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. The integrated antimicrobial Sanitized® hygiene function helps to permanently protect the material of your Silver Sonic Waders from bacteria, odor and mildew. This ensures you receive optimal wearing comfort and that the waders look new longer, keeping their functionality and material performance even after intensive use. 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 259 reviews


236 of 259 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Best awaders for the money, Hands Down - 11/16/2015
    By: from Houston, TX

    I bought these waders to replace a 20 year old pair of simple Gortex waders, which had served me well.With those, I needed extra socks to ensure a good fit in the boot and wrap around velcro / neoprene gaiters. The fit is perfect, with adequate room to kneel, bend, sit in total comfort. Hiking up and down steep banks, climbing over fallen trees? No problem. Breathability is excellent as well. Construction should ensure a long life. The material is supple yet appears robust, making waking very easy. Best features have to be: 1. the neoprene booties which are warm and make getting into your boots with a nice fit a breeze; 2. the built in gaiters are excellent, 3. the included water tight pouch for your keys / phone, and 4. the convertible system which is brilliant. I settled on these after much research of all brands, and trying them on in the Orvis Woodlands TX store (Thanks , Noble!). You can spend a little less and certainly far more (2-3x more!), yet I am convinced you cannot do better. I used these on a cold and rainy five day steelheading trip to PA / Western NY and they were perfect. This purchase was the best decision for that trip I could've made. You cannot go wrong with these waders. Perfect is the only word.

  • 4/5

    Good but could be better - 11/15/2015
    By: from Olympic Peninsula, WA

    I hike 20+ miles a week surveying streams in the Pacific Northwest for salmon. I put my gear through conditions I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I have owned these waders for about 2 years now. The fit is great. The material seems to be tough, even in the face of blackberries. The boot foot slipped into boots very well. Breathe ability was okay to good after a hard 3 mile hike upstream. However, the seams failed in the crotch after the second year. They could have been more durable in this area with perhaps an extra layer. These waders are now completely useless. I expected longer life from this product, granted most of you will not abuse these the way my job demands. Good product, but could be more durable where it counts. Testing out one of their jackets soon.

  • 5/5

    By: from Battle Creek, MI

    As I purchased these in the fall I haven't been in the water. However I have worn them in the house as a trial for fit and mobility and found them to be perfect. My wife has had a pair for two seasons and I have been very impressed and thus the reason for buying.

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  • 5/5

    Love em - 10/19/2015
    By: from Western PA

    I purchased these as a replacement for a competitor's brand that was falling apart. So far, Ive got about 4 hours and 3 miles on them so far. I love em. The fit is perfect. They are comfortable. They are light and breathable, but warm. The shoulder straps are wide and do not dig into your shoulders, Everything about these seems to be designed correctly and well engineered. Did I mention they were comfortable? I fish a lot of remote places, so I typically carry my 1911 sidearm in an IWB holster My last pair of waders were super uncomfortable wearing it. With these waders, the wading belt sits high enough and does not dig into the holster. Everything fits comfortably. This was a huge selling point for me. Hopefully I can report back after putting a few hundred miles on these with similar praise.

  • 4/5

    so far so good - 10/16/2015
    By: from Michigan

    Quite happy with this purchase. Very comfortable fit, used them over columbus day weekend and I never felt "heavy" or awkward moving around in the water or on the boat. Not that it matters but they look pretty sharp for waders. Right price given other waders out there. All around solid buy (so far anyway).

  • 5/5

    Best Waders - 10/15/2015
    By: from KY

    As always, I'm impressed with the quality of Orvis products. I appreciate their awesome customer service.

  • 5/5

    Very pleased - 10/13/2015

    Bought a set this summer for fly fishing on the Gunpowder River in MD. They performed perfectly through over 15 outings in very rough hike-in terrain through heavy brush and thorns, obstacles, etc. I have used them in the lower/convertible position exclusively, which is a great feature in hot weather and low water.

  • 5/5

    Excellent value - 9/28/2015
    By: from Pittsburgh, PA
    Top 1000 Contributor

    These are comfortable, rugged waders with some innovative features. The convertible top has a clever design that works easily. There is small built in dry bag in the front in case you need to take your cellphone fishing (I don't!). The built in gravel guards are functional. These are cut generously, so they're good for cold weather fishing. These are excellent waders for the price.

  • 5/5

    Out of the box to the river - 9/15/2015
    By: from Manchester

    Great After 14 years retired my old silvers These are grat Rained then got warm so converted to waist.....a snap Fit is great

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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