Orvis Pro Waders

New Cordura outer with the highest puncture resistance

Three years in development, these waders kept Alaskan bush guides dry in over 9,000 hours of crashing through brush, sliding down banks and climbing in and out of boats and float planes. We’ve never spent as much time and effort in designing and field-testing a pair of waders and they are unquestionably the most durable waders we have ever made – and they will prove to be the most durable in the industry.

It started with the fabric: after testing multiple samples we weren’t satisfied with their performance, so we partnered with Cordura to develop an entirely new wader fabric designed specifically for the rigours of the toughest conditions in the world. This is our exclusive Cordura fabric that is thinner, lighter and more flexible while retaining the toughness synonymous with the Cordura name. Our new exclusive Cordura outer has the highest puncture resistance in the industry. 

Our next consideration was seam strength. Orvis Pro Waders have only one seam in the legs (on the back where wear and abrasion is lower), and the crotch area has been fully redesigned to reduce seams and engineer their placement by adding a gusset to remove them from stress areas. All seams are sewn using a durable but low-profile lock-stitch construction. While the industry standard is to use extruded tape to seal seams, the new Pro Waders utilise a new Vetex tape that is created in sheet form. What this gives our seams is a more consistent gluing process and waterproof barrier, and far better peel and tear strength. 

We body-mapped the waders using 4-layer construction on the uppers for freedom of movement and 5-layer construction in the legs for puncture and abrasion resistance. Our lab tests have shown that the Orvis Pro Waders are more puncture and abrasion resistant than any other wader on the market.

Nothing is more appreciated in cold weather than hand warmer pockets, especially when they are lined with micro fleece. The kangaroo style allows both hands to come together, so they can share a single hand warmer. Plus you get a deeper pocket with this arrangement. They are protected by a water-resistant zipper when not in use so they are dry when needed.

Anatomical left and right neoprene booties are shaped like feet, not like tubes. Wading boots fit better and they prevent uncomfortable bunching of the booties when wading. 

There is a large stretch mesh pocket inside the waders, a smaller outside pocket with water-resistant zipper, plus a removable compartmentalised gear carrier which allows gear and accessories to be kept wherever convenient.

Quick draining gravel guards utilise a super durable 4-way stretch mesh with a PU casting on the rear half of the guards that releases water immediately when exiting the water.

Padded removable knee guards using Ortholite X-25 foam knee pads are a wonderful addition to the waders. They protect your knees when stalking trout on rough surfaces. 

For your nearest stockist contact Mayfly Tackle on (03) 9738 1569.