Sometimes you need great waders on a budget. Curated experts make sure to take each fisher's budget into account every time they make recommendations. This list brings together their top recommendations for waders under $500. Want a more personalized fit? Don't forget to talk to a Fly Fishing expert for free advice and recommendations on the best waders for your needs.
- Orvis Men's Clearwater Wader
- Simms Tributary Stockingfoot Wader
- Orvis Men's Ultralight Convertible Wader
- Orvis Women's Clearwater Wader
- Orvis Ultralight Wading Package - Men's
- Simms Women's Tributary Stockingfoot Waders
- Orvis Men's Clearwater Bootfoot Wader
- Simms Women's Freestone Z Stockingfoot Waders
Orvis Men's Clearwater Wader
These Clearwater waders are a lightweight, extremely durable wader with tons of great features not typically found in this price range. It has convenient buckles on the side of the chest so you can convert these to waist-high waders on hot days. Also has a hand warmer side pocket and a zipper stash pocket on the chest. Has been improved for a more ergonomic design to reduce drag when wading and add comfort. Includes a belt. Perfect for anglers looking for a value-priced, full-featured wader.
Newer style of wader from Orvis. More fit to have a tailored design. Will give durable performance for many seasons as long as you don't jump into some barbed wire.
Great entry-level model! Great for summer and spring - layer underneath for those cold days! Staying warm and keep from getting scratches walking through brush.
Simms Tributary Stockingfoot Wader
Keeping you dry and an additional storage up around the chest. You dont need to wear the suspenders, but its nice if you're chest deep chasing a rainbow trout!!
Reliable Simms product at an affordable price point. These are awesome waders for this price point and will last you a long time. They have many features that higher priced waders have, and they have a neat design.
Orvis Men's Ultralight Convertible Wader
Orvis Women's Clearwater Wader
These Orvis waders work great. This tough material will last and keep you dry. And it also has a large pocket on the front at chest level that will help hold your phone and fishing license and keep them dry. They are made tough and will last.
Lets you layer up underneath on colder days or just go shorts on the warmer days. You will love having these on when walking through brush and trees when exploring your fishing spots. These waders should last for several seasons!
Good for colder weather fly fishing in creeks, rivers, lakes.
Orvis Ultralight Wading Package - Men's
If you are doing any sort of hiking then consider the ultralights from Orvis. Made of lightweight yet very durable material. Nice and packable too if you are going to travel with them. Extremely breathable and superior comfort.
Simms Women's Tributary Stockingfoot Waders
Simms brand is pretty much the bar setter for waders. Their patented technology on their seams is unparalleled. This is their entry level stocking wader.
Great entry-level waders. Perfect for getting into fly fishing, occasional or light use. Great wader for fishing out of a boat or light wading.
All day on the river without chaffing, or wanting to rip them off.
Orvis Men's Clearwater Bootfoot Wader
Simms Women's Freestone Z Stockingfoot Waders
These have an amazing side zipper that makes it really easy to get in and out of your waders. They're super durable and breathable. The bottom of the wader has a gravel guard with a boot hook to keep everything in place while wading or hiking. The stocking feet are designed specifically to fit a women's foot. They also have a stash pocket on the chest. And a super cozy kangaroo pouch to keep your hands warm.
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