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SumoLumoDecember 31st, 2018, 8:58 pm
Dallastown Pa

Posts: 5
Hi. Newbie here. I searched forum and didnt see any posts about this. If there are i am sorry. I have 32" thighs/quads without jeans on and 22" calves. I can NOT find a pair of hip waders to fit. Any suggestions. PLEASE HELP. I have reached out to many sellers online with no success. I plan on hiking thru brush as well. Most streams will not be past knee high. Thanks in advance.
WbranchJanuary 1st, 2019, 3:21 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2484
Cut back on the squats and other free weights for a year or two.

Seriously hip boots are often more restrictive than waist of chest waders. You should consider breathable waist waders. I think the calf area will offer more room for you to feel comfortable. The cost for a decent pair is about $100. But then you also need a pair of wading shoes.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
IasgairJanuary 1st, 2019, 7:31 pm
Colorado

Posts: 148
Matt is right.

I did see this on the general discussion section and mentioned Dan Baily. I also posted a site with many brands you can look at.

But even with chest waders, you're going to have to find a brand where the calf area has plenty of room. They are not all alike. For instance, Caddis chest waders have a smaller calf area. But they also have hip waders. So if you haven't looked at those, contact them and ask about sizing.

WbranchJanuary 2nd, 2019, 12:58 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2484
One nice thing about the Caddis wading shoes are they are designed to be true to size of your street shoe. So if you wear a size 12 shoe everyday a size 12 Caddis wading shoe will be the correct size for one pair of wading socks. I have three pairs of the Caddis shoes, each one a different model for different applications. For rivers with lots of rubble and big rocks I prefer a wading shoe with strong synthetic uppers that reach up above my ankles a few inches and have padding around the outside edge. In my opinion it is hard to beat the Simms Freestones.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
IasgairJanuary 2nd, 2019, 4:13 pm
Colorado

Posts: 148
One nice thing about the Caddis wading shoes are they are designed to be true to size of your street shoe. So if you wear a size 12 shoe everyday a size 12 Caddis wading shoe will be the correct size for one pair of wading socks. I have three pairs of the Caddis shoes, each one a different model for different applications. For rivers with lots of rubble and big rocks I prefer a wading shoe with strong synthetic uppers that reach up above my ankles a few inches and have padding around the outside edge. In my opinion it is hard to beat the Simms Freestones.



Amen.
SumoLumoJanuary 4th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Dallastown Pa

Posts: 5
Caddis reached back out to me and cant fit my calf size. Thank you for the reply.
SumoLumoJanuary 4th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Dallastown Pa

Posts: 5
Cut back on the squats and other free weights for a year or two.

Seriously hip boots are often more restrictive than waist of chest waders. You should consider breathable waist waders. I think the calf area will offer more room for you to feel comfortable. The cost for a decent pair is about $100. But then you also need a pair of wading shoes.


I did quit with the squats. LoL. Chest waders are to long in the inseam to get ones that fit. I am afraid i may be going the custom route. Thank you for the reply
Tln1313January 6th, 2019, 6:47 am
PA

Posts: 1
While not inexpensive, Simms and Patagonia both offer their waders in short lengths. I have a short in the Patagonias. They work well for my shortish inseam and large quads and beefy calves.

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