I am hard on equipment especially waders. I average 2 seasons out of any modern materials . I abuse my waders and pay the price for it. I have walked through brier patches. Claimed over barbed wire fences, logs in the river. All have doomed their integrity. I have carry instant cure seam seal . I have had Orvis, Patagonia, Simms, Redington. Cabalas all puncture just as well as the other regardless of the price. When I was a kid I had rubber waders they lasted a long time. I was just hard on them. They were heavy at the same time kept me dry. Has anyone abused a pair or waders and had them live up to what the manufacture claims them be? I am on a quest to find a pair as tough as brush pants but I have yet to find them.