I have some Hodgman 3.5 neoprene waders. They have the brush tuff stuff on the outside. I have had them for 3 seasons and have had no complaints or holes. We are hard on our gear and hunt at least twice a day during the weekend. They have held up good for me. I say Neoprene all the way. I would have any other waders tore up after 1 trip.