DIY Moose hunt for this fall is booked Sept 5-15. We will be using a zodiac for mobility from our base camp on a lake or river. I have read a lot of reports that highly recomend the use of the Lacrosse Big Chief hip boots. I have also read that some guys are using breathable waders such as Cabelas Gold-Medal Waist high waders/and a good hiking boot, with great success.
I'm thinking the hip boots would be most durable. But with the waders I could sit on wet surfaces without getting my butt wet. I also figure I could wear the waders with a Helly Hanson jacket during rain, and avoid having to buy rain pants. If I do get hip boots it seems that most guys say that I shoud go un-insulated If hunting before Sept 15. I have had a few pair of lacrosse boots in the past which I loved but they had the air bob soles. I didn't see air bobs on the hip boots. Are the soles offered as good as the air bobs.