Re: Expensive waders, are they worth it?
I bought a pair of Allen "Madison" stocking foot, breatheable, convertable waders for my son. He is 6'4", 265#, and sometimes still wades like a bull in a china shop. The are holding up very well for him.
They were on sale at Sierra Trading Post. I believe they were on sale for $120. We just got them this spring, so I can't give a long term review yet, but seem to be pretty tough.
You can always tell a fisherman. You just can't tell him much.