Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 36 reviews
32 of 36 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
You Need These! -
By: Linlpt from Raleigh, NC
I was looking for a boot to go wading in the river when I go Flyfishing. After reading up online and speaking to people, I chose the Orvis Riverguard Ultralight Wading boot. As the name implies they are lightweight when walking in the water and the studs really help with slippery rocks. The boots really hold onto your ankles for stability. One of my friends was amazed at how well I was doing on the rocks, much better than him with his felt bottom boots. He even said he wished he had boots like mine. I wanted to get the most lightweight, stable, dependable boot. I think I've found them.
Excellent Purchase -
By: tdeibert from Laramie, Wyoming
These are excellent boots! I have the men's boots and loved them so much that I got the women's for my girlfriend. They offer great grip in slick river and are comfortable enough that your feet wont get sore while hiking to a new location.
great choice -
By: Tomballgirl from Tomball, TX
I love the toe box of this boot. It is totally rounded with no tapering around the side of toe box. This allows for the neoprene socks to fit in very well.
sure footing -
size was true with room for toes. good grip but light on the foot
Sturdy, light boot -
These boots are comfortable & super light weight. Also, very easy to clean. I ordered my shoe size (9) & they fit great over my wader sock feet. I would give these boots 5 stars, but I only wore them twice, so I don't know how well they will hold up over time (though my old Orvis boots lasted a LONG time).
Super boots -
By: wufwuf from Norfolk
Very comfortable and great quality. Warm in the cold and fine on warm days. Absolutley pleased with it. Worth every penny.
Great Boots! -
Bought these and used them for the first time! They have a great grip, no slipping (even on slimy rocks), and easy to walk in!
Wading Boots -
By: stampnjoan from Louisville, KY
I was really unsure of the size so I called Orvis and the person helped me so much to find the correct size of boot for my waders. I tried them out yesterday and was able to walk and climb out of the creek with the spikes. I am so happy with my purchase. Can't wait until I fish again.
Perfect for holding your ground -
I found the boots easy to get on and off. the were comfortable to wear the whole day and held the ground well. Once I found my footing in the river I held my ground! Listen to the recommendation of taking a size smaller than shoe size-they run big!
Help Stem the Spread of Aquatic Invasives — Inspect, Clean, & Dry Your Gear.
As the threat of Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) such as New Zealand mud snails and Didymo grows, anglers wonder what’s the best way to care for gear to help stem their spread.
“The best way to care for your gear to prevent the spread of aquatic invasives is to
* Chemicals used to clean gear are harsh on gear and environmentally harmful. Orvis and most leading conservation organizations do not recommend them.
Felt-soled wading boots - one source of the spread of ANS
While birds, wildlife, and outdoor pursuits other than angling can carry ANS from watershed to watershed, we anglers play a part. Felt soles on wader boots are the primary concern of anglers, as they make the most contact with the river bottom where ANS live. Combine that with felt being absorbent and slow to dry, and they become the #1 carrier of ANS due to angling.
The Innovative Design of River Guard Wading Boots with EcoTraX™ Soles
Our new River Guard Wading Boots with EcoTraX™ Soles help stem the spread of ANS because ANS can’t cling to them as well as to felt. EcoTraX soles also dry exponentially faster than felt, which can take days to dry thoroughly enough for absorbed ANS to die.
New EcoTraX sole treads, exclusive to Orvis, have special sharp edges on the lugged cross pattern to grab better than other rubber soles. We include PosiGrip™ screw-in studs, so you get the best traction in varied conditions for added safety.
While there’s no panacea to stop the spread of ANS, new River Guard boots go a long way to help.
“Our higher purpose as a company is to introduce our customers to the natural world;
Wash invasives away! Rubber soles make washing off invasive species far easier. The smooth non-absorbent surface, unlike felt that absorbs water and spores that can remain in it for weeks on end, gives spores and the like no place to take root or “hide.’’