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    caribou hip boots

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel...ots/722472.uts

    I was wondering what kind of boots people were wearing on caribou hunts in alaska these are the ones i ordered and like them but they only come in whole sizes and i wear a 11.5 so i ordered a 11 and a 12 and the 11 are way to tight and the 12 are pretty sloppy. Im wondering what other people are wearing and the thing i really like about these is that the wader actually rolls down and is out of the way.if you watch the video clip at the bottom of the link you will see. All the other hip boots seem like they would be bulkly what are your thoughts. Thanks
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    It really depends the area where you are hunting. Caribou are mostly in the hills/ mountains so the only time you need waders is creek crossings. I use a pair of NEOS slip over wader to cross creeks.

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    u just keep them in your pack? are they heavy to lug around

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    I've never hunted where your going. You should call your transporter and ask them what they recommend. They certainly have a good idea of where they are putting you. The conditions can be so variable up here that it's tough to know beforehand. Sometimes you can get by with just a good pair of extra-tuffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retterath View Post
    u just keep them in your pack? are they heavy to lug around

    lite weight so they go in the pack or lashed on the pack

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    I wore snake boots and liked them. They are knee high and waterproof. Lots of ankle and leg support for the tundra and I could cross all of the small creeks without getting wet.

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    thanks guys

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    When crossing creeks while sheep hunting we just tied our goretex pants tight at the bottom and went for it, this works good, if your not just standing in the water. I also have a pair of sock foot breathable hip waders that roll up real small that a guy could use with crocs when needed.
    I know a couple things that will make a big difference if your gonna hunt in regular hip waders, is to get breathable material and make sure they are ankle fit boots, or they will rub sore spots on your legs and ankles. We work in waders about half the time and have found that those two simple things are the most important as far as being comfortable all day.Frog Togs make great breathable lightweight ankle fit chest waders, but I'm not sure about hip waders.
    Good Luck, Can't wait to see the pics!

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    I can't wait to go and will be posting pics

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    You might want to check these out too. http://barneyssports.com/glacier-socks.html


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