Overall: 4.5 / 5 based on 20 reviews
19 of 20 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
why fit rubbish laces -
Orvis come on why fit rubbish laces to great wadding boots? I see from reviews i'm not the only person to have experienced this. the boot itself is great. oh one other thing not enough studs in them so add another £30 to the price because you will need to buy a box of studs
By: pikehunter from Scotland
best wading boots i have ever owned ,normaly i go through a couple of pairs a season these have almost completed there second year, very good value for money!
well made -
By: studio42 from Ridgway, CO
These boots are heavier than my old ones but seem very well made. They are generously sized, I ordered my normal size and they have plenty of room for wool socks and waders.
Real Deal on Rubber -
By: spitter from Naperville, IL
Top 25 Contributor
Just took delivery of the River Guard. After seeing this deal on the web, I had to try on a pair at my local Orvis... Of course, this particular boot wasn't in stock, so I tried on the Brogue - as they mention both boots are built on the same last... ordered my street shoe size and at delivery - perfect fit, same feel. One criticism, as some have mentioned - cheap laces, and sharp corners on the upper grommets impaled the laces easily... so I rounded the corners - they we're deep enough to accept any lace, anyway. If necessary at some point, I'll buy a pair of the Brogue Laces for a couple bucks - I saved plenty on these boots... For my first rubber wading boot, they are of excellent construction, the studs are ample in size and quantity - plus a couple spares and tool were included... makes for a great value compared to other brands - a real deal for rubber studded boots - as states crack down on felt... can't wait for Spring to get on water with these.
The Jury is still out -
By: Woodenshoeangler from Teutopolis,IL
This pair of wading boots is replacing my felt soled boots,which have been banned from my fishing stream. It looked like there were too few studs on the walking surfaces, so I bought extra studs to add 6 to each boots. I have not had a chance to use them in a stream yet but did try them on with my waders and they fee real comfortable. I will update after use in April. I Can't wait until I can try them out.
Great Purchase -
By: NESKERS from Houston, TX
Got these on clearance and couldn't ask for a better shoe at such a good price.
River Guard Clearwater II Boot -
By: ShoreWalker from Maryland
An exceptional value that fits and wears well over stocking foot waders, this boot is a great replacement for felts.
Good fit with my Simms waders -
By: tquigs from Ohio
Top 1000 Contributor
I like these boots. Good fit, and good traction in the Vermilion river.
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.’’