Re: patagonia products
1st release of Watermasters. 300+ days of fishing/guiding a year,X 5 yrs, divided by $250. = .16 cents a trip. (check my math).
Last winter I fished a little damp, but I fished them to death. A great value.
Like guide friend says, just put a jar by the door, put a quarter in every time you go a fishin!
I say again, apply a thin bead of aqua seal on all exposed threads on new wading boots. They last a lot longer.
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.