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Primo Zip-front Wader

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 24 customer ratings
(24 customer reviews)

$399.00 $379.00

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DRYFT Primo Zip-front Waders

 

The Primo™ zip-front wader from DRYFT is a top of the line feature packed and stylish addition to the DRYFT lineup of outdoor fishing apparel.

 

Fit and Features  

Designed with comfort in mind, the Primo zip-front wader uses a high quality YKK® main zipper to help take the production out of mid fishing session bathroom breaks, and makes getting in and out of your favorite pair of waders oh so easy. The strong and durable five-layer lower from the waist down includes a single vertical seam design with seams running up the outside of the legs to eliminate seam abrasion when walking. The burly five-layer lower joins a comfortable lighter three-layer upper with plenty of secure storage pockets on the outside and inside, including a media pocket. Adjustable straps, belt, and upper drawstring let you dial in the fit, and flexible knees give freedom of movement allowing you to walk, run, crouch, wade, stumble, and crawl easily without restricted movement. Zippered fleece-lined hand warming pockets double as extra storage, and an adjustable wading belt and storage bag are included.

 

What about staying dry?
Breathable, 20,000mm DWR coated waterproof polyester fabric combined with NoLeak™ taped seams bring the waterproofing to the next level. To top it off, seam ends and edges are double taped a second time to keep the water where the fish are.

 

Priced at $379, the DRYFT™ Primo zip-front waders are a great value and give you the style to stand out from the rest.

 

Features

– 100% Waterproof High-grade Breathable 5 Layer and 3 Layer DWR (Durable Water Repellent) Coated Fabric Technology.
– Durable 5 Layer Reinforced Lower from the waist down including Legs, Knees and Seat. Comfortable 3 layer upper.
– Single vertical seam design on the outside of the legs eliminates abrasion from walking.
– YKK® Aquaseal Waterproof Main Zipper. Release the Kraken.
– Adjustable Shoulder Straps with Duraflex® Buckles.
– Inside Flip-out Pocket and Media Pocket.
– Hyper Green YKK® Water Resistant Pocket Zippers.
– Adjustable Comfortflex™ Wading belt with Duraflex® buckle secures tightly and safely. Three belt loops keep your belt securely in place for safe wading.
– DWR (Durable Water Repellent) Coating.
– Rubber DRYFT Tread Soles.
– Hanging loop.
– D-rings on the front to hang all your crap from.
– Fleece lined hand warming pockets helps keep your hands toasty.
– NoLeak™ taped seams for ultimate protection against leaks.
– High density 4.0MM ergonomically shaped neoprene sock feet.
– Adjustable upper sizing with internal drawstring.
– Neoprene gravel guards with boot lace hook.
– Mesh carrying bag.
– Imported.
– Backed by the DRYFT warranty.

 

Sizing Chart Link

 

Primo Zip-front Wader

 

 

 

Additional information

Size

Small, Medium, Medium-Long, Large-Short, Large, Large-Long, Extra Large, 2XL, 3XL

24 reviews for Primo Zip-front Wader

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Josh Madden (SOM CREW) (verified owner)

    The new Dryft Primo Zip-Front waders have been working great for me on the rugged Southern Oregon Coast. From jagged rocks, thorn bushes and broken branches, took a slide on my backside down 15 feet of roots and mud to find no damage at all.The Primo front zip waders are top notch. The front zipper has come in extremely handy in down pours. Un zip “Release the Kraken” zip up down. The zipper is definitely water proof, have put it to the test many times. Plenty of pockets for what ever you want to carry and they are all accessible in just seconds. I would highly recommend before you buy a pair of waders that are $800 you give these a shot.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Holcomb (verified owner)

