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Simms wader question...
Posted 24 February 2005 - 02:29 PM
I can compare all the crap they are made of, but it might as well be greek to me....someone care to shed some light?
Also, give me your opinion: are the lightweights worth the extra 50 or so bucks?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 24 February 2005 - 02:46 PM
Posted 24 February 2005 - 03:00 PM
Owner- Steve Clark
Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doin, than a long life spent in a miserable way- Alan Watts
Posted 24 February 2005 - 06:05 PM
Good Story, got done fishing the yellow breeches in Pa during the xmas season and my orivs waders got thrown in the back of the truck. gpaw's dog was back there and must have smelled some fish on them and baiscally ate them. Went to the new bass pro and my g parents got me the lightweights while my parents secretly bought me the G3's. I love the lightweights. They are very thin, but keep you warm and are very hard to rip, tear, or puncture. No scrapes on them yet. Hold well against the ice up in the erie tribs. About the G3's, lets just say i love em to death. haha there are too many neat gadgets on those waders
Posted 24 February 2005 - 08:56 PM
Posted 25 February 2005 - 12:58 AM
Posted 25 February 2005 - 01:22 AM
I am so pleased with the breathability. I have worn these with a good pair of long underwear while wading the river just after ice out. I've also worn them in the hottest part of August. The real trick is wearing the right undergarment with the right wicking capability.
Now, I know nothing about the Freestones. I can't help you with any sort of comparison.
I will tell you that the Lightweights seem to be reinforced in all the right places. I have one small "nick" in one stocking foot. It does not leak. I have not had to "repair" it. But I did get a pair of gravel guards which I use with the waders now. I probably should have got those right away, but I did not have the funds at the time.
I really like the way I can fold the top down and basically wear the lightweight chest waders as if they were only waist high. I'm very impressed by the way they designed the clips for the suspenders. I normally put my cell phone in a ziplock and keep that in the inside chest pocket. I keep the wader belt in that pocket when I'm storeing the waders.
Member of the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance
Rivers: Fox, DuPage, Kishwaukee, Kankakee
Ponds: Fermilab Ponds, Blackwell Forest Preserve
Fishing primarily DuPage and Kane counties in NE Illinois
Posted 25 February 2005 - 08:41 AM