I gave up the chest highs. I switched to waist high waders. Too dangerous for me, since I started fishing a bigger river. The river is moving so fast, I can't wade past my thighs anyway. I'm too cheap to buy a belt, because I can buy a new reel for that kind of money, and I'm getting older, and realize I don't need to reach every fish. However, they do keep you warmer........Be safe out there.