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Which style wader do you prefer?
Prefer sock bottom waders, and using waterproof boot.450.00%
Prefer boot built-in waders450.00%
 

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You guys have any suggestions on which brand/style waders to get. I will probably purchase through BPS. Any suggestions appreciated.
 

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My fishing consists of probably 75% of wading rivers.

I have waders of both styles. Don't seem to have much of a preference. My main thing is that as long as I can move anywhere, possibly run in them, and as long as they don't leak, they're good enough for me.

Are you planning on buying neoprene waders, or breathables?

With neoprene waders, I prefer the style with built-in boots. For breathables, I like the stocking-foot models (separate boots).
 

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Andrew_R said:
My fishing consists of probably 75% of wading rivers.

Are you planning on buying neoprene waders, or breathables?

With neoprene waders, I prefer the style with built-in boots. For breathables, I like the stocking-foot models (separate boots).
What is the difference between breathable and neoprene? Any certain reasons to choose one or the other? Thanks again!
 

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Neoprene is insulated fabric, best suited for fishing waters that are colder than around 50-60degres in temperature.

It comes in different thickness of fabric (in millimeters), anywhere from .5mm, 1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, and at the most or even more, 5mm.

There are some pros and cons to the neoprene waders.

The pros:

- keeps you warm, insulated, etc
- Perfect for wading rivers in late-fall, winter, and early-spring.

The cons:

- the thicker the fabric, the harder it is to walk and move through water. My belief is to wear as thin of a neoprene wader as you can, without getting cold.

I have a set of 2mm neoprenes and also a set of 4mm neoprenes. I wear the 4's when fishing waters below freezing, and the 2's I wear at any given time when water temperatures are still cool - like right now. Personally, I like the 2's more than anything.

As for breathable waders, they are what they are - breathable - made of very light fabric. They offer zero insulation, but offer a protective lining between you and the water. They're best in use during the summer when it's hot and when you don't want to get wet.

Some random info::: If you buy directly from the Cabela's store in Hoffman, don't listen to what the wader salesmen say. The consensus from me and my friend, who is a store employee in shoe department, is that they don't know about the products they're talking about, nor its specifications while they are selling.

Anything else, let me know.
 

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i'm no expert when it comes to waders, but the one time i wore neoprene waders in the summer and sweat my ass off...literally! :mrgreen:

you can always wear some thermals (under armor) and/or some sweats underneath to keep warm with the breathables. that's my plan when i buy a set of waders anyway.
 
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