Just received some new Orvis Silver Sonic Seam chest waders, the idea sound good that they are welded together rather than sawn putting loads of little holes in the seam, as for fit very good with a wide range of sizes for height, inside leg, chest etc and they fit me very well indeed, nice touch inside the waders is a waterproof pocket for car keys and your phone, well I hope it’s waterproof if I take a tumble, only time will tell how hard wearing they will be, one good thing for me is the legs are a tighter fit, so the legs won’t rub together as I walk, as this is one of the main ware points on my waders.
The boot I wanted had felt soles and not the rubber ones, I prefer them for grip on the river I fish.
What Orvis have to say about their waders.
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, 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
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