Longevity of waders
Being relatively new to the sport and never having purchased waders, I've been doing a lot of reading about the various types. I'm going to go with breathable stocking foot waders, but i can't decide on brand/model.
I see Simms' G3's are very highly regarded (and priced). I like the price of Orvis' Silver Sonic Convertibles but the reviews are mixed. I have many LL Bean products for Upland Hunting and have been very satisfied so I've looked into their new Kennebec Waders as well.
I have to say that I'm a little discouraged at the reviews I've been reading. I don't mind paying the higher premium for waders as long as I can get more than just a couple years out of them, but I read that you can only expect to get a couple years out of breathables. Is that accurate? Seems that if you only get a few years use, you might as well stay with the mid range...
I appreciate any comments or suggestions.