My breathables have developed a leak. how do I locate the leak so I can patch it up? I think it may be on the seam. Any help is much appreciated.
Grant23 said:My breathables have developed a leak. how do I locate the leak so I can patch it up? I think it may be on the seam. Any help is much appreciated.
Mike123 said:I've noticed that when they leak it's almost always the seam.
I got brand new neoprenes from Cabela's and they leaked out of the box brand new at the seam.. second pair did the same thing. I've heard of really expensive waders doing the same thing.
halibuthitman said:I have had the same crap luck with cabellas neoprenes, but have had amazing results with their breathables:
steelheadstalker31 said:If you can find the leak, I would recommend aquaseal. You can find it at Bi-mart or Walmart. It is the best for stopping leaks for good.
autofisher said:In my opinion, there's only one real way to make sure the leaks don't come back. It's tough, it's rigid, and it should last a lifetime if it's done right.
Here's what ya do. Go down to your local hardware store and get some fiberglass sheets and the resin for them. Put the waders on and slather the resin and fiber glass all over them and let it dry. Shouldn't have any problems after that....:lol:
Seriously though, shoe goo, tent repair kits, they'll all for the most part seal up the leak. If you can, try to seal it from both sides. Meaning. Find the leak, fix it on the outside, and then when it dries, turn them inside out and apply the leak protection to the inside at the same spot.
Mike123 said:Hmm... maybe I'll order their top of the line breathables.. I hate being cold and most lightweight waders dont cut it for me. I have their 5mm ones and they are nice a toasty! I honestly don't see how some guys wear breathables when it's below freezing out and snowing. :shock:
From what I've heard Cabela's waders are lifetime warranty? Is that right?
JeannaJigs said:Yeah what has been said, I repaired a pair of mine after I lost a battle to the blackberries (I won the war later though, with the assistance of a machete). I just used the repair kit that came with mine, and then when I used that up and had another battle...i bought sealant at bi-mart and it worked.
I am one of those people in breatheables when it's below freezing and snowing lol. I hate neoprene, because conditions change so much in one day! Snow in the morning and then 60 degree sun. It's ridiculous. So I have always used breatheables. I see it this way...I can layer up under them...and adjust accordingly...with 5mm neoprenes...if the sun comes up, it's a sauna. I don't do saunas.
metalfisher76 said:EXACTLY! Why would you buy neo`s unless you only fish the winter months? Long johns and layers. I`m perfectly warm in Cabela`s dry plus, garauntee ya! Heck I just wear my felt boots and shorts in the summer. My brother has neo`s and starts whining before we even start walking out of some the spots we fish in the WINTER.
I think you're just cold blooded lol. I fish the McKenzie during the summer, it's 45 degrees.Mike123 said:I like to be WARM... Like today on the sandy my toes were STILL NUMB even in my 5mm waders.. In the summer I have 3mm ones... but the water stays a constant 52-53 degrees here on the south santiam.. it's cold year round..
If it's hot out I wear shorts.
I don't ever complain about them being too warm..? Maybe cause Im skinny..
Fat people reallly dont like neoprene. :lol: It doesn't have enough room for them. My dad is one to tell me this.