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Where can I get small hip waders?


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#1 Betta132

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  • San Gabriel drainage area

Posted 21 October 2015 - 12:59 PM

I need hip waders to avoid spiders, snakes, and cold water. Trouble is, I'm 5' 3" and skinny. Where can I get hip waders that'll fit me? I'd prefer reasonably breathable ones, this is Texas and I'd rather not pass out from heatstroke while standing in the middle of a river. 



#2 gerald

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 11:16 AM

Some companies make small/slim waders for kids ... I dont recall which brands.  As longs as the feet fit OK, it doesnt matter much if they're baggy around your legs.  The water pressure will will hold them snug against you.  Of course if you step too deep, baggy waders will fill with a lot more water!    Heat retention is not much of a problem with hip waders -- more of an issue with chest waders.


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#3 Betta132

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:26 PM

I'll check out BassPro, there's one right near me. Anything in particular I should look for? I'd just like to be snakeproof and reasonably cold-resistant. I don't even need completely cold-proof waders- I am a stubborn person and I've gone wading in January for no other reason than I was bored. 

And I definitely won't be outgrowing them, I got short genes from my mom. Haven't grown any in almost 5 years. 



#4 gerald

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 10:13 AM

Matt DeLaVega's son had some slim-build waders at the NC convention. 

If Bass Pros doesnt have any, you might PM Matt and ask where his came from.

 

Maybe we need an equipment exchange section in this forum?

There must be people who outgrow waders that are still usable, unlike Betta and me.


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Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel


#5 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 10:56 AM

Sorry,I read the topic title and assumed you were looking for waders for a child. Sorry about that, I deleted the post since it was not entirely relevant. Anyway, BassPro is where we have purchased waders for our boys. If you are willing to spend the extra money, breathable waders are much more comfortable. I recommend stocking foot waders and wading boots. Neoprene waders are less costly but they will not be comfortable during hot months. Even breathable waders are too hot for me in the summer.

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