Session GD Wading Pants (New 2021/22)

(92 customer reviews)


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Backordered items are estimated to ship around 1/15/22-1/31/22.

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Session GD wading pants

On point.

More breathable. More durable. More comfortable.

The DRYFT Session GD wading pants are your go-to option when full chest high waders just aren’t needed or wanted.  The DRYFT Session wading pant features high tech, breathable 100% waterproof DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coated fabric, and an updated design and style to bring you up a notch above the rest.

Our new GD (Guide level) product fabrics combine exceptional abrasion resistance and increased breathability with enhanced bonding strength for greater long term durability. ‘

Session GD features at a glance

  • 3 seasons (fall, winter, spring).
  • Relaxed fit to allow for layering.
  • 3 pockets.
  • Dual layer fabric gravel guard (inner guard with outer protective flap).
  • Fabric details: 4L (310gsm).
  • Waterproof rating of fabrics: 20,000mm+.


Fit and Feature Description

Two outer pockets with a YKK water resistant zipper, and a flip out pocket hold the essentials, while the burly four-layer lower adds durability through the entire lower including 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.  An outer D-ring and added attachment points give secure attachement points for pliers, tools and accessories. 

Staying dry

Breathable 20,000mm+ waterproof rated DWR coated four layer 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.

The new Session GD wading pants are up to 50% more breathable compared to previous models with exceptional abrasion and tear resistance and enhanced bonding strength for greater long term durability.

Bottom line

Step up your game with the Session GD wading pants from DRYFT.

Recommended use

Multiple fishing trips per month, heavy use, boat and walk and wade fishing. Four seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall).

Session Wading Pants Features

  • 100% waterproof high-grade breathable 4 layer DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coated fabric technology.
  • Durable full four-layer fabric construction including legs, knees and seat.
  • Single vertical seam design on the outside of the legs eliminates abrasion from walking.
  • High density 4.0MM ergonomically shaped neoprene stocking feet.
  • Includes a black adjustable semi-stretch Comfortflex™ Wading belt with a Duraflex® buckle for safe and secure wading.
  • Multiple belt loops with clip points for pliers, tools, etc.
  • Inside flip-out zippered pocket.
  • Two outer pockets with Hyper Green YKK® water resistant zipper.
  • Rubber DRYFT tread on soles.
  • NoLeak™ taped seams for ultimate protection against leaks.
  • DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating.
  • YKK® Water Resistant Zippers.
  • Gravel guards with boot lace hook and outer gravel guard cover for extra durability and aesthetics.
  • Mesh carrying bag.
  • Imported.
  • bluesign® approved fabrics.

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Additional information

Weight 2.375 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 10 × 6 in

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

92 reviews for Session GD Wading Pants (New 2021/22)

  1. Mike D (verified owner)

    I have used these waders a half dozen times in two months. The fabric is super durable and the pockets are great. the fly system works really well. But the best thing about the waders are the size selection. By Dryft’s selection chart, I am a medium long. I have always had to buy large in other waders so they were tall enough. The size fit exactly as advertised and they are the best fitting waders I have ever had. I also like that a belt is provided too.

  2. JSREY (verified owner)

    These waders are !!! Quick and easy and the seems are $$$. Definitely going to get a jacket later on when ever mines goes.

  3. Zachery Schmidt (verified owner)

    These wading pants are awesome! As I guide in Alaska I depend on these every day. They may not be as durable as something like a Simms G3, but THEY ARE VERY DURABLE AND GET THE JOB DONE. After 5 months of daily use, tramping through some of the toughest bush in Alaska, they still do not leak. Let me tell you, these things are WARM! In 35* water they still keep you warm and dry. One of the things I like most is the ease of use with these waders. They’re as easy to put on as your normal jeans, and as easy to take off. I’ve used them on everything from guiding in Southwest Alaska, to the Kenai Peninsula, to the backcountry of the California Seirra. I highly recommend these waders. You will not regret getting them.

  4. Michael Morrisson (verified owner)

    Have used these twice and so far so good! Definitely put them through some serious abuse hiking a small creek. Excited to see how they will hold up but very happy so far.

