I am in the same boat. I am going on one duck hunting trip in January.Used the search function and ended here. Hopefully, I can keep this thread going in 2021 with the rest of you. First-time duck hunting (and goose hunting). A friend is taking us out several times this season on the river in upstate NY. I need some help here selecting the right sort of waders.
I have A LOT of expensive keep warm gear for regular hunting season I can layer underneath. Should I be looking for a lightweight breathable wader like 800g for all-season expecting for my layers to pickup the slack?
Is there a good one size fits all solution (doubtful) for year-round duck hunting? I'll be out on my own hunting a few backcountry spots I've spent time identifying and scouting during this summer. That will be solo, and utilizing a kayak to fetch my ducks from the middle of the lakes or ponds.
Stay away from banded is what I hear. I'd like a full boot.
The Simms G3 camo is one of the ones I was looking at. With the Simms G3 do you recommend going a size big also? I'll be duck hunting in January.Best of the best: Sitka or Simms g4
I'm running a cheap set if neoprenes for the winter marsh - TideWe. Pretty good, but the boots suck for sure.
I also have Simms G3 camo when I have to hike, spend all day in them, and early season. Super nice waders, and pretty dang tough. I spent 21 days straight in them salmon fishing on the Kenai. Probably 100 days a year in them. Great waders. E
If you have fleece and synthetic insulation to wear under your waders, you may not notice a difference. The part that will get the coldest is your toes. Good boot construction will help, but I buy my cheapies a size big and put one of those felt insoles in and a toe warmer.
I found the boots to fit true to size, but the “body” of the waders is a bit snug for layering so might want to go up a size there. I bought a size large and I’m 6’ 195lbs. They fit great, but it would be nice to have a little more room for layers.The Simms G3 camo is one of the ones I was looking at. With the Simms G3 do you recommend going a size big also? I'll be duck hunting in January.