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Thread: New Silver Sonic Zippered Waders

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    Default New Silver Sonic Zippered Waders

    Orvis just came out with some new Silver Sonic Zippered Waders that look pretty nice. I know there some fans of the Silver Sonics here so I thought I'd just give a heads up.

    What exactly are the advantages to the front zipper? Just easier to put the waders on or does it make them convertible to hip waders as well?

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    Having bought the Silver Sonics earlier this year, I am not about to replace them anytime soon but sure wish I had splurged for something with a front zipper. The advantage I have noticed is that it allows using the "facilities" much easier.

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    I see a huge advantage in letting the horse out of the gate. No taking off the vest, jacket and undoing suspenders to take a quick relief break!!!!


    I'm going to have to take a look at getting some of those next year.

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    Good point. I guess I've never had to wear waders long enough for that to be a problem.

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    Man I have! Trying not to pee on the front of your waders is a skill like keeping your backcast off the water -

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    Yeah and then remembering to button my pants before putting myself back together is getting harder to do. I don't think about it till my pants fall into the legs of my waders. Think I am getting senile!

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    I have another brand with a zipper and I like them. Besides the facility access it is easier to put on and take off....more like pants. If it is warm just unzip, any air to the body core is a good cooling mechanism. I will take a look the Silver Sonic Zippered Waders next time.
    Thanks and have a great day
    Paul

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    Guess you gotta ask yourself if a zipper is worth $150... $395.... Original Silver Sonics are $250....

    I've also thought of these zippers as just one more thing that can possibly fail while in the field. KISS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mridenour View Post
    I see a huge advantage in letting the horse out of the gate. No taking off the vest, jacket and undoing suspenders to take a quick relief break!!!!


    I'm going to have to take a look at getting some of those next year.
    And there it is, the answer. Zip up waders are nice if you have the cash. I had lot of tax money and bought zip up waders.
    Okiemountaineer

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    Quote Originally Posted by itchmesir View Post
    Guess you gotta ask yourself if a zipper is worth $150... $395.... Original Silver Sonics are $250....

    I've also thought of these zippers as just one more thing that can possibly fail while in the field. KISS.

    I agree and disagree. Even though they are one more thing that can fail, sometimes I REALLY, REALLY have to pee and a even a single minute to faster relief can be worth a lot to me...especially as I get older.

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