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It has been a few years since I have fly fished, but something is calling me back. I need some waders to fulfill that calling. Are there any good options out there for around $150?
 
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Simms Freestone. Inexpensive but built well. Yeah, there's better waders out there but for $150 there good. I actually got mine on a closeout sale for $90. I'm on my second pair in 10 years and that's only because I got in a fight with a blackberry bush. Long story short...the blackberry bush won.
 

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I have been really pleased with my Redington waders. I wear them for everything, goose hunting in muddy fields, duck hunting, clamming, as well as actually fishing. They have held up great.
 

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I'll 2nd the Simms Freestones. I have 6 years and well over 200 outings on mine without a problem. I never got 1/3 that much use out of my Orvis or Cabela's waders.

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These past couple years, they don't seem to be holding up as well. I'm done with Simms personally. Had great luck with them before, but things seem to be going down hill with longevity of the waders.
 

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You get what you pay for. I had hodgman for awhile, got tired of repairing them. I now have dan Baileys and they are great, They were around $200.00.
Not sure you always get what you pay for. I've read more than a few comments on this forum re: Simms and Orvis waders that suggest otherwise. Personally, I've had a pair of Hodgman's for more that 4 years and they've only started to leak the last month or so.

I'm willing to pay for quality, but I want to make sure I actually get it and not just the name.
 

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Steve02, I havent owned orivis or simms, so I cant tell say. I had two pair of hodgmans and they just didnt last , And that was in a pontoon. Now my baileys seem to be doing well. I probably just jinx myself, and they will leak next weekend.
 

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I like hodgman neos for wet side fishin or waterfouling. Breathable are nice though if you're gonna be doing any amount of walking. I personally dislike boot foot waders. Stocking foot allows you to choose a better fitting boot with better traction and mobility.
 

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There are two kinds of waders: Those that leak and those that will leak.
The real question is, when they leak will they have warranty service to stand behind them, or can you manage the leaks yourself. If you are not sure you can manage it, I'd suggest finding some that will have a good warranty. I started with a super cheap pair that lasted quite well, the next couple of cheap pairs were very problematic. I've since gone to more durable waders with great warranty service. The ones I use now may keep me faithful to their manufacturer, they may not.
 
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