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    +1 for waist waders, I had a pair of cheap Bison ones. Foolishly gave them to my brother in law when I bought chesties for my float tube. They are still going strong, must be 10 years old now. The free boots that came with them were sh#t 'tho.

    I have a pair of Ross, I think, thigh waders. Thick rubber, probably 30 years old. Still waterproof but I never wear them, breathables are so much comfier....
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    Quote Originally Posted by york1e View Post
    Any recommendations on thigh waders, river bed grave land sand on the main.

    On the advise of my surgeon I have to restrict my wading over slippery rocks higher up stream or risk the use or loose my right leg. The last year when I have slipped or stumbled it been three or four days walking with stick and strong pain killers. Tens years ago I had three operations and a year on crutches to keep my leg

    Chest waders need replacing after 6 years
    By a country mile, the best thigh waders you will find are the Aigle ones. You can get either plain or neoprene lined.
    Best welly makers. Gamekeepers wear them, and they walk miles.
    They are unbelievably comfortable, brilliantly fitting round the ankle (none of that sloppy foot thing), and the rubber is beautifully soft and supple. Last years too.
    Pricey, but I guarantee you will consider them money very well spent. Make those old Hunter Streamfishers look very, very ordinary.
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    If he Aigle waders are anything like the wellingtons they will be excellent.
    I walk my dog 2 times a day in mine and have had them years, they are very hard wearing and comfortable too.

    Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by lipslicker View Post
    By a country mile, the best thigh waders you will find are the Aigle ones. You can get either plain or neoprene lined.
    Best welly makers. Gamekeepers wear them, and they walk miles.
    They are unbelievably comfortable, brilliantly fitting round the ankle (none of that sloppy foot thing), and the rubber is beautifully soft and supple. Last year's too.
    Pricey, but I guarantee you will consider them money very well spent. Make those old Hunter Streamfishers look very, very ordinary.

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    Aigle or Le Chameau - good rubber waders are not cheap but last a long time.

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    Some good advice on here. I also am looking for a pair of thigh waders as I had a couple of mishaps when using chest waders last year.

    Another reason is that quite a few fisheries don't allow chest or waist waders, so thigh waders are the only option.

    Looks like I'll be getting a pair of Aigle ones.

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    i had le chameaux (spelling probably wrong!) thigh waders that were so comfortable and i loved them for six months until all the rubber cracked up and they leaked like bejesus.
    i would hang them upside down and they still cracked everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockslider View Post
    i had le chameaux (spelling probably wrong!) thigh waders that were so comfortable and i loved them for six months until all the rubber cracked up and they leaked like bejesus.
    i would hang them upside down and they still cracked everywhere.
    I have some of the wellingtons for shooting, had them for 6 years so far and not a problem, they came with a 3 year warranty
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    Le Chameaux no longer make their product in France , they have moved production to Morocco after being bought out by a British venture capital company . When my last ones “ died” I bought Aigle , still made in France and brilliant to walk in . Personally I think Le Chameau lost the plot on pricing a long time ago .

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    Quote Originally Posted by haggstock View Post
    Le Chameaux no longer make their product in France , they have moved production to Morocco after being bought out by a British venture capital company . When my last ones “ died” I bought Aigle , still made in France and brilliant to walk in . Personally I think Le Chameau lost the plot on pricing a long time ago .
    Interesting. I have a pair of Le Chameaus which so far are fine although the rubber belt straps perished within a year. I'll keep a close eye on them.

    But I have a pair of wellies from Aigle & Le Chameau decades old and still fine.

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    I have le chameau wellies and hunter bamboo,- both nice and comfy, have a look at Vass waders at Garry Evans I'm into my 3rd year with them and they've been great.

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