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Old 10-01-2007, 09:10 AM
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Default Wader/ duffle Bag Suggestions

I have been using a piece of luggage I purchased at the Goodwill for my traveling wader bag. Well the bag has seen better days now and I would like to invest in a real wader bag. I have several bags in mind, but I would like to send the question out to the forum to get more feedback. The bag needs to be able to handle the rigors and abuses of check in air travel. Also, I need to be able to fit two pairs of breathable waders and boots. Lastly I would like to be able to hose the bag out after use.
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What I use definitely doesn't meet your needs for air travel, but I find a tough mesh laundry bag to work very well for car based trips. It helps to keep waders, belt, boots, and gravel guards together, and allows them to breathe while in the bag. I've also found that the the big blue bags IKEA sells cheap work pretty well for waders and well-squashed float tubes also.

The two duffels on here would likely meet your needs well though: Patagonia Web Specials: Discounts on Top Quality Travel Gear
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Hi hardhat,

I was just looking at bags last night. I like Fishpond Yellowstone wader bag. The bottom compartment is a little taller than some of the other bags. Cost $129. Also look at the Fishpond Cimmaron at $159. I like the clam shell design of Fishpond bags.

Another choice is the Willam Joseph wader bag. It has a molded base that you could probably wash out. It is a big bag with lots of room. Cost $159

Keep in mind that I have not used any of these bags.

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Fishpond Cimmaron Wader Bag 24.5" X 15.5" X 18"
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Ck. out one of those nylon pet carriers. I've been using one for years & it's been all over the USA as ck'd baggage. Mine even folds flat when you get to your destination. It's well ventilated to dry the waders & boots & hoses out when it gets too dirty.
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Hi FISHN50,

Is this the style of bag you are talking about?

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Re: Wader/ duffle Bag Suggestions

This forum is the greatest!!! Thank you so much for the great ideas. Now my wife gets to drag me thru IKEA, so she will be happy. I looked at the fishpond bags on line. They are very nice looking. They say that they give a lifetime warranty their products. I should not have to worry it if something bad does happen. Lastly, I would have never come up with using a dog carrier for a wader bag. Thanks again
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Hi hardhat,

Here is one more from Sage at a better price. $100

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Default Re: Wader/ duffle Bag Suggestions

Hardhat... A simple "plastic" base camp camp duffle bag works great and is easy to clean with water. They have shoulder straps for packing in your gear and handles for the airport. The compression straps can be used to attach a pole and reel in a separate case. The North Face standard base camp duffle is the classic example, but you can buy a knock off for about 1/2 the price.
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Hi Frank. That's pretty close to the one I have. Mine's black & has a heavy wire frame that you can collapse.
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Default Re: Wader/ duffle Bag Suggestions

check out the dan bailey line of bags, under the gear bags and luggage heading. i've always been interested in them.

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