  5. Dan K (verified owner)

    Got these wading pants about a month ago. They are great! Seem very durable, and have plenty of room when sitting/squatting/bending. I use them for saltwater/oceanfront conditions, and haven’t had any issues. The weather is getting cooler, and I expect them to be to be comfortable with layering underneath.

    My pant size is 32/30, shoe size 10.5. I went with the Medium Long. They are a tad long for me and the neoprene socks are slightly big. I probably would have done better with the Medium. Not a big deal. Probably will grab some suspenders at some point, but the included belt is adjustable, and I can tighten them up a little higher on my waist if needed.

    Great product. Thanks Dryft!

  6. Brian (verified owner)

    I love these waders! The fit is fantastic, not too tight, but not baggy like a trash bag like cheap waders I’ve had before. They keep me dry and warm. I rarely need chest waders, and these pants are life-changing. They are so much better for hiking into more remote spots and I can wear them all day comfortably. Great for wading/kayaking/boating. I will definitely be pairing them with the rain jacket so I keep chasing fish all winter long.

  7. Tom D (verified owner)

    Very comfortable and kept me very dry
    I’m impressed!!!!!!

  8. Joe (verified owner)

    After 7 years my other brand wading pants finally gave up the ghost. Found Dryft brand and saw alot of good reviews so decided to give them a try. Have only worn them for 5 days but put them through alders, rose bushes, spruce trees and other brush while on our moose hunt. Basically lived in the waders the entire trip and they were perfect. Thick material throughout the wader that seems like it should stand up to alot of abuse. So far they have been great! Only issue was the belt. Its a little stretchy. While packing out the moose my back would push down on the pants and with the stretch of the belt they would slowly start to fall. Not that big of a deal though can just use a different belt.

  9. Jim R (verified owner)

    Great wading pants, fit well,great design, solid construction and comfortable. No leaks. I did change out the belt to a stiffer one to hook on my wading staff. I will definitely get your full zippered waders when the time comes to replace my current pair. Great job!!

  10. David Walser

    Great wading pant! Bought it before a trip with my buddies in WY on the Miracle Mile and they performed great! I’m 5’8” and normally wear a 34×30 pant and the medium fit perfectly with a pair of hybrid shorts underneath. The belt is on point and adjusted to the perfect fit. So comfortable! I don’t know if I’ll ever buy another brand!

  11. David W (verified owner)

    Total game changer!
    There is certainly a time and place for chest waders but more than half of the year, chest waders just don’t fit the bill. On the other hand, the hiking, climbing and scrambling, or the Spring chill, can be a bit much for, full on “wet wading”…always a dilemma! Due to their attention to detail, fit, finish and price point, these Session GD Wading Pants provided me the perfect solution. I’m impressed!
    When my “Big Name” chest high waders need replacing, I will be looking to DRYFT products to fill the void!
    Great job guys!

  12. Marty (verified owner)

    These waders have been an excellent tool in my tool box as a professional fishing guide. The quality of the product is as good as it gets in the wader game. It is also nice dealing with a manufacturer with excellent customer service.

    Highly recommend all Dryft products and especially these waders.

  13. Matt (verified owner)

    Phenomenal waders. Great fit, super comfortable and have always kept me dry! Belt is meh, but every other element of these pants is absolutely top-tier premium and backed by fantastic customer service. I had to wait until my size was back in stock but I am SO GLAD I DID! Way more comfortable than my chest waders (no belly sweat!) and are super easy on/off when nature calls. I am 5’9″ and 165 with a size 9-9.5 foot and the booties were perfect also (I purchased the Mediums). Even my most steadfast “pants are stupid” surfcasting friends are eyeballing these after seeing how pleased I have been with them. Zero complaints, and I would ( and do!) recommend these!

  14. Don Snow (verified owner)

    Great fit. Look good. Super comfortable hiking in to fish or knee deep in the river. These waders will stand up to bushwhacking through the willows and berry bushes of streams in the Pacific Northwest without a problem.

    I highly recommend these waders. An Excellent product backed up by outstanding customer service

  15. Wes Bender (verified owner)

    This is my second pair of Dryft waders. I am still waiting for my first pair to fail. 4 hard years of scrambling around gravel and stone filled rivers. Bush crashing and grinding the knees into the gravel while I sample Lake Superior run steelhead. Best fitting neoprene foot ever. Dryft customer for life.

