Originally Posted by jakebrown98
Yeah, waders are a hazard. So are the bibs worn without a top.
But I can't even imagine trying to swim with them full of water or stuck around my ankles and a log or something. Do yourself a favor and wear your drytop in rapids....
I would to argue against waders being a hazard. I teach swiftwater rescue to the Bureau of Reclamation and one of the things we have incorporated into class is swimming with waders; which is what they typically are wearing when they are doing field work.
Through this we have found that swimming is just fine, the only issue we found was climbing out of the river.
As far as the bibs go, they are great. I went that route for years prior to buying my drysuit. I am actually regretting selling them, as I would love them for rafting and playboating.