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    Guys,
    I am looking invest in a good pair of waders this month and doing some research and I think I am going with the The Simms® G3 Guide™ Convertible Stockingfoot Waders, what are your thoughts on these.. for waders that can be pants on hot days and for deeper water these look like the ticket. Before I make the purchase what are you thoughts

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    Smallieman,

    I bought a pair of the G3 Guide waders last October. I have not used them as my old LL Bean Wicked Tough Waders are still hanging in there after 8 hard years. I bought the Simms because they looked like they were as good or better that the Wicked Tough brand.

    I don't know who made those waders for Bean but they are excellent! That was the problem I guess, if they last for 8 or more years what do the people who make them do in the mean time? They discontinued the line about 19 months ago.

    You and I will both like the Simms.

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    Agree with Ard....the G3 are the best or one of the vest waders on the market...the only con is the belt...I put the one of my old Orvis pro guide on it.

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    Hey Ard...Why do you think they named them Wicked Tough.

    I was trying on various Simms waders last spring, and liked the Rivershed's
    fit.
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    Love 'em (so far)

    Just bought a pair and really love the idea of "convertibility". I had the earlier version Simms made, the RiverTek convertible, and really liked the option of using them just as a pant wader...great for those hot summer days on small streams, particularly here in CA. They finally wore out so I bought these.

    I've used them about a dozen times so far and found them to be very comfortable. Having said that, I've always found wader fit to be very personal...so go try 'em on. The suspenders are comfortable, I like the built in belt...so, yeah, a qualified thumbs up.

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    Hello Bonneville!

    Why don't you do an introduction post so everyone realizes that you have joined? Tell us where you live and what you are fishing for so we can better relate to your postings. You will find this to be a very friendly and a great group of members here.

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    I got a set of G3's for Christmas and they are the most comfortable waders that I have owned. I think you will be very pleased with them.
    TUck

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    Mmmmm, you guys are on your way to convince me. I bought a pair of inexpensive Orvis waders last season and I frankly don't think they have another season in them. I patched three 1/4-1 in. long holes and multiple small holes. I like them as they make me look way more experienced than I really am but then I always enter the water with the fear of being flooded!

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    If you do settle on Simms, LL Bean sells them and has a lifetime warranty on
    all of the merchandise they sell (not just the Bean brand). Bets the heck out
    of mailing them back to Simms if/when they leak.

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    Just from a brief search it looks like those G3s are ~$400. Why in the world are they so expensive and what makes them so good to make them worth that kind of coin?

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