Session Wading Pants

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Session wading pants

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The DRYFT Session 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 five-layer 100% waterproof DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coated 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 burly five-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. 

Staying dry

Breathable 20,000mm waterproof rated DWR coated five 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.

Bottom line

Step up your game with the Session 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

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


  • 100% waterproof high-grade breathable 5 layer DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coated fabric technology.
  • Durable full five-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
  • Inside flip-out zippered pocket.
  • Outer pocket 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 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 10 × 6 in

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

52 reviews for Session Wading Pants

  1. Curtis (verified owner)

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Kam StJohn (verified owner)

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Kenw (verified owner)

    Great waders at a great price my go to waders

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. Dan Graham (verified owner)

    Every bit as good as sims

  15. 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.

  16. yazzie (verified owner)

    Nice stuff….the inseam could be longer.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. Travis (verified owner)

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

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. James Gerrity (verified owner)

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

  27. 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…

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. Kelly (verified owner)

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

  32. 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.

  33. 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!

  34. 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

  35. 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!

  36. 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.

  37. 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!

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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

  42. Bill Waddington (verified owner)

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

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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!

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. FlyNavy (verified owner)

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

  51. 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.

  52. 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!

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