Works with shoe stank, I'm sure it would work on waders.
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Re: ridding wader funk?

Postby Duck_Stank » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:43 pm

klabrel wrote:Throw um in the freezer for a day or two. Works with shoe stank, I'm sure it would work on waders.

Thanks for that, never heard of it before. Makes sense since bacteria love warmth.
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Re: ridding wader funk?

Postby Leakydecoy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:14 pm

At season's end I'd recommend filling at least the booties with a solution of warm water and white vinegar and letting it soak overnight. Empty, rinse and dry the following day. Vinegar is a pretty common and effective tool for getting the funk out and doesn't leave it's own odor behind.

I'm actually happy to report that my lone remaining pair of neoprenes finally gave out this year. Too many breathable options out there that will keep you just as warm if you properly layer.
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Re: ridding wader funk?

Postby MThuntr » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:21 pm

thanks for the info guys...my season is over so I think I'll try a soak method
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Re: ridding wader funk?

Postby hntndux » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:32 am

Get or build a boot dryer..works overnight, also try a bath!!! :lol3:
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