Silver Label Classic Wader

Our fly fishing chest waders are a versatile solution for most angling adventures.


This is the wader which started the era of breathable fly fishing chest waders, an Orvis exclusive and original. Fabric is our durable, yet soft-brushed microfiber polyester that is breathable and extremely comfortable. Knees are double-reinforced for puncture and abrasion protection. Booties are anatomically shaped for left foot-right foot comfort and are made of high density neoprene that offers complete resistance to abrasion and compression. Attached, neoprene gravel guards will never get lost. Adjustable suspenders have "reversing" buckles, which allow the suspender to serve as a belt when the wader is rolled down to a "waist high". Suspenders, adjustable wader belt and repair kit included. Comes in a handy stuff sack. Fly fishing chest waders in silver gray.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.4 / 5 based on 17 reviews


15 of 17 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    Good value waders - 5/7/2013
    By: from Sheffield, S Yorks

    I bought these in Orvis' most recent sale as a backup for when travelling. I have two other pairs of Orvis waders, both of which were much more expensive. They are very good, and I guess I was expecting some slightly lower quality of finish or construction since the Silver Labels are much cheaper, even without a reduction. But they are VERY well made and finished and perform just as well as the other waders so far. One small drawback is that they are quite tight and restricted around the knee if bending or sitting, and the neoprene gravel guards are a bit too short and tight when attached to the front lace of one's boots. You could of course use a lace closer to the ankle to reduce this stretch, but I shall watch out for damage here. However, these are minor issues as the waders perform well in use, and are very well-made at a very good price. Recommended.

  • 5/5

    Great Waders - 10/26/2012
    By: from Kitchener, ON Canada

    Great Waders. I put them to the test yesterday fishing the Saugeen River in Southern Ontario near Walkerton. They are tough, fit great, and good looking! They also like Steelhead…. Thanks Orvis.

  • 2/5

    Could Be Better - 10/17/2012
    By: from Scotland

    Dear All, I have owned these waders for a year, so feel this is a good time to share my thoughts: Positives 1. Good high density neoprene feet that have remained leak free. 2. Nice fit, I'm 5'11" and the large fits very well. 3. Smart appearance. Negatives 1. Stitching came apart on one of the straps where it joins with the wader. 2. Neoprene gavel guards developed a hole at junction with lace hook. Required aquasure to fix. 3. The waders have developed a leak in the crotch. Inspection reveals that some delamination of the material has occured. Not sure if this will repair well or not. I would have expected better given Orvis's reputation and the limited number of times I have used these waders. 4. The doulbe layer of material in the lower leg is better described as a loose sleeve of additional materail i.e. the two layers are not bonded like other waders normally are. In conclusion, these waders could be a lot better if more care was taken with regard to quality control and some additional reinforcement was provided in the crotch and gravel guards. Ultimately a pair of waders that start to leak after one year of light use is not acceptable in my opinion. Hope this helps. Regards, Muzzman

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    Best buy wader - 10/6/2012
    By: from Western NC

    Great wader for the price, I previously had a pair of Simms free stones which are good but I needed a new pair after a few seasons. These orvis waders are almost identical in design and cost about a thurs less. I'm 6'0 and 165 and the medium long fit me great.

  • 5/5

    Best wader ever - 10/5/2012
    By: from odense

    This is by far the best wader, i have ever owend. They fits like a dream, and the adjustable suspenders works well, when used in roll-down mode.

  • 5/5

    Great Waders!! - 5/16/2012
    By: from Missouri

    Misplaced my last set of waders during a move last Fall. Decided to spend a little more money and buy a nicer pair of waders and my first Orvis waders. I could tell when I tried them on at home that they were going to be great. Have only fished in them one weekend, but the fit is excellent. Room to move in all the right places. They dry quickly and are obviously very well made.

  • 5/5

    great wader-better company - 5/15/2012
    By: from Georgia

    I had a pair of silver labels for about 4 years. Comfortable to wear and very durable. Had a seam leak, contacted the GREAT customer service department. Sent them back expecting a repair and received a new pair. Awesome job Orvis!!!!

  • 5/5

    By: from Maryland

    Lightweight, breathable and rugged, and you can't beat the guarantee and the customer service. However, my current pair will be my last---they stopped making them in mustard ! Nothing said "Eastern Dandy" like those mustard waders---and though I am a native of the West---I enjoyed the feather ruffling.

  • 5/5

    Value - 1/6/2012

    Comfortable, sturdy and very reasonably priced for the level of quality. A real value!

Size Chart

Wader Sizing Chart
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
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
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

Care Instructions

Care Instructions for Stockingfoot Breathable Waders
  • Hang, do not bundle damp waders after use or cleaning to prevent any
    damaging mildew.
  • Remove suspenders and repair kit from inside front pouch prior to washing.
  • Do not dry clean.
  • Do not use fabric softeners.
  • Do not use chlorine bleach.
  • Hand or machine wash cold. Use a powdered detergent
    with no harsh additives or bleach. Do not use liquid detergents unless
    specially made for waterproof, breathable fabrics.
  • Air or tumble dry on low heat.
  • Avoid contact with chemical products such as insect repellent,
    sun screen, petroleum products or gasoline as these may contaminate
    the waterproof / breathable membrane and cause leaking.
  • Store in cool dry place.
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