    I recently purchased a pair of The Primo Zip-Front waders. They just happen to show up for the start the the steelhead run here in Northern Indiana. The waders are great. I stayed cool and comfortable on long walks getting back to less fished areas. I stayed nice and comfortable for hours in the cold waters. There are plenty of pockets to store items. I like that my iPhone 6S+ fits nicely in the inside waterproof pocket. So far the waders have proved tough. The St. Joe river has some very slick and jagged rocks. And when nature called, the front zip made it very nice to release the Kraken. At $349, these waders are a helluva a deal. Nowadays, good quality gear is expensive. Save some dough and get yourself a pair of these.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Travis Shipe (verified owner)

    I was in the market for a new pair of zipper waders. I loved my first pair from cabelas, and knew my next pair had to have a zipper. I always gotta wizz while I’m in the middle of the creek and the convenience of the zipper is unrivaled. So I shopped around and chose to buy these. Right out of the box you will notice they are very durable, well made, and look awesome. The button on the top of the waders is a great feature which keeps the waders together and in turn takes much stress off the zipper during unzipping and zipping; something my last pair didnt have. I would have to use two hands to unzip. Now only one is needed. The media pocket is water proof and its velcroed on so you can pull the entire pocket off the waders. I like that. The belt is really nice, and so are all the other mentioned features. I would not however recommend these waders to someone who lives in a hot climate, or only fishes in the summer. I do not know from personal experience yet, as its early spring, but I suspect they will be hot. But even cheaper, lighter waders are still hot. Just something to think about. I fish every season so I’ll get my money out of them, and they are made good.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Zach Nielson

    I came across the DRYFT brand when I was searching for me next pair of chest waders. I fish 150 days a year and I have definitely gone through my fair share of waders. I was looking for something very durable, something that looked good, and would fit well so I wouldn’t look like every other guy out there in khaki parachute pants. I decided to give these waders a shot because not only did the specs all seem to point to a quality product… but they just look bad ass. I have had these waders about a week and a half and have fished with them 3 times and although I can’t speak to their longevity yet… I can say this is the most impressed I have ever been with a wader. they look awesome, every aspect of the wader fits great from the feet to the chest. For such a durable product I was shocked with how comfortable they are and how much flexibility they afford when crouching, kneeling, or stepping over logs. Oh.. and pockets… soooo many pockets!! I have already decided that I will almost never bring my pack with me again unless I will be hiking and need to bring clothes, or food, etc. These bad boys can fit plenty of gear for a day on the river no sweat! Overly impressed. Great job guys.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    shawn (verified owner)

    Five years ago, I moved from gods country, for those of you who don’t know where that is.. it’s found in the great state of Texas. I decided that I needed to get a pair of waders after a near death experience in the Puget Sound, I didn’t have waders and stood in the awesomely cold water for way too long, well at least until I couldn’t feel my feet. Then I purchased a pair of waders that sprung a leak, now I won’t mention the brand of those waders but let’s just say that my simms have been forgiven. Now I will say this, my near death experience times 2, was due to me (Texan) not wanting my buddies believing that I was freezing by proverbial buttocks off, due to the amount of water that I was taking on in my waders. As hypothermia was knocking at my door I decided that it would be best to move to a warmer area. I did, water getting in was easy, water getting out was not so easy. I struggled to get my waders off and longed for a pair of waders that I could just simply zip off! After struggling with what seemed to me a really long time, shivering and trying to get waders full of water off make for pretty good comedy, I assure you of that.
    Being the really smart guy that I am I decided I needed insulated waders. You know, cause the water is so stinking cold that you just drop your beer in the river and it becomes a frosty beverage. These insulated waders caused this poor ole country boy to well, sweat at a rate that should only occur under two circumstances. One, a hot Texas summer and two… well I’ll leave that to your imagination. So, I did what any good American would do. I got my smart phone out and asked siri…naw. Really, I saw an ad, let it sink in for a while. Read these great reviews that told me how much they loved the waders ect.
    So, I figured my 5th set of waders in as many years, it was worth to just to see if they (DRYFT) could do the job. I have to admit, I was excited as a school girl who just made the choir when the package came. The mail man was not to thrilled that I was about to take off my blue jeans and try these on at the post box! No, I really didn’t try them on at the post box. I tossed them in the truck and promptly headed out to the lake to fish. When I put them on it was nice to know that if I needed to I could get them off in a tight situation. I was worried about the zipper, but I spent the better part of an hour with the zipper submerged and not a leak. When nature called after a few adult beverages, well I don’t have to tell you how convenient the zipper was. So, all in all. I lov’em! Good job boys, y’all did good!! I hope that folks make it through this review and at least see that you make one hell of a product.

