I agree...although I do see hip boots on many of the float pilots.What’s funny, the only local Alaskans I know that use hip waders are new guys. Knee high rubber boots or chest waders. That’s it.
I took insulated Big Chiefs and my feet froze for 10 out of 11 days. Plus some of the camps have so much water hip waders are very limiting.Thank you all for the recommendations. Chest waders were what I would have thought I should bring but the outfitter suggests hip boots.
I ordered the Lacrosse Big Chiefs.