Re: Expensive waders, are they worth it?
I mostly wet waded when I lived down south, but after moving to New England I went through two pairs of LL Beans that both leaked almost immediately. Before long I went for Simms G3s. I love the Simms and they're still going strong after 3 years of use.
I still remember the look on the lady cashier's face at the Natick Outdoor Store when the price scanned! I said "Yeah, staying dry is expensive." She said "I guess so!" and shook her head.
If these ever wear out, I'm going to look into the Simms with the zipper. Now those are $$$$!