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What to go for: PVC or Neoprene wader?

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#1
Hi there Guys

I think its long overdue to invest in a good wader. Seems there are lots of different opinions out there as to what is best.

I'm mostly going to use it during the winter months on my tube. Depending how comfortable it is, maybe even soimetimes in summer.

So do I go PVC or Neoprene. Also is neoprene 100% water tight?

This probably means new fins aswell (i'm guessing). I'm loving my short bodyboard fins on my tube, maybe not the MOST powerfull (I've seen JFZ fly past me on a few occasions) but very maneuverable.

Best fins to go for?
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#2
Bee, you so funny..

With the money that you are going to spend on waders and newer speed style fins, why not sell your ring wetter and get a kick boat?

Then, the body board fins will work a treat as you can 'reverse' on the kick boat. Long fins is only in one direction.
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@JFZ - I think there is place in my garage for both my float tube and a kickboat. There is a good place and time for both - So I definitely want both. So Yes I'm definitely buying a Kickboat, but only at the end of this winter beginning next summer. (Unless somebody puts their up for sale for a stupidly good price Wink )

For now though I think its time for a wader..

I looked at the pricing of the waders yesterday - Neoprene/PVC Wader - R1050 - AVG price for fins R300.
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#4
Hi Bee, I use a wet suit during winter, but a wetsuit pants or longjohn might be a better option. I also use wet suit sosks/booty.
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#5
Hi Mr Bee,
I have previously owned both types of waders.
I founD the more versatile to be the pvc,as I could wear a tracksuit pants under neath,try that with neoprene :blue-badgrin:
We sell pvc waders for around R300.00,and they come with a guarantee.

Hope this helps
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#6
My big fear wrt waders is that if u fall off your tube/kickboat is that you will float like a rock. I have already lost a friend who fell oput of his dinghy whilst wearing waders. they found him 3 days later standing straight up at the bottom of the lake. Wetsuits are boyant, thats why divers wear weight belts to help them dive. My 2c worth.
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#7
Thats an insanely good Price plasticman. You don't sell the flipper which I can use with the waders do you?
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#8
Go for beatheable waders imo. expensive but will last you longer.

imo Neoprene is not good because it gets leaks pretty easy.
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#9
I use my same wetsuit that I use for surfing, works perfectly and it's nice and warm. I would be too scared to use waders on my tube due to the drowning factor as mentioned above. Plus, if you have the wetsuit on you can take a little swim if you want, even in winter :blue-biggrin:
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#10
these are the breathable type :blue-cool:
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plasticman Wrote:Hi Mr Bee,

We sell pvc waders for around R300.00,and they come with a guarantee.

Hope this helps
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Please keep one for me Plastic man. Stocking foot?

My buddy has neoprene, he wears jeans under. I dont know how he does it. One huge disadvantage to neoprene is that although warm in winter you suffer from heat in summer. whereas the breathable pvc is cool in summer and in winter you can wear thermals or jeans under..

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Ginja Wrote:I would be too scared to use waders on my tube due to the drowning factor as mentioned above.

Obviously there is a danger but seriously what are the chances of drowning. Firstly you have to fall off your float tube which is practically impossible unless doing something completely stupid. If you do happen to fall in you will be right next to your tube and you can just stick your hand out and grab it and you have a floatation device.

great non-scientific article debunking that myth :blue-biggrin: : http://www.sexyloops.com/articles/killerwader.shtml

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#13
very cool article, thanks frogstar
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plasticman Wrote:We sell pvc waders for around R300.00, and they come with a guarantee
A guarantee that you will catch fish of course !
Life is not about the number of breaths we make,but the moments that take our breath away.
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#15
Little blue man
Who let you out of the cage,you usually sitting under a toad's stoel. :blue-badgrin:
intoxicated :blue-badgrin:
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