  16. Johnny (verified owner)

    Have had these for about 1 month and really like them. They fit well, have kept me dry, and seem to take abuse. I wear them out FFings 2-3 times/week. My only complaint is the belt … the belt supplied is pretty bad and I wish the loops were wider to accommodate a stiff belt I already have.

    I highly recommend these.

  17. Ryan Johnson (verified owner)

    Way more than 5 stars. I’ve been through, about, every brand of waders and these are at the top of the list. Comfort, fit, durability, price, customer service all five stars. Customer for life. Great product and great business plan. Oh and they look super cool. Great job guys.

  18. Zachary (verified owner)

    These wading pants are great . They fit just as well as any jeans I own and are solidly built . My girlfriend wants a pair for herself ! These are great , I stayed dry , was very comfortable and looked great the whole time . Dryft is force to be reckoned with ! Pushing you guys hard out here in nm !!

  19. Trout Buddy Driftless Guides – Mike

    I wanted something different … something not cookie cutter, something unique, something other guides in the area aren’t wearing and something that fit. I WIN!

    Heres the skinny —

    First, these waders actually have some style to them — a little color pop but not so much that a 61 year old guy can’t wear.

    Second, the fit is awesome … I’m not only old but short and fat! My XL Short fit great without a bunch of fabric bunching up and folding over. Plus, the bootie size wasn’t to huge for my size 10 foot like many other XL size waders that cause a pile of neoprene in the toe.

    Third, the fabric is slick … I men it seems to not collect smudges and crud like some other waders. Plus its darker than most making the dirt not show like others.

    Forth, The cuffs with an interior gravel guard and the protective extension on the end of the pant leg makes for a clean look but far less debris collects on my boots and gravel guards — let alone that one time a day that my fly ends up in my boot laces. They look good at there coffee place on the way to the creek as well.

    I can’t say enough good things and I’m happy I went away from my normal route of just click S##MS and buying some new waders! I’m hooked …

  20. Mike W (verified owner)

    Awesome product, went out this weekend in cold temps. Kept me warm and didn’t leak. Looking to purchase the jacket very soon!

  21. Spike Robinson (verified owner)

    I’ve owned three or four different brands of waders and/or wading pants, and my Session Wading Pants are easily the best I’ve owned. The quality of the product is second to none, and the zipper access and suspenders are top-notch. Best I’ve seen! Great job Dryft.

  22. Scott

    Excellent product! Craftsmanship, quality, design and style all wrapped in one. Very happy with the wading plants and plan on buying a set of bibs and jacket here in the near future.

  23. Richard LeBlanc (verified owner)

    Haven’t used these in the field yet but they appear to be very sturdy and I sure like the looks of them. My feet are 15’s so was a little skeptical on a 14 – (their largest bootie) would work but there is enough flex in the bootie, they appear quite comfortable. Also, my first shipment of these waders appeared to get lost somewhere out there. So, Dryft got right on it when I reported not received and shipped me another pair that came in 2 days. This company’s service is #1 top notch. Don’t be afraid to order anything from them because they have excellent customer service.
    Thank you Dryft & Nick

  24. Glenn Dotter (verified owner)

    Have worn only 2 times on the winter Arkansas River. They are the best waders I have worn over my 60 years of fishing. They fit like a pair of pants. They shed water and dry quickly. The 5 ply material seems super strong to stand up against brush busters like me. They were more money than I wanted to spend, but it was money well spent so far. I hope they last as long as i think they will.

  25. Dan Jones (verified owner)

    This is the second purchase from Dryft. Outstanding quality and design. I actually haven’t worn out my first set of waders from Dryft, but decided I wanted the wade pants for more remote fly fishing locations. These do not disappoint!

  26. Jon (verified owner)

    I haven’t used them yet as it is the middle of Winter in the east, but the quality of the materials and construction appears clearly to be top notch. The pants are beefy but not cumbersome and bulky. Re sizing, I’m 5′ 7″, weigh 135 lbs and wear an 8 1/2 shoe. I find the booties on the size Small to be a bit tight and the rise a bit short but both are workable. The attention to your questions and concerns, the responsiveness, as well as, the service provided by these folks should be the model for all on-line retailers.

  27. Edward Pasion (verified owner)

    I bought the M size. They look and fit great! I will put them to the test for winter steelheading.

