which waders should I buy

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which waders should I buy

Postby AK Ducks » Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:40 pm

ok so I want a tuff pair of waiders after my last pair sprung a leak (ok many leaks all over) so I would like your feed back on this.
the three pairs that I'm looking at are:
1) Cabela's brush buster 1000 waders 119.95
2) Cabela's ultimate hunting wader with armor flex 159.95
3) Cabela's dry-plus warrior 1000 waders 159.95

I am also open to any other suggestions
here are some facts on where i live
hunt temps range from 10-50 *F
Water temp is around 40 all season long (ocean)
I hike/ bike about a mile to get to some of my hunting spots
sometimes I will endup sitting or laying on rocky beaches
I am a college while I have enough money to get me through the next couple years( I plan to get a masters) I will most likely have money problems fairly soon.
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Postby goosehunter64 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:39 pm

IMHO..............if you're not gunna be doing alot of walking and such.....I would go with the Ultimates.
I have them and the best pair I've ever had. I just have to come up with the green backs to get your 3rd choice....or some type of dry-plus wader.

Hypothermia can set in pretty quick when standing in water that cold. I know if you get wet...........even the air temp at 55 you have a good chance of dying.....so thats not good.
I've been there, and done that.....in both situations.....ok, I never died.....but was .........lets say........very very uncomfy. I wish at the time I had these waders.
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Postby Ducksbeus » Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:00 pm

Got some Hodgmans at Wally World 2 seasons ago under $100 :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Postby greenster » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:10 pm

I would not buy any thing for cabalas or Hodgeman though I have not used any cabalas products because there cheap made and over priced but hangmen did no last me a month both Pair... I would go for some lacrosse brush tuff or some of those Mack’s PW Grand prairie. I paid $250 for my brush tuffs three years ago and I have found there well worth the money but there like $149 now it beats buying a $100 pair of waders ever month or so.
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Postby tstrong » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:42 pm

I bought the warrior 1000's last year and really like them. Breathable and don't sweat as much. I've only had them a year.
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:31 am

I bought a pair of Lacrosse brush tuffs last year and they are awesome. Tough and warm. And if you are fat like me they have expandables.
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Postby viper24k » Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:35 am

i've got a pair of the warriors too and love them.....i definately recommend..... and to be honest with you....i've never been cold in them.....the only thing thats happend that i thought was wierd was on cold days....i would come out of the water and my waders would freeze....no big deal...just not very comfy around the man parts you know?
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Postby Ducksbeus » Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:01 am

If ya dont get that deep, check out some hip waders. ALOT lighter for that hike in. Wear rain pants over your jeans ta keep ya dry. When we're flooded real good, I drape my Hodgmans over my shoulders, boot toes out, as I find hiking in my waders impossable. Since you dont get real cold, Id go lightwight all the way :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Postby mmalino » Sun Sep 04, 2005 8:02 pm

i like the cabales 1600 super mags, very warm and a good buy
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