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    WOW!

    Never thought about waders filling with water. Definitely food for thought.

    Travis, are you suggesting that a life vest, or belt, will, from experience, keep one afloat even if their waders fill with water.

    Maybe I'm being a wuss, but I almost drown one time and have a healthy respect for the water. In addition, I usually go out alone.

    Thanks for the heads-up Bassblaster!
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    A belt won't keep you afloat, but it will keep the water from filling your waders. Of course a life vest should be worn especially in cold temps.
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    I saw a video where the "waders filling up myth" was debunked. I think Jim Sammons made it and he jumped in the lake without a wade belt and hung out for like 10 minutes.......never sunk to the bottom. Once they fill up they equalize out and water isn't heavier than water....

    The water in the waders weighs the same as the water all around you and isn't going to pull you down.

    I wear ski pants also and got them on clearance at Academy. I also have a Academy version of the BPS 100mph suit.


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    Thanks, Chris.

    From what I gather, it's not as easy as just saying waders are ok. It's a lot deeper than that.

    1. Breatheable waders are ok. Evidently, NOT the neoprene type.

    2. A, what did he call it, a wading shirt?

    3. A wading belt is needed. I misunderstood what this was. Initially I thought it was one of the old floatation devices that only fit around your waist. Not the case, it's basically a water barrier, like a rubber band, that keeps the water from seeping into the bottom of your waders.

    4. Of course, a PFD.

    Appreciate ya'lls feedback. This is a real concern for me. I'm an ample swimmer, but at my age you never know when a cramp might lock you up.

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    Thanks for clearing that up Chris. I still wouldn't wear waders unless I planned on getting in the water though.
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    I do not own any of these items,but might be worth a look Cold Weather Paddling Apparel Layering Guide « The ACK Blog!
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    i think the waders filling up is not much of an actuall wieght issue its more of a parachute issue.
    if you fall off and go under and end up away from your yak. you will constantly be fighting the waders dragging all that water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scales View Post
    i think the waders filling up is not much of an actuall wieght issue its more of a parachute issue.
    if you fall off and go under and end up away from your yak. you will constantly be fighting the waders dragging all that water.
    Yes, In the water the water in the waders weighs the same as the water outside the waders so it doesn't make you sink it just makes it harder to get out of the water either back on shore or in your boat.

    If your waders ever get significantly full of water you should take them off when you are ready to get out in order to get out faster.
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    Been doin a little research.

    What do ya'll think about Frogg Toggs?

    They're lightweight, breathable, waterproof, and inexpensive - $50-60 for top and bottom at Academy.

    Figure I could layer underneath.

    Thoughts?
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