LLBean Breathable bootfoot waders: Flyweight II or Emerger??
Posted June 18 2009 - 10:14 AM
I've been using my Cabelas Three-forks wader in the last 3 seasons, good waders and it's still working perfectly fine (no leaks), but it does get a little bit uncomfortable when the weather gets warmer since it's not breathable.
I've got a $100 GC card from the llbean and thinking to get a breathable bootfoot for warm weather situation. Found 2 of them on their site:
1. Flyweight II boot-foot for $99
2. Emerger boot-foot for $159
So is this Emerger really much better than the $60 cheaper Flyweight II? Anyone tried both of them and is willing to share some comments?
Thanks in advance!
Posted June 18 2009 - 10:22 AM
Posted June 18 2009 - 10:37 AM
Posted June 18 2009 - 10:46 AM
Really?! The product description says "Improved breathability and fit", so I thought it was breathable. Hmmm, I'll need to talk to llbean's customer service first.
Thanks for the info.
Posted June 18 2009 - 10:51 AM
buy the beans and you will be happy
Posted March 22 2010 - 12:12 PM
I am looking for some new bootfoot waders and can't decide between the Emergers and the Flyweights. Do any of you guys own a pair??
The Emerger now sell for about $200 and the Flyweights $129
Posted March 22 2010 - 2:21 PM
Posted March 22 2010 - 2:48 PM
Posted March 22 2010 - 3:37 PM
The "new" ($199) bootfoot emerger now has a rubber sole boot, instead of the felt. Im not sure what else is new on it but if I had to do the bootfoots again, I would probably still go with them.
Posted March 22 2010 - 4:00 PM
and they are still like new The only wear is the rust on the lace hook grommets.
Other than that not even a skuff in the fabric after crawling on jetty rocks, sod banks and montauk
Posted March 22 2010 - 4:09 PM
Posted March 22 2010 - 4:42 PM
Yes I went through a pair of Hodgemans too about 2 years ago. Try calling their customer service number. They replaced my wader and even my boots I sent in. However I want to go bootfoot this year.
Stockingfoot waders are a PITA at times especailly when you get little sand in them. They are also annoying to take off and put on....they stay wet and dont dry very fast.
Posted March 22 2010 - 4:47 PM
I just got a new pair of LL Bean Rapid River and they look and feel much sturdier than the Emergers and they have belt loops and a hand-warming pouch (LL Bean has a 20% off fishing gear so they came out to $151)
Posted March 22 2010 - 7:51 PM
Hmmm I tried using the 20% off on the Flyweight waders but it did not apply to it.
Posted March 22 2010 - 8:55 PM