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    What brand of breathable waders are everyone wearing these days ? I used to wear Cabelas own brand for years and had they typically lasted 5 years or longer, but are no longer made. I recently purchased a pair of Drake Equaders and they started leaking within a few hunts......give me some input please.....
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    Iím pretty sure this has been covered many times just search it.

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    Banded...close thread

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    All my waders end up breathable...
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    Banded.

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    Frogg toggs. I've had bad luck with band unless they have gotten better

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    Rogers

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    LaCrosse Alpha Swap Fox waders
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    Buy the cheapest waders you can find, like from academy, and just buy a new pair every year. I find them on sale for like $75 or $80 bucks. Waders are disposable after 1 year these days. They are all made shitty in a Chinese sweatshop. The prices vary depending on brand....that's it, you are paying for the company name sewn on them.

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    Heard very good things about Lacrosse Aero Elite.

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    I have a set of aero elites, with the quilted lining. The problem I'm having with them is the belt is sewn in, making it less adjustable. I bought 11s, wear a 10.5. I'm not scrawny or chubby, 34 to 35 waist. I can't adjust them tight enough wear as if I have to do walking in them that they're comfortable. Having to walk a couple hundred yards across a salt marsh with one hand having to hold up your waders belt sucks. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with them.

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    My banded waders leaked really badly. Should have some Sitka sitting on the porch when I get home today.

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    I threw a pair of banded away and have lacrosse. They didn't leak last year.
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    I had banded and the seams leaked after a few hunts and the boots fell apart in about a year. They would have to give me a pair for me to try them again.
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    I bought a pair of Rodgers that are really just re branded Frog Toggs. Iím on year 4 and no issues.

    Edited to add I hunt 40+ times a year in some rough areas and Iím impressed with how durable they are.
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    It's a shame the cabelas breathables went to total shit. First pair i had lasted 5 season of hard abuse. Now they wont last 3 hunts without the seams leaking.
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    I bought a pair of cabelas in December last year, they’ve been worn probably a dozen times and already leak.

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    I’m on my 3rd year with a pair of Frogg Toggs with the zip out quilted liner.

    They’re comfortable and were reasonably priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckpro View Post
    It's a shame the cabelas breathables went to total shit. First pair i had lasted 5 season of hard abuse. Now they wont last 3 hunts without the seams leaking.
    This. Plus customer service is dismal. Sad to keep receipts to items such as waders but I assume I'll be sending them back Feb. 1 again

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