Session Lite Wading Pants

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Session Lite wading pants

Pack light. Go hard.

Based on the popular Session wading pants the new lightweight Session Lite wading pants are your new go-to option for your next quick and dirty fishing mission. The DRYFT Session Lite wading pant features lightweight breathable three-layer 100% waterproof and DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coated nylon fabric, a minimalist design and the style to take you a notch above the rest.

Fit and Features

An outer pocket with a YKK water resistant zipper and a flip out pocket hold the essentials, while the breathable and lightweight three-layer lower keeps you comfortable even on the warmest summer days. Contoured and flexible knees give freedom of movement allowing you to walk, run, crouch, wade, stumble, and crawl easily without restricted movement.

Staying dry

Breathable 20,000+mm waterproof rated DWR coated three layer nylon fabric combined with NoLeak™ double taped seams bring the waterproofing to the next level. To top it off, seam ends and edges are additionally taped to keep the water where the fish are.

Bottom line

Step up your game with the Session Lite wading pants from DRYFT. This offering is for limited sizes and quantities and chances are high that we’ll sell out before restocking this product.

Recommended use

Pack in fishing trips, travel, and boat and walk and wade fishing. Light three season use (Spring, Summer, Fall).


  • Light grey 100% waterproof high-grade breathable 3 layer nylon DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coated fabric technology.
  • Single vertical seam design on the outside of the legs eliminates abrasion from walking.
  • Includes a black adjustable semi-stretch Comfortflex™ Wading belt with a Duraflex® buckle for safe and secure wading.
  • Multiple belt loops
  • Inside flip-out zippered pocket.
  • Outer pocket with Hyper Green YKK® water resistant zipper.
  • Rubber DRYFT tread on soles.
  • NoLeak™ double taped seams for ultimate protection against leaks.
  • DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating.
  • High density 4.0MM ergonomically shaped neoprene stocking feet.
  • YKK® Water Resistant Zipper.
  • Gravel guards with boot lace hook and outer gravel guard cover for extra durability and aesthetics.
  • Mesh carrying bag.
  • Imported.
  • bluesign® approved fabrics.

Fit details 
Relaxed fit to allow for layering
Weight: 1lb 14oz (size large excluding mesh bag and belt)
Size medium-long pictured on a 6’0″ male

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Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 10 × 6 in

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

7 reviews for Session Lite Wading Pants

  1. Flowstone Fishing (verified owner)

    I’ve been looking at and reading reviews of wading pants for over a year now. I’m a big dude and get hot and sweaty when fishing in anything above 60 degrees, so I wet wade 80% of the time, and hate the thought of sweltering days in waders. I love fall fishing though, and my choices are either numb toes when wet wading or profuse sweating with standard waders. I found Dryft waders at some point during this search and as a small business owner in the fishing industry myself, loved the idea of supporting this company. I had my eye on the regular Session wading pants (I fish the small streams of SE Minnesota, so no need for chest waders), but when I saw the lightweight version was coming out, I decided to wait. I’ve only worn them around the house so far, but my first impression is that these are fantastic. They don’t weigh a whole lot more than the quick dry pants I wear to wet wade and sitting, crouching, etc. will not be an issue as the material is very thin. I love the grey color and the subtle markings that make these unique but not over the top, and as a bonus, they match my new Orvis ultralight boots perfectly. The stretch belt looks nice, but without the ability to be manually adjusted, I’m waiting to see how it performs. And, with any “lite” or ultralight product, there is the question of long-term durability that can only be answered with time on the water. I better get out there…

    • Nick Satushek

      Thank you for choosing the Session Lite wading pants and for leaving a review. The belt can be adjusted on one end- there is velcro that sticks anywhere along that end so can be dialed in to an exact fit. Hope that helps. Thanks! -Nick

  2. Greg Knapp

    Just put these to the test on first river trip. They performed excellent! I hate chest waders, these things were a joy fishing from a Kayak. Perfect for wading over the shoals going up stream. I am 155lbs at 5’8”. I ordered a small and medium to try. I like the way the small fit but the booties were to small for my size 9 feet, so had to go with the mediums. They are slightly more baggie than I would like, but way better than anything else out there. Thanks Dryft!

  3. Adrian Cabedo (verified owner)

    I’ve been looking for some waders for several years now, any waders that fit my shape, 5’7″ tall, 51″ chest and size 9 feet, a really difficult ask, especially as I have to order them online. I’ve so far tried and sent back four sets of waders. These, in a large short did the trick, socks still a tiny bit long but easily usable and the rest fit like my favourite pair of jeans, looked just as good too! The help received from Nick throughout was outstanding and helped me finally end up with a usable pair of waders. Can’t recommend these guys enough. Many thanks!

  4. Rich McGinnis (verified owner)

    These pants are ABSOLUTELY my favorite.
    Unless I plan to fish waist deep areas these pants are my go to. Super comfortable, light weight and most importantly- Bone Dry!

  5. Dale Piocos

    The Session Lite wading pants are perfect. Great fit and very comfortable when working the rivers or hiking to the next location on the river. With the appropriate insulation under the waders, it is not an issue to use in the Idaho winter months. The wading pants have been well woth the investment.

  6. Gary (verified owner)

    I had been hopeful of finding some lightweight waders for warmer weather and water. A friend recommended I check out DRYFT and I’m very glad I did! These waders are a great fit, (I’m a big ol dude) and combined them with a a nice pair of lightweight wading boots and it is a great combo! These waders are easy to move in and walk into my favorite spots. Plenty comfortable even on very warm days, seem very durable and with enough room to layer up or down depending on the heat of the day! Great choice and I highly recommend them! Quick delivery and a fine company to work with! Thanks 🙂

  7. J.R. Maggard (verified owner)

    These are my first pair of wading pants and I am not disappointed at all. They have really helped me span the early season when it can be too hot for full waders, but its still too cold for wet wading. They are my go to pairs for quick trips or in the boat.

    Light, compact when packed, but still durable. They look and fit great too. Tremendous value.

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