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Holiday bundles – Santa’s coming to the river

Biggest sale of the year – Black Friday 2018

Sale starts Monday 11/19/18!

Plus get a FREE Wizard Facemask with any Wader or Jacket purchase! 
Keep your sauce box toasty this winter season with a free Wizard facemask. No codes or coupons needed to score this deal. Just purchase a wader or jacket on our site and we’ll throw in a free Wizard facemask for you. Limited to supplies on hand. Offer ends 11/30/18. We also have discounted holiday bundles of waders & jacket available now.

 


Offer ends November 30th. All orders ship free within the USA. 

Fall PNW backcountry walk ‘n wade – Exploring new water

DRYFT S14 fishing waders

Fall fishing in the PNW backcountry has a lot to offer.

Getting remote and exploring streams and rivers in the mountain regions can pay off big. Recently Nick and Sam went out on a quick overnight mission to explore some new water.

Upon arriving to the area we’d be exploring we were greeted by multiple signs warning of an aggressive bear ransacking occupied campsites. “Camping not advised’ warned one of the signs. Good thing we forgot the bear spray at home.

Well in the end we survived the night without a bear attack. 🙂

Fishing turned out to be tough, but the scenery sure was easy on the eyes. This was a perfect way to step back and get grounded before the busy fall season picks up. Here are some photos from the trip.

PNW Backcountry photos

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Rolling your Primo jacket; how to make the Primo football and safely pack your jacket

This is how to make the “Primo football” and pack up your jacket into a nice little bundle that fits in your pack or bag.

BKCNTRY Beer Cooler

Not that you would, but you could. The fully waterproof BKCNTRY backpack is ready for all uses. #DRYFTculture

How to safely clean your breathable waders

Why wash your waders?

First off, you may be wondering why you would want to wash your waders. There are several reasons why you should wash your waders. Keeping them clean and free of dirt, oils, fish slime, etc will prolong the life of the materials and help your waders last longer. Washing them will also help get some of the funk out, so they won’t be quite so pungent stinking up the car on the drive to the river.

We get questions from time to time on the best way to wash waders, so here are some tips.

Wash your waders by hand

We recommend hand washing your waders with some mild dishsoap in cold or lukewarm water using a soft rag. A mild scrub down should work to clean as much of the dirt that will come off by hand and keep the waterproof fabric repelling water like it should.  Hang dry until completely dry and then if desired use some DWR spray reviver on them. Nikwax and GearAid (maker of Aquaseal) make spray on DWR reviving applications for use after cleaning. The Mcnett/GearAid ReviveX is a good product that does a great job of reinvigorating DWR coatings. You will want to clean up the waders as much as possible (hand wash) before using it and then just spray it on when the waders are dry.

We don’t recommend machine washing waders and when it comes to using the dryer we just say no. Our reasons are that we don’t like the possible abrasion and catching or bunching that could possibly occur during the wash cycle (this sort of depends on the machine type), and also don’t like to soak the inside seams with water. Never put waders in the dryer as the heat can damage the seam tape.

Once your waders are all washed up just hang them to dry and then store in a cool dry place.

DRYFT Session Wading Pants – River to Town