Keep fishing in comfort no matter the rain or wind. Every detail of The Tailwaters is made with the angler in mind. The waterproof breathable fabric repels rain and seals you off from the wind while it breathes to maximize your comfort. Two large bellowed pockets keep your fly boxes at the ready so you don't have to unzip the jacket in the rain to get at them. Two interior zippered storage pockets keep gear, wallet, license and more stored away and dry. Easy-access magnetic closures on front pockets. Full-coverage hood rolls and stores away for when the rain stops. Fleece handwarmer pockets keep hands warm. Adjustable Dolphin Skin Cuff® system keeps out wind and water and prevents line tangles on cuff. Drawcord at hem. Fly fishing wading jacket in smoke. Nylon. Washable. Imported.
Sizes: XS(30-32), S(34-36), M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52), XXXL(54-56).
Orvis clothes are cut generously to accommodate an active country lifestyle. We build plenty of “wearing ease” in all our garments to ensure you will enjoy them for many years. We field-test all of them on associates, and we take into consideration how the clothing will be worn. For example, when we fit outerwear, we always size it with the appropriate layers beneath. That means you do not need to order a size up for a comfortable fit.
Not sure what size to order? Just chat, e-mail, or call 888- 235-9763 our Customer Service experts. They will be happy to give you the actual garment measurements for any item we sell.
Jackets, Shirts, and Outerwear Measurements for Men
Shirt Neck Size
15 - 15 1/2
16 - 16 1/2
17 - 17 1/2
17 - 18 1/2
Arm Length from Center Back
33 1/2 - 34
34 1/2 - 35
35 1/2 - 36
36 1/2 - 37
General Sizing Guidelines
Short Sleeve Length
Long Sleeve Length
Garment Body Length
For men 5' 8" to 6' 0"
For men shorter than 5' 8"
Approx. 1" shorter
Approx. 1 1/2" shorter
Approx. 1 1/2" shorter
For men 6' 0" and taller
Approx. 1" longer
Approx. 1 1/2" longer
Approx. 1 1/2" longer
Inseaming Guidelines: Most Orvis pants are available custom hemmed to your inseam length. In addition, many of our pants can be plain finished or cuffed. Plain finished hems are cut for length, then folded under, creased, and sewn. When tailoring a cuffed hem, we create a 1 1/4” cuff at your request. Simply specify your preference when ordering.
Hat Sizes / Adult Head Measurements
6 3/4” – 6 7/8”
7” – 7 1/8”
7 1/4” – 7 3/8”
7 1/2” – 7 5/8”
21 1/8” – 21 1/2”
21 7/8” – 22 1/4”
22 5/8” – 23”
23 1/2” – 23 7/8”
Hand Sizes for Gloves
9 - 9 1/2"
10 - 10 1/2"
How to Measure
In all instances, hold tape firm and level, but not tight. a. Head: Using a flexible/soft tape measure, start 1" above the ear. Follow around head staying 1" above the ear. This will give your most accurate reading. Then refer to the chart for size. b. Neck Circumference: Wrap tape around to the base of your front neck and allow room for wearing comfort. OR measure the collar length of a favorite shirt. c. Sleeve Length: From the center back of your neck with your arm slightly bent, follow the tape around to your wrist bone. d. Chest: Wrap a tape measure evenly around the fullest part under your arms. e. Waist: Wrap tape around your natural waistline, or where you actually wear your pants. f. Seat/Hip: Standing with your feet together, measure around the fullest part of your hip (approx. 7-8" below the waist). Don’t forget to keep the tape level. g. Inseam: Best taken from an existing pair of pants you like. Measure along the garment inseam from the crotch seam to the hem. h. Glove Hand: Measure all the way around the flat part of your hand, excluding the thumb, and around the widest part at the knuckles. Use the chart above to convert this measurement in inches to your corresponding glove size.
“Here in Alaska, I’ve spent approximately 30 days in this jacket with an average of 1.5" of rain per day and have stayed completely dry. We need a comfortable jacket that can be worn instead of a vest. The Tailwaters is perfect. It’s got pockets everywhere, including roomy hand-warmer pockets and pockets big enough for all the gear a person needs to carry. Thumbs up on this one. I’m proud to have provided input in the design of such a great product!”
Mark Minnillo, Head Guide, Boardwalk Wilderness Lodge, Thorne Bay, Alaska
When the rain comes, an angler’s most important need from a jacket is for it to be waterproof. But it should also be breathable for comfort in all climates— and functional with ample pocket space. Of course all of this at a reasonable price makes it even better. The breathable Tailwaters Wading Jacket fits the bill exactly.
The Tailwaters features the same "No Sweat" breathable four-layer system as the popular No Sweat Pro Guide, Silver Label, and Clearwater waders.
A breathable "No Sweat" membrane is combined with a microfiber shell fabric that provides comfort and protection in the heaviest of downpours. Large cargo pockets enable storage of fly boxes and other gear.
The Orvis-exclusive Dry-Cuff system features elasticized cuffs with hook and loop cinch straps that prevent water from entering, even in the heaviest downpours. There are fleece-lined handwarmer pockets and a hood with an internally adjustable face gasket to protect against winds and hard rain. Tailwaters Features
• "No-Sweat" waterproof/breathable, four-layer system.
• internal adjustment snugs the hood to the face and leaves tag ends inside
• roll and store hood when it stops raining
• internal zip-close pockets keep wallet or camera dry
• double storm-flap front closure keeps water out, even in a driving wind
• internal snaps, in the rear, shorten jacket for deep wading or float tubing
• poly-fleece-lined warmer pockets provide luxurious relief from late-season snow or biting winds
• Orvis Neoprene Dry Cuff with hook-and-loop cinch strap keeps water out. Lays out of the way of fly-line when casting or managing line.
Care Instructions for Wading Jackets
Machine wash cold. Use powdered detergent or detergent specifically made for waterproof breathable fabrics. Do not use fabric softener. Tumble dry low or air dry. Do not dry clean. Do not iron.