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
- Waterproof rating of fabrics: 20,000mm+.
- Breathable performance.
- 3 zippered pockets including a fleece lined hand warming pocket.
- Ripstop neoprene gravel guards.
- Highly abrasion and puncture resistant fabrics. Fabric details: 4L lower/3L upper (230gsm lower).
- Recommended for 4 season use (winter, spring, summer, fall).
- Relaxed fit to allow for layering.
- 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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Nick Clements (verified owner) –
I am new to the fishing world and have never owned a pair of waders and I was referred to DRYFT by the guy at my favorite local tackle shop and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. I bought size Medium Long based on my measurements, 5’11/40″ chest/11.5 foot, and my foot size and after getting them and wearing to the river two times I just felt they didn’t fit right, I thought they were too big in the wrong places and had restricted movement so I reached out and asked to exchange them even though I had worn them out twice. Amber was very responsive, understanding, and willing to work with me and told me to send them back and they would send me the correct size. Well after talking to a couple more people and doing some more research I learned how they are supposed to be worn, how and why the wading belt is important, and where it should be worn. After fitting them correctly I had amazing movement in the legs and crotch, all of my tools were where they should be when I need them and the chest pockets were at my chest. I have worn them out about 8 times and I love them, I am comfortable stumbling along the banks of my favorite rivers, wading out and fishing, and kneeling on the bank to bleed the catch of the day. I am warm, dry, and comfortable when I’ve been on the river from sun up to sun down dealing with the rain, wind, and sun. I also purchased the media pouch which usually holds my key fob and phone. I can’t say enough great things about this company and am looking forward to adding more DRYFT gear to my locker.
Mike Sharp (verified owner) –
I’ve only had the chance to fish these 3 times, so far I really like them. Easy on and off, comfortable to walk in and keeps me dry, the three most important factors for me. I’m 6’2 and 240lb, inseam is 32” so I bought the 2XLS. Fit is good for walking and climbing in/out of my DB. My old breathables were probably 15 years old. They finally started to leak. After trying to patch them over and over I gave up and after much research I decided on DRYFT. I don’t do a ton of bushwackin anymore, mostly fishing out of my DB. I’m sure they’ll serve me well for years to come.
Larry T Reynolds (verified owner) –
I’ve Had my S14’s for about a month. Since this is prime time for salmon here in Michigan they have already seen a LOT of river time. I am very happy to say that I love them!I’m I big guy (5’11” 340#’s and the 3XL’s fit me perfectly. When I was looking for breathable waders in my size I had hard time finding any that I considered quality waders that would fit me. One of our younger local guides I noticed was wearing a set so I looked them up and I’m happy I did! I’ve had neoprene waders when I got started river fishing and tho they maybe good for cold weather fishing they are big and bulky and not really great for hiking to that spot on the river. The only thing bad I can say about these is I wish you guys had boots because I would have bought a set for sure! But I opted to pair my new waders with a pair of Simms G3’s and it’s a great combo! Great job guys on producing a quality affordable product with great fit and finish. You’ll always have my business!
Bob (verified owner) –
I have only been out in my new waders a handful of times now, and bought them on a high recommendation from a friend. Second time I had them out I spent the the whole day in them, comfortable and did the job just right in keeping me dry. Pockets are easy and zippers seem good. The fit (I got medium tall) were just right for my build so that I didn’t have to get the baggier larges and here that constant “swishing” sound of something that doesn’t fit just right and rubs against itself all day. All of that, and I think they were reasonably priced for the quality.
John Moran (verified owner) –
I’ve only had them in the water once. First off, I love the fit! This is the first set of waders that I have not had to fight with the foot to fit in my boots. They are very comfortable and easy to move. The only issue I had was my left foot was wet at the end of the day, I am not sure if it was just sweat or a leak, but since the water temp was about 48 degrees and my foot wasn’t cold, I’m assuming at this point it was just a sweat issue. Easy to adjust the shoulder straps and belt. As others have commented, I do wish they were in a lighter color.
