Skip to main content

Orvis Ultralight Convertible Wader

Orvis Ultralight Convertible Wader

I've backpacked into high-mountain lakes without waders just because I couldn't handle the extra weight. Standing crotch-deep in numbing water, I wondered if I made the right decision. I've left essentials at home when flying to remote Alaska wilderness lodges simply because my waders and boots consumed so much space and weight, I had trouble meeting the weight allowance. The waders were nice, but I sure wish I had space for a rain jacket, my box of streamers, and a bottle of Scotch.

Orvis's new Ultralight Waders make backpacking and flying a little bit easier by shaving weight and bulk from a men's and women's wader system that weighs 2.4 pounds (men's medium) and packs smaller than any previous Orvis waders.

To get there, Orvis used a new stitched-and-taped seam system with less overlap and bulk. With seam reinforcements in the knee and crotch areas, Orvis says these seams are stronger than previous Orvis waders with sonic-welded seams. Although packable, the waders still have essential features like a Velcro patch for flies, docking station for hemostats, front outside zippered pocket, and an inside zipper pocket with a large stretch mesh cargo compartment.

Most important, these waders have a slick and easy system to convert chest-high waders into waist-high waderscritical for hot summer days and for peeing. Fidlock magnetic clips hold the waders firmly in place at three points when wading deep. A one-handed flick releases the magnets and allows the waders to slide down the suspenders into the waist-high position. $300| orvis.com. 


Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Scientific Anglers Amplitude Infinity

Scientific Anglers Amplitude Infinity

Scientific Anglers Amplitude Infinity

Hobie MirageDrive 360 Kayak Propulsion: Amazing Control and Power

Hobie MirageDrive 360 Kayak Propulsion: Amazing Control and Power

The Hobie MirageDrive 360 pedal propulsion system is the pinnacle of kayak control with more efficient fin designs, glide technology and allows the boat to be moved in any direction.

George Daniels Hauling Tuck Cast

George Daniels Hauling Tuck Cast

George Daniels Hauling Tuck Cast

Rio Technical Trout

Rio Technical Trout

Rio Technical Trout

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Everyone wants a definite answer to “How close can you get?”.How to Get Close to Trout Beginners

How to Get Close to Trout

Tom Rosenbauer - August 05, 2020

Everyone wants a definite answer to “How close can you get?”.

Here are seven important strategies from some of the world's best nymph fishermen.7 Tips for Rigging Your Nymphs like a Pro Beginners

7 Tips for Rigging Your Nymphs like a Pro

George Daniel - March 11, 2019

Here are seven important strategies from some of the world's best nymph fishermen.

See More Trending Articles

More Accessories

Ultimate gear carrying case with capacity for up to 8 rods and 10 reels.Simms Bounty Hunter Vault Duffel Accessories

Simms Bounty Hunter Vault Duffel

Ross Purnell - November 08, 2020

Ultimate gear carrying case with capacity for up to 8 rods and 10 reels.

The Costa Ferg sunglasses are available in four frame colors.Costa Ferg Sunglasses Accessories

Costa Ferg Sunglasses

Fly Fisherman Staff - July 28, 2020

The Costa Ferg sunglasses are available in four frame colors.

Here are the top picks for the 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for the fly angler on your list.2020 Fly Fisherman Holiday Gift Guide Accessories

2020 Fly Fisherman Holiday Gift Guide

Fly Fisherman Staff - November 06, 2020

Here are the top picks for the 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for the fly angler on your list.

The Fly Shop Golden Dorado Fly Selection includes the perfect patterns for success on your next trip.The Fly Shop Golden Dorado Fly Selection Accessories

The Fly Shop Golden Dorado Fly Selection

Ross Purnell - November 11, 2020

The Fly Shop Golden Dorado Fly Selection includes the perfect patterns for success on your...

See More Accessories

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Fly Fisherman App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Fly Fisherman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now