-- Last Updated: Dec-28-13 10:37 PM EST --
People need to realize that all the different kinds of waders out there are the same in name only. The kind of waders worn by the guy in that video posted above are about as dangerous as an extra pair of pants. The kind of waders that initiated the idea that "waders are dangerous" are far too big, heavy (about 12 to 15 pounds!!), restrictive of movement, and over-sized to even consider wearing when in a kayak. In the old days, that was the only kind of waders available. Modern lightweight, form-fitting waders shouldn't present much risk at all, especially with a waist belt.
Oh, and since the OP is mainly thinking about staying dry while sitting in the boat, how about saving one- or two-hundred dollars and just wear rain pants?
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