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
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
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.
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.
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?
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.