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: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 200 reviews


182 of 200 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    Great waders for active fly fishers - 12/19/2014
    By: from AR

    Pick these up for wearing while I'm fly fishing from my kayak. The convertible top is great for staying cool while paddling. Easy to drop when I'm paddling and raise when I need to wade. A 5 star product if the rear buckle were easier to reach. As it is no problem releasing it but really hard to re-attach when you need chest high. Awesome fit.

  • 5/5

    Outstnding service - 12/16/2014

    Orvis has continued to provide outstanding service to me over the years. I returned a pair of Silver Label waders with a nominal fee for repair. Rather than repairing the waders, Orvis sent me a pair of the new Silver Sonic waders instead. These waders look great and are a comfortable fit. I am sure they will prove durable and a pleasure to fish in. Thank you Orvis for your unbeatable service..

  • 4/5


  • 4/5

    Solid waders - 12/8/2014
    By: from Pulaski, NY

    Well I got these a fews years ago now right when they came out and finally ready to write a review. Im about 6 foot tall and went with the regular large size. I wish I had got the extra long legs so have more movement. at times hiking or chasing steelhead down river they feel tight around my knees. Ive had my front zipper come off and fall in the river but just made my own thats easier to use. and i like the idea of the drianing gravel gaurds but they are just to bulky and drag a lot in current. However, i wear these waders well over 100 times a year and bushwack, slide down hills and fall my fair share of times and these waders have never leaked or shown any obvoius wear besides the stiching on the back belt loop. But they go on and off super easy. These are my first pair of stockingfoot waders and I am very pleased

  • 5/5

    Great fit - 12/5/2014
    By: from Central New York

    These are the best fitting waders I have owned. They allow for freedom of movement and less drag in deep water than I'm used to. They just feel like a quality piece of equipment from top to bottom.

  • 5/5

    Super sonic Christmas present! - 12/4/2014
    By: from N.C

    I have been wanting these waders since they came out and since I have worn my others out, I finally decided to give myself an early Christmas present and purchased the Silver Sonics just in time for winter fishing, and have been extremely impressed with the fit, and the superb performance of these waders. I have always liked Orvis gear and will continue buying Orvis for years to come. Thank you for these great waders!

  • 5/5

    Wonderfully Comfortable - 12/3/2014
    By: from Western, MA

    Bought these waders as a backup pair late last winter. After fishing in them in a couple of times they became my favorites all season. Wonderfully roomy and comfortable, light weight and EZ on and off. I found the convertible feature especially nice during the heat of July & August and the extra room allows for layering in cooler weather.

  • 5/5

    Fantastic Wader for the Money! - 11/30/2014
    By: from Asheville, NC

    Have worn Simms for years, bought these as a replacement for an old leaky pair based on the price & convenience to pick up locally. I've been very pleasantly surprised! Super comfortable, great suspenders and have been flawless on a dozen trips or so. Fairly rugged but not quite on par w/ Simms. Will get a pair of guides at some point & use these as back-up/warmer weather waders. Have made a convert of me.

  • 4/5

    Good waders - 11/28/2014
    By: from Australia

    I have worn these waders a few times now and love them. Comfy, keep me dry etc. I also love the storage on them. The only downside is the grip on the booties. It does make it hard to get my wading boots on. Other than that, im loving them.

  • 4/5

    Now an Orvis Man - 11/27/2014
    By: from Ottawa, Canada

    I debated hard about Simms or Orvis for my waders. First waders were Redingtons I bought used as I was new to fly fishing. Well, now that I'm "hooked" on fly fishing I'm making more investments. I'm 5'11" and 200lbs. Reading other reviews I was getting nervous legs would be long and baggy. As soon as I put them on the fit was great. I'm a size 10 foot and bootie was a little large, but this was not an issue in my boots at all...I ran straight down to Pulaski on the Salmon River to test things out and I can now really appreciate quality waders versus my entry-level Redingtons. Wow. Great, comfortable fit and I can tell they're gonna wear well. I had a slip on the Salmon River on a rough rock and leg material didn't show any sign. (More on that spill in my other review of the Gale Force Waist Pack) Love the function of the convertibles...could put the bib down to access some items in pocket much easier. Overall totally pleased and would recommend these waders as the best buy on the market.

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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