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#1 northface

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:36 PM

Ok.. so I'm a pretty stalk guy and im pretty hard on waders... so far went through a pair of redington sonic pros that lasted me 3 years.. a pair of patagonias skeen rivers and they leak... looking for a suggestion for a tough rugged wader for a stout guy that would take some abuse in northern ontario! So far been looking at the l l bean keenebec...
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#2 PUMP KNOWS

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:18 PM

Give Simms a try.

 

I'm actually looking for new waders myself and I'm currently wearing Simms G3 Convertible waders that are on its last legs.  I've owned them for three and a half years now.  If I can patch them up, they might last me four years.  I'm sure if I had taken good care of them, they would've lasted me longer but I can't complain.


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#3 DILLIGAF?!

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:44 PM

If you can make redington last for 3 years...that waders served you well. I wouldn't fix anything that ain't broken. my first pair was bare and was happy with it...lasted me close to 2 years. gave redington a try and so far holding up close to 3 years.


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#4 pop-vlado

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:46 PM

I have a pair of G3 Simms that I have used for 3 years now and they are essentially still mint condition. These waders are worth every penny (I bought them new off kijiji for fairly cheap - retail is too expensive) but you have to take care of them. I know guys that have used theirs for 7-8 years. However, if you are bushwhacking extensively then I wouldn't dish out money for Simms waders. I do some bushwhacking in mine but I try and be careful around branches. 


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#5 James5354

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:16 PM

Ok.. so I'm a pretty stalk guy and im pretty hard on waders... so far went through a pair of redington sonic pros that lasted me 3 years.. a pair of patagonias skeen rivers and they leak... looking for a suggestion for a tough rugged wader for a stout guy that would take some abuse in northern ontario! So far been looking at the l l bean keenebec...

 

why dont you send the patagonias back.....they will fix it or send you a new pair for free.....no need to buy another pair.


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#6 Matt Rickles

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 01:39 PM

Streamside waders 99$ at Gagnon Sports store in Oshawa Ontario. Good waders are expensive but worth it though.
Hey northface....cabelas make "stout" waders. I have friends who call themselves stout when they are really just short and fat lol. Nothing fits them well !!
Good luck in your search because it is a hard decision
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#7 bigugly

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 01:56 PM

I have a set of the Streamside, dryweave waders mentioned above. Don't do a lot of bush waking but have had them for over a year with no issues.


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#8 Bryonfromtilly

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:17 AM

What about for the guy who does allot or is always bush wacking?
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#9 fishfreek

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 11:58 AM

Red Head extreme series, You should be fine with these ones.
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#10 Huronfly

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 12:18 PM

They all leak eventually


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