Re: Best Waders: Simms Vs. Orvis
As many have said before me, a lot depends on your budget. Personally, I've owned both Simms and Orvis waders, and had great luck with both. I also have a pair of Chotas that have done an outstanding job of enduring through a year or two of my style of occasional "brush-busting" fishing.
In terms of wading boots, I'd give the nod to any of the three listed above. Solid customer service and support, and quality products, especially on the higher end.
Just my thoughts... Jerry, aka hairwing530