River Guard™ Ultralight Women's Wading Boot

Stand tall in the water with our comfortable women's fishing boots.


Cutting-edge EcoTraX™ soles and special nonporous, durable, and lightweight microfibre uppers help stem the spread of aquatic invasives whilst giving you the solid footing you need. EcoTraX soles have a proprietary Orvis-exclusive lug pattern with sharp leading edges to get better traction. Lighter in weight than competitive boots and more flexible to give the sole more contact for better footing. Rubber at the toe, sidewalls, and heel resists abrasion from rocks and debris for added durability. A hiking boot style and new lacing system add to the comfortable fit. Removable insole. Includes PosiGrip™ Screw-in Studs installed to maximise the traction in slippery wading conditions.
Women's US sizes 6-11.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.2 / 5 based on 27 reviews


23 of 27 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Perfect for holding your ground - 9/17/2014

    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!

  • 5/5

    Need in Alaska - 8/4/2014

    Purchased as a gift for my wife, great fit, necessary for Alaska, new law, NO felt soles anywhere.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Most comfortable ever - 5/20/2014

    These boots are super comfortable .they make it easy to walk in streams. Can not wait to put them on again

  • 2/5

    Freddy Flintstone - 4/12/2014
    By: from Winter Park, CO

    The boots should be ordered one size SMALLER than you normally wear . If you have a low volume foot you will discover that you need a "Fred Flintstone" foot to wear these!! (I am a size 7, b width narrow heel.) I have ordered the size smaller hoping they will work.....

  • 5/5

    Great Purchase! - 4/3/2014
    By: from St. Marys PA

    Just tested these last night with my husband. He is teaching me how to fly fish. When I 1st received the boots I tried them on with my waders and thought they were too small (I wear a size 8, ordered size 8). The wader was bunched up in the toe box. However once I suited up and tried the boots/waders in the water the boots fit perfectly.

  • 4/5

    Sizing - 1/2/2014
    By: from Hilton Head Island, SC

    Great boots....finally a pair for women, but fit is off. Normally I wear a 7, but had to replace with a 6.

  • 5/5

    excellent purchase - 10/9/2013
    By: from Patagonia,Argentina

    These boots have a perfect performance in the dydimo contaminated zones of our rivers. Also on the roundish slippery rocks present in many of our patagonian rivers.

  • 5/5

    Great boots! - 7/16/2013
    By: from Reno, NV

    Great fitting boots. They were easy to walk in and kept my feet dry. I am very pleased with my purchase.

  • 1/5

    Sized very very large - 6/21/2013
    By: from Arlington, Va.

    I really want to like these boots but have not been able to use them because the sizing is so incredibly large. I have not been able to find the right size for my foot. I normally take a size 8.5 or sometimes even a 9 women's shoe. So I followed the instructions and ordered a size 8 in this boot. When they arrived they were way too big. Picture clown shoes. So I exchanged them by mail for a size 7. The new size 7 boots just arrived and they, too, are way too large. My feet are swimming in them. Now, I am frustrated and have absolutely no idea what size to order. The boots sure look nice but they are unwearably large. While the Orvis customer service has been cordial and sympathetic, the sizing is so unusual that they don't know what to suggest. I am at a loss.

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Being fortunate to fish as many different rivers as I do, I recognize how important it is to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasives. That's why I'm so excited about our new River Guard wading boot series with EcoTraX. They go a long way toward that end." Dave Perkins, Orvis Vice Chairman.

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
Inspect, Clean, and Dry your gear."
– Dave Kumlein, Whirling Disease Foundation

  • Inspect gear and remove mud and vegetation before leaving a fishing location.
  • Clean gear with hot water (= or > 104° F / 40° C).*
  • Dry gear thoroughly before entering new water.

* 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.

PosiGrip screw-in studs.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;
show them the infinite reward of the experience and the lifestyle that surrounds it;
and perhaps most importantly, work with them to ensure its survival.”

– Perk Perkins, Orvis CEO

Wash invasives away with rubber sole wading boots.

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.’’


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