Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 173 reviews
152 of 173 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Wading boots -
Orvis as always provides the best equipment and service. My old orvis wading boots were great and finally wore out. I replaced them with new and improved lightweight fishing boots which are great. They are sturdy and not real heavy. Good for being in a stream all day. Hope they help me catch more fish
Best Wadding Boots rver! -
By: Fishinaddict from Plainfield, IL
The River Guard Ultralight wading boots I just purchased this summer at the Orvis Store in Lombard Illinois are the best boots by far that I purchsed! They are light weaght and give me excellent tracktion on slippery rocks and algea. Plus they do no have felt which I would not use due to invasive critters. I highly recomand these wrading boots.
Excellent Product -
By: FJChalmers from Arlington, VA
I recently purchased my second pair of these boots, the first took 4 years to wear out with roughly 30 days a year on them. The product is durable, stable and is well worth the money.
River Guard Ultralight Wading Boots -
By: SSparks from Denver, CO
I looked for years before I found these about 2 to 3 years ago through Orvis. I wet-wade often but need a boot that gives me solid footing in and out of the water. I can hike in this boot in/out of the water. It's a very comfortable boot, but it sizes very large. I wear a 9 1/2 normally, but the 9 was large enough for me even wearing a neoprene booty over a sock.
Excellent boots -
By: Mathew85 from Farnham, Hampshire
When I first looked at these boots I thought that they were lacking in ankle support but they are not they provide complete ankle support. The Boot itself is very comfy and can wear them all day without and discomfort at all.
Can't go wrong.... -
By: Londonfisher from London, England
Top 1000 Contributor
These are simply the best wading boots I have owned (and I've had many!) Finished the second season with them without any problems whatsoever. I did add an few extra Orvis studs for more grip. These boots are very comfortable and light and ideal for long hikes (in fact just as comfortable as walking boots). Very stable in fast rocky water and even slime covered boulders. Highly recommended.
Problems with soles -
By: AndyRB from Yorkshire
These are a very comfortable boot but there is a problem with the soles as they have a propensity to start to separate from the upper body. Mine are now doing this and two friends have had the same problems with theirs. Clearly there is an issue with the glues used to hold the upper to the lower parts of the boots.
not what they should-could be -
By: rivrrat from Fremont, Ca
First impression of these boots were great, comfortable, good grip on rocks, but they don't seem to last very long, after 3 seasons of normal use(maybe 20-25 days a year) in rivers some of the stitching on the sides is starting to come out and the sole of one boat is coming off. These boots are pretty expensive to only last 75 days in water.
Wading Boots -
By: fshmncometh from Deleware County, PA
Hi, I've been wading lakes and streams for decades wearing sneakers. I cannot tell you how many times I've slipped on silty rocks and fallen. Once I was completely submerged! Well no more. The River Guard Wading Boot holds bottom and I can wade with no concern. I thank my daughter who gave me a gift certificate to Orvis. At my age I need the stability of this boot.
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.’’