Thanks in advance.
i bought them last September. I'm pretty sure the store's warranty is over but the manufacturer may have a 1 yr warranty. But even if it's under warranty by the manufacturer, i would have to send it in and wait a month. I'd rather patch it up, if that works, so i can go out while the trout are still around in the rivers.
The same thing happened to me a last season, I tried some glue patches first which disn't work well at all. Finally I ordered a gore-tex patch kit from The Fly Shop, and that has worked out really well. They come with gore-tex patches and aquaseal.
Here's a link: http://www.theflyshop.com/35.htm
Its at the very bottom, and for 6 bucks its a good deal since it saved my 300 dollar Chota waders.
I had the same problem after 3 years with my Simms Goretex breathable waders. I sent them back to the manufacturer and they not only patched the leak, but completely re-inforced both legs (even though only one had damage) for free! Companies tend to be very good about that stuff.
I had a patch kit, but I chose to send it back to see what they would do and I lucked out. If you choose to patch yourself be careful. My waders came with a patch kit but fortunately I haven't had to use it. I just carry it for emergentcy purposes.
wow, that says a lot about Simms. I guess you had to pay for shipping and wait for a month. I guess i'll try to contact the manufacturer and see what they can do and how long the turn-around time is before going the patch route.