I would work hard and save up for a pair of Simms Freestone Waders (see if you can find last year's models < $). You are pretty close and they will treat you right. Their waders are fabulous and they do not give you any hassle with warranty repairs. Basically; you pay a little extra for quality and an insurance plan. I would give Daniel a call at LRO and talk to him about your budget and desires. I am positive he can help you with the best information and decision for your budget.
Most of all; be sure and get waders that fit you correctly. If you are long-legged; get size-LONG. Also; be sure and get what you need. If you are a rock-hopper and fish the mountains 90% of the time; I would just get wader pants.
Hope this helps and let us know how you do...
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