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Old 05-07-2009, 08:11 AM
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Default Breathable waders in $85 - $125 range?

I hesitate to ask but I am hoping that some of you will offer suggestions on breathable stocking foot waders in the $85-$125 range. I've got two pair to buy (one for me and one for my wife) and funds are really tight.

We are new to fly fishing and I just can't afford the $200+ waders for each of us. Having said that, I know you get what you pay for but she may fish 10-15 days a year and me 25-30 days a year.

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Old 05-07-2009, 08:17 AM
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LL Bean has a model that gets fairly rave reviews that are in that range. Just take good care of them and be careful around barbed-wire, brambles and such, and they should do just fine for a few years.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:50 AM
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Default Re: Breathable waders in $85 - $125 range?

Thanks, Cliff. I'll check out the LL Bean website.

I have found a pair of Patagonia women's waders (Watermaster Light) that sell for $250 and are on sale for $125 right now. I just don't know enough about Patagonia waders.

So many choices.....

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Patagonia is pretty good stuff from what I hear. I bought me, my wife, and my son all waders at Cabela's called Dry-plus for around 99 bucks we have had them over 2 years now and they still work great.
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I think it'd be better to buy waders on sale(simms are the best according to me)than cheap ones.Have a look on e bay there are great deals sometimes.
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:53 PM
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Default Re: Breathable waders in $85 - $125 range?

Great suggestions, fellas. Thank you for taking the time to respond and offer your opinions and suggestions!!

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You may want to take a look here, there are usually some fairly decent deals -

Search: waders at Sierra Trading Post

Their stock tends to vary from week to week.
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Definitrly think about LL Bean. The warranty on their struff is great & it's all quality stuff........
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Default Re: Breathable waders in $85 - $125 range?

I wound up buying the Patagonia's for my wife this evening. At $125, for a $250 pair of waders, including free shipping and a free wader bag, it was just too good to pass up!!

Now it is time to concentrate on mine!
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Default Re: Breathable waders in $85 - $125 range?

Quality has gone up on the lower priced waders in recent years. And most tackle companies sell them now. I have had the cabelas for 3 years now and with a minimum of care, they are still in good shape. Whatever you buy, go with the best you can afford and the best return/warranty offered. BTW, the patagonias are an excellent choice.

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