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Old 01-01-2017, 04:51 AM
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Several people are saying the Banded just aren't holding up, specifically where the boot attaches to the waders. They only offer a 1-year warranty so, basically one season. I looked at the Drake breathable's but they only make them in MST. My question: Has anyone tried the Redhead Big Cypress breathable's? If so, will they keep the skinny people warm?
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No breathable wander is gonna keep you warm in my opinion unless they have insulation like the banded ones do. I have a pair of the Rogers supreme breatheables and I really like them, but they get cold to me around 35 and below...no insulation in them.
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The first Banded waders that came out had leaking issues. The newer ones seem to be holding up better. I know several folks that have experience with both and say the newer ones hold up much better. The Mack's PW waders have a one year warranty. I don't see that as bein a big deal.

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Old 01-02-2017, 10:26 AM
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I bought the banded insulated this year. Have 21 hunts on them so far no issues. Hunted in 17* a couple of weeks ago and several days in the low 20s. Layered appropriately and was very comfortable. They are like wearing bibs and aren't heavy like neos. If I get one season out of a pair of waders I consider them a success. I'll let you know in a few weeks if they succeed but I'm feeling good about it at this point.
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not breathables, but im pretty happy with the academy super tuff waders so far for only $75, and if they leak ill return em.
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The Redhead Big Cypress have 1600g in the boot and insulated uppers, only a $75 difference between them. It really comes down to warmth and durability. I don't plan on buying a $350 pair of waders and be satisfied with one season out of them. Too expensive for the colored folk.
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After looking, I think I would give the red heads a shot.
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The Redhead Big Cypress have 1600g in the boot and insulated uppers, only a $75 difference between them. It really comes down to warmth and durability. I don't plan on buying a $350 pair of waders and be satisfied with one season out of them. Too expensive for the colored folk.
There may be a difference in the way we hunt and treat waders. How long will it take you to put 45 hunts on a pair? And that's hunting in timber, beaver ponds, a lot of in and out of boats, off and on 4 wheelers, and a pile of walking in and out. If it takes you two-three seasons for that to happen you may be happy. If you put that many miles on a pair in one season and get 2-3 years out of a pair, let me know what kind they are because I need em.
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I bought the Red Heads and hunted 5 days in 10-15 degree each morning. Never got remotely cold until I slipped on a log and went through the Ice over my head.
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You know me too well Mr. Toof. Thanks for the help. Those Banded are super nice and with your money, I would have chosen them.
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I tried on a pair of the redheads yesterday. Will be buying a pair before the hunting starts next year. Seem to be the same quality as the Banded waders, but they don't say Banded, which is a huge plus
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I tried on a pair of the redheads yesterday. Will be buying a pair before the hunting starts next year. Seem to be the same quality as the Banded waders, but they don't say Banded, which is a huge plus
So no flat bill camo hat?
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The banded gang just came out with some new ones. The black label ones. $599......eff that. Bet you don't even get a free flat bill
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The banded gang just came out with some new ones. The black label ones. $599......eff that. Bet you don't even get a free flat bill
No free flat bill. Two of the guys in my camp have a pair of the black labels. They seem to like them good enough. One pair leaked three quarters of the way through the season and they were overnighted another pair because mack's was sold out. Leaking waders is just part of the game.
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Hell no. Not for 600$ Brocephus. I'll keep spending 100 on a cabelas Brand that leaks halfway thru season. I'll check out the redhead breathers
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