Looking for something like this. All I could really find was the Kotatat set up for app $175. any suggestions? My friend has pants with a long type of vapor barrier sock attached above the knee I believe. Suggestions please. I have a drysuit but that's overkill right now. Thx CF
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Can be dangerous. Paddle pants are not|
Posted by: ezwater on Sep-30-12 3:55 PM (EST)
set up to keep volumes of water from getting in at the waist if you take a swim. Goretex socks will prevent that water from escaping.
whats the difference|
Posted by: wskayak on Oct-04-12 11:34 PM (EST)
If Im wearing a pfd and Im in the water up to me neck, please remind me what the difference is whether I have pants on or I dont.
When you need to get out of the water|
Posted by: TommyC1 on Oct-05-12 8:54 AM (EST)
Yep the water in the pants has neutral boyancy so long as the pants are submerged.
Posted by: wskayak on Oct-05-12 3:18 PM (EST)
That is true. I guess if you glue booties on to a pair of semi dry pants at the latex ankle, it wont be easy to drain the water entrapped in the pants.
Think layers ...|
Posted by: seadart on Sep-30-12 3:58 PM (EST)
You want to have immersion clothing that is easy to change and add and substract. Honestly surf booties and a wetsuit to fit water temps keep my feet fine.
Pants with attatched socks...|
Posted by: coronaboy on Sep-30-12 4:33 PM (EST)
Just from memory, NRS was selling such a thing, You might look at their web site to see if they still do. I thought about getting some as a shoulder season piece of gear ....by the way...a few years ago a video was posted on the waders with pfd and it was very surprising how little water was taken on while using a waist belt. Seems the pressure from outside keeps water to a minimum...
Posted by: wskayak on Oct-04-12 11:52 PM (EST)
I think you can glue latex booties to any semi dry pants with a latex ankle seal. If they are constrained by well-fit shoe they should not suffer alot of stress from any water trapped inside.
How about extra-tall boots?|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Sep-30-12 5:37 PM (EST)
Posted by: sapien on Sep-30-12 9:32 PM (EST)
the NRS 2.0 Farmer John with neoprene booties. with wicking-type t-shirt & underwear on underneath, it's more comfortable to me in Spring/Fall weather than the drysuit.
Why is your drysuit "overkill"?|
Posted by: bnystrom on Oct-01-12 6:47 AM (EST)
Just wear a thin wicking layer underneath and you should be comfortable. As the water temps drop, go with thicker layers.
agree w/ that|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Oct-05-12 9:19 AM (EST)
If I were wearing paddle pants I don't think I'd be any cooler than when wearing my drysuit.
Stocking foot waders|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Oct-05-12 12:25 AM (EST)
I have a Kokatat Goretex bib with attached Goretex booties. It has a skirt that rolls into a drytop, but 90% of the time I've used it without the top.
Posted by: waterspyder on Oct-05-12 4:23 AM (EST)
Took the idea of socking foot waders one step further and checked out Basspro shops for socking foot hip boots. Seems like a good solution for only $59 -- would work well in most conditions, price is reeasonable. http://www.basspro.com/White-River-Fly-Shop-Breathable-WaistHigh-StockingFoot-Waders/product/36975/ Obviously not a replacement for "dry pants" or "dry suit" but could be practical for mild temperature water conditions and it would solve the wet foot issue. You'd just need some form of water shoe to protect the sock - most likely a size or two larger than rountine.