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    Talking Chest Waders For Fat Guys?

    I just tore the crap out of my Cabela's Camo Big Man's chest waders yesterday. Before I replace them with the same I was wondering if anyone liked any other brands. I'm looking for loose fitting breatheable boot foot chest waders. I saw some guys on the beach wearing loose fitting tan nylon chest material that connected to the boots and they looked real roomy and comfortable. I don't know the brand? C'mon my fellow portly anglers...I'm a 6' 290 lb cheeseburger lover who hates neoprene! Share your advice and I don't mean Jenny Craig.

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    Right now I am using Snowbee's and I am in the same size range as you and have plenty of room. I also like the Hodgemans and thay also have plenty of room for us bigger guys,my pair lasted just over 4 yrs and put my gear thru hell and started leaking in the crotch then picked up the Snowbee's to replace them..
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    Simms. You will pay a little more but well worth the price!
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    Dont know if they will have your size? But LL Beans lifetime guarantee is worth its weight in gold!!!!!!!!!
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    well i am not as big as u but at 240 my proline have lots of room for more give them a look see and there are breathable with boot foot

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    I'm not sure about the sizing but I just got the CHOTA tellico's at a great price on cabelas. Fished them this weekend and they are the best waders I have owned. Forget if it was Orvis or ll bean but there were some closeout prices I saw in my searches online. Great deals but only had the XL to XXL left in stock, may be perfect for you.

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    I know they are expensive, but IMHO Simms makes the best waders on the market, and they have a size for everone. No words can describe how comfortable they are. They have a new extra tough Gortex bootfoot model out for $400. You will have these for years.

    Men's Sizes

    Largest Girth
    (chest, waist
    or hips)
    Inseam (crotch to floor)
    Stockingfoot
    S

    35"-36"
    31"-32"
    7-8
    SK

    37"-38"
    31"-32"
    7-8
    M

    39"-40"
    33"-34"
    9-11
    MS

    39"-40"
    29"-30"
    9-11
    MK

    41"-42"
    33"-34"
    9-11
    MKS

    41"-42"
    29"-30"
    9-11
    ML

    39"-40"
    36"-36"
    9-11
    L (9-11)

    43"-44"
    33"-34"
    9-11
    L (12-13)
    43"-44"
    33"-34"
    12-13
    LS

    43"-44"
    31"-32"
    9-11
    LK

    45"-46"
    33"-34"
    9-11
    LKS

    45"-46"
    31"-32"
    9-11
    LL (9-11)

    43"-44"
    35"-36"
    9-11
    LL (12-13)

    43"-44"
    35"-36"
    12-13
    XL

    47"-48"
    35"-36"
    12-13
    XLS

    47"-48"
    31"-32"
    9-11
    XLK

    49"-50"
    35"-36"
    12-13
    XLL

    47"-48"
    37"-38"
    12-13
    XXL

    51"-52"
    35"-36"
    12-13
    XXLS*
    51"-52"
    33"-34"
    12-13
    XXLK*
    53"-54"
    35"-36"
    12-13
    3XL*
    55"-56"
    35"-36"
    12-13
    3XLS*

    55"-56"
    33"-34"
    12-13
    4XL*

    59"-60"
    35"-36"
    12-13

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    After I copied and pasted the size chart it got all out of wack, check out their website. Also a few Barn Sponsers carry Simms, so possible a discount is available.

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    EXSTREAM™ BOOTFOOTS - LUG... Perfect for the kinda fishing we do, as they are super tough and have a warm bootfoot built in that actually fits like a boot, something they are famous for, as we know most bootfoot waders have a very uncomfotable wobbly boot.
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    Bump to the top.....'cause i'm sick of the neoprene grabbing my ass!!!

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    instead of fat, how about we use the word stout.

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    iam 6'2 and 284. i love my simms waders. they are gore tex, and i got the "king" size and have so much room in them. they are more expensive, but you dont have to worry about them they are bomb proof! go with simms!

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    I'm 6'3" and 245. I have been wearing Simms waders for 5 years. Great waders.

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    Thanks everyone. I'm going to check them all out.

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    Thumbs up Snowbees

    I have a pair of Snowbees. I am 6' 2" tall and weigh 250. There is plenty of room plus the pocket spaces are awesome. 2 sets inside the wader and one outside the wader. The belt that comes with the wader also has a back brace that has helped out fishing for hours at a clip.
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