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Waders

Post by SeaTurtle » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:58 am

Getting fed up with wet feet everytime I go dangling (washing hands, returning fish etc.)

Looking to get some thigh waders (preferably neoprene) and would appreciate your recommendations for something reasonably cheap (and not too long as I only have short legs and I dont want to suffer any chafing !!).

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Post by SeaTurtle » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:19 am

I'm assuming that neoprene waders are waterproof !

Just wondering 'cos wetsuits aren't and they're made of neoprene :-/

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Post by Boxerman » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:46 pm

Hi Dave
Neoprene s a type of synthetic polymer, and there are many different grades of it.
So a neoprene compound can be soft and squidgy like in a wetsuit or as hard as nails, depending on the grade of neoprene and the other ingredients in the compound.

Wetsuits are designed to allow water in whereas drysuits (made from the same compound) are not. It's not the compound, it's the design of the garment that makes the difference.

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Sorry - can't advise on the wadsers

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Post by SeaTurtle » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:48 pm

Thanks for the advice any way mate.

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Dave

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Post by Gail » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:21 am

I tried on some nice Daiwa neoprene. I'm only 5'3" and they were wearable, only slightly long. The feet fit really well and were lied and comfy. Not like my rubber ones that fall off my feet.
Wish I could get chesties to fit :(

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Post by rabbi2 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:02 pm

If you are investing in waders for the winter then ok, but for comfort you can't beat the breathable ones, Neoprean makes you sweat and you can be just as wet on the inside as you are on the outside because of this. Breatable waders tend to be more expensive,
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Post by SeaTurtle » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:50 pm

Cheers for the replys.

Can't really stretch to breathables so have to stick with neoprene - mainly for winter use as I don't really mind getting my feet wet at this time of year.

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Post by ballthebuilder » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:21 pm

As Keith says, you will get really hot and sticky in neo waders....An alternative to chesties, are breathable waist waders if your not going deep....If you get the stocking foot type along with a pair of wading boots you get the added bonus of being able to trek to out of the way marks in comfort.....I walk miles SWFFing in my chesties....Also in winter if you want extra warmth wear layers underneath and you'll be as warm as toast and as dry as snuff.

These do both stocking foot and boot foot http://www.fishtec.co.uk/buy.cfm/fishin ... iate=4,397

Hope this helps.

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Post by SeaTurtle » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:29 pm

Cheers Dave,

I'll have a look at those.

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