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    Default Waders bought from WaderUSA...

    Hi all;

    Just a heads up if you're looking for waders. I just received a set of waders from WaderUSA dot com, and besides the price being fantastic (even compared to Cabelas of the same product and the like), the shipping was free, and made it across the country in 3-days.

    Now I'm not on the level of most of you buying your G4 simms and the like or whatever they are, just a pair of breathable FroggTogg stockingfoot Hellbender pants (though I have to admit I'm impressed and would buy again).....Unfortunately, they made an honest mistake on what they shipped (sent more expensive chest high instead of the waist high), and their solution was as follows:

    Would I like to keep the chest high at no additional cost (on ebay $30 more), or would I like them to send me the pants, and if so they would ship them out first thing this morning, along with a paid label to reship the chest high back......Opted for the pants though was tempted to keep the chesties. So if everything else goes as it has, I expect I'll see them early next week.

    Check them out if you're shopping for waders. They did good by me on all counts.

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    Default Re: Waders bought from WaderUSA...

    I have been on the FroggTogg bandwagon for years.

    Started years ago with the Hellbender pants also. As comfortable as any I have had...

    Both my nephews and a couple of friends, are now all using there stuff with no complaints.... after a couple of years use.

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    Great Thread going here!

    Ah Yes .... the choice of waders (lets just skip belt high vs. chest) and what you can 'Pony Up' for a set. From 'reasonable' to down right robbery!

    Are the really 'high end' one's better than the low end? Probably if you really put them to hard use; but how many us really do when you get right down to the 'nuts and bolts' of typical fishing?

    That aside: TIGHT BELT AROUND YOUR MIDDLE!

    Sooooo Yes! Save for your shirt keep as much of your outer clothing out side of your waders so the belt fits as snug as 'reasonable' around your middle. Even with a face first 'dump' damned little water will get by that belt. Every thing else above could be soaked, but from belt down you'll be amazed at how little water will get by that thing.

    Fred
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

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    BUYER BEWARE AT WADERUSA.COM - Make sure you look at their return policy before buying from them. They WILL NOT take back waders that leak. They only take back unused waders. That means you could pay 400 for a pair of waders from them, use them one time, have them leak, and they will not allow you to return them. They will direct you to the manufacturer. I found this out the hard way and will never buy from them again. I bought a $155 pair of Frogg Togg Anura 2 waders from them, they leaked first time out, and they refused to help me.

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    Default Re: Waders bought from WaderUSA...

    Quote Originally Posted by maverick35 View Post
    BUYER BEWARE AT WADERUSA.COM - Make sure you look at their return policy before buying from them. They WILL NOT take back waders that leak. They only take back unused waders. That means you could pay 400 for a pair of waders from them, use them one time, have them leak, and they will not allow you to return them. They will direct you to the manufacturer. I found this out the hard way and will never buy from them again. I bought a $155 pair of Frogg Togg Anura 2 waders from them, they leaked first time out, and they refused to help me.
    That is troubling because right on their website, Wadersusa has the return policy for Frogg Toggs and it says to return the product to the dealer who will issue the return or refund. Apparently they don't honor their own documentation.

    I inquired about their policies and am waiting to hear back.

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    Default Re: Waders bought from WaderUSA...

    Send them back and go to ll bean... I got an email for 20% off plus free shipping.

    Currently I'm waiting on a warranty exchange from them... The belt on my kennenbecs was falling apart... This belt is key as it's kinda integrated into the waders so I can roll them down and make them waist highs... Anyways... I'd bought their older model that was still stitched seams on clearance over a year ago... They're replacing them at no charge with the new welded seams style they now carry. And cost about $70 more than what I'd paid for the previous pair... Tough to beat that

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    Default Re: Waders bought from WaderUSA...

    Quote Originally Posted by itchmesir View Post
    Send them back and go to ll bean... I got an email for 20% off plus free shipping.

    Currently I'm waiting on a warranty exchange from them... The belt on my kennenbecs was falling apart... This belt is key as it's kinda integrated into the waders so I can roll them down and make them waist highs... Anyways... I'd bought their older model that was still stitched seams on clearance over a year ago... They're replacing them at no charge with the new welded seams style they now carry. And cost about $70 more than what I'd paid for the previous pair... Tough to beat that
    I am going to have to get waders this year. My old Cabela's boot foots are getting pinhole leaks up high...finally. I'm thinking about going with Bean's. The warranty is hard to beat and I'm happy with everything I've gotten from them so far.

    There is no way I am buying Simms even though I know that I would like them. Just too much money.

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    Default Re: Waders bought from WaderUSA...

    I like Bean's things, and their warranty is unbeatable.

    But, I've not had good luck with Bean's waders.

    The first pair, with the sewn seams down the inside of the legs, wore through the threaded seams and leaked after only a couple months.

    Exchanged those for a welded seam version. The seams are much better, and don't leak. However, the neoprene socks kept getting small leaks. I fixed several leaks, then gave up and returned those for a refund.

    The latest are Redington Sonic waist-high waders. So far, all is well, but I've used them fewer than 5 times.
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    Default Re: Waders bought from WaderUSA...

    Quote Originally Posted by plecain View Post
    I like Bean's things, and their warranty is unbeatable.

    But, I've not had good luck with Bean's waders.

    The first pair, with the sewn seams down the inside of the legs, wore through the threaded seams and leaked after only a couple months.

    Exchanged those for a welded seam version. The seams are much better, and don't leak. However, the neoprene socks kept getting small leaks. I fixed several leaks, then gave up and returned those for a refund.

    The latest are Redington Sonic waist-high waders. So far, all is well, but I've used them fewer than 5 times.
    I kind of see mixed reviews on the Bean waders. It seems problems show up right away or not at all.

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    I coughed up the cash for the Simms waders and Guide boots, but I fish a lot of really fast, rough mountain rivers that require quite a bit of bank walking, brush busting, log jam crawling, etc to get around on. To me that justified the Simms purchase. My boys typically fish waters where they mainly just need to stay dry and have decent traction. I went to flyshopcloseouts.com and picked up two pairs of Orvis Pro Guide waders. For less than $200 bucks the waders came in a combo deal with Chota boots and a bag of cleats. I've been really impressed with both. My boys can tear up an anvil with a feather, but after a whole season, the waders and boots are in great shape. I've zero complaints.
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