Nick Satushek (verified owner) –
Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We’re glad to hear that the fit is good. The foot dampness sounds like it could just be clamminess, which is common inside the neoprene stockingfeet. We suggest trying a different set of socks next time (light merino or synthetic materials). But in the off chance that it’s something else you’re covered under warranty too. Thanks! -Nick
Paul Kype – Eastslope Adventures (verified owner) –
Recently recieved my pair of Dryft waders . I have been a fulltime guide in AB Canada for the last 15 years and im very hard on waders with the amount of rafting i do . I gotta say that the fit on these waders is the best ive ever had and the build feels really rugged and solid. Right now due to the black colour of them ive not been able to use them much during this insufferably hot summer , so i look forward to fall when i can wear them regularely .
Dan (verified owner) –
Just tried out the new waders yesterday. very good overall impression. The fit is exceptional, especially in the crotch area. You can hike easily, without excess fabric rubbing together. I am 6’, 210 lbs, with a 30” inseam, and the XL worked great. Just enough extra in the inseam to allow for high stepping. The fabric is light yet beefy, and I had no worries about sitting down on fallen logs, etc. Suspenders worked well, though I am still figuring out how to latch them in the lower “pants-like” position. The booties worked very well, with no leaks. My only minor issue is the color. Temps yesterday (Jemez mountains, NM) were in the low 70’s, and if I was standing on shore, in the sun, the waders darker color was on the warm side. But that is a minor criticism. I spent years wearing cheap waders, and am quite pleased to have upgraded to Dryft.
Scott (verified owner) –
These waders are Worth the money I am 5 foot five and 180 pounds I got the large short and they fit perfect with room to move only used them one season now but I am impressed
John Hearn (verified owner) –
Absolutely love the look and feel of these waders. The comfort is superior! Heard about these by word of mouth from another happy customer I will be sure to keep that going! They were fast to ship, especially with me being in Alaska! Support a small business in these guys they won’t disappoint!
Eric Borden –
Been through 3 different brands for waders and love these waders. Lightweight, comfortable, and great looking. Looking forward to buying more dryft products in the future.
Cody (verified owner) –
Amazing waders overall I couldn’t be happier with them!! I’ve been limping a pair of old cabelas chest waders for the last 6 seasons patching together leaking seams with tape and glue and finally broke down and got a pair of these that came highly recommended by a couple of my buddies and it was the best money I’ve ever spent on waders!! They are super comfortable and fit perfect I’m 5’11” and 250 and the XLs are perfect on me. Most times being a bigger guy you don’t have the leg room and I can move around any way I want and not have to worry bout splitting them. I fish a lot of cold weather and between the black color of the waders and how thick the fabric is definitely makes a difference on warmth and overall quality of the wader!
Zachary Gonzales (verified owner) –
These waders are awesome !! Took em out for a late winter trip on the conejos in southern co and they performed flawlessly. Several anglers asked me about the brand. Super impressed with the fit and durable construction. I recommend these to anyone !! Dont wait and accept poorly made leaking waders anymore . Top notch product .
Evan (verified owner) –
Purchased the S14 Waders, my first pair of stocking foots! I bought the size small as I am a smaller guy and they fit like a glove. They still have plenty of room to lair up in the cold and I am still comfortable in them. Tons of great storage features which is a huge plus. The belt is a nice neoprene material and tightens up nicely. I’ve worn them out several times now and I do a lot of walking and climbing, no leaks yet. I don’t think there is anything I don’t like about these waders so far. I’d highly recommend.
Bradley Wetzel (verified owner) –
I love my new S14 Waders. They fit great and are well made. The only problem is that it is Feb. and its only 12 degrees/-7 with wind chill. I am not going fishing for a while yet! In the mean time the wife says I look silly wearing them around the house. Very nice waders!!!!
Chris (verified owner) –
I have worn these for a season and can’t fault them. The stretchy belt is very comfortable, the gravel guards are very durable, the fit is better than any other brand and the price means you have another customer for life