Re: Longevity of waders
I started with a pair of Orvis Silver Labels. They were great for the blowout price of $100.
After a few years, I noticed a couple of leaks and have had to seal a few seams. I used them a lot, so I'm not complaining. Last year, I decided to go for it and got the G3 Guide from Simms. Let's just say there's a huge difference in quality and materials.
The Simms waders are pricey, but they are pure quality and made in Montana.