  28. Jeffrey Stephens (verified owner)

    Love these session pants
    Worked great in Montana there so much more comfortable than full waders if your not wading really deep and the weather is nice. They Kept me dry all week and much better to hike around in. Could not be happier.

  29. Chad (verified owner)

    Only got to use them once so far but they were very comfortable and they are the best pair I’ve owned for maneuverability

  30. Paul Pappas (verified owner)

    Outstanding quality!!! I’ve had mr Dryft pants for over 6 months, I fish at least 4 days a week, and they are by far the most comfortable waders I’ve ever owned!! Excellent Customer service!! Top notch company!!!

  31. Lance Holtorf (verified owner)

    Delivered on time, I only have worn a couple times so far, they fit great. I’m 6’4″ 250 lbs so they could have been a tad longer (LL ,XXL) but not anything that would keep from buying another pair or ordering the next size up. Great communication with Owners, they responded to a question I had immediately. Would recommend buying from this company.

  32. Eric Schnabel (verified owner)

    I was in the market for a pair of waders that would allow for front zip-fly access. It seems over the years, I’ve realized I have a need to unzip my fly way more frequently than I find myself fishing in water exceeding the height of my belt. A customer and I were talking fishing at my work, due to him wearing a branded hat of another company. I asked if he wore that other brand’s waders. He explained no, and that Dryft was his preferred wader. I reviewed the product online and promptly placed an order. Upon receipt, I’ve fished in these waders exclusively and cannot say enough great things about them. From the boat, to the bank, across streams and all spots in between. Comfort, style and function are top-notch. Best purchase of 2020! Thanks for making them and thanks to the Dryft community for the referral!

  33. Jordan (verified owner)

    Bought these because I fish for 8+ hours often.. was not disappointed, these are the best quality waders I’ve ever owned and very comfortable. added bonus- I’ve used them for salmon and steelhead in New York during winter months and haven’t had any problem with the cold water..

  34. K Rentz (verified owner)

    I received my Session wading pants back in May as a birthday gift. I held off wearing them until the fall and cooler weather. Broke them out on a trip to WNY earlier this month. WOW! These waders fit perfectly, allow for great mobility and are built very well. I have, and will continue to recommend to anyone who wants a great pair of waders at a price that won’t make you feel guilty.
    Keep up the tremendous work!

  35. Terry Johnson (verified owner)

    Terry, Anchorage Alaska
    Three words… “the best ever”!! These wading pants fit as well as a $150 pair of slacks with free movement and no binding while moving through the River currents.

  36. Joe Byrnes (verified owner)

    I’ve only worn a well known wader my entire life, but after seeing these wading pants mentioned on a Trout Unlimited site, I had to try them. These are the best wading pants I have ever worn. These put my $500 waders to shame. The thickness is twice that of other top of the line waders. Comfortable but the suspenders do help. I have convinced my brothers they must buy these. Thanks Dryft for a great product.

  37. Rick Christenberry (verified owner)

    These session wading pants rock and not only are they dry they are the coolest looking waders out there.

  38. raymond j baker (verified owner)

    By far the BEST WADING PAINT’S ON THE PLANET i’m a NY State Guide and trust me when i say i live in my waders and wading pants. From september 1st to mid may i wear these everyday on the Salmon River and as most know it’s a very HARSH envirement and rocky. Ihave OWNED every wader out on the market and tried and tested them to the extream and DRYFT waders are AWERSOME for 1 the meteral is crazy thick and the Dark color is awesome for not showing stains unlike most other waders on the Market today. i bought my first pair 6 years ago along with the zippered chest waders and to this day still i have never had 1 PROBLEM they still don’t leak which i can not not beleave as all others that ive owned have only lasted 2 years at best. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE MOST DEPENDABLE WADER ON THE MARKET LOOK NO FURTHER DRYFT IS YOUR ANSWERE.

  39. Chuck S (verified owner)

    I have fished in a lot of waders , the session wader pants I purchased I feel have been one of the best investments I’ve made. The fit bar none is the best, they wear like jeans. No problems with leaking and I fish a ton and I’m pretty hard on my equipment and gear. I did purchase the suspenders which I do recommend because I like fishing in the winter and they keep the cold air at bay. I will purchase again and recommend anyone thinking about buying these don’t hesitate and pull the trigger you won’t regret it!!!!

