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 with rubberized lining on neoprene seams. 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: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 246 reviews


224 of 246 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Very comfortable and full featured - 8/13/2015

    Excellent waders -- they fit well and are comfortable on the hottest and most humid days. I've hiked miles in them in July and they really do breath. My wife also has a pair and feels the women's sizing is spot on. Can't speak to durability because I just got them this season.

  • 2/5

    Good but - 8/11/2015
    By: from Devon uk

    I'd despaired of ever finding decent waders that fit my big feet and everything fits here. For two months everything was great. Then the crotch seam started to go. I returned them and well three weeks later I've heard nothing. where is the famed Orvis customer service. I'm off on a fishing holiday next week and it looks like I'm going to have to pick up another pair somewhere , after this experience I,m not sure it will be Orvis.

  • 4/5

    Good design & quality, but confuse - 7/31/2015

    Just received these waders, so they haven't gotten wet yet, but I'm impressed with the fit, design features, and product quality. But I'm confused. regarding the use of the second pair of lightweight suspenders. Called Orvis customer service asking about this and received a reply that made absolutely no sense, so I remain confused.

  • 4/5

    Perfect fit - 7/31/2015
    By: from Northern California

    These are the best fitting waders I've ever owned. The convertible tops lower to the perfect height for float tubing. But keeping with Orvis tradition there were no instructions included oh how to use their unique "Convertible" wader design. No instructions with the waders, no instructions on the web or in the catalog, I was left to figure it out on my own. Unlike other Orvis products it wasn't too hard to figure out.

  • 5/5

    Convertible Top Waders - 7/27/2015

    I ordered these for a fishing trip with my HS buddies to Halifax Nova Scotia. I can't wait to get into the Margaree River - where the fishing for Atlantic Salmon is supposed to be fantastic. The weather is going to be fluctuation between warm and cool, and being able to put the "top down" will be AWESOME! I grew up on some great trout rivers in NY, but now live in South West Florida, where wading requires only a swim suit. I'm sure with these I will be almost as comfortable.

  • 5/5

    2 Thumbs Up! - 7/18/2015
    By: from Cold Spring, NY

    After owning neoprene waders for years and then buying these Silver Sonic convertible waders after doing a lot of research. I could not be happier with my decision going with these waders! They are a joy to get them on and off! Also having the option to convert them to waste high is great in warmer weather.With 1 outside pocket and two inside is plenty of storage and the one inside being completely water proof is over the top! Thanks for a great pair of waders...

  • 5/5

    Silver Sonic Converable Waders - 7/18/2015
    By: from Western WA.

    These were an upgrade form my previous waders. They are the nicest waders I have owned. I am 75 hand have fished hard all my life and have owned most brands of waders. these are Light weight and seem to breather very well. Nice to just flop the top down on a warm day. One of my grandsons bought the guide version. h e is as happy with his as I am mine.

  • 4/5

    Light Weight Waders - 7/15/2015
    By: from West Hartford, CT

    These waders are easy to slip on, fit well, and are comfortable. I look forward to years of fishing New England streams in these beauties.

  • 5/5

    Great Fit - 7/9/2015

    From the minute I tried these waders on I was happy. They fit so much better than the others I've tried. Can't wait to get out and use them for the first time. It will be so nice not to fight with my waders. It's like wearing regular clothes.

  • 5/5

    Great set of waders - 7/3/2015

    After shopping around I selected these for my first set of waders. They look great, and are very comfortable to wear. I am 6'2'' with a size 12 shoe, and the large fit perfect They also pack very small which is a big plus for me.

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