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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Justin (verified owner) –
Best pair of waders I’ve ever owned. Zero issues, exceptional quality, and a price that anyone can afford.
Bryan David Strickler (verified owner) –
Third pair of Dryfts. Love the waders and can’t think of a single criticism. They are: very durable, allow ease of movement, and have great storage. They DO NOT LEAK. I wore my last pair hard for about 60 fishing days with zero leaks until I rolled over an undetected roll of barb wire. Ouch…no waders will stand up to that!
Skylar (verified owner) –
Been fishing these waders for about two months im pretty rough on my waders and hike to spots all the time. Ive rubbed up against thorn bushes and branches no issue with these. These have held up well and are super comfortable, I can spend all day in these waders and they feel like nothing is there, I can run and climb over stuff with ease in these. I am 6’ 160 and the medium long fits me perfectly and doesn’t hinder my mobility. The only thing I would change on these waders is the belt is kinda flimsy and the shoulder straps can kinda bunch up at the back a lot which doesn’t affect comfort just looks funny. I also am not a fan of the marking design around the armpit/rib area but that isn’t a big deal.
Charles (verified owner) –
I fell down a rocky scramble the first day I wore these and they were fine. Last weekend I fell in on some hidden sticks that were covered by mud, and they were also fine.
I got them shipped to Canada, and it took a while, but they are some excellent waders.
Andy (verified owner) –
Been fishing with these waders for about 2 months now. I fish hard at least 15 days a month. So far they have held up well. Only time will tell. For new waders they seem great. At the end of the season we will see how they do. Just came off a 5 day fishing trip no leaks. 2 day break then another 7 day fishing trip.
Terry (verified owner) –
As a husky guy (5’10 300lbs) it is not easy finding good quality waders that fit that don’t cost $1400 and take 4 weeks to custom make. I bought the 3xl short. From the monent I put these on i’ve been pleasantly surprised. Comfort is the word, no tight spots or discomfort. I have only had these for one season but put them though the paces and haven’t found a flaw or had a failure yet. If you are a big guy go for it, you won’t be disappointed.
Skyler McCafferty –
Great waders for the price. Just fished 4 solid days on the Missouri for trout at the end of April. I put in 10-11 hours a day in water above my waist and didn’t get as much as a drop into my waders. Two things I wish it had were more belt loops to hold accessories on my belt in place better and to water proof both chest pockets since the waterproof media pouch is kind of uncomfortable. Other than that, great waders and sizing is perfect! Just read the chart and check your measurements before ordering.
Alex M (verified owner) –
Been through 3 pairs of simms waders in the last 2 years. I needed something better. Dryft adrenalines are the best things that have ever happened to me. Dry and durable makes the days in the river that much more enjoyable.
Larry Garrison (verified owner) –
I received my Dryft S14 Adrenaline waders last week and was looking forward to trying them out. I’ve been fishing for over 60 years and have tried waders from many different manufacturers. I am impressed with the Dryft waders fit which is superior to any other waders to date. I purchased the large/long size as I am 6’4” tall and weigh 190 lbs. previous waders this size were always very baggy and over sized. The Dryft waders fit like they were custom made for me. I’m just hoping they last as great as they fit. The cost for waders with this high a quality is awesome and I highly recommend them. Fish on!!
Jarrod McMillen (verified owner) –
Purchased as an upgrade from my initial set of waders I bought from Amazon and I am so happy I chose DRYFT. I initially ordered the medium long, thinking I was taller than I am, but then exchanged for the medium (I am 5’ 10”, 160 lbs, 32/32 pants). The first shipment arrived quickly and the exchange process was a breeze thanks to open communication from DRYFT. I’ve worn them once on the river and stayed warm and dry while fishing for winter steelhead. I even slipped on some rocks and went straight on my knees without damaging the waders. Thoroughly impressed up to this point.
Trent Kellerhals (verified owner) –
Best waders I’ve ever owned!
Corey Brady (verified owner) –
Absolutely love these waders for the money! All the extra pockets are nice compared to my old waders and I spent the extra $15 for the waterproof pouch and I love that they added the Velcro spot so it stays right on the inside of my chest with the other inside zipper pocket. Way more comfortable and way better range of motion then the neoprene waders I had before and with a good pair of thermals then sweatpants I don’t notice a huge difference in temp! I’ll say it again, GREAT waders for the money! My only regret is not spending the xtra and getting the super sweet matching rain jacket bundle cause now if I want it, it’s gunna cost me an xtra $100… if you’re new to fly fishing/wading creeks and you’re trying to decide on a brand, this one will NOT disappoint you like some of the horror stories I’ve heard from people about some other popular brands and their products.
Ray (verified owner) –
My waders were shipped on schedule and the sizing chart worked perfectly. The waders work perfectly, and the zippered storage pockets are beyond great. The zippered pockets keep items stored in them safe and dry. The waders are easy to get into and all the features (waist belt, suspenders, inside and outside pockets, boot clips, top drawstring, and transport bag) work perfectly and are very well made. I emailed a question about zipper lube and got an answer from a knowledgeable person very quickly. I have had my waders for two weeks but I have used them several times and I am very pleased in how they perform. They seem very sturdy and look like they will last for quite a while. I really like the fact that they are made locally in Washington and plan to buy from DRYFT again in the future. I highly recommend DRYFT and the S14 Adrenaline Waders based upon my experience with these waders.
George Tullis (verified owner) –
My Dryft Adrenalines arrived promptly. I’m happy about doing business with a family owned company.
The waders are well made. The quality is there. All the components are sturdy. The waders seem to made for the long haul! They performed well.
The downside for sure is the gravel guards; way too bulky and tight. These need to be changed for something that keeps out gravel and should easily slide down over the wading boot. The overkill makes them difficult to manipulate on and off and are a little uncomfortable. Light weight neoprene is all that’s needed and would make this wader top of the line. Not a deal breaker but something that needs improvement.
Now the deal breaker: the XXL are not 36” inseam! I wear 32” and 34” length inseam and these 36’s are two inches below my crouch. If they were actually 36”, I’d be ordering Dryft waders next time and buying the top of the line model. Heartbreaking because this company puts out a great product!
In summary, this is the best $300 wader on the market. Hands down! These aren’t for tall guys. Perhaps my waders were a fluke and not made to inseam spec.