I'm about to buy my first pair of waders and will likely be going with an Orvis Sonic Silver chest model. (welded seam, no stitches)http://www.orvis.com/store/product_dire ... 41&scrdr=1
What I'm hung up on is the choice between the packable and convertible.
Packable comes with a compression sack, compacts down quite a bit for travel. "In a pinch" they fold down to waist high but this means undoing the suspenders.
Convertible can be folded down to waist highs but the suspenders are still attached.
Thoughts? Have you used one or both of these? How much bulkier and heavier are the non-packables to store and travel with?