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Reciently I was contacted by Orvis to test their new Silver Guard bootfoot waders. Since it is that time of year when thoughts turn to winter steelhead fishing i thought it would be good to post a review. This is part one. Since tomorrow the wind chill in Pulaski is around -20 my thoughts are not turning all that quickly to winter steelhead and just thought i would share some pics and observations. I will give a review after being tested on the Salmon at a later, (and hopefully warmer) date. The boots do not have the neoprene connecting the fabric to the boot as before, the boot is connected directly to the fabric, thus eliminating some of the former complaints about leaks in that area. The knees have double fabric and the waders come in other sizes like that which are offered by Simms, and not just boot size. so you can get a size 8 short or size 8 XXL for MacFry. I tried them on with the socks i wear for Steelhead and I would suggest just getting you normal size. The boots are the same as the ones used by Simms but you get carbide studs. I did install 3 extra on each boot compliments of A&G Outfitters in Dickson City Pa. Short comings seem to be that there is only one belt loop in the back of the wader and a small inner pocket. The waders come with repair kit and wading belt. Simms did come out with thier bootfoot waders again but these are half the price ($349) compared to Simms at $700 and studs are extra. I will give a report after I have baptized these in the Salmon.