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gorillacoco
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2009
3290 posts

toughest pair of chest waders?

so far i have ruined two pairs of waders this season. waiting to see if one patch is going to work and i ripped another pair apart at the seams. what is the toughest make/model of waders? TIA


Polar Pop
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2012
5859 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
My drake waders have a leak in the crotch area which seems to be a common problem. I have been researching, and it looks like the Cabela's Supermag 1600 are working well for everyone.


gamatt53
Georgia Fan
Member since Nov 2010
802 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
All waders will eventually leak it is an inevitability. You can either drop $$$ and get a pair with a good no questions asked lifetime warrenty that the manufacturer will repair or spend less money and do the repairs yourself.



wiltznucs
South Florida Fan
Apollo Beach, FL
Member since Sep 2005
7984 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
I've only owned Redhead in my lifetime but I got a pair of Allen waders on clearance at Midway USA a few weeks ago. First impression is good, looks well made and fits well.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
LSU Fan
The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
42386 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
Does lacross make chest waders?


sloopy
LSU Fan
nola
Member since Aug 2009
4528 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
Do you know if cabelas repairs everything with their lifetime warranty? I ripped a whole in a boot this weekend.


lv2bowhntAU
Auburn Fan
God's Country,a.k.a N. Alabama
Member since Jan 2011
2617 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
I got a pair of Drake LST's that have held up well the last 2 seasons. Seems like their quality is hit and miss though on waders. Seems everyone's waders are that way. Heard a lot of good about the supermags though


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bossflossjr
LSU Fan
The Great State of Louisiana
Member since Sep 2005
9413 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
i have a pair of Drake Equawader - heavy, durable, warm. Toughest pair ive ever had....but they are expensive. I dropped $300 on them, these are my 3rd season in them - and i am hard on waders.


Hammertime
UNO Fan
apples
Member since Jan 2012
19078 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
The ones that I have had last the longest were regular old rubber waders. They lasted me at least 5 years with no problems. They might not be the coolest looking ones on the block, but they worked better than anything else for me


DownshiftAndFloorIt
LSU Fan
The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
42386 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
I'd use all rubber ones if I was a duck hunter. No way the neoprene stuff holds up as well as regular ol rubber.


Polar Pop
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2012
5859 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
That's what I have Boss. Besides the crotch leak, I have nothing bad to say about them at all. Extremely warm and comfortable, and it only leaks when I get right below chest deep and the pressure builds up enough. I think I am on year 4 or 5 with them, so they have definately done me right for the lifespan.



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SetTheMood
USA Fan
The Red Stick
Member since Jul 2012
1519 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
Yes they do. I've had the same pair of Lacrosse neoprene waders since September 2005. I've hunted hard in them every year since then and they still don't leak. When they start to leak, I'll drop the dime and buy another pair of Lacrosse.


lv2bowhntAU
Auburn Fan
God's Country,a.k.a N. Alabama
Member since Jan 2011
2617 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
I've always been told Lacrosse is the French word for "leaky crotch". I reckon they are hit and miss too. A guy could make him a friggin killing if he could come up with a dang good wader that would last no less than 5 years.


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speckledtrout
Alabama Fan
Birmingham, AL
Member since Apr 2011
1837 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
Are you hunting timber/buckbrush or fields?


bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
9643 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
I have a pair of Rocky waders that I got probably 10-12 yrs ago. They will need to be replaced soon, but as of yet they have never had a leak. It's safe to say that they will be the best pair of waders I will ever own.


lv2bowhntAU
Auburn Fan
God's Country,a.k.a N. Alabama
Member since Jan 2011
2617 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
I like the looks of the new Rockys they put out


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gorillacoco
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2009
3290 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
3' deep buttonwoods/cypress/willows. you can't take 2 steps without tripping on sticks & weeds.


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hostiletiger
LSU Fan
mississippi
Member since Nov 2011
28 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
ultimate hunting waders by cabelas.
i have had a pair for 10 years they just started with a pin hole leak last year. gonna buy a new set after season


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Vol Fan in the Bayou
Tennessee Fan
Member since Nov 2009
4155 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
Cabela's has a model called Brush Buster. I had a pair for years. I swear you could take a chainsaw to them and you still couldn't tear there.


Hardest duck hunting lesson I have learned over the years has been with waders. Truly, you get what you pay for with waders.


joeleblanc
Member since Jan 2012
1199 posts

re: toughest pair of chest waders?
quote:

Cabela's has a model called Brush Buster.


Agreed


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