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. The integrated antimicrobial Sanitized® hygiene function helps to permanently protect the material of your Silver Sonic Waders from bacteria, odor and mildew. This ensures you receive optimal wearing comfort and that the waders look new longer, keeping their functionality and material performance even after intensive use. 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 251 reviews


228 of 251 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Excellent value - 9/28/2015
    By: from Pittsburgh, PA
    Top 1000 Contributor

    These are comfortable, rugged waders with some innovative features. The convertible top has a clever design that works easily. There is small built in dry bag in the front in case you need to take your cellphone fishing (I don't!). The built in gravel guards are functional. These are cut generously, so they're good for cold weather fishing. These are excellent waders for the price.

  • 5/5

    Out of the box to the river - 9/15/2015
    By: from Manchester

    Great After 14 years retired my old silvers These are grat Rained then got warm so converted to waist.....a snap Fit is great

  • 3/5

    Fit Great; Durability Not So Great - 9/10/2015
    By: from Jackson, WY

    I purchased these waders from the Orvis store in Jackson, WY sometime in January 2014. The fit and features of the waders are great. No issues there. The problem with them is their durability. After maybe 40 days in them over the course of a year, they developed many leaks on the inside of each leg where the fabric rubs together while walking. I rarely if ever fish from a boat, so I do a lot of walking/hiking. To say I expected a lot more from these is an understatement. Especially since my previous pair of waders from a different manufacturer cost half as much and took twice as long to develop leaks. I'll be sending them in for repair and am curious to hear what they have to say.

  • 5/5

    Waders - 9/8/2015

    Well made Very comfortable Great for waking thru brush Especially like waist option for warm days

  • 5/5

    great! - 9/8/2015
    By: from PacificNW

    I'm 6'5" tall and 205lbs. The Large/Xlong size fits me great. THANK YOU ORVIS FOR MAKING SIZES FOR TALL GUYS! I was concerned about the bootie size as my street shoes are 12 or 13 and my wading boots are size 13. The neoprene booties were a little tight when I tried them on in the store. I then tried the XL and the bootie was definitely too big and the body was too wide so I went with the large/Xlong. The booties stretched a bit and fit just fine now. I've worn these waders on 4 or 5 trips so far and they have been great. I chose these over the guide model because they were lighter weight for summer/fall fishing. I'm glad I did as they are very comfortable without weighing me down or making me hot. So far these waders have performed very well and I am glad I bought them.

  • 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.

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