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Dawgvet
04-03-2012, 06:10 PM
Just curious if you all think that anyone makes a wader that will stand up to Simms products in durability and performance? I know Simms aren't the cheapest but quality seldom is. Personally, I've tried Orvis and Cabelas but looking for best in durability and longevity. I realize that objective comparisons are few in waders but just wondering if you thought anyone could beat Simms in quality?
Thanks

tnflyfisher
04-04-2012, 11:24 AM
For the times when I use waders... Simms has my vote.

Have had the same pair since 2006 and I am not easy on my gear... Recently they just started leaking and sent them back to MT. For $15 I had brand new anatomical neoprene booties and they fixed all pinhole leaks. If you are considering a pair I would recommend that you spend the little extra for the Gore-Tex models. Other waders may work just as well but I will always spend my money on Simms.

Tight Lines,

Bfish
04-04-2012, 11:51 AM
JMO, but lots of people make waders as good if not better than Simms. What simms has is a really good warranty and lots of marketing.

No Hackle
04-04-2012, 02:59 PM
Dawgvet, you should try Chotas. I've had Neoprines, Orvis Silver labels(2 Pr), orvis enduras, Frogg toggs and hands down I like my Chotas. I'm a bigger guy and tried some simms on and they just don't have the room for me. They may be great waders,but my Chotas get me through the winter when you need a few more layers and still have room to move.
Lynn

Knothead
04-04-2012, 08:22 PM
I have Hodgman that have a seepage in the right boot. Wife's dont leak at all. Haven't found a wader that didn't have a leak in the boot. I like summer- wade in quick drying nylon shorts, neoprene inserts and boots.