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, breathable, everyday waders for the serious angler. Main wader is made of the same durable 4-layer nylon fabric as the Pack and Travel waders, while the upper is a lighter weight 4-layer nylon, the same fabric used in the Pro Guides. 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 for comfort. 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. 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: 4.6/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 147 reviews

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137 of 147 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Silver Sonic Excellence - 4/20/2014
    By: from North Idaho

    Received as a Christmas gift from my wife in 2012. Wore at least forty times from bitter cold March through hot summer to cold Fall. The Sonics performed flawlessly. No leaks, kept me warm in the cold, and not too hot in the Summer. Easy to move around in, I do a lot of walking up and down the river, which I appreciate. Best waders I've ever owned.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Love My Silver Sonic Waders - 4/13/2014
    By: from Western North Carolina

    So comfortable, I forgot I was wearing them several times each day on my three day trip.

  • 2/5 stars 2/5

    Very disappointed - 4/12/2014
    By: from steamboat springs co

    This is reasonably expensive wader and leaked after less than one season of use. The horizontal seams at the inside of the articulated knees wear due to friction when walking, and eventually leaks occur. An essentially identical review appears in the current review list. I did not receive any satisfactory response from either the dealer or the central customer service phone other than a suggestion to patch them.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Great buy for great waders! - 4/3/2014
    By: from Orange County,CA

    Read a lot of reviews before making my decision on the convertible silver sonics they are great buy I definetly feel you get your money's worth with these waders, had good experience with the guy at the Pasadena store in CA with helping me choose the right size they didn't have my size of convertibles I wanted in stock but they got them ordered and shipped to me within a week, if your thinking of the silver sonics they are definetly worth it! Thanks Orvis you guys have awesome customer service!

  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    A shame that they leak - 4/1/2014
    By: from Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    Top 500 Contributor

    Really quite upset at this one. I bought my Silver Sonics on the promise of leak free waders. I have used them for a total of about 6 days spread over the winter months. At first I loved them. The waterproof iPhone holder is inspirational and the ability to roll the tops down is great. the bely and fit are superb. They are also pretty stylish. However, the booties are HUGE. I went for Medium Longs and I have size 9 feet. The boots are a joke, at least a size 13! there is a good 1.5" of spare material even after wearing Orvis wader socks to pad them out. Additionally, I climbed out the water on friday to find wet patches on my trousers, one from the front boot seam on my right foot, one from the rear boot seam on my left foot. Now, the reason for the Medium Long was so that there was no strain put on the seams when getting in and out of the river and kneeling down. There is no pulling of the seams at all and when putting on the waders, I pull on the neoprene, not the breathable fabric, so i know I have not stretched the seams. This is the first pair of "premium" waders I have owned and they have lasted the shortest time. I have to return my waders to the store where I know the manager will look after me, but that's not the point. The adverts state hard wearing, these have hardly been worn and are well looked after, dried after each trip and stored laid out in a dark, cool room. A real shame.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great Waders - 3/31/2014
    By: from Battenkill River

    I bought these waders for the value. They are a great price compaired to the competators and very high quality. They are very functional and add to my fishing arsenal. The ability for the waders to easily convert to pants is an absolut delight, even on the cold days. After a long day of wading and the need for a long hike back to the truck this is a great feature to help you cool without shedding layers. At first i was skeptical about the fit of the neoprene booties, however after a day of wading in the cold Battenkill river all doubt was gone. They were more than confortable. Summary: if you are looking for the best value in the industry I would highly recomend silver sonic waders for all weekend warriors and guides.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great product - 3/25/2014
    By: from Covina, CA

    After researching every manufacture my son-in-law purchased the Silver Sonic Waders. I figured if they were good enough for him then I needed to buy my own. I have been fly fishing for the last thirty-five years and have used several other brands. I like the way Silver Sonic's fit, and can't wait to get out on the water.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great Waders - 3/25/2014
    By: from Pittsburgh, PA

    Just bought my first pair of silver sonic waders and I am really impressed. Fit and finish are excellent, utility is outstanding.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Finally a X-Tall Wader - 3/24/2014
    By: from Pittsburgh, PA

    I was happy to see that Orvis came out with an X-Tall wader. I am 6'7" tall and have had trouble finding tall waders. I do wish that they offered a XXL-X-Tall size though, The largest they have is the XL-X-Tall, which fits, but is a little snug. I have been happy with their performance after spending two full days in them steelhead fishing.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Better than I expected! - 3/20/2014
    By: from Watauga river Tn.

    Fished eight hours today in a Driftboat getting in and out was a breeze, these are the most comfortable waders I have ever owned

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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