  40. mgvango

    Best fitting waders on the market! I’m a tall guy (6’4″) and always had a difficult time finding waders that were long enough but the ‘Long’ version of the Session Wading Pants fit perfectly. With their exceptional craftsmanship and design, these waders should last me many seasons. Thank you Dryft!

  41. Jeff (verified owner)

    I bought these waders when they first released. One word: fantastic. I fish all four seasons and when water is low, these are my go to’s. Great fit, love the zipper. Nice design, boys!

  42. Bill Brusse

    I bought a pair of the S-14s about four years ago and they have been great, but I wear them as pant waders most of the time so when I decided to get pant waders I came back to DRYFT. As I commented about the S-14s, nothing DRYFT says or the other customers have posted about the Session Waders is an exaggeration. Great material quality, workmanship, and fit.

  43. FlyNavy (verified owner)

    Excellent product. Fit and finish are exceptional. Very comfortable and durable.

  44. paul westerberg

    i have used them only on one trip. they feel good and sturdy. all the people thought i was the bomb. if i had a complaint, i’d say they are thick. i should have gone for the lighter version–my fault.

  45. Kurtis Nelson (verified owner)

    I love these pants… I used them steelhead fishing and they were awesome… I had a small problem with some seal tape and the customer service was awesome.. I recommend these wader pants or any other products these provide.

  46. Chris Daniele

    I bought the session wading pant a month ago, they were shipped quick. I’ve only used them a handfull of times but they seem to work great! I am 6’4” with a 36” waist. I bought the LG/ Tall size. Length is great, boarder line to long almost! Only complaints so far is the belt doesn’t really hold up the pants no matter how tight you make it and the waist to crotch length is very short. I want to wear them up on my hips but I’m forced to somewhat low ride these. I use a cloth belt I can really tighten down and it helps. Otherwise these are well made and work great!

  47. Jesse Tuttle (verified owner)

    These pants are awesome, I’m very impressed. Im 155 lbs 6′ tall and wear a size 10 shoe. I thought I was going to need the medium tall turns out they were just a little too long and the booty was a bit loose. So I returned them with absolutely no problems. I right away got the medium and they were a absolute perfect fit. With still plenty of room for a extra layer or two. The booty fits my feet perfect and I couldn’t be happy. Awesome company, happy customer.

  48. Troy Hollis (verified owner)

    Great quality wading pants!!!
    These pants are extremely comfortable, stylish and even allow me to drive comfortably while wearing them.

    They are perfect waders for the small stream of NC.
    I highly recommend these wading pants and will never buy another brand of waders again.

  49. Sannara Lek (verified owner)

    So I was super excited to get these pant waders, i just received my chest waders. These would make a great pair for getting in and out od the kayak and just keeping myself dry. So I am a size 32×32 5’11 pretty average size guy, unfortunately there is no length 32 or size 32 hips thats comes with a size 10 or higher stockfoot. So my next best option is to buy and up to 36″ with 9-11 stock foot. So the stockfoot is perfect, but now i have size 36″ worth of material wrapped around my 32″ hips and they don’t necessarily look or fit like normal pants, which is what i was hoping for. So i hope Dryft makes a tall small, with stocking foot larger then a size 8. As of right now they fit like parachute pants.

  50. Jed Feffer (verified owner)

    I recently bought a pair of Session Wading Pants. The customer service was excellent. Nick answered questions about fit and durability. When I got the pants in a size Large Short I was very impressed by the build of the pants. With 5 layers of material these are extremely durable. They really feel more durable than my two pairs of Simms waders. The pants fit a little big, but I prefer having them larger so that I can squat in them and climb over things. They keep me warm in cold water and yet are very comfortable to walk in. I find the belt helps to keep them riding higher, and I purchased the suspenders which are great for keeping the pants hiked up. Once my Simms chest highs wear out I plan on getting a pair of Dryft Primo waders. I only wish the waders were made in the States. Thank you Nick for a great pair of wading pants.

  51. Bill Waddington (verified owner)

    Because of the virus I haven’t had the chance to wear them yet,they seem extremely well made.

