Women's Silver Sonic Convertible-Top Waders

These women's chest waders were specifically designed with the female angler in mind.


Over the years, the most common feedback we've received from female anglers is that we haven't offered any women's chest waders that were truly designed with women in mind. Until now. Introducing our new women's Silver Sonic Convertible-Top Waders. After taking input and suggestions from a large number of female anglers, we started over from scratch and designed a wader built specifically for women. We tested them on a wide variety of body types, made tweaks and adjustments, and we think the results speak for themselves. Never again will you have to borrow a pair of waders. We have your size.
  • 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

Picked by the Fly Fisherman editorial staff as one of the best new products for 2014.
Winner of a 2013 Field & Stream Best of the Best Award, as chosen by the editorial staff.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 73 reviews


72 of 73 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Excellent! - 12/20/2014
    By: from Australia

    I've been fly fishing for over 15 yrs and this is the first wader I have had that fit. I am over 50 and not slim and terrific. It's nice to have a product that doesn't have a tiny waist and a huge butt. That is a problem I find a lot with women's clothing in general. I don't have a high waist so the pettite is great. If I get any heavier though I would need a 1x so I hope they make them for the ladies that are in the future. I haven't had them in the field yet but I will assume that they are a tough and reliable product as all ORVIS gear. If not I will let you all know. I'm pretty hard on waders. Finally, They only issue I have is shoe size. It seems that no one thinks women have large feet. My toes are actually rubbing on the ends and I hope they don't wear a hole in my toe or vice versa. Great Job Orvis! Thanks for taking we women anglers into serious consideration!

  • 5/5

    Good waders - 12/17/2014
    By: from Arkansas

    I've had 3 pair other expensive waders. All leaked, all saturated over time. Yeah can treat with tech wash and revivex but never the same. These silver sonics fit great, don't leak at all, and are warm enough with proper layering. Time will tell on the saturating, but at this price point, I can afford to replace. I wade 300 days / year. I'm an orvis fan now. Good value, and awesome fit. I'm 5'2, 118 lbs, athletic. Smalls are perfect. Room for layers but not poofy or too baggy. Love the color. Love the length. Enough fabric to bend down on knee. Not too much, just right. Wish I had a hand warmer pocket. Don't care about the summer feature of dropping top down,

  • 5/5

    Awesome Waders - 11/11/2014

    Highly recommend! Keep you totally dry, and easy to layer underneath. Love all the pockets. They are a little pricey, but totally worth the money!

  • 5/5

    The Perfect Waders - 11/3/2014
    By: from Seattle, WA

    The best thing about the women's Silver Sonic Waders is the fit. They are perfect. I followed the size guide that Orvis provides. They are so very well made and comfortable. I'm glad I didn't waste time and money on cheaper waders or waders made for men. I expect years of service from these waders and if I wear them out, I'll buy another pair!

  • 5/5

    sexy waders - 10/23/2014
    By: from Los Angeles CA

    How can waders look and feel so good. Not that I am vain, but I do like to look good even when fishing. The new Silver Sonics not only feel good, but also look good. I can't wait to wear them on my upcoming Chile fishing excursion.

  • 5/5

    Best Decision - 10/4/2014
    By: from Memphis, TN

    New to fly fishing this year, I had a lot of gear to purchase. The Orvis Women's Silver Sonic Waders was one of the best decisions. Sturdy, well made, and a perfect fit... A stocking foot without all the excess....Now my feet fit nicely inside my boots. And I love that I can drop the bib so easily and stay cooler if I need to.

  • 5/5

    Great waders! - 9/17/2014
    By: from Washington, DC

    Orvis is kidding when they claim they designed waders especially for women. These waders fit me better than any I've ever worn -- they actually look awesome. Great features, too, especially the waterproof inside pouch.

  • 5/5

    Great Choice - 9/17/2014

    These waders did exactly as described. Fit was good, they were comfortable and most of all they kept me dry!

  • 5/5

    Great Product - Worth the Buy - 9/7/2014
    By: from North Idaho

    I did much research before buying waders and purchased the Silver Sonic late spring this year. (I wanted to wear them enough before writing a review too). For those that have doubts like I did on sizing, it was worth it to go into an Orvis endorsed store and try a pair on. I've worn my Sonics so far in Alaska, Idaho and Oregon and am rather impressed with this product. Whether it's getting in and out of a boat, plane, or climbing over rocks to get to a fishing hole, the Sonics just WORK. They still look brand new with as much use as I've put them through. My size is 5' 4" / 145 / size 7.5 narrow feet and the Mediums fit well. After enough wear I do notice they are slightly long for me in the leg and torso, so I think a petite M size would have worked fine too. There is plenty of room/adjustability for layering and they are quick to get into - the elastic bands located under the armpit are a perfect thought to the design. The pockets are great and the waterproof pouch is tough, seals quickly, stays sealed yet remains easy to open. The drop down half works great in hot weather. These waders are very breathable / dry fast. Don't waste your time on buying another brand of waders.

  • 5/5

    Great Fit - 8/26/2014
    By: from La Junta, CO

    Silver Sonics have proven to be a great gift for the wife. They fit in all critical measurement points and offer dry feet and a lot more comfort than her previous pair. She says the put the fun back in fishing. The support provided by Customer Service in selecting the right size was invaluable.

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Wader Sizing Chart: Women's Silver Sonic Sizes
Size Chart for Silver Sonic Waders

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  • Petite $279.00
  • Regular $279.00
  • Tall $279.00
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