I need your opinion - hip waders
I am buying my husband a new pair of hip waders for his birthday and I am not sure what to do. We fly fish in the Sheep River near Calgary Alberta. It involves a lot of hiking through the woods and then stopping to fish. He does not fish very often (maybe 5 times a year in the summer).
Right now he has an old pair where the rubber boots are attached and they have suspenders etc. I went to buy him the same kind but the guy in the store is trying to sell me the “newest” version where you have separate shoes.
What would you recommend? I am not sure if I should fork out $400-$500 for some high tech hip waders that he will only use a couple times a year.
I welcome all opinions and recommendations on which stores to go check out as well.