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Old 09-10-2004, 21:55
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I need to acquire some new boots for winter fishing. Used to wear waders all winter but that's not always practical nor warm. Can anyone advise me of what brands work best? I am a tight git and don't want to spend a fortune, hopefully any saved pennies can be used to warm clothing. Any suggestions on that front would be appreciated. I currently have a one piece waterproof suit that I tend to sling on over whatever I'm wearing.
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Old 10-10-2004, 09:50
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Nigel,can't help with boots,mine are 4 years old, but I think the maker has gone out of business,shame.(Treeme)
You can't go wrong with Sundridge clothing though and they 'throw' in some boots!
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Old 10-10-2004, 11:06
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Nigel, Check out Glasgow Angling's Ron Thompson range, I got Booted and suited last year for 75 and the suit is a two pce so if it gets a bit warm up top you can take it off.
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Moon boots are fine, and warm but they are a nightmare for walking in and extremely dangerous on the river bank.

I have a pair of Derry boots which are waterproof, extremely warm and so light you don't even know you have them on, brilliant for walking. I think they cost me about 40 but they are worth every penny, better than any moon boots.
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Old 11-10-2004, 12:37
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Are there any other clothing makes that come well recommended, beyond Sundridge?

Sundridge have a good reputation, but they are also quite expensive.

I could do with a winter jacket, but knowing how clumbsy I am and how dirty I get myself, I'd be scared to use a 160+ coat for fishing.

Are there good quality, cheaper alternatives that people have used and tested?
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Old 11-10-2004, 13:19
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If you don't mind what you look like, you might consider getting a Goretex British Army DPM Jacket. I've got one and it's excellent. 3 layer goretex, taped seams, wired hood with volume adjuster. Mines large enough to get 2 or 3 extra layers on underneath and the best bit is it only cost me 30.
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Thats cheap Adrian there going for around 70 around here.
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Old 11-10-2004, 16:15
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Paul I am not sure I agree that Sundridge gear is expensive, yes the top of the range and flotation suits aren't exactly cheap, but there are many 1 and 2 piece suits for around 100 mark that are spot on, and you do get a 2 year guarantee mate, something which I don't believe any other angling clothing manufacturers give!

See the other thread/s or reviews for reports on their 'igloo' suit! Best 120 or so I ever spent!

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Old 11-10-2004, 20:08
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Graham W. I did a google search for Derri boots and first up was review by someone on the Barbel world website. He gave a good review but thought that they were a bit cumbersome. That's not exactly how you felt about them so found another hit here. These look nice and slimline and light, are they like the ones you recommend.

Does anyone have any thing to say about the Skeetex type boots?
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Old 11-10-2004, 20:36
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Skeetex boots are ace for keeping your feet warm, not brilliant for walking distances in on uneven ground, although tow paths are ok!
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