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Old 07-27-2014, 08:42 PM
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Default Waders for real big guys

Hopefully some of you can help me. I'm a pretty big guy (think offensive lineman size) and I am having trouble finding waders that I can move comfortably in. I'm really not in a position to have "custom" waders made so I'm hoping someone here has had a similar experience.

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Old 07-27-2014, 09:05 PM
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I know Cabela's has stout size in some of their waders, Orvis and Sage might also but I am not sure. Their websites should have the details.

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/produ...oductId=749373
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:07 PM
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Ll bean has various styles in each size. Take a look at the sizes listed. Also you can order and if it isn't right exchange it easily. Great customer service.
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:29 PM
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Bass Pro shops White River Osprey breathable waders are decently priced and run up to 5XL 5XLT and 5XLS. I liked them but I developed leaks in my first pair at just under a year. They are warrantied for a year from manufacture defect. Unfortunately I forgot the date I bought them and missed the warranty. The 2nd pair I got leaked right out of the box but customer service was great and replaced them without question, however the replacement also leaked (in a different spot) and my size is on backorder until next week. Customer service has been great and they are sending the replacement pair to my house fedex no charge. After I wear these out LLBean's will be my next pair (just have to save a few pennies and lose a couple of pounds)
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Are you 2xl by chance
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Default Re: Waders for real big guys

I have the same problem that you do. I'm 6'5" and 300lbs. I ordered Cabela's waders last year before my Montana trip and had to return them. They just didn't fit right. I ended up with some cheapos I bought in Dick's (Field and Stream brand) on sale for 16 bucks. They worked, didn't leak but not likely to make it another season. Have you tried Simms yet? I just can't find anywhere to try them on in the southeast because nobody carries them in 2xl.

Please post if you make any progress on this.
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My buddy I fish with is 6'3" about 260 in pretty good shape (used to play ball). He got the Simms waders last year, G3 I think. I also think he got them in XL and he has plenty of room for winter clothes. I can't imagine a guy a inch or two taller and 20-30lbs heavier wouldn't fit in them.

I go 6'1" and 235 (ok 240) and I have the large king and I fit winter clothes under them easily.

Obviously not scientific or a formal fitting but I would imagine Simms if thats in the range you wanted to spend would have a offering for you.
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My buddy I fish with is 6'3" about 260 in pretty good shape (used to play ball). He got the Simms waders last year, G3 I think. I also think he got them in XL and he has plenty of room for winter clothes. I can't imagine a guy a inch or two taller and 20-30lbs heavier wouldn't fit in them.

I go 6'1" and 235 (ok 240) and I have the large king and I fit winter clothes under them easily.

Obviously not scientific or a formal fitting but I would imagine Simms if thats in the range you wanted to spend would have a offering for you.
Thanks for your reply. It wasn't a "fit" issue per se in the sense of standing or fishing. It was sitting (as in a boat), kneeling and the like.

The good news is I was able to get a pair of Simms XXL in the Headwaters and after 4 hours on (in?) the water, they were very comfortable.

Thanks for everyone's help.
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