Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 204 reviews
181 of 204 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Good value, bought on SALE -
By: John45 from Fairfax,VT
First, fit was good. I wear a size 9 1/2 boot/shoe, so ordered the size 10. Good fit with my Orvis Silver Sonic waders and a competitors waist high waders. Probably not "ULTRALIGHT" as they weigh the same as my other wading boots, which are NOT ULTRALIGHT. This sole provided excellent traction in the stream I fish, which had some algae growth due to very low water flow. But, be careful wearing these inside or driving as the studs work very well and dig/dent whatever they come in contact with. So far so good. As a additional note, I have ordered two more pair, one for my daughter, and another for my grandson.
Great buy -
By: BigGuy1948 from Cincinnati, Ohio
Top 500 Contributor
Bought these to replace old felt sole boots that were worn out. I paired them with a new pair of Orvis Encounter waders. I wear size 11 or 11.5 shoe depending on maker/style. So I ordered size 11 boot to go with XL Long waders. Fit is very good. I have two trips to the river under my belt now with 4-5 hours of wear on each and the boots have been very comfortable. I love the studded soles. I get enough traction on mossy river stones and walking up a dirt bank is much easier than with felt. Love the boots. At my age the boots will probably outlast me.
best wading boot -
By: joetrain from Chicago, il
this is my third pair of boots but my first from Orvis. Though I have not used them yet I can tell that right out of the box these boots are a quality product. The order was delivered right away and the packaging was great. I look forward to many years of use.
Great Boot -
Super light weight sturdy boots that have held up for some time. Great grip with the vibram soles and cleats. The boot is comfortable for hours on end, after miles of hiking up and down the river.
EXCELLENT QUALITY FOR THE PRICE -
I HAVE PURCHASED WADING BOOTS 5 TIMES IN MY LIFETIME AND THESE ARE I BELIEVE THE MOST COMFORTABLE I HAVE HAD. I LIKE IT ALSO THAT THEY DRY OUT REALLY FAST.
Just do it! -
By: MickeyKeenan54 from Portrush, N Ireland
I own a pair of these boots and my son had been keen for me to get him a pair. I held off for a while and during this time he became increasingly jealous of how comfortable they were, the support they gave for the ankles and how light they were when wearing them the whole day. Eventually I gave in and now I no longer have a grumpy companion on the river. His confidence in wading has increased and he is catching more fish because he is firmly at one with the river.
Great boots with lots of features -
By: ksan from Chambersburg, PA
They are roomy, and accomodate the large stocking feet that are so common on many brands of waders. They are comfortable both in and out of the water. The metal inserts are excellent rock grabbers and the tread design is welcome when climbing out on a muddy bank. I've had many wading boots over the years and these are definitely the best. Highly recommend them.
Great Boots -
By: Bloxy from UK
Supportive, great fit, comfortable. Grip is great on polished rock, slimy river rock, grassy banks.
Great grip -
By: Tightline82 from Sellersville , pa
I switched from felt soles to these boots. Light weight and comfortable while walking the banks. Grips slippery rocks with ease.
great price for a good wading boot -
By: DougDPaflyfish from Coopersburg. Pa
Just bought the Riverguard Ultralight wading boot with eco trax studded soles. Very comfortable and good traction, but I just ordered a set of Orvis studs to add greater traction for the ultra slippery Big Lehigh River and Bushkill Creek.
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.’’