Silver Sonic Guide Wader

Outfit yourself in the very best fly-fishing waders made.


The newest member of the Silver Sonic Wader family is also the toughest and best fly-fishing wader made. Built for the demanding rigors of full-time fishing, the Silver Sonic Guide Waders are designed to keep you dry and last longer than your last three pairs of waders combined. Highly breathable and ultradurable, the Silver Sonic Guides are up to 300% more abrasion resistant and 40% more puncture resistant than the Silver Sonic Convertible Tops. The lower wader features a high-density four-layer breathable nylon, while the upper is the same four-layer nylon used in the Convertible Top lowers. Kangaroo-style handwarmer pocket with YKK water-resistant zippers. External storage pocket with tool dock. Y-style padded yoke suspenders. Flip-out interior pocket and removable waterproof pocket. Attached self-fabric, reinforced gravel guards with quick-drain panel. Anatomically correct, sculpted neoprene booties. Strategically placed lower leg seams run up the back of the wader, reducing abrasion. Easy-adjusting wading belt included. In overcast/taupe. Expanded sizes, now including extra long. Outer shell: 100% nylon. Imported.


Overall: 4.8/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 16 reviews

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16 of 16 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Best Waders I Have Ever Owned - 8/13/2014
    By: from Ontario, Canada

    As a guide I have to depend on my waders throughout the whole season and in some very difficult bushy back river, creeks and lake situations. I purchased these waders early in the spring and have only a couple more salmon trips planned before I will likely hang them up until next spring. I can honestly state I have never had a better fitting, more angler friendly, tough, and comfortable pair of waders before in my life. Orvis claims these will outlast your last three pairs of waders combined and after this season I am inclined to agree with them. Steve Lynas

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    bulletproof waders - 7/31/2014
    By: from Henderson, Ny

    These waders are the most flexible, most comfortable, and the most lightweight waders I have ever used. The pockets and hand warmer pockets are placed just right for easy access. The fit of the waders are spot on and can wade in them all day long

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Silver Sonic's are bombproof - 7/21/2014
    By: from Cody, WY

    Purchased a pair of Silver Sonic Guide waders to replace my old Orvis waders. After using 4 months can safely say they are the most comfortable (and so far indestructible) waders I've ever worn. Easy to move in, breathe well and overall comfort/fit great. Use them 1-2 times/week on local waters.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Very good purchase - 7/10/2014
    By: from New York, NY

    This is a well fitting waders that is very strong and warm in cold water.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Finally a durable pair of waders - 6/17/2014
    By: from Mont Vernon, NH
    Top 250 Contributor

    I am a long time(1978) Orvis customer and fly fisherman. This is my third set of Orvis waders within the last four years. The previous sonic travel waders have not held up well. The Orvis Guarantee and commitment is terrific. I was able to return my old defective waders for a new set of guide waders. The quality and design is ten times better than the old travel waders. I especially like the built in zip lock water proof pocket for my cell phone and license. Looking forward to many years of enjoyment. Thank you Orvis for standing behind your products. I will always be a lifelong customer.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Dry, Comfortable, Durable - 5/27/2014
    By: from NE PA
    Top 250 Contributor

    I recently spent 8 days flyfishing in north central PA. I wore these waders every day for 8- 10 hours. I fished both large and small streams and walked a great deal, including through some dense brush. I even spent a day float stocking Kettle Creek - not an easy job. I stayed dry and comfortable, and I found the waders to be durable. I expect a long life from these waders. They are flexible and permit a wide range of motion. I have worn three pairs of 'S's' waders which I liked very much. These are as good or better. All they need is 'Made in USA' to make them perfect.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Perfect waders - 5/24/2014
    By: from Between the Esopus and the Farmington.

    The booties in my old waders gave out on the river, so I stopped in the local fly shop and picked up Simms G3 waders. They fit ok in the shop, but bunched up behind the knee in the water. The G4 in a different size didn't allow full range of motion and were very heavy-duty. I stopped in the Orvis store in Avon Ct and was immediately sized correctly. These waders fit great, the booties are a little large though. These waders have all of the features that I liked in the high-end Simms, but they are considerably lighter. In many cases I prefer the features of the Orvis. I could not be more pleased with these waders. Good bunch of guys in the shop too. Pros - Full wader material behind the handwarmer pocket - D-loop for net - Very adjustable suspenders - well designed flip out pocket - waterproof pocket can be placed where you want it - fit great - not too heavy - Fish zipper pulls!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Almost Perfect Waders - 5/23/2014
    By: from Plano, TX

    Over the years I have always worn Orvis Guide Waders. I was surprised by the fitting of the waders. I ended up trying on four different sizes until we nailed the fit. When purchasing these waders take your time and get the proper size. There are so many variation that you can get pretty close to custom. The only feature of the waders that I question is the neoprene booties that rachet up the heel of the foot resulting in a rippling effect while putting on the wading boots. It's worth mentioning the outstanding customer service that I received during the sizing of the waders; nice, knowledgeable staff.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great Job - 5/13/2014
    By: from West Greenwich, RI

    Just got these waders and had my first chance to try them. My compliments on a great product

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Best wadders ever - 5/10/2014
    By: from Bathurst, NB Canada

    These are my second pair of Orvis wadders. My Endura wadders have served me very well. but the Silver Sonic Guide Wadders will be with me for a long time to come. I am on the rivers of Eastern Canada every chance i get. the features these wadders have are awesome! They are in my mind the best wadders out there!

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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