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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: butler county, pa
Re: Wader Help
I like Orvis waders. I have the Pro Guides (discontinued); they are at least 5 yrs. old. I also have the original silver sonics, these are 4 yrs. old. Neither have any leaks. I did have the old silver label waders which leaked within a year. I returned these 3 times and they finally gave me a pair of the silver sonics as a replacement. Best thing they ever did for me.
I also have a pair of the LL Bean Emerger II waders 2 years ago and have used them when I travel out west (they stay at my cousin's house in Denver, CO) and have been very dependable.
Make sure you buy a pair of boots that fit properly. I'be been through more pairs than I want to admit, to find ones that fit right. You will be hiking in these for hours, days on end and they must preform like hiking boots. There is no standard on how companies label the size. I have bought sizes 13 to 15 to find ones that fit. Buy the waders then wear them to buy the boots. I have found that if you have a narrow foot, Korkers will work for you. Foe wide feet, which I have, I found Orvis and LL Bean make wider boots, with an edge to the LL Bean Grey Ghost.