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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-02-2018, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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1600 vs 1200 thinsulate

What are your opinions on how much Thinsulate to have in a boot foot wader? What company offers the best warranty?

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If I have over 400 I have wet feet
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I have 800 for early winter and 1200 for the cold with good socks.

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I'm a big fan of 1600 grams of thinsulate for really cold days.

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Goosehunter what temperature range is really cold?
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For what it's worth, I wear breathable stocking foot waders. They're baggy enough to layer up underneath them. If it's very cold I wear a thick pair of wool socks and the stocking feet are neoprene anyways, maybe add some toe warmers if needed.

I sweat too much if it's not really cold so I enjoy the versatility of the breathables. The only way I would consider wearing really heavy boot foot neoprenes again was if I was hunting flooded timber and standing in the water all day.
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For what it's worth, I wear breathable stocking foot waders. They're baggy enough to layer up underneath them. If it's very cold I wear a thick pair of wool socks and the stocking feet are neoprene anyways, maybe add some toe warmers if needed.

I sweat too much if it's not really cold so I enjoy the versatility of the breathables. The only way I would consider wearing really heavy boot foot neoprenes again was if I was hunting flooded timber and standing in the water all day.
yea I'm gonna get breathables for fishing and overall mobility but I don't want to have cold feet while duck hunting so I wasn't sure how much thinsulate the boots should have. I'm gonna get boot foot though.
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Walking in 1600 grams of thinsulate, along with 5 mm neoprene, can be hot if you plan on walking very far. I use them for hunting outta the boat if it's cold or have a short walk in hunt. I have breathables for if the temps are above freezing.
You will find it's nice to have different waders for different kinda hunts.
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Walking in 1600 grams of thinsulate, along with 5 mm neoprene, can be hot if you plan on walking very far. I use them for hunting outta the boat if it's cold or have a short walk in hunt. I have breathables for if the temps are above freezing.
You will find it's nice to have different waders for different kinda hunts.
What GH said. I picked up some Cabela 1600 waders last spring at 40% off and I have been trying them out the last few hunts. Last Friday I had a decent walk in, and even though it was around 30 degrees, I sweated so much my face was dripping and my clothes got damp from sweat. I am looking forward to using them when itís colder though.
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I have used 600 gram for years in various cabelas breathables. I do a lot of walking, a couple miles at least per trip, and like to think I don't get cold when I sit, but just get bored not seeing action. Not sure how true it is, but that is how I think. I rarely hunt from a comfortable blind. The last couple years I've worn very nice and thick merino wool socks, a brand called FITS. Best socks I have ever used bar none.


Boot foot waders have to fit well but not too tightly. Too tight and there is no air layer, too loose and they want to pull off. Loose can be helped by wrapping a nylon strap/plastic buckle in a fig8 around the boot. Cabelas used to sell a pair of these 2-3 foot buckle straps for $12! but I have a ton of extra straps like that laying around, now. Same thing that comes on boat covers, deer carts, etc.



Stockingfoot waders were ridiculously cold to wear the times I have had to use them. Feet getting numb after 45 minutes in the water. But my wading boots are a tight and may contribute. They are fine for 50 degree + trout fishing but are terribly cold in 35 degree river.
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