RedHead® Bone-Dry Hobbs Creek® Chest Waders for Men - Lug Sole
i was skeptical because of how cheap these waders were. they have turned out great. you will need to get some foot warmers and wear longjohns to fish cold waters but are a great year round tough wader. i have the boot foot model and love them.
February 5, 2012
A Definite Good Buy
This is the second pair of waders that I've purchased, the first finally giving out after 30 years of service. Obviously, there have been improvements since my original purchase.
My first impression of these waders was favorable and continues to be. The waders were delivered within three days after purchase, which was unexpected. Trying them on confirmed that the sizing instructions were accurate. Go with what they recommend. (If you want to wear more than one pair of socks, increase the shoe size.)
Now the pros and cons.
The waders are strong yet flexible. The straps and belt are wide and easy to work with. The boots (felt soles) are easy to walk in and they are definitely comfortable to fish in. They keep out the cold when fishing in 43 degree water.
The only con is they are somewhat inflexible when trying to climb out of the stream. The knee padding somewhat resticts easy knee flexing but not to the degree that you can't climb a bank.
Summary: A great pair of boot waders for the price. You could spend more but if you're not a guide and stream fish 4 to 6 times a year, this will suit your needs. Wear two pairs of socks if wading in cold water. A light cotton pair under a wool pair will work better than just one pair of wool socks.
Recommendation: Yep, I'd buy them again and recommend them to a friend.
April 6, 2011
Red Head Bone-Dry Hobbs Creek Waders
I have used this waders to wade a river, fishing for channel cats, and they have held up good, on the rocks and sharp ledges. The soft lining is so nice, and has no rough places to rub on you. I also use them for wading while Duck Hunting, and they keep me very warm, even though the water is cold. I have used them to break through thin ice along the edges, and the
footing does not let me slip, as it grips good.
These are the best waders I have ever owned. They are very tough and strong, and have held up well.
July 11, 2006
worth the money/ great deal
After using my father's neoprene waders for several years I decided it was time to buy my own. Although these are not neoprene I am very satisfied with the warmth and quality of this product. I used them several times over the spring, summer, and fall in both rivers and lakes. I did not expierience any leaks or difficulty staying warm/cool. In addition, I did not expeirience any tension in the lower legs as I did with my father's neoprene waders, when the water was chest level. Overall I feel that this is a great product and well worth the money. As with all waders, make sure you hose them off when you are done and hang them as if you are wearing them. This should help prevent them from developing holes. Good luck fishing all...... tight lines!
December 31, 2009