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Hip Waders - What to look for? #9594468 12/26/13 04:04 PM
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I'm thinking I'll get some hip waders to make launching my old boat a little easier and safer in the Winter. I figure if i keep doing the balancing act on the trailer, its only a matter of time until that goes horribly wrong.

So, what features should I look for? What makes one hip wader better than another?

The reason I ask is there seems to be a big price range, and a lot look similar to me.

I'd like to get one set that lasts and is comfortable to use.

Thanks for the input.

Last edited by Chuck N. Wind; 12/26/13 04:14 PM.

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Re: Hip Waders - What to look for? [Re: Chuck N. Wind] #9594510 12/26/13 04:26 PM
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I can't comment on hip waders for loading a boat, but they come in handy using this website at times !!


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Re: Hip Waders - What to look for? [Re: Chuck N. Wind] #9594515 12/26/13 04:29 PM
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If that is the only application you will use them for, then just get the cheap ones.

- non insulated; unless you are going to be duck hunting.
- non insulated also for pond fishing just to get off the bank a little distance to make those Spring time cast parallel with the bank.
- get 1/2 size larger for easy on and off unless you are going to be walking long distances.


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Re: Hip Waders - What to look for? [Re: Chuck N. Wind] #9594831 12/26/13 07:09 PM
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I would just go cheap if you're only loading your boat. Whatever you can get on and off the easiest since you'll only use it for a few minutes. The only thing about cheap rubber waders is that they will dry rot over a couple of years of bad storage. Hang them up they should last years.

You're normally paying more for comfort or something breathable. Things that won't matter if you aren't wearing them all day in the mud.

Re: Hip Waders - What to look for? [Re: Chuck N. Wind] #9598172 12/28/13 04:07 AM
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Sounds like that covers what I wanted to know. Thanks for the info everyone.


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Re: Hip Waders - What to look for? [Re: Chuck N. Wind] #9598628 12/28/13 01:55 PM
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I carry a pair of shin high rubber slip on boots in the tow vehicle just for that reason. $10.00 Haven't had the need for anything taller. I could see the need if you have a deep v or a low rider.

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