Review: Orvis Pro Waders

Don’t be shy, the Orvis Pro Waders aren’t just for the well-seasoned guide. While it’s certainly up his alley, if you often find yourself on the banks of Montana’s rivers then there’s a good chance these waders are for you, too. Made for the fly fisherman that’s willing to do whatever it takes to find fish, these waders are ready for whatever you can throw at them. The shell is durable enough to bushwack through brush to find that hidden stream far off the beaten path. Similarly, the comforts and conveniences can get you through a full day adrift.

The laundry list of features is above and beyond those of other waders on the market. Where to start? The active fit of the waders with dynamic movements in mind? Or maybe the two-part shell with a five-layer Cordura fabric lower? Or the removable OrthoLite knee pads? Nah, it’s gotta be the fleece-lined hand warmer pockets, right? But how about the front pocket with its water-resistant zipper, fly patch, and daisy chain? Dang, it’s hard to choose!

The waders come in a variety of fits for fisherfolks of all shapes and sizes. The suspenders can be worn over the shoulders, or roll them down and wear the waders around your waist thanks to the opposing buckles. And finally, the booties fit like a glove because of Orvis’s updated, anatomical design. This summer, don’t let anything hold you back from getting to your secret hole. $600;