DRYFT™ S14 Waders – Men’s
The updated men’s DRYFT™ S14 waders feature a few choice upgrades to make the popular S14 series even better. Now featuring a new durable and breathable lightweight design with a redesigned lower for more abrasion resistance and durability, reinforced rip-stop neoprene gravel guards, YKK® water resistant zippers on the hand warming pocket, and a new style.
Made with one clear mission in mind; To blur the lines between design and performance at an affordable price. The DRYFT™ S14 fishing wader features high tech, breathable four-layer and three-layer 100% waterproof DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coated fabrics. The DRYFT™ S14 waders meet your on the water demands, and excel at keeping you dry and comfortable all day with the extra features you’d expect of much more expensive fishing waders.
S14 features at a glance
- Recommended for 4 season use (winter, spring, summer, fall).
- Relaxed fit to allow for layering.
- 3 pockets.
- Ripstop neoprene gravel guards.
- Fabric details: 4L/3L (230gsm lower).
- Waterproof rating of fabrics: 20,000mm+.
- Optional media pouch attachment for inside flip out pocket (media pouch sold separately).
Fit and Features
The DRYFT™ S14 waders start with loads of storage pockets and adjustable straps, belt, and upper drawstring to customize the fit to your body. A heavy duty reinforced lower protects the parts of the wader that get the most abuse; the legs, knees, and seat. Contoured and flexible knees give freedom of movement allowing you to walk, run, crouch, wade, stumble, and crawl easily without restricted movement. The durable and breathable reinforced 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.
What about staying dry?
Breathable, 20,000+mm DWR coated waterproof nylon fabric combined with double taped seams through the lowers bring the waterproofing to the next level. To top it off, seam ends and edges are triple taped a second time to keep the water where the fish are.
Finally, DRYFT™ S14 waders are direct to consumer priced to save you some coin and leave enough skrilla in your pocket to buy gas, beer, and tackle or flies.
S14 Waders Full Feature List
- Premium 100% waterproof high-grade breathable 4 layer and 3 layer nylon DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coated fabric technology.
- Durable and breathable four-layer lower from the waist down including legs, knees and seat.
- Single vertical seam design on the outside of the legs eliminates abrasion from walking.
- Adjustable shoulder straps with Duraflex® buckles.
- Inside flip-out double zippered pocket.
- Outer pocket with Steelhead Blue YKK® water resistant zipper.
- Mesh pocket on flip out pocket.
- D rings on the front to hang all your crap from.
- Hanging loop.
- Rubber DRYFT™ tread on soles.
- Fleece lined hand warming pocket with YKK® water resistant zippers helps keep your hands toasty.
- Adjustable Comfortflex™ Wading belt with Duraflex® buckle secures tightly and safely. Three belt loops keep your belt securely in place for safe wading.
- Double taped seams for ultimate protection against leaks.
- High density 4.0MM ergonomically shaped neoprene sock feet.
- YKK® Water Resistant Zippers.
- Adjustable upper sizing with internal drawstring.
- Reinforced tear and stretch resistant neoprene gravel guards with boot lace hooks.
- Mesh carrying bag.
- bluesign® approved fabrics.
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Raaj (verified owner) –
I have not yet fished them, I will update when I do.
With that said, I feel compelled to write something. I’m headed to AK (two week Kanektok float) in 5 days and recently fished my high-end but heavily worn waders only to find they are leaking in like 7 places. Both feet wet after 2 hours on the river.
I surveyed the interwebs and found DRYFT. I pulled the trigger. I contacted the team to let them know of my predicament. 48 hours later the S14s were in my living room. 1/3rd the price of my high-end leakers. These things are feature packed and look frickin bullet proof.
Phenomenal customer service. Ridiculously fast shipping. Impeccable look, fit and finish.
Thank you to the DRYFT team, looking forward to updating the review in a couple weeks.
Ryan (verified owner) –
These waders are awesome! I’ve owned many different waders including full neoprene’s and I must say, these are just as warm in cold temperatures. I have so much maneuverability in these bad boys I could probably karate kick a fat steelhead in the lip. Keep up the good work and I look forward to the next line of fishing apparel to come out. Tight lines!
As a bigger person 6’2″ and 315 lbs. It has always been a struggle to find waders that fit correctly. Another problem I run across is very little room in the calf portion of the legs for heavier undergarments for winter fishing (it doesn’t help that the circumference of the calf muscles are 22″) but the S14 waders fit me good, even in my legs and are nice looking waders and keep me warm and dry. I have had many fisherman ask what kind of waders I was wearing while on the river. A++ from me.