    • DRYFT

      Thanks so much for leaving a review Shawn. It sounds like these zip fronts were a long time coming, and glad we could help you out!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dan Graham

    I had a pair of the s-14 which I loved but ordered a pair of the zip front waders for my wife she loved them so much I decided to upgrade to the zip front wow these are perfect for a 55 year old guy you don’t have to completely undress to pee thank you

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam (verified owner)

    Always had Simms, but didnt want to pay $800 bucks for front zip. The Dryft waders are high quality with all the functions of the top end Simms waders but half the cost. I also like the color scheme. The fit is great, im 5’8″ and the small fit perfect. the booties are about a size 9 i would say. Wading belt is designed to stay in place with enough loops so It dosent fling around like other waders ive had. 4 front pockets and i can hold everything i need in them, from full size tacky box, to cell phone, beer koozies, walki talki, whisky flask, car keys, etc. etc.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    jeremy Keith Corbus (verified owner)

    This front zip waders are fantastic for the very confrontable and have plenty of pockets for your gear and belongings. Very warm inside so no worries there. For the money these are more then worth it and would recommend them to everybody.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeff Youtz (verified owner)

    These are terrific waders at any price, but are a great value at $379. I’m 5′ 10″, 170 lbs and the mediums fit well with plenty of room to move comfortably. Well designed for functionality, tough and warm, I specifically got these waders for the zip front feature. I am 65 yrs old and do a lot of fishing in an Outcast float tube, in which you sit pretty high and out of the water. Being able to easily “release the kracken” with these waders is a godsend to me and my aging plumbing. Great waders, great price. Keep up the good work.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Don (verified owner)

    Bought these the first of December for Washington State winter steelhead fishing! They are warm and seem to be well constructed which is great because I travel through all kinds of brush to get to the fishing holes.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tyler Dwight (Pacific Charter Services )

    !!!!!BEST OF THE BEST!!!!! I have tried many, many different kinds of waders at variable prices. First let talk comfort. Super comfortable fit, not to tight not to loose. I can move around and not fee bunched up or feel like i’m swimming in them. I fish the Oregon coast , and surrounding rivers, South Umpqua , North Umpqua, Main Umpqua. At times these rivers get very cold in the winter like right now. These new Dryft Primo front zip waders are by far hands down the best I’ve seen. Thanks to the quality of material they keep me very warm. I fish around a ton of structure from. Sticker bushes, branches, rocks. I have tested these waders in extreme conditions after to find not a single nick or tear in them. This is the quality am I am talking about.
    Lets talk accessibility and convenience. Like many waders most have a pocket or two. The Dryft Primo front zip waders have many pockets, including a completely waterproof inside detachable pouch that is perfect for your phone or fishing license. Not mention my Ultimate favorite The FRONT T-ZIP. ))))) RELEASE THE KRAKEN ZIPPER ((((((
    like I have said I have worn many different types of waders. And I’m my personal and professional opinion the Dryft Primo front zip waders are hands down the BEST of the BEST. Do yourself a favor before buying a different type of wader. Buy These you wont regret it.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Don (verified owner)

    Update to my original review! I’ve been wearing the Primo zip front wader and jacket now for a month! The weather has been in the low teens to upper 20’s with a strong east wind almost every day! I have remained comfortable in this gear! Definitely worth every penny!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dominique Moreno (verified owner)

    Sooooo I Was in the market for some new waders and couldn’t decide on the g4z or the primo front zip . After doing tons of research I determined the primos were pretty much the exact same wader as the g4z minus the gortex material and were half the price .

