Breathables - Fly Fishing Forum
Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here Sage advice & fresh perspectives

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-08-2003, 11:21 AM
moosestang moosestang is offline
Golden Trout Guardian
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Inland Northwest
Posts: 52

Does anyone have any opinions on the different breathable waders that are on the market ? Also is there any difference between Gore-tex and all of the other materials used (horco-tex ,orvi-tex , pata-tex ,columbian-tex etc...) and if so is one better than the other ?

Tight Lines & Shiny Sides
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 01-08-2003, 11:37 AM
Eddie Eddie is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Portland, ME.
Posts: 1,586
I think that everyone will agree. GoreTex is far and away the best. If you can't aford it, the other stuff works(better have a good warrenty), but you would best be served by saving up the the good stuff.
Sims has some GoreTex for around a couple of bills.
One cast can change your day...maybe your life.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2003, 12:34 PM
BigDave BigDave is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: northeast salt chuck
Posts: 1,401
My opinion is that the various "- texes" are pretty similar, performance wise. Lightweight, comfortable and waterproof. I would be most concerned with the quality of the cloth used on the exterior and the workmanship (taped seams, gusseted crotch, etc). I have gone through 4 pair of an inferior brand in the last 3 years and my next pair will definitely be Simms.

my .02
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2003, 12:57 PM
fredaevans fredaevans is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Rogue River
Posts: 3,856
"Moose," there was a major thread on this topic

a short while back that you could look up, etc. Lots of 'brands' discussed: pro and con.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2003, 01:02 PM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,594
Click on the button that looks like this (above) and type in "breathables" for a lot of discussion, to Fred's point...

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New breathables juro Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 7 05-08-2009 10:35 AM
Hodgman Strectlite breathables for sale notinside For Sale by Owner 1 08-02-2004 04:26 PM
Simms Guideweight Breathables, Size L Scott K For Sale by Owner 0 09-18-2002 08:34 PM
Orvis Guide Weight Breathables Nathan Smith Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 3 07-13-2000 11:18 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright (All Rights Reserved)