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Orvis Encounter Waders

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For the anglers out there that are looking for an affordable, durable, comfortable set of fly fishing waders, you’re in the right place. Orvis’ Encounter Waders perfectly merge performance and value into a seriously impressive wader that is economical as well as practical. Whether you’re looking for a great set of inexpensive spares, or if you’re looking for your first set of waders, the Encounters are a perfect match for you. These waders combine all of the essentials that you’re looking for. They are waterproof, durable, and breathable, while remaining comfortable and cozy. Orvis also added a convenient storage pocket to keep your essentials while you’re on the water. When you’re wearing the Encounters, you’ll enjoy comfort and long lasting durability the entire time you’re on the water. Whatever the conditions demand, the Encounters have you covered.

The Encounter wader has set the standard for value waders in the fly fishing industry. These waders are built from a durable 4 layer nylon fabric that offers incredible breathability, keeping you comfortable even after the longest days on the water. Self-fabric gravel guards will help seal off your wading boots from sand, gravel, and other debris that just get in the way. With three integrated belt loops and an including wading belt, you’ll feel safe and snug all day long.

Be sure to check out the Encounter Wader styles for women and kids, too! With these durable, lightweight, affordable waders, your whole family can get out on the water with some of the best gear the market has to offer. And with 11 different size options, you are sure to find the perfect fit.

  • The new standard for value waders
  • Outer shell: 100% nylon. Laminate: 100% polyurethane. Liner: 100% nylon
  • Kangaroo style handwarmer pocket
  • Mesh zippered storage pocket
  • Attached, self-fabric gravel guards
  • Integrated belt loops
  • Wading belt included
  • Interior hook-and-loop strip provides a placement point for our waterproof pocket (8G3H), sold separately.
  • Anatomically correct, sculpted neoprene booties
  • Hand wash

Men's Stockingfoot Wader Sizes

Body Size Chest* Inseam Range Bootfoot Sizes Height Range Weight Range
Small 34-36 28-30 7-9 5'5"-5'8 130-160
Medium/Short 38-40 28-30 7-9 5'5"-5'8 140-180
Medium 38-40 30-32 8-10 5'7"-5'10 140-180
Medium/Long 38-40 32-34 9-11 5'10"-6'1 140-180
Large/Short 42-44 28-30 8-10 5'7"-5'10 180-220
Large 42-44 30-32 9-11 5'10"-6'2 180-220
Large/Long 42-44 32-34 10-12 6'1"-6'4 180-220
Large/XLong** 42-44 34-36 10-12 6'5"+ 180-220
XL/Short 46-48 28-30 10-12 5'7"-5'10 210-240
XL 46-48 30-32 10-12 5'10"-6'2 210-240
XL/Long 46-48 32-34 11-13 6'1"-6'4 210-240
XL/XLong** 46-48 34-36 11-13 6'5"+ 210-240
XXL/Short 50-52 28-30 11-13 5'7"-5'10 220-260
XXL 50-52 30-32 11-13 5'10"-6'3 220-260
* or largest girth
** Silver Sonic Convertible and Guide only

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