    I decided to Order a pair of primos , shipping was insanely fast and the waders are AWESOME!!!! I’m super impressed with the quality and can’t believe I don’t see these waders out on the rivers here in Colorado more ?! I’m a very avid angler here in Colorado so these waders will get tons of use and exposure. Definitely excited to put these to the test this upcoming year If everything goes to plan i will be ordering a jacket to match the waders .

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric Sorenson (verified owner)

    I fished all spring in a pair of the DRYFT Primo Zipfront Waders. They have held up fantastically. The pocket configuration in these is excellent and extremely well thought out. The gravel guards are great and the strap and belt is very comfortable. They don’t have the usual olive drab or tan look of everybody else on the river but I kind a like that. I’ve warn lots of waders over the years from Simms Orvis, and L.L. Bean etc.. when this DRYFT pair goes I’ll replace it with anothe DRYFT product. Good job. Thanks for a great affordable advanced wader option.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tony Perpignano (verified owner)

    So far I am really liking these waders a lot. Out the box they perform as well as the expensive waders. My only mistake was that I should have ordered a Large Short. I am average height and weight (6′-0″) but the regular large are a bit long, but that is okay, my next pair I will order the right size. I like the way the designers arranged and thought about all the pockets, very smart…..The aesthetics are “okay”, These waders feel a little flashy to me, I am okay with subtle, but that is just a minor personal taste thing. Really no reason to buy the expensive waders anymore. Yah at this price point I will remain a customer…

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike (verified owner)

    It took me a while to decide to buy these waders – its was a leap of faith for me since I had never seen a pair in the flesh but the reviews I read were good. So far I have been really impressed with these waders – the construction is very solid. I have probably fished them 12+ days since I received them. They slip through briar thickets far better than I would have imagined. I honestly don’t think they have been snagged or hung up on any thorns yet which amazes me because I’ve crashed through a lot of thickets already and I’m not overly careful when I go through them – I’m a big dumb animal (but not clumsy). The outer layer sheds water readily so they don’t hold any water to speak of, or subsequently take much time to dry (a small fraction of the time my old ones took). The neoprene feet are thicker than my old waders so I had to retire a pair of Simms boots before I lost a toe nail, but I think that was more of an issue with the dimensions of those boots (snug toe box).

    I’m 6’1″, 215lbs with size 13 feet so I purchased the XLs. Dimensionally, with the exception of my feet, I’m borderline between the Large and XL. But my XL pair fits comfortably and there is plenty of room for extra layers (which I haven’t had to do yet) or in the event I balloon up 20lbs. They are warm without being noticeably hotter than any other waders I have had. I was concerned about the darkness of the fabric, with respect to heat, but that seems like it is a non-issue.

    Shipping was really quick. I don’t think there is anything I can add about the zipper, pockets, or other features that hasnt already been said – they are great waders.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ken Friesen (verified owner)

    I have a hard time buying things unseen. The DRYFT Primo Zipfront waders are amazing. Hands down these are the best waders I have owned. Buying these waders online is not a mistake. Great quality, excellent fit, light weight, and more comfortable than expected. Well worth the money. You won’t regret it, I don’t!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Morgan (verified owner)

    Looked around at the various manufacturers waders with zip fronts – some were a little frail in construction and others were ridiculously expensive. I was unable to view the DRYFT waders as I live in the UK. And ordering online, a product you’ve not seen, is risky at the best of times, but I was also ordering for use on a forthcoming trip to Cape Cod!

