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 209 reviews


189 of 209 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Comfortable rugged waders. - 3/14/2015
    By: from Pennsylvania

    I have had waders from several name brand companies. I would either sacrificing comfort or toughness. I would never get both comfort or toughness in a pair of waders until I purchased these waders!! I can wear them a entire day on the water with no complaints.

  • 1/5

    water logged... - 2/23/2015
    By: from NY

    had these for a serious season. Hardcore fishing. fished yesterday and my right foot filled up with water in seconds. might last a season but after that don't plan on a long lasting wader… orvis has great products but dam these waders are nit that great all in all.

  • 5/5

    waders - 2/9/2015

    first waders i've owned they fit great price was great. have not gone in the water yet but am looking forward to it.

  • 2/5

    disappointed - 2/3/2015
    By: from Clarendon, Vermont / Vail, CO

    I did an extensive amount of researching for waders, since they would be my first pair. I selected the Silver sonic waders,I was impressed when I saw the waders in store. After about 5-6 months of very light use, tiny holes started to appear on the bottom portion of the legs, It didn't hold up quality wise overall. I'm fairly disappointed with the quality of my pair, maybe it was a defect.. I'm hoping Orvis will take care of the problem for me. I would like to upgrade to the Guide version if possible, it seems a lot durable compared to this model.

  • 5/5

    Waders Boots - 2/3/2015
    By: from Vail Colorado

    Great quality product as always from ORVIS!! In Colorado you always need top notch waders and boots. Both are great!!

  • 5/5

    High Quality Product - 1/20/2015
    By: from York, PA

    After reading countless reviews on the interweb, it became clear that these waders were going to be a good purchase. I wasn't wrong with taking that chance. Not only were there of great quality, way better than others I've seen, they were moderately priced. You can certainly trust Orvis will continue to produce high quality items as they have in the past. These waders, along with Orvis wading boots, have certainly set me up for a lifetime of dependable fishing gear for various conditions. I really enjoy the convertible feature as well, highly recommend. Thank you Orvis!

  • 5/5

    Great Waders - 1/5/2015
    By: from SLC, UT

    These waders were selected because of their high ratings by Yellowstone Anglers. their comfort, fit, breath-ability and durability were primary considerations. Once the decision was made, the total purchase experience was a real treat. I ordered by phone. the woman who handled my order was kind, friendly, conversant, and efficient. It was a tremendous overall experience. To top it off, the size ordered was too large so I needed to make an exchange. That entire experience was as pleasant and efficient as the initial order. Great waders and great service are an excellent combination. Thanks Orvis!

  • 3/5

    Good, Not Great - 1/4/2015

    I picked these up after my last pair of Orvis convertibles finally bit the dust. I have been thrilled with the previous pair (older silver label version). I think most of the changes are definitely for the better, with the exception of two: 1)The neoprene booties are WAY to big. I have a hard time even getting my feet into my boots. Once I do, they are quite tight until I've walked for 10 - 15 min, after which I pretty much forget about it. 2)The seam between the gravel guard and leg is very poorly designed. The way the seam has been constructed allows a lot of sand and silt to stay in the seam after you come out of the water. It is so bad that I have to use my air compressor when I get home to clean the seam out. I am very afraid that the increase in abrasive material will prematurely destroy this seam. I am going to resort to neoprene wraps to go around the area to protect the seam.

  • 5/5

    Best Waders - 1/3/2015
    By: from Baltimore, MD

    Comfortable, adjustable, lightweight. Short of acting as a fish magnet, these waders do it all.

  • 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.

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