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: Patagonia's or Hodgman Guidelite's

05-31-2003, 10:28 AM
My mind is stuck on the patagonias, Im 98% im gonna buy em or the hodgmans. Im gettin the pata's for $190 and I can get guidelites for $170. Just asking what you guys think...But I dont know if anyone can change my mind....Just looking for comments on either. I used to use cabelas but Since I fish 2 times a week at least and when the steel are in full force maybe more. I have had to return them 5 times. I will admit they have one of the best customer services but their products suck!! Not a bash to people who have them!!

06-02-2003, 09:24 AM
I would probably go with the Pataguccis at that price. What kind of warranty do they offer? It would seem that most non-GoreTex waders are made of the same stuff, and probably in the same factory. They WILL leak (they all do. Sims the least). If you are looking for a bargain, look for the best warranty. If you are looking to stay dry, save up for the Sims Guide or G3.

06-02-2003, 12:23 PM
Or buy two pairs of reasonably priced waders and hold onto one for backup while the first is being processed through warranty.