Ultralight Wading Boot - Rubber

You'll appreciate the comfort and the sure step of our men'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 style boot designed with a wider fit which adds to the overall comfort; a perfect choice for four season wading or an angler who just needs more room in their boots. Removable insole. Includes PosiGrip™ Screw-in Studs installed to maximise the traction in slippery wading conditions.
Men's US sizes 6-14. If you are a half size please order the next size smaller.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 223 reviews


199 of 223 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Exceeded Expectations ! - 8/23/2015
    By: from Yellowstone NP, Wy

    I have worn these boots for about 5 years now and I have been completely happy with them. They have waded from the Smoky Mountains to the Madison River and lots of places in between. I have used them for wet wading in the summer and for Fall run browns on the Madison in October when it was 20 degrees. The studs on the soles grip most surfaces very well and the boots are quite comfortable for hiking long distances on the river. I finally had to retire them this year as they are just plain worn out but the service life has been exceptional. I would have replaced them with an identical pair but I guess Orvis has discontinued them and although they are on sale for a great price, they don't have my size (13) any more. In hindsight I should have purchased an extra pair a couple of years ago... Bottom line, if they have your size left do not hesitate to purchase these boots especially at the sale price. In fact, but two pair and be set for a long time.

  • 3/5

    Good product - GREAT warranty - 8/21/2015
    By: from New Jersey

    I really like these boots. They are light weight and good to hike and fish in. Unfortunately, the soles starting falling off after two years of light fishing. But Orvis pulled through and gave me a replacement. I hope they went back to their manufacturer and this pair lasts longer.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Orvis Ultralight wading boots - 8/3/2015

    Just received the boots. As advertised they fit perfectly over my Orvis stocking foot waders. I am planning to go to Glacier National park in Sept. and had to have wading boots other than felt soles due to prohibition of felt soles in park waters. I couldn't resist the sale price and am looking forward to fishing in these boots. Comfortable fit and great price.

  • 1/5

    Poor traction wading boot - 7/31/2015
    By: from Portland, OR

    I look at wading boots for 3 things: Comfort, reliability and traction. This review is primarily about traction and it must say it is VERY poor for a wading boot especially if you are using them in a river with algae-covered rocks. The Vibram sole is a joke. It provides no traction whatsoever. The studs would help if they were in the center of the boot instead of along the sides. This is a problem because when stepping on a rocky riverbed, you don't always get your entire footbed on the ground. Because of the minimal amount of spikes it is very easy to slip when walking until you catch the edge of a stud on the rock. Very unnerving walking on these boots and I DO NOT recommend them for river use where algae is present. on the flip side, they are comfortable and are easy to get on and off but that does not make up for the lack of traction. As for reliability, these boots have been used for 5 days only, but please see the other reviews about reliability issues.

  • 5/5

    Great Service! - 7/20/2015
    By: from The store in Yorktown Plaza, Elmhurst, Il

    Love coming into your store. I'm on my way to Montana in a few weeks and need new boots -- you had a great sale on them, saving me a ton, and though my size was not in the store, I got them just a couple of days later by delivery. And got some great tips from the fellow who waited on me, including saving me from buying felt bottoms that might now be illegal there. Thanks!

  • 5/5

    Lightweight and tough -- good boot! - 7/17/2015
    By: from Carson City, NV

    I got these to replace some 20 year old Orvis leather boots that were good but heavy. These are very light and comfortable. Amazingly light. And they're tough! I'm happy with everything but the sizing guide in the catalog. I read it three times and could not understand it so just ended up ordering my regular boot size. It worked fine. I would recommend these unreservedly.

  • 5/5

    Super Comfortable - 7/12/2015
    By: from Hernando FL

    These are great boots. Waded for a day with the boots right out of the box with no blisters or chaffing. Comfortable with secure footing; what more could you want in a wading boot. Size runs true to your normal shoe size.

  • 4/5

    Wide Feet - no problem! - 7/3/2015
    By: from Grand Rapids, MI

    Needed a pair of waders that would work and would not break the budget for a trip out west. I was concerned about fit and contacted support, after a few questions they suggested the best wader / shoe combo and they fit and worked great. I picked the Ultralight Wading Boot because I am on a tight budget. Used them several times everyday for over a week of fishing and did not have any issues, they fit just right without hurting my feet. Thanks Ovis!

  • 4/5

    Strong performance - 6/24/2015
    By: from Rapid City SD

    Tried these right after they arrived. Not much lighter than my current boots, but fit was great and comfortable. Walking was easier and footing seemed secure.

Learn More

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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  • River Guard™ Ultralight Men's Wading Boot £169.00 
    Sale: £118.30
  • Replacement laces (Not Available) £3.50 Sale: £2.45
  • PosiGrip Screw-in Studs £27.00
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