Silver Sonic Convertible-Top Waders

These convertible welded waders offer ultimate convenience and bomb-proof welded seams.


The most versatile welded waders on the market today. Fish dry, and know you'll stay that way. Featuring the patented Orvis SonicSeam technology, all thread and stitch holes are eliminated and seams are double reinforced, prolonging the life of the waders dramatically. These are hard-wearing, everyday waders for the serious angler. Main wader is made of durable 4-layer nylon fabric, while the upper is a lighter weight 4-layer nylon. An innovative suspension system allows you to convert them to waist-highs without removing suspenders, a perfect feature for warm spring afternoons. Front zippered pocket is highly water resistant and an ideal storage place for fly boxes, while a flip-out interior waterproof pocket can hold cameras, cell phones, or fishing licenses. Attached gravel guards feature a quick-drain panel to keep you moving. Anatomically correct, sculpted neoprene booties for comfort. Strategically placed lower leg seams run up the back of the wader, reducing abrasion. Wader is cut higher in the front on women's model to provide a more comfortable fit. Wader belt and traditional suspender option included. In overcast/taupe. Outer shell: 100% nylon. Imported.
  • Features the patented Orvis SonicSeam® technology
  • Constructed with a durable 4-layer nylon outer fabric
  • Innovative suspension system easily converts the waders to waist-highs without removing suspenders
  • Anatomically correct neoprene booties for additional comfort
  • Flip-out interior waterproof pocket with touchscreen capabilities for smartphones
  • Attached self-fabric gravel guards with quick-drain mesh panel

Winner of a 2013 Field & Stream Best of the Best Award, as chosen by the editorial staff.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 228 reviews


207 of 228 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    Quality Waders - 5/22/2015
    By: from Northern California

    Bought online, sizing was good and the size chart definitely helped. The built in neoprene foot socks are a large but were not uncomfortable in my felt boots. Waders were very comfortable, used for a 3 day fishing weekend and got all weather, cool, overcast, rain and sunny and warm. Best part was that the waders did not heat up into a sweat box during a sunny afternoon. If the neoprene booties fit better they would rate five stars.

  • 5/5

    Easy breezy! - 5/17/2015
    By: from Baltimore, MD

    I've had a chance to wear these waders out five times since I purchased these. I can say that these waders are truly amazing! They are really lightweight and breathable but at the same time rugged. The best part about these waders are that they are convertible. The last time I was out on the river, it was 82 degrees out. I just slipped down the suspenders and felt the breeze on the river which made an enjoyable afternoon, not to mention landing a nice 13 inch rainbow! Thanks, Orvis for quality equipment... Mike

  • 2/5

    Siler Sonic Leaks - 5/15/2015
    By: from Michigan

    Have used Orvis waders for years and have been pleased with the quality and when the Silver Labels were finally worn out I replaced with a pair of Silver Sonic. Had them just a couple of years with light use maybe 15 times and disappointed to note the right foot now leaks. Expected more from Orvis for a pair of premium waders.

  • 5/5

    Great Company and Waders - 5/14/2015
    By: from Hamilton, New Zealand

    Company service is brilliant and waders are awesome!!

  • 4/5

    Waders should be easy to put on - 5/11/2015
    By: from Blakeslee, PA

    Waders should be easy to put on, comfortable and do not leak. For years I have always ordered they boot foot waders as they were easy to put on and I did not have to worry about an extra shoe to carry along with me. Well this all changed when my four year old Orvis River Guard Silver Label Bogs Boot foot Waders with Eco-Trax Soles sprung a leak. I was heartbroken and was very leery about the stocking foot wader. I ordered and received my Silver Sonic Convertible-Top Waders with the River Guard™ Ultralight Wading Boot with EcoTraX Soles. Because I never had stocking foot waders before, it was a little awkward but rather easy to put them on. Once all set, the comfort level was amazing. The shoes were so comfortable and easy to walk in that they felt as though I had sneakers on. The waders themselves were spacious as well as designed well. I opted for the convertibles as I wade small streams. Once I figured out how to convert them (There was no directions for this) it was very nice. Overall, I give these boots a 4 star, so far.

  • 5/5

    great fit for a big guy - 5/7/2015

    Im a big guy and it is tough to get around the gut with a good fit. These are very comfortable. Love having built in gravel gaurds. Keeping me nice and dry.

  • 5/5

    Silversonic waders are great - 5/6/2015
    By: from Manchester, VT

    These waders fit me perfectly. Very comfortable and breathable. High quality, sturdy construction, still flexible and light. Very excited about this fishing season.

  • 5/5

    Great product - 5/4/2015
    By: from Ohio

    I recently purchased the Silver Sonic Convertible-Top waders in preparation for my first time out. Not wanting to buy something cheap that might leak the first time (didn't want leaks to ruin my trip) Ii erred on the side of paying extra. These were comfortable, breathable and all-around a great purchase. I kept dry, especially being in the water for a few hours at a time. I really liked the fact that I could lower the upper part down to my waist when I was out of the water or I was not in high water and wanted to stay cooler. The inner zip lock pocket is an awesome idea. I was able to keep my fishing license, phone, car keys, etc. safe. The fold over velcro closure is a nice added protection. The only complaints I have is that the areas around the knee caps were a little tight if I needed to sit or squat. The second is that for a skinny guy like me, I had a hard time sinching up the belt really tight. This is not fault of Orvis, just my build. Otherwise, these are a great buy. I definitely will recommend these waders to friends. I can't wait to get back out again.

  • 5/5

    Good Waders, Good Price - 5/3/2015
    By: from Philadelphia, PA

    These waders are very nice, I like the cellphone pocket the flip pocket and the big front pocket. The convertable function is great for hot days on the water. The welded seams are strong and don't leak. As with all things Orvis the Price can't be beat when you compare them with other comprable products. I expect many season's of fishing without a problem. Thank you.

  • 4/5

    Great waders need one modification - 4/26/2015
    By: from Europe

    These waders are great, comfortable and light. Love them. One point of improvement though. The gravelguards need a strip of mesh all along the back instead of the little piece on the bottom. Right now the guards act like balloons when submersed, increasing resistance in the flow while wading. It also makes them ride up, which annoys me. A strip of mesh along the back would enable the trapped air to escape, fixing the problem and make these good waders perfect.. Just do it!

Size Chart

Wader Sizing Chart: Stockingfoot
Body Size Chest Inseam Range Bootie Options Height Range Weight Range
Small 34-36 28-30 7-9 5'5"-5'8 130-160
Medium/Short 38-40 28-30 7-9 5'5"-5'8 140-180
Medium 38-40 30-32 8-10 5'7"-5'10 140-180
Medium/Long 38-40 32-34 9-11 5'10"-6'1 140-180
Large/Short 42-44 28-30 8-10 5'7"-5'10 180-220
Large 42-44 30-32 9-11 5'10"-6'2 180-220
Large/Long 42-44 32-34 10-12 6'1"-6'4 180-220
Large/XLong 42-44 34-36 10-12 6'5"+ 180-220
XL/Short 46-48 28-30 9-11 5'7"-5'10 210-240
XL 46-48 30-32 10-12 5'10"-6'2 210-240
XL/Long 46-48 32-34 12-14 6'1"-6'4 210-240
XL/XLong 46-48 34-36 12-14 6'5"+ 210-240
XXL/Short 50-52 28-30 10-12 5'7"-5'10 220-260
XXL 50-52 30-32 12-14 5'10"-6'3 220-260

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