Waders Fit Guide

Man in fishing waders casting a fly rod

Guide to Wader Sizing


We offer the highest quality waders in the fishing industry. Combining durable materials with cutting-edge technology and more than 150 years of experience, we've created a line of waders superior to any others on the market. Available in men's, women's, and children's sizes, our durable waders are designed for a true and comfortable fit, and promise to keep you dry while fishing your favorite waters. Some styles include an innovative suspension strap system that allows you to easily and quickly transform your chest waders into hip waders without removing the suspenders. Our bootfoot waders are excellent for anglers who enjoy fishing in colder climates. The insulated boots provide incredible traction and keep your feet warm in the coldest conditions. Experience our technologically advanced waders and stop worrying about leaks when you’re standing in your favorite fishing run.


All measurements are in inches, unless otherwise noted.


Men’s Waders Sizing

PRO, Ultralight, and Clearwater

Wader Size Chest* Pant Inseam up to Bootie Range (US)
Small 34-36 28-30 7-9
Medium/Short 38-40 28-30 8-10
Medium 38-40 30-32 9-11
Medium/Long 38-40 32-34 10-12
Large/Short 42-44 28-30 9-11
Large 42-44 30-32 10-12
Large/Long 42-44 32-34 11-13
Large/XLong 42-44 34-36 12-14
XL/Short 46-48 28-30 10-12
XL 46-48 30-32 10-12
XL/Long 46-48 32-34 11-13
XL/XLong 46-48 34-36 12-14
XXL/Short 50-52 28-30 11-13
XXL 50-52 30-32 11-13
*Largest Girth (body measurement)

Women’s Waders Sizing

PRO, Ultralight, and Clearwater

Wader Size Body Size Bust* Waist* Hip* Pant Inseam up to Bootie Range (US)
XS/Petite 2-4 33½-34½ 25½-26½ 35½-36½ 30 5-7
XS 2-4 33½-34½ 25½-26½ 35½-36½ 32 5-7
Small/Petite 6-8 35½-36½ 27½-28½ 37½-38½ 30 6-8
Small 6-8 35½-36½ 27½-28½ 37½-38½ 32 6-8
Small/Tall 6-8 35½-36½ 27½-28½ 37½-38½ 34 7-9
Medium/Petite 10-12 37½-39 29½-31 39½-41 30 7-9
Medium 10-12 37½-39 29½-31 39½-41 32 7-9
Medium/Tall 10-12 37½-39 29½-31 39½-41 34 8-10
Large/Petite 14-16 40½-42 32½-34 42½-44 30 7-9
Large 14-16 40½-42 32½-34 42½-44 32 7-9
Large/Tall 14-16 40½-42 32½-34 42½-44 34 8-10
XL/Petite 18-20 44-46 36-38 46-48 30 8-10
XL 18-20 44-46 36-38 46-48 32 8-10
XL/Tall 18-20 44-46 36-38 46-48 34 8-10
XXL/Petite 22-24 48-50 40-42 50-52 30 8-10
XXL 22-24 48-50 40-42 50-52 32 8-10
*Largest Girth (body measurement)

Kid’s Clearwater Waders Sizing

Body Size Chest* Inseam Range Bootie Range (US) Height Range
Small 24-27 21-23 4-6 4'-4'4"
Medium 28-30 24-26 5-7 4'5"-4'10"
Large 31-33 27-29 6-8 4'11"-5'3"

Wading Boot Sizing


When sizing for wading boots, typically we like to start one size up from your normal shoe size. This is to accomodate for the added volume needed when wearing waders.


The chart below lists the ORVIS Wading Boot sizing with equivalent shoe sizes. Please use this chart when ordering to ensure an ideal fit. (i.e. Men's US size 10 would take an ORVIS Men's Wading Boot size 11/Women's US size 7 would take an ORVIS Women's Wading Boot size 8.)


Men’s Wading Boot Sizing

US Men's Shoe Size Orvis Men's Wading Boot Size UK Size EURO Size
4 5* 3 37
5 6* 4 38
6 7 5 39
7 8 6 40
8 9 7 41
9 10 8 42
10 11 9 43
11 12 10 44
12 13 11 45
13 14 12 46
14 15* 13 47
*Size 5 and 6 available in Encounter only. **Size 15 available in Clearwater only.

Women’s Wading Boot Sizing

US Women's Shoe Size Orvis Women's Wading Boot Size UK Size EURO Size
4 5* 3 35
5 6 4 36
6 7 5 37
7 8 6 38
8 9 7 39
9 10 8 40
10 11 9 41
*Size 5 available in Encounter only.