Overall: 4.1 / 5 based on 21 reviews
18 of 21 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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.
Size is on the generous side -
I ordered a size 7 to replace my current size 8 in competitor 1 boot, the latter being too big for me. However Orvis Size 7 was as large as the competitor 1 size 8. Not wanting to chance it, I ordered sizes 7 and 8 from another competitor 2. Again, Orvis size 7 was much larger than the 7 and even slightly longer than the competitor's 8. My normal hiking boots and running shoes are usually 7 to 7.5 in sizing, so i thought 7 would be safe. Obviously didnt get a chance to use it but hope this review will help those in choosing a size.
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Great women's boots -
It's hard to find wading boots for women without felt soles. These fit nicely, though a little snug. The next size up would be too big. They feel a little looser in the water.
decent boots but wide -
these seem to be good boots for the price, but they are fairly wide and hard to lace up tight because there is not a separate tongue
Best wading boots I've ever purchased! -
By: Alaskagirl from North Pole, AK
Outstanding wading boots. We do a lot of walking when we fish for Sockeye Salmon in Alaska and these wading boots are comfortable to wear all day and provide the support of quality hiking boots. Very impressive grip on slippery rocks even when crossing rivers with strong current.
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.’’