I am planning on a trial this season. Waist high breathables instead of hippers. I have used Lacrosse Chiefs for almost twenty years and have only one issue with them - sweat. I sweat more than any one person should; after one day of humping hills or tundra my hippers are soaking wet and they will not dry on a normal 10 day hunt. Removing them wet is a bear. I have done quite a bit of research on these boards concerning this.
I have tried numerous methods of drying the Lacrosse in camp - none of which work worth a darn. Anyone with suggestions on drying these in camp. I doubt that the newspaper trick with be effective as wet as I leave them.
I have hunted part time in breathable chest waders during floats and while they're hot and sweaty, they tend to dry out pretty easily. I figure hunting in the waist highs would eliminate the need for rain pants (two pair since I always carry backup). I've used Korkers with hard rubber lugs to climb hills in the chest waders and I think this may work.
I wonder are there any waist highs with booties that aren't neoprene or maybe very thin neoprene. Seems the only downside is hiking in the neoprene booties.
Anyone who hunt in these have suggestions or pointers?