Overall: 4.2 / 5 based on 27 reviews
23 of 27 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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!
Need in Alaska -
Purchased as a gift for my wife, great fit, necessary for Alaska, new law, NO felt soles anywhere.
Most comfortable ever -
These boots are super comfortable .they make it easy to walk in streams. Can not wait to put them on again
Freddy Flintstone -
By: COflyFisherlady55 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.....
Great Purchase! -
By: PAFishermanWife 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.
By: JBirdH 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.
excellent purchase -
By: martingh 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.
Great boots! -
By: WinnemuccaKid from Reno, NV
Great fitting boots. They were easy to walk in and kept my feet dry. I am very pleased with my purchase.
Sized very very large -
By: Hasenpfeffer 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.
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.’’