Redington Wader Review

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  1. mtskibum16

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    It could be a difference between walk-in vs send-in. They've always had a 1 year warranty iirc.
     
  2. Steve Kokita

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    My Reddingtons are going on three years of pontoon use, no leaks...great zippered waders. I'm done with Simms, better luck with these so far. Better price too.
     
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  3. b_illymac

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    I have a new pair of Simms right now and we will see how they last. I might go Patagonia next pair just because of all they do for public land....
     
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  4. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Last pair of Simms lasted six years. Excellent waders.
    I liked the cut of the old Simms better then the new ones. The slimmer fit doesn’t fit my old fat ass very well, especially when layered up.
    I like a bit looser fit.

    Simms also seems to discriminate against dudes with bigger feet. Last time I looked, 13 was the biggest standard bootie size. Perhaps that has changed.
    I paid $75.00 extra to get bigger booties on my last pair of Simms.
    Sent them to Simms to get the booties replaced on my dime after six years and Simms declined, saying they had basically met their useful life.

    I’ve been happy with the non zipper Redington Sonic Pros. Got four years and about 450-500 days out of them. Almost all of that was in the salt, so no real bushwhacking for me.
    They seem like a good value based on the $199 I paid for them.
    I bought another pair for that same price that I’m currently wearing.
    The older I get, the better a zipper sounds.
    SF
     
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  5. ffb

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    Just swapped out a pair of Palix River waders that were leaking in person 2 weeks ago and they did tell me that going forward they are going to be strict on the wader warranty now. Mine were over 1 year by a couple months but they swapped then out for me this time. They also said the warranty does not reset with replacement pair.
     
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  6. Kyle Smith

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    If you have a seam leak, try and re-activate the glue with an iron. Then press real hard on a flat surface with a book to cold press. If it is a pinhole, find the leak with isopropyl alcohol, mark it, dry it, and Aquaseal it.
     
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  7. Shad

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    Yeah. Waders suck. Or, maybe we suck for expecting anything to stay waterproof for longer than a few months of standing in rivers and pouring rain.

    Any way you slice it, I've spent more on waders and boots than any other fishing gear, including boats. It's a hell of a price we pay to stay (almost) dry.
     
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  8. XP

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    Yep, no more "no questions asked" wader replacements by Redington. The warranty will only extend 1 year now so consider that when buying new waders. Also if you get one pair replaced the warranty will not extend to the new set.

    For most people I know, this was the only reason they purchased Redington boots and waders.


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  9. XP

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    Good tips man, that's what I'm going to do with my girlfriends Willow waders that were used 4 times and started leaking in the seam. Maybe it was a bad weld or whatever from the factory.
     
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    Let me know if you get better service on the walk-in replacements but I'm pretty sure they are cracking down on that too.
     
  11. XP

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    New Redington Warranty:

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  12. Yard Sale

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    Yup. I made the move to Patagonia specifically because of their warranty. I’ve had success and failure from all three brands. Might just be the difference between a pair made on Monday vs Friday afternoon.

    One request. Can we please say how long we’ve had them in terms of days used not years owned? Type of fishing would help too. Standing in a drift boat 10 times a year is nothing like hiking around rivers 50 days a year.
     
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  13. Phil Fravel

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    Anil at Puget Sound Fly company along with the Simms rep just up graded and got him new waders. Huge props/kudos and what ever else to PSF. Co. And the Simms rep
     
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    I've got 4 plus years on my zip front Redingtons without a complaint. But I'm thinking the time is coming soon for a new pair. Has anyone here tried waders from Dryft?
     
  15. mtskibum16

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    Good info. That's a good clarification.

    Yeah that makes a big difference for me. I'll probably look elsewhere after this set dies assuming they deny my walk in. I mean, I do understand it's not a great business model for them to sell one pair of waders (a product with a wear life) and replace them for free for life, but the life and price have to add up to the right value or they will still lose business.

    Do be mindful that welded waders to not have glued seams as far as I know, so this wouldn't work unless you get the spot hot enough to re-weld it.