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 237 reviews


216 of 237 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 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.

  • 5/5

    Best waders I ever purchased - 6/27/2015
    By: from Longue-Rive,quebec,canada.

    Very comfortable,light,dry...very dry...does not retain humidity.Seem to be robust..will see after a few years.Repair kit included,a good idea.

  • 5/5

    great value! - 6/26/2015
    By: from Pennsylvania

    Had been considering a new pair of waders for a while now - then I tore my old pair a few weeks back while climibing over a guardrail. The silver sonics had been recommended to me by a friend, so I checked them out. Went to my local Orvis store and tried a pair on. After trying a few pairs on, we realized that I would likely need a L, XLong (I'm 6'4", 230#) - which unfortunatley they did not have in stock - so the salesman proceeded to order a pair online for me, after assuring me that I could return them if the fit was not right. The waders arrived a few days later at my house - and I was eager to test them out. After wearing them for a weekend of fishing, I can say that these waders are great! They are very comfortable and easy to get on/off. The belt/suspenders are easy to adjust. The convertible tops are great, and will be nice to have on those warmer days when wading shallower water. I really appreciate the storage pockets in these waders - especially the waterproof one that I can store my cell phone, carkey fob, etc. in. There is enough storage that, if I wear a lanyard, I can easily fit everything to fish for a day. The only criticism that I would have is that the booties are a bit long (seem to be sized for a much larger boot than mine). Overall these waders represent great value and I couldn't be happier with them!

  • 3/5

    good design bad quality - 6/24/2015
    By: from Coeur d'Alene Id

    like the waders a lot, really like the convertible top. But in less than a year have already had to patch twice, thought these waders would be a tougher

  • 5/5

    beat the heat - 6/24/2015
    By: from Wisconsin streams

    I just got these and forced myself to where them even though it was 75 degrees and would have felt better wet wading. I wanted to test them out in the heat and for walking fairly far to get ready for a trip to Yellowstone. I was impressed with how comfortable I stayed. I'm a skeptic of "breathable waterproof" products, but these waders really seemed to hold true to that claim. They are also extremely light and the ability to convert to waist high option is a huge plus in hot weather.

  • 5/5

    WOW !!!!!!!!!! - 6/17/2015
    By: from B.C. Canada

    After years of searching finally a great pair of waders. Have only had for a short time but so far I love. They are everything one could want.

  • 5/5

    Great waders! - 6/15/2015

    Although these were my first waders, I would still recommend these to anyone. I had them for 3 years almost and never had any issue with them. I fished in them pretty hard using them at least 25 times each season and they worked without fail. They finally failed this past weekend when I was walking out of the river just after it became pitch black dark outside and I fell into a rock and ripped the thigh. I will gladly be purchasing and brand new pair of these exact waders if my patching doesn't hold up.

  • 5/5

    Perfection Personified - 6/11/2015
    By: from Raleigh, NC

    Extremely well made and a perfect fit. The new booties trim and form fit make for a longer day on the water, reducing fatigue and better fit in my wading boots. Add the strap design that allows them to be worn at the waist on a hot day and you are sure to catch more fish.

  • 5/5

    Great Replacement - 6/2/2015
    By: from Billings, MT

    I purchased these waders to replace a pair that I had for 20 plus years. I had some concerns and questions about these waders but the Orvis chat cleared all those up. Love the waterproof pouch on the waders and the big zipper pouch on the outside. The convertible top works great and is very easy to convert. The only thing I would like to see would be a D ring on the back for a net.

  • 4/5

    Quality Waders - 5/22/2015
    By: from Northern California

    Bought online, sizing was good and the size chart definitely helped. The built in neoprene foot socks are a large but were not uncomfortable in my felt boots. Waders were very comfortable, used for a 3 day fishing weekend and got all weather, cool, overcast, rain and sunny and warm. Best part was that the waders did not heat up into a sweat box during a sunny afternoon. If the neoprene booties fit better they would rate five stars.

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  • Short $279.00
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