  52. Jordan Westbroek (verified owner)

    I’ve been fly fishing for over 20yrs and have tried multiple brands of gear. Don’t get me wrong I have certain brands I love for certain reasons but my dryft waders have by far out performed my Simms by a long shot! I will never buy another pair of Simms waders …these waders are better in so many ways from comfort to style to longevity …my last pair of Simms didn’t make it three seasons without leaking and I paid double what I paid for my dryft waders. And yes I know how to care a store my waders, I’ll be going on season five with these sessions and they’re still as good as the day I bought them

  53. Ben

    Excellent material, fit and finish.
    I bought these to replace my tried and true 15 year old Simms waders.
    Wore them on a 4 day walk and wade trip to Wyoming that included a lot of hiking.
    Great price, great fit, great product.
    I highly recommend them.

  54. Chris R (verified owner)

    These waders are legit! Used these everyday on a 9 day moose hunt in rain and snow. Waders held up great against willows, spiny rose hips, in and out of the boat and all the rest that Alaska has to offer. Thought the rise might be low when I tried them on but they wore great and the cut of these waders offers a lot of movement without being baggy. The belt is useless, but looks okay on my casual around town pants. Changed out the belt for a nylon web with a cam buckle and the system woks well. First stocking foot wader that I did not have perspiration in the foot area. Nice job Dryft change out the belt and these are a full on rock-star package.

  55. Bradley steele (verified owner)

    I fish well over 120 days a year. I have never had a pair of waders make it through an entire fishing season until I found dryft. Fantastic product. Thank you for the quality work.

  56. Paul Moore (verified owner)

    I purchased a set of the session waders last year for destination ATV riding. They seemed to be the perfect use for pants that are completely waterproof and yet tough enough to withstand heavy abuse. These waders did not disappoint. I have waded mud bogs and fast moving rivers and had no issues. I love these waders. I just ordered a new set this week to provide more room for long underwear for winter riding. I would recommend these waders to anyone who does not want water to ruin your trip, no matter what you are doing in the outdoors. Most of my friends didn’t even know that I was wearing waders. Great product!

  57. Wade Samson (verified owner)

    I ordered these wading pants for my Alaskan moose hunt that was scheduled for Sept. Despite having to wait to get my order filled this spring, these pants matched the reviews that I had read and exceeded my expectations. On a 11 day moose hunt in the Alaskan bush, I wore them every day due to rain and/or heavy dew. They kept me dry and withstood the brush and field hazards of the bush. No serious cuts all the way through or leaks. It is the best money that I have spent on waders/wading pants and the price was reasonable. I am anticipating that they will last many years.

  58. slawomirzomer (verified owner)

    This is my second purchase. This time it’s going to be the gift. To the best man I ever met. To the guy that took me on this journey, passing all his knowledge too me. Hopefully my dad will love his as much as I love mine. I do a lot of shore fishing. They are almost indestructible. Got my pair in spring 2019. They survived many fishing trips. There is only one thing that I would change. I could use nice pair of suspenders… They tend to slide down while climbing rocks and walking thru tough terrain.

    • Nick Satushek

      Thanks for leaving a review of your Session wading pants. We are working on a suspender system that will easily attach to the wading pants, and should have them available later this fall!

  59. DAVe (verified owner)

    Serious quality waders for real fishermen who fish almost every day from April to November as I do. In time, I will purchase another pair, but after years of abuse from brush and snags there is only normal wear and sun fade. Excellent Product. Dave

  60. Xenko (verified owner)

    I’m 5’6 130lbs, wanted to invest in something more high end and I definitely made the right choice with Dryft! Bought a sized Small, very lightweight and gets the job done! Gone out all summer kayaking and wading with zero issues. Would definitely buy again!

    Check out to see the pants in action! Thanks for a great product Dryft!

  61. Bill

    These are excellent! Customer service (Nick) is fantastic!

    I am 5’10” 200 lbs and wear 35/30 pants, size 9.5 shoe. I read some reviews that commented that these was tight in the crotch so based on that and the Dryft sizing chart I order the medium-long to try to get more crotch room. They arrived quickly but on trying them on it was clear that they were just too tight. I couldn’t wear pants with a wallet! I could squeeze into them with just thin long underwear. But I arranged to exchange them for large-short. Nick was OUTSTANDING in responding to my email and turning the exchange around.
    The large-short fit me extremely well. There’s enough elastic in the waist together with the adjustable belt that there is no issue at all. PLUS! there’s plenty of crotch room. So I would advise others to size up if they are close to the upper end measurements of the sizing chart. I admit that I just didn’t want to consider myself a “large” but there you have it.