    However, the waders were at my pick up point waiting for me. Great. Not so great was the fact that I’d erred on the larger inside leg (the foot sizing suited my shoes size) and they were way too long. Contacted DRYFT and asked about ordering the next size down and being able to try both incase the re-order foot size was too small. Have to say absolutely top notch customer service. I had a reply within a couple of hours saying no problem. Paid for the second pair and they were with me within a couple of days (luckily I could borrow a pair of waders to wear meantime) returned the orginal pair (obviously unused) and my account was credited within a few days.

    So very impressed with the customer service, and, now I’ve worn and used my Primo Zip-front waders I can say I am just as impressed with them. Good fit (the foot size was fine) and comfortable, nicely thought out layout for pockets, and robust construction. Happy to recommend this product and manufacturer.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dennis k Wholey

    Since buying these have fished the caney fork river in Tennessee the water runs 55 degrees… I wear them
    In and out of the water their so comfortable I leave them on even when we go to eat or buy more fishing lures… I literally sit , bend or even kneel down in these like their just a pair of pants( fun to watch kyakers think I’m in deep water when kneeling to hid my reflection from trout then stand up when they get beeched).
    I never get binding and have walked many miles in these through brush as well… the outside pockets promotes as hand warmers is a very far stretch as they hold water after your chest deep…. defiantly not going to keep hands warm… the inside flip out pockets are nice I can hold my cigar carrier in one and my IPhone 6s+ in the media pouch…. the shoulder straps are adjustable as to spread the weight away from my neck…. I do wish the belt had some sort of clip I could attach it to when I unzip the waders for a break as it likes to pull out from the loops… many say they look like guide waders… I don’t care about looks but like these over the many tan and browns I see out there when fishing.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roger Case (verified owner)

    The delivery time was super quick after I ordered the waders. I used the sizing chart and the fit is great. The DRYFT Zip Front are so comfortable and so easy to get in and out of and they don’t leak! I highly recommend them!!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Albert Bekus (verified owner)

    As an 80 year-old trout and Atlantic salmon fisherman, I have been wearing out and buying waders for over 60 years. Just recently, a Maine guide and friend of mine (Mark Danforth), recommended I try the DRYFT Primo Zip-front waders. I did, and tried them out on the Miramichi this October(2017). What a grand surprise! The Primo Zip front is by far the best waders I have used regardless of price. The fit is perfect, the comfort luxury, the zipper flawless, and they are actually easy to put on and take off! What else can an old guy ask for? I thank DRYFT for producing them and Mark Danforth for recommending them. I will next try them on some heavy tail waters here in Tennessee with a friend of mine, who is also in the market for a new pair of waders. You don’t have to guess which waders I will recommend.

    • Nick Satushek

      Hi Albert,
      We’re glad to hear the Primo zip front waders are working well for you. Fish on!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dennis Kelly (verified owner)

    Hello

    I’m from the Toronto area in Canada. These wader are great! They shipped fast even to Canada. The front zipper is awesome and the sizing chart was bang on. I’ve never bought waders online before, so I was a bit worried about sizing and quality. But when the arrived I was blown away at the quality and craftsmanship of this product. The price was awesome as well. I will most likely be ordering the wader jacket soon as well. Such a comfortable product and super durable.

    Thank you

    Dennis
    Toronto area (Lake Ontario tribs fishing)

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Pinksron (verified owner)

    Very Very Very Impressed!!!!! Tried my Primo Front Zipped Waders for the first time this weekend on the Texas Coast. I was truly amazed with the fit and comfort as well with the easy mobility I had. The Pockets and D rings are fabulous and I can really tell that a lot of time and research went into the design. I can’t say enough of the quality, design & comfort this offers for the Price. Kudos Dryft!!!!!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ford (verified owner)

    I have been search for front zip waders and not wanting to spend $800 to own a pair! I couldn’t be any more pleased not only saving over $400 but the quality is $800 itself! The customer service is just as amazing as well! Purchasing another pair from Dryft in the spring!

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