Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 22 reviews
21 of 22 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Look nice but.... -
By: Rockman from Cleveland UK
I purchased the boots online and was delighted with their looks and comfort.However,after one fishing session I found I had lost 3 studs from one a 2 from the other.1 had infact ripped out leaving a hole in the felt.After a further 3 sessions another stud is in the process of ripping free. I still like the boots,but feel the reviewer who used them over rocks in the sea was lucky to escape undamaged.I have fitted heavier studs to supplement the originals and hope this will do the trick. Maybe best suited to a less aggressive fresh water application.
orvis ultalite wading shoes -
By: nessie22 from Scotland
The Ultralite boots are just that! At 38 ounces these are one of the lightest boots you will find. The build quality is outstanding.The studded soles are excellent giving brilliant traction over extreme rock surfaces.The studs are making the felt soles last much longer but not making too much noise so not to spook the fish lying in the margins.I do alot of walking over granite stones, my favourite Loch is three and a half miles round and these boots are more than up for the job. After 25yrs of fishing I always get cramp from my fishing boots but I have never got it whilst wearing these.The boots look unworn even after wearing them for the last 20days. Really comfortable. Overall an excellent buy!!
A quality wading boot. -
By: caafisher from UK
I took delivery of these as a spare pair. As always the Orvis quality is not question and the product is highly durable and fit for purpose. This is my second pair of this particular model, the previous pair lasted ages and I just wore them out, I guess that says it all really.
great wadding boot -
By: uainstructor88 from Portland , Or.
I used this pair of wadding boots and just wish I bought 2 pair. I wadded a small stream in Oregon and didn't slip at all.
Great Boots at a Great Price! -
By: BBilger from Penn's Creek, PA
I got these boots at a great price. My normal shoes i wear between a size 8 & 9 depending on the brand. I gambled and got a size 8 and they fit perfectly!
Ultralight Wading Boots -
By: Prokbun from Los Angeles, CA
I ordered these online, and did not see them in the stores...At first glance (out of the box) they look a bit like moon boots, a bit bulky compare to all my other wading boots of the same size, specially for ultralights. I put them on and they feel a bit like moon boots, but they are light and seem like they are well made and have good support. Bottom line, good value, but bulky.
Good Boot For The Money -
By: TurkeyBum from Alabama
I originally ordered the Wet Wading Shoe but wasn't real happy with the fit and support, so Orvis cheerfully exchanged it for this. For only $10 more, this is the way to go. (If you really want to go lightweight, check out the Wet Wading Sandal.) If you are going to use these for wet-wading you will have to supply your own neoprene wading socks (as you will with the Wading Shoes anyway even though they come with booties - see the reviews) as this boot is oversized to fit over stocking foot waders. In fact, like at least one other reviewer, I found these to be just a little narrow and long (in size 13 anyway, but a 12 would be too small), so I'm not sure I would agree with Orvis' recommendation for half size wearers to order one size up. As another reviewer mentioned, some drain eyelets would be nice but not a big enough deal for me to take a drill to them. These are well made and at the sale price are a great value.
great boot for my 1st time out -
By: flyfishinpop from Pacific, MO
I'm new to fly fishin' so I don't have the experience of other boots to compare with, but these were all I hoped they would be. They were light and very comfortable to walk around in. I never slipped in them in 3 days of fishing, even in some strong current. The confidence in my footing helped me to enjoy and keep my focus on learning this great sport.
A good quality boot. -
By: from Pittsburgh, PA
My 20 year old pair of Orvis Clearwater wading boots finally had to be retired, as there were only a few atoms still holding parts of them together. Suffice to say I got my money’s worth out of ‘em. After looking over Orvis’ selection of wading boots, I decided to give their Ultra-Light boots a try. So here’s my take on them, right out of the box. I wasn’t surprised by reading the feedback on these boots that the size fit was an issue for some people - as I’ve found with regular shoes, sometimes I fit into a size 9 – sometimes a 9 ½ or even a 10 fits better. I ordered a size 10 and they were way too large for me. Orvis’ return policy made it easy to exchange (no cost for return shipping). The second pair fit ok, but still felt a bit big even with neoprene socks on. But by placing a pair of Dr. Scholls, gel inserts in the boots, they not only fit very comfortably now, but the added cushioning will be a welcome addition for those long days on my feet in a river. You can’t beat the current sale price ($69.00) of these Ultra-Lights. Are they "guide quality" wading boots? No! Will they serve the purpose I need them for? Yes? If you’re hung up on having top of the line equipment from head to toe, for the sole purpose of impressing others (as if anyone else really cares what you own), then by all means, spend the $75 to $100 more for some other boot. The construction of these Ultra-Lights is good. They seem to be built solid and should last awhile if properly cared for. I do feel that the felt soles could be of a higher quality (it's very thick & compacted), but that’s something I’ll take care of when it’s time to re-sole them. I ordered my pair with the metal studs and the quality control here could have been better – the studs on one boot are fine. On the other one however, the studs barely protrude out of the felt. I did notice that unlike my old Clearwater boots, these Untra-Lights did not have drainage holes on either side. No big deal. Using a 3/16" drill bit, I added two drainage holes on both sides of each boot, right above the arch. So the bottom line is this: The Orvis Ultra-Light wading boots are a good buy! And if you’ve been an Orvis customer for awhile, you know they stand behind the products they sell. The vast majority of fly fishermen I see spend more time navigating through a river – from one spot to another – then they do actually casting a fly. Slow down! Cover the water where you’re currently at more thoroughly. Not only will you no doubt catch more trout, but you’ll also find that pretty much any felt soled boot will get you where you want to go if you exercise caution on slippery rocks, etc. And a final word of caution to all readers. If I see another fly fishermen standing waste deep in a river talking on a cell phone – as I did on my last trip to Montana – I promise you I’ll make the most accurate cast of my life, hook your phone, and send it to the bottom.