  62. Kelly (verified owner)

    Most comfortable waders i’ve ever worn! I would definitely buy again.

  63. Bob Kerr (verified owner)

    Great wading pants, warm and rugged. A little more length in the inseam and crotch would be nice, though. As a well seasoned fisherman, I do not spend a lot of time deep wading like I used to, so these are the perfect waders for me. Great value for a superb product.

  64. Janet E DeNardo

    After Watching hours of youtube video from PA fishing guys I had to check those DRYFT waders out. Look great but not suitable for female anglers. When are companies going to realize women fish too!?

    • Nick Satushek

      Hi Janet,
      Thanks for leaving us this feedback. We are in the final design stages of a women’s specific wader that we’ll be releasing this fall. Stay tuned for more details soon! Thanks, -Nick

  65. Darren Peterson (verified owner)

    Got the pants a couple months ago. After several trips I can say that they are a great product and well worth the price. Looking at getting the coat before Fall comes to stay dry throughout the rainy months in Washington

  66. Derek Mauldin (verified owner)

    I’ve only had a chance to wear them once but the fit is great… perfect! I purchased some Primo Waders late last summer and have upwards of 50 days in them already… they’re holding up great. See no reason why the pants would be any less awesome. My only concern (and it’s not a huge one) is that the pants will be hot given they’re a dark color and the Southern Oregon sun and heat is relentless mid-summer…

  67. James Gerrity (verified owner)

    I love these pants they’re tough as issues with them at all

  68. Taylor Millwater (verified owner)

    A perfect wading pant. The style and performance are on point! Not to mention the customer service if you need to exchange for a different size like I did. Highly recommend.

  69. Keith Fertal (verified owner)

    My jean size is a 34 waist 32 long so I bought the medium long waiting pants. The waist and length are good but no room in the crotch area. So sadly I’m returning them.

  70. Chip Brown (verified owner)

    Have fished these waders here in Colorado since December – Recently fished in them 5 Days in a row. No leaks, they’re comfortable, I have also received a fair amount of compliments as they look pretty damn good on! No complaints here. Dryft’s session pant is perfect for low Colorado flow days or just a day in and out of the Dr(y)ft Boat.

  71. Richard Sprinkle (verified owner)

    Twice the wader for half the money as one of their well known competitors. I would recommend them to anyone that wants a premium wader. By far the best wader I have ever owned.

  72. Paul sap (verified owner)

    Hands down the best **** out there!! I am not talking bad about all the other top companies out there. Dryft company just hit the market with the price point and superb quality!! There customer support is also great, to me customer service is key in backing up there product.
    Paul From Portland Oregon thanks dryft

  73. Travis (verified owner)

    Super comfortable, well made.
    Took them up the salmon river and fished all weekend with no problems.

  74. Dan Davey (verified owner)

    Great pants, get price, and very practical … this review is for my son, who I purchased these for as a gift prior to an adventure to Montana. We fished for almost a week, sunup to sundown … he only removed the pants to sleep at night … they we extremely comfortable and stylish to boot! I am seriously considering purchasing a pair for myself! Great job Draft team! -Dan Davey

  75. Joey A Guernsey

    Incredible pIr of bvb wading pants.I have had multiple sets of wsders over the last 35 years of fishing.These are a 5 star all the way.i spend countless hours chasing big brown’s,salmon and steelhead and these wading pants have kept me extremly earm and bone dry.They are just like wearing a set of pants.Great company and highly recomend you get a pair.

  76. Steven S wolinski (verified owner)

    Love my new Session Wading Pants.Plan on getting alot of use out of these.They are well built and look great on the water!

  77. yazzie (verified owner)

    Nice stuff….the inseam could be longer.

  78. JP Casino (verified owner)

    Over a couple of decades I have used all the popular brands of waders and wading pants and after fishing with my Montana guide who recommended I try Dryft, I did and these wading pants are by far the best I’ve ever owned. The fit, functionality, durable,sealed pocket (that actually works!) and of course style. I highly recommend the wading pants and will be purchasing the waders once my current pair begins to breakdown.

