I like 7mm Neoprene for wading in wooden marsh but use ultralight with an attached boot for setting muskrat traps in the field marsh. I bought the neoprenes on Ebay for 15 bucks. Zipper was broke but I took the teeth out, sewed it up, and patched with aquaseal. 3 years and no leaks.
I will go out of my way to find a good set of canvas prolines (http://www.prolineboots.com/). I have had the same pair (Hickory Creek line I think) for 10 years. The only leaks I ever got was when I have accidentally cut the boot portion on fencing, etc. I got frisky and tried a new pair of the rubber ones once. They lasted one season and I was out 60 bucks.
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I just bite the bullet and bought a pair of Lacrosse Trapper hip boots. I have only worn them for a few days and I love them. I don't know how well they will hold up to dry rotting only time will tell.
Post by huntinhard80 on Mar 14, 2010 21:40:17 GMT -5
i just got a pair from bass pro shop for 89 dollers on sale.thay are red head hobbs creek bone dry.they are 3 ply with nylon rubber nylon.they are the strongest waders i have felt.they are for hunting and seem to be realy good.
Post by bobsamuelson on Mar 15, 2010 16:03:08 GMT -5
At last years NTA in Ohio, I brokedown & bought a pair of Hodgman hip waders! A little expensive, but very heavy duty! They are a little stiff, they will stand by themselves, but I think they will withstand the rigors of a trapline.
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Post by trappintommer on Mar 15, 2010 21:23:50 GMT -5
I just bought a pair of the LaCrosse trapline hip boots after going through 2 pair of pro-lines this year. They seem really heavy duty and I think they are worth the extra money. I have always had real good luck with the lacrosse knee boots and I wear them almost on a daily basis.
Post by trappintommer on Mar 16, 2010 7:03:52 GMT -5
The neoprene itself lasts longer than the rubber and is more durable but I have had problems with seems on the neoprene boots. The foot part of the neoprene waders is rubber and where the neoprene and rubber come together tends to eventually leak.