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Old 10-28-2013, 08:29 AM
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Default How do you store your waders for winter?

I am getting ready for the winter months, I was wondering what is the best way to store breathable waders? I have mine in the garage right now hanging. Should I bring them in the house to keep them out of the cold or just fold them up and put them in the bag that they came in and keep them in garage? let me know what is the best practice.
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I am getting ready for the winter months, I was wondering what is the best way to store breathable waders? I have mine in the garage right now hanging. Should I bring them in the house to keep them out of the cold or just fold them up and put them in the bag that they came in and keep them in garage? let me know what is the best practice.
I keep mine in the house where temperature is more constant year round. After fishing, I hang them up to try inside out then outside in so they dry on both sides. When you hang them, make sure the feet are touching the floor so as not to put stress on the seams. This is even more important with boot foot waders. Once they're dry, I ROLL them up, not fold them and put them in a bag. Folding can cause stress on seams, rolling is more gentile on them so I've read.

What you don't want to do is leave them anywhere that is going to get too hot (like in a vehicle) and cause the taped seams to come apart or put them away wet. Ideally, you're doing as much possible to eliminate/reduce the stress on the seams of them.
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Thanks man. I appreciate it.


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Hanging from a pipe in the basement. My wife won't let me hang them in the living room.
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That's funny mine won't either!


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Rolling up and putting them in a bag will help preserve the neoprene. Electric motors like those in furnace fans produce ozone that cracks neoprene. Probably not a big deal though.
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Default Re: How do you store your waders for winter?

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I am getting ready for the winter months, I was wondering what is the best way to store breathable waders? I have mine in the garage right now hanging. Should I bring them in the house to keep them out of the cold or just fold them up and put them in the bag that they came in and keep them in garage? let me know what is the best practice.
It is funny because as you are thinking about storing them, I am just starting to use them here.
I usually spray them with the hose (shower setup) and hang them dry in the garage for the whole week until the weekend. However, if I were going to store them for the summer, I would roll them into their bag, insert that little dry patch and store them in my closet.
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No such thing as storing for me. Throughout winter, I'll be out fishing some skinny water tribs for steelies. If I am not doing that, I'll be fishing near some warm water discharge to avoid the icy stuff.
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Default Re: How do you store your waders for winter?

No such thing as storing for me. Throughout winter, I'll be out fishing some skinny water tribs for steelies. If I am not doing that, I'll be fishing near some warm water discharge to avoid the icy stuff.


Same here. They only get hung up for 5 days at a time.
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No such thing as storing for me. Throughout winter, I'll be out fishing some skinny water tribs for steelies. If I am not doing that, I'll be fishing near some warm water discharge to avoid the icy stuff.
DANG...Brookfeildangler beat me to this response....though mine was going to be more witty....(HAH).

My response to the question on how do 'i' store my waders in the Winter? ON MY FEET as I am still using them...fishing for winter steelies in the Great Lakes!

Basically though, i pretty much live in waders and never paid much attention to storing as 'down time' was short if any.

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