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I've had some average Hodgman waders for a looong time. They've been patched over patches. The seams are leaking, boots are cracked and they are beyond repair. After the youth hunt, I had water up to to my crotch INSIDE my waders. So, I'm in the market for some huntin' waders. I'm a foot soldier, and every once in a while, get to go out on the in-laws boat.

What do you have? What would YOU get?

Thanks for the tips in advance. Y'all are an awesome group of folks.
 

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Cabelas breathables. You will never look back. They have been the best money I ever spent for duck hunting.
 

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Interesting. I hadn't thought of breathables. I assumed I'd freeze my keester off when it's single digits. How do you stay warm when mother nature has other ideas?
 

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Interesting. I hadn't thought of breathables. I assumed I'd freeze my keester off when it's single digits. How do you stay warm when mother nature has other ideas?
They freeze there kaesters off. :) They are great in the early season but when it gets cold the 5Mil neoprene and 1600 gram boot is hard to beat. I have two pairs of waders. If you do go with the breathables get you some good thermals and a nice pair of fleece wader pants. they will keep you warm but plan on cold feet.
 

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I wore breathable waders all year last year including when I made my own holes in the ice. Fleece pants and warm socks kept me waem.
 

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Interesting. I hadn't thought of breathables. I assumed I'd freeze my keester off when it's single digits. How do you stay warm when mother nature has other ideas?
Order them in stout and you will have room to layer as much as you want in them
I have a pair of 6mm exterme waders. They never get used.
Good socks and thermals. And those water pant are nice too
 

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I personally haven't hunted out of them but Banded's INSULATED breathable waders sure look nice. I wore them around in Mack's a couple weeks ago and was really impressed. 1600 gram boot and insulated..:cool:.they felt just like a set of bibs. They also make an uninsulated version that has 1200 gram boots. Probably going to own a pair of each...
 

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Nothing wrong with wearing the breathables all season. You just have to layer properly and have at least 1000 gr. Thinsulated boots. The thing I like about breathable waders compared to neoprenes is the fact they are so much easier to move in, and you don't sweat your balls off.
 
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