Posted by Jay Carroll on 29th Oct 2012
Purchased a pair in Aug '12 and used for the first time in early Oct for the short duck season. Waders worked well but these have a HUGE problem. There is a very poor inside seam where the boot joins the neoprene of the waders. Wearing all day it literally rubbed the skin off the inside and outside of both of my legs between the knee and the ankle at the seam line. I attribute this to (1) very poor seam - excess glue and no 'seam tape' and (2) the way the waders are packed for shipment. Inside the box, the tops of the wader boots are squashed flat and will hold that 'closed' position and pinch on your legs.
Wing Supply was great about accepting the pair I purchased and sending me out a new pair - even paying for shipping the 'old' pair back. Great job Wing Supply Customer Service!
However the new pair had the same problem. Maybe if I use duct tape on the inside of the waders on the seams and 'squash' the boots the opposite way they may be wearable. Not something I should have to do with an items that has an MSRP of $300+. Drake makes some good stuff, but not these MST waders!