  79. Dan Graham (verified owner)

    Every bit as good as sims

  80. Walt Wilson (verified owner)

    6 stars from Red Lodge, MT!

    Love the construction, fit, and price. I always had chest waders before and will probably never go back. I’m a 32×32 in jeans and a size 10 in boots, 5’11” and 180lbs. The Medium-Long fit perfectly. They definitely have enough room for warmer layers in the winter but don’t feel baggy like other waders. They basically look like pants so I have been wearing them to and from my fishing spots and get tons of questions and compliments. Even my tight ass dad from Arkansas was impressed and will be ordering a pair soon.

    Great job DRYFT!

  81. DAVID J Veilleux (verified owner)

    Wore for the first time today . Like the zipper allowing for getting in and out of the wader easier. A little less room in the crotch area then I would like . The belt is a little to stretchy so I used an older belt I had laying around. Wish they were made in the US but then the price would go up . Other then that a good all around waist wader

  82. Steve (verified owner)

    Finally, a fishing company that understands what anglers need. Never been a fan of traditional waders, cumbersome and hot feeling when in them. These waders are super stylish and the color scheme is sick! I ordered the Large short which seemed smaller on the waist line for my sizing. But they fit perfect! My measurements are 45 waist 31 inseam and size 11 shoes. The waist line stretches a lot. So don’t worry about up to 40 on specification. Thanks again for a great product.

  83. Kenw (verified owner)

    Great waders at a great price my go to waders

  84. Dan H (verified owner)

    Wading pants are comfortable and warm. Material flexes &moves perfectly when stooping or kneeling to net fish. Almost like wearing sweat pants. The only thing I would change is the belt. It is soft & stretchy. I thought that was a plus but it’s not. The belt is so stretchy that it doesn’t work to hold the pants up, especially if you’re wearing a waist pack. A minor issue. Just swap your belt of choice. These pants are so comfortable that I’m buying the chest waders when mine wear out.

  85. Leigh S (verified owner)

    Very comfortable wading pants. Will have to keep these in mind for my next pair of full waders. Then again, I hardly every really need full chest waders. They are good for warmth, but I almost never wade above my waist anyway.

  86. Adam (verified owner)

    Great product. Have had a couple other brands of wading pants and these are just a step above in comfort, style, and overall fit. Fast shipping and customer service. Can’t think of anything I would complain about. Used them for wading and in my PT boat and they work fantastic.

  87. Kam StJohn (verified owner)

    Light weight. comfortable, durable and affordable. The best wader pant on the market.

  88. Gary (verified owner)

    One look at these waders and you know they are durable and well made. The fit is excellent and they are comfortable during a long day chasing trout. They look great too. I’m looking forward to many years of leak free fishing.

  89. Nick M (verified owner)

    I’ve been able to take these out on a few good trips now. I wonder how I used any other waders? They look good, the fit is great, they feel bulletproof but are super comfortable. I like that they came with seam tape and basic patch material as well. I feel like these are worth more than they sell for considering I paid more for another brand (that I won’t mention) but those leaked at the seams within maybe two months. Also I do have to mention that since these are pants you don’t have to take everything off when nature calls, which usually happens right after you’re geared up and ready to go right? If I get another pair of chest waders they will be from Dryft cause these are quality constructed waders. Shipped super fast too. Killer job guys

  90. BERT FORTUNA (verified owner)

    I have used the DRYFT pants for 2 months fishing Salmon and Steelhead in Michigan, The are comfortable and sturdy, I want to buy a pair for my son who owns and operates FLYFIRE RIVER GUIDE SERVICE. Look him up for pictures. Best waders I own.

  91. Chris O. (verified owner)

    These pants have been my go to waders for all my fishing adventures in AK! Theyre excellent for warm weather and diving in and out of the drift boat, and if youre questioning thier durability for long hikes through gnarly brush…. they do it! Just finished guiding a moose hunt and lived out of these pants for the duration of the hunt! Any waders that dont blow out after that kind of abuse are well worth the money.

  92. Curtis (verified owner)

    Top notch quality, can take abuse. Would buy again, just a outstanding set of waders.

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