Silver Sonic Convertible-Top Waders

These convertible welded waders offer ultimate convenience and bomb-proof welded seams.


The most versatile welded waders on the market today. Fish dry, and know you'll stay that way. Featuring the patented Orvis SonicSeam technology, all thread and stitch holes are eliminated and seams are double reinforced, prolonging the life of the waders dramatically. These are hard-wearing, everyday waders for the serious angler. Main wader is made of durable 4-layer nylon fabric, while the upper is a lighter weight 4-layer nylon. An innovative suspension system allows you to convert them to waist-highs without removing suspenders, a perfect feature for warm spring afternoons. Front zippered pocket is highly water resistant and an ideal storage place for fly boxes, while a flip-out interior waterproof pocket can hold cameras, cell phones, or fishing licenses. Attached gravel guards feature a quick-drain panel to keep you moving. Anatomically correct, sculpted neoprene booties with rubberized lining on neoprene seams. Strategically placed lower leg seams run up the back of the wader, reducing abrasion. Wader is cut higher in the front on women's model to provide a more comfortable fit. Wader belt and traditional suspender option included. In overcast/taupe. Outer shell: 100% nylon. Imported.
  • Features the patented Orvis SonicSeam® technology
  • Constructed with a durable 4-layer nylon outer fabric
  • Innovative suspension system easily converts the waders to waist-highs without removing suspenders
  • Anatomically correct neoprene booties for additional comfort
  • Flip-out interior waterproof pocket with touchscreen capabilities for smartphones
  • Attached self-fabric gravel guards with quick-drain mesh panel

Winner of a 2013 Field & Stream Best of the Best Award, as chosen by the editorial staff.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 241 reviews


220 of 241 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    2 Thumbs Up! - 7/18/2015
    By: from Cold Spring, NY

    After owning neoprene waders for years and then buying these Silver Sonic convertible waders after doing a lot of research. I could not be happier with my decision going with these waders! They are a joy to get them on and off! Also having the option to convert them to waste high is great in warmer weather.With 1 outside pocket and two inside is plenty of storage and the one inside being completely water proof is over the top! Thanks for a great pair of waders...

  • 5/5

    Silver Sonic Converable Waders - 7/18/2015
    By: from Western WA.

    These were an upgrade form my previous waders. They are the nicest waders I have owned. I am 75 hand have fished hard all my life and have owned most brands of waders. these are Light weight and seem to breather very well. Nice to just flop the top down on a warm day. One of my grandsons bought the guide version. h e is as happy with his as I am mine.

  • 4/5

    Light Weight Waders - 7/15/2015
    By: from West Hartford, CT

    These waders are easy to slip on, fit well, and are comfortable. I look forward to years of fishing New England streams in these beauties.

  • 5/5

    Great Fit - 7/9/2015

    From the minute I tried these waders on I was happy. They fit so much better than the others I've tried. Can't wait to get out and use them for the first time. It will be so nice not to fight with my waders. It's like wearing regular clothes.

  • 5/5

    Great set of waders - 7/3/2015

    After shopping around I selected these for my first set of waders. They look great, and are very comfortable to wear. I am 6'2'' with a size 12 shoe, and the large fit perfect They also pack very small which is a big plus for me.

  • 5/5

    Best waders I ever purchased - 6/27/2015
    By: from Longue-Rive,quebec,canada.

    Very comfortable,light,dry...very dry...does not retain humidity.Seem to be robust..will see after a few years.Repair kit included,a good idea.

  • 5/5

    great value! - 6/26/2015
    By: from Pennsylvania

    Had been considering a new pair of waders for a while now - then I tore my old pair a few weeks back while climibing over a guardrail. The silver sonics had been recommended to me by a friend, so I checked them out. Went to my local Orvis store and tried a pair on. After trying a few pairs on, we realized that I would likely need a L, XLong (I'm 6'4", 230#) - which unfortunatley they did not have in stock - so the salesman proceeded to order a pair online for me, after assuring me that I could return them if the fit was not right. The waders arrived a few days later at my house - and I was eager to test them out. After wearing them for a weekend of fishing, I can say that these waders are great! They are very comfortable and easy to get on/off. The belt/suspenders are easy to adjust. The convertible tops are great, and will be nice to have on those warmer days when wading shallower water. I really appreciate the storage pockets in these waders - especially the waterproof one that I can store my cell phone, carkey fob, etc. in. There is enough storage that, if I wear a lanyard, I can easily fit everything to fish for a day. The only criticism that I would have is that the booties are a bit long (seem to be sized for a much larger boot than mine). Overall these waders represent great value and I couldn't be happier with them!

  • 3/5

    good design bad quality - 6/24/2015
    By: from Coeur d'Alene Id

    like the waders a lot, really like the convertible top. But in less than a year have already had to patch twice, thought these waders would be a tougher

  • 5/5

    beat the heat - 6/24/2015
    By: from Wisconsin streams

    I just got these and forced myself to where them even though it was 75 degrees and would have felt better wet wading. I wanted to test them out in the heat and for walking fairly far to get ready for a trip to Yellowstone. I was impressed with how comfortable I stayed. I'm a skeptic of "breathable waterproof" products, but these waders really seemed to hold true to that claim. They are also extremely light and the ability to convert to waist high option is a huge plus in hot weather.

  • 5/5

    WOW !!!!!!!!!! - 6/17/2015
    By: from B.C. Canada

    After years of searching finally a great pair of waders. Have only had for a short time but so far I love. They are everything one could want.

Size Chart

Wader Sizing Chart: Stockingfoot
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
Large/XLong 42-44 34-36 10-12 6'5"+ 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
XL/XLong 46-48 34-36 12-14 6'5"+ 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

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  • Regular £275.00
  • Short £275.00
  • Long £275.00
  • Extra Long £275.00
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