Hooked on HuntingPa
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: PA Dutch Country
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.