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Old 10-08-2013, 10:58 PM   #11
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i always just wore a pair of breathable chest waders to stay dry. thick boot socks under the neoprene socks. a long sleeve shirt and dry top. throw on a beanie too and you'll be toasty. worked well in 50*water and 40* air.

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Old 10-08-2013, 11:02 PM   #12
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If you go in the drink with waders on the odds are stacked way againist you.
not true. water pressure will push all the air out of waders and they will "stick" to you and keep most if not all the water out, especially if your using a belt. if they do fill up, you wont sink, the water inside isn't any heavier than the water outside and you can easily unbuckle them and slip out. pair with a properly fit dry top, pull the waist string tight and water won't get in.

Id hate to go over with dry pants, or any pants on. they allow water in from the top and bottom, no suction and cause more drag if you try to swim.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:11 PM   #13
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It's not the sinking that I'm talking about it's trying to swim with the waders on. I've never had a pair that didn't flood, but I've never bought an expensive pair either.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:59 PM   #14
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not true. water pressure will push all the air out of waders and they will "stick" to you and keep most if not all the water out, especially if your using a belt. if they do fill up, you wont sink, the water inside isn't any heavier than the water outside and you can easily unbuckle them and slip out. pair with a properly fit dry top, pull the waist string tight and water won't get in.

Id hate to go over with dry pants, or any pants on. they allow water in from the top and bottom, no suction and cause more drag if you try to swim.
Hmmm I can see both points and have been in similar situations wearing a wet suit. Ive unzipped my wet suit while surfing due to getting too hot and forgot to zip it back up before catching a wave. When I ended up in the water the wet suit filled up quickly and became a serious hindrance to swimming. But the ankles are what sealed up all of a sudden and held water in while waves were filling the suit by force.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:54 AM   #15
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Last time I wore my waders was weekend before Memorial day at Boggs. I crossed a pond on the quad and found a hole almost six foot deep. I filled my waders trying to keep the snorkel on my quad out of the water. I had no problem moving around until I got out of the deep shit. Then I had to strip waders off in the middle of a pond.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:02 AM   #16
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Breathable waders are the way to go, I paid less than $90 for mine. I've used them kayaking in 41 water, easy to move about and you can layer underneath.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:09 PM   #17
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Fleece base layer - the Mysterioso or NRS Wavelite is excellent gear. Warm, comfy, insulates wet or dry and fits close to the body - easy to wear under a top layer. Not cheap, but worth it. UnderArmor or Nike stuff is close, but not quite as warm. Water/wind proof pants over or better yet, a pair of semi-dry paddling pants. I wear 3 layers in winter - poly long u-wear top, fleece, water/wind proof jacket.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:20 PM   #18
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Default Neoprene wader

I was wondering what to wear this time last year and for 75 dollars got a pair of snug fitting neoprene waders from dicks. They came with a safety belt but they are so snug I really doubt u would fill up with water. They actually have a buoyant affect on u in the water. I love them they keep u dry and warms if it's really cold out just by some polyester long johns and your dry and warm. Don't discount the affects of wind, water soaked clothes and cold over a 2-3 hour period u can get in trouble. During day if sun is out not so bad but if it's cloudy or at night be careful.
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