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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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New hip waders...just did it...

Once again last year my cheapo waders leaked so I just now bit the bullet and ordered La Crosse Men's LaCrosse Trapline 32" Hip Boots. I hope these things last many MANY years!!


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 10:32 PM
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Re: New hip waders...just did it...

hope they work. my main game is beavers, and without good chest waders i have been a little wet many times. i got a cabelas pair that are rip proof. after one year no problems. they seem really tuff. good luck with what you got
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Re: New hip waders...just did it...

Don't get your hopes up for MANY years. I waterfowl hunt hard and started trapping last year and from my experience is it doesn't matter how much money you spend on waders if they are used hard I am better you get three to four years out of them at max. Most waders I get can't hold up in about two seasons. They always leak the third year. Good luck nothing ticks you off worse than a leaky wader
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 01:42 AM
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Re: New hip waders...just did it...

I bought a pair of Traplines this spring and LOVELOVELOVE them! Lighter than Outriggers, very comfortable to wear, warm, and so far have been mighty tough, including a couple pretty rugged duck hunts. My daughter wears a pair of ten year-old Outriggers, when they die she's going to Traplines too.

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Re: New hip waders...just did it...

I use LaCrosse trapper hipboots for years. Black in color and felt lined to the knee plus a reenforced knee.
Cooney and Bob, is that the boot you purchased?

If so, there is a yellow seam line that dips to the inside of leg. If'n you are short (hipboots too high) you can cut that section out to make a great fit (read the instructions from LaCrosse).
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Re: New hip waders...just did it...

Hern, the Trapline is a new boot, just introduced in the past year or so. It's a dark green (almost black) and does not have the steel toe. Other than that, it's almost an exact copy of the Outrigger (black) hip boot but lighter.

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Re: New hip waders...just did it...

Hern,

When you say this:
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If'n you are short (hipboots too high) you can cut that section out to make a great fit
do you have someone in particular in mind?

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Re: New hip waders...just did it...

I just picked up a pair of Hodgman's neoprene hip boots a couple weeks ago. They fit great and seem rugged and warm (600g thinsulate). I haven't felt them leaking while wearing them but after hanging overnight, the insides have been wet both mornings I went to get them. It isn't just sweat, before someone chimes in with that. Anyone else using neoprene hip boots have this type of thing happen?
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Re: New hip waders...just did it...

All waders eventually leak in 50 degree or colder water.

To hide my disappointment, I get the kind with the built in rubber boots, that I cut-off and use for archery hunting.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 05:46 PM
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Re: New hip waders...just did it...

Banshee, yes I have. Neoprene is a synthetic material that does absorb a little water. If you don't have wet spots on your pants or socks, it's probably not a leak. Put them over a hot-air register and they will normally dry overnight. If you have some kind of funky high-tech heating system, loosely crumple up some sheets of newsprint and put them inside for a couple hours, then pull them out before you go to bed. They should be dry in the morning. I don't mind a LITTLE dampness inside my boots in the morning, as long as it doesn't soak my socks or pants.

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