Wader recommendation for my first ever pair.

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Re: Wader recommendation for my first ever pair.

Post by Beresford » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:00 pm

As has been mentioned by Reedling if you buy chest waders you need to factor into cost of the life saver, be it a wading jacket with built in device or the Crewsaver type. I don't know how much they cost now but IIRC I paid about £90 for mine.
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Re: Wader recommendation for my first ever pair.

Post by Firebird » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:46 pm

There you are MD, couldn't be simpler.

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Re: Wader recommendation for my first ever pair.

Post by Bargee » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:22 pm

I have seriously waded summer and winter for over 50 years. Mostly in fast, deep and rocky north-country rivers and streams. I have used all types and qualities of waders and they have all been used HARD in rough, wild, thorny, barbed-wirery, stoney environments. The more expensive ones can offer better grip or 'breathability'. The cheaper ones have proved just as waterproof as the more expensive ones. Neoprene are marginally warmer in frosty weather but are much more restrictive to movement and bad if you need to do a lot of hiking (the river Tees has some long walks!). Some are tougher than others but all will pop or pierce eventually. Breathable ones don't seem to offer me any advantages (I still get soaked with sweat in 'em in summer but then, I suffer from hyperhydrosis).

In the end, they are all just big wellies. I now buy cheapo Ron Thompson chest jobs for about £40 from a local 'big chain store'. I repair any leaks with Aquasure as and when they happen. They last about 5 years of hard, rough use before the soles crack-up. Not pretty or fashionable but they work as good as owt and you can buy another rod or two with money saved over some top brands!

And a stout wading staff of the correct length should be mandatory in any deep or rocky situation...mine has a net on the end so is dual duty.

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Re: Wader recommendation for my first ever pair.

Post by MaggotDrowner » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:37 pm

Thanks to all for the information and advice.

I don't intend to go much deeper than my knees so I am thinking about getting a pair of these:

https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/daiwa-e ... igh-waders
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Re: Wader recommendation for my first ever pair.

Post by SeanM » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:34 pm

I can thoroughly recommend these chaps:


I think they set up when Dunlop closed their factory and moved production abroad. I've got a pair of their neoprene thigh waders which are excellent. The prices are reasonable too.
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