Justin (verified owner) –
I waited for 2 years too find my next pair of waders and within minutes after seeing these on the website I knew they were the ones for me. I’ve been out 4 times in the 2 weeks I have had them and they are by far the best waders I have ever had. They keep me bone dry from both the water and sweat. The durable construction gives me peace of mind when I am waist deep in frigid New Hampshire rivers. The 2xl is perfect for my 6’2 205lb frame with size 13 feet. I 100% recommend Dryft s14 adrenaline waders.
tyler (verified owner) –
First off the shipping speed is unreal I ordered them monday and received them on a Wednesday. The first outing I had with them was on the green river in wyoming. The slim fit legs are awesome I would usually walk out of the river with balloon legs in my caddis waders. The booties fit well. All the storage on these is almost enough to not need a pack. The wading belt is a great touch. Having the belt loops makes a huge difference as well. They are very comfortable and easy to move in. Gravel guards stayed put the whole time which is something my old waders never did. I’m very happy with the purchase it was between these and a pair of simms freestones and these had twice the features. I’m glad I went to dryft for my waders. Awesome product guys I’m anticipating the zip up version.
Tyler, thanks for reviewing your new waders! Glad to hear you’re getting out on the river!
Kevin P. (verified owner) –
Just got my S14 waders they look and fit great !!! I can’t wait to get them wet ! They look very durable and well constructed.
Steve “Woz” Wozniak (verified owner) –
Purchased the S14’s last year and of all the other brands I’ve tried, Dryft’s have been my best pair to date. Short and stocky, their stout sizes fit me perfectly.
Very comfortable and forgiving. You have my highest recommendation!
David F (verified owner) –
I ordered my S14 Wader in January and had to wait for a while due to back order. Nick provided excellent customer service and kept me posted with delivery status. When I finally received my wader, immediately I knew it was worth the wait.
The quality of this wader is compatible with a lot of high end waders in the market but Dryft’s are definitely affordable. I only wore it a few times in the summer and only had the chance to truly test the wader out during this fall, in the wet and cold West Coast Vancouver weather. It’s very comfortable and kept me dry.
I would highly recommend Dryft to anyone looking for a great product with a reasonable price.
(Next on my Xmas list…. The Primo Jacket)
Tanner (verified owner) –
So far so good. I’ve had them for a week now and have been in the water with them nearly every day guiding. First trip out with them it was a scorching 35 degrees to start the day. These waders keep me dry and warm. And the hand warmers come in clutch.
Rick Koziel (verified owner) –
Just got back from my first experience in my new S14’s, a week on the Bighorn and they performed flawlessly. They are the most comfortable waders I’ve ever owned. I’m 6’1″ 175 lbs and the ML were a great fit, not too bulky like most other waders I’ve had in the past. Booty size has always been the restrictive feature. I wear size 12 and to get that fit in most other brands I would have to order large or even extra large to get the booty size I needed and then of course I could swim in the waders. Your 10-11 boot size with the ability to go a 1/2 – 1 size up or down was comfortable enough to wear all day long, although I would appreciate a slightly larger booty. Late fall and early spring with extra socks might cramp the feet a bit. The quality of the workmanship appears first rate. If they hold up over time you have a definite winner. I’d highly recommend the S14 Adrenalines.
MIKE HARMON (verified owner) –
Best waders i have ever worn. I use them surfcasting for stripers and the fit is perfect. They take up little space when im not using them, so they’re always in my truck for the next session. Great product and great price.
Vickie (verified owner) –
I love these waders. I ordered the S14 adrenaline waders before they were out and had to wait a a bit for them but they were worth the wait! Very comfortable and got lots of looks from my fellow fisherpeople! I passed on the info to them and hopefully they will order a pair. Love them!!
This is by far my favorite pair of waders. The fit is great and the quality is top notch. I love the fact that you can adjust the waders around the very top for a closer fit. The waterproof pocket is very convenient and the had warmer pockets are great! I see no reason to ever buy another brand. I am that happy with my new drift adrenaline waders. Not to mention the very first time out I landed the first steelhead of the year 10 min into there maiden voyage so I’m thinking that they are my lucky waders aswell:)
There customer service is awesome and they answered all of my questions before I made my purchase. Also shipping is lightning fast! Buy these waders and you won’t be disappointed, especially for $199 bucks!
Greg Gondella –
I have been wearing waders for 100+ days for the last 15 years. I’ve probably worn a wader from every company you can think of. After receiving my new adrenalines the first thing I did was try them on , it seems my body style in other waders creates somewhat of a MC Hammer look. My Dryft Adrenalines fit like my favorite pair of jean, no excess, no oversized legs. Length is dead on. Next I checked to see how tight I was gonna have to make the suspenders. Not a single adjustment needed to be made right out of the box. I figured it was to good to be true. I got them in the water, every other pair of waders I have ever owned, I would always get water I call water suck, the legs get so tight it feels like they are gonna cut off circulation. Not in the adrenaline, kept me dry, comfortable, the booties didn’t bunch in my boots. As a competitive fishermen, and a guide. I will forever only wear Dryft Waders. Excellent job guys , keeping coming up with new product. You have a customer for life!!!!
I am a 5’8 female and the size small waders fit great and are super comfortable with total maneuverability. Not stiff or restrictive at all. I completely recommend these.