Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 40 reviews
36 of 40 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Very well made, size 6 -
By: Amathwig from SE drift less area MN
I went on a 4 day fly fishing trip in SE Minnesota. Hiked all day in them, through mucky, rocky and sandy bottom rivers/streams. Hiked through forest, cow pastures, trails and road. Never did my feet hurt and ache from the boot. The studs helped when climbing down muddy banks to the rivers. I wear a size 6 in women's in most shoes, the boot fit perfectly with the neoprene booties and wool socks. I am 5'0 95lbs
Great boot -
By: BobF from Hill Country, Texas
Bought these for my wife after her old (15yrs) Orvis boots finally wore out. She is a 7.5 narrow and these in size 7 fit perfectly. As Orvis says, they run a little large, so for half sizes if you go down to the nearest whole size they should work. The boot is light weight, comfortable and provides good support and grip in the stream.
Awesome boots! -
By: Ciinfish from Leesburg VA
Have just returned from a 4 day fly fishing trip to Allegheny Forest in PA. Wore these boots all day every day while we fished in waist high water. Trekked through forest and brush in them to reach streams. They never leaked, were very comfortable, and would highly recommend them.
Great Boots! -
By: KathyLee54 from Central PA
Boots felt great from the moment I put them on my feet. They are comfortable and did not need to be broken in. Very easy to move through the water with these boots!
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).
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.’’