Session GD Wading Pants

(111 customer reviews)

Original price was: $349.00.Current price is: $321.00.


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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 waist high 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).
  • Waist high wader design for comfort and ease of use.
  • Relaxed fit to allow for layering.
  • 3 pockets.
  • Dual layer fabric gravel guard (inner guard with outer protective flap).
  • Fabric details:  Heavyweight 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 attachment points for pliers, tools and accessories. 

Staying dry

Breathable 20,000mm+ waterproof rated DWR coated four layer polyester fabric combined with double 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.
  • DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating on fabrics.
  • 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.
  • YKK® Water Resistant Zippers (note: zippers are not fully waterproof and are not submersion rated).
  • Two outer pockets with Hyper Green YKK® water resistant zippers (note: zippers are not fully waterproof and are not submersion rated).
  • Rubber DRYFT tread on soles.
  • Double taped seams for ultimate protection against leaks.
  • 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

111 reviews for Session GD Wading Pants

  1. Guillaume Doiron (verified owner)

    Good waders!! But the shipping was slow took 17 days to get in canada

  2. jerryupdyke (verified owner)

    Purchased the Session GD Wading Pants for Western PA trout season. It is mainly cold with higher streams this time of year. These waders have worked very well with extended used. They are TOUGH and with a good pair of wading pants underneath, very warm. I am 6’1″, 215 lbs. and size 12 boots. The XL fits perfect, however neoprene booties are a bit too big. Wading pants offer plenty of room to tuck in a few layers of shirts if you choose. Dual gravel guards are ingenious. Suspenders are a must regardless of the size of your belly. Do not recommend the suspenders on this site. They do not hold the waders in place long and come off. They should be discontinued. Helly-Hensen suspenders and are around same price and work fantastic. Highly recommend using the thicker belt provided along with suspenders. If you are using the included belt to hold any gear, the weight will sag the waders down, even with suspenders attached. I recommend a thicker, commando style belt for this. Blackhawk Web Duty Belt is excellent and what I use. The use of two belts is perfect. One to assist the suspenders and one for gear attachment. Very good waders and with this combo of suspenders and belts make them perfect. Customer service is excellent as well.

  3. Justin McClanahan (verified owner)

    Tough as nails. These are my new goto waders. I just put around 15 miles of hiking the blueridge mountains in search of native brook trout and they performed flawlessly. I’ve used and abused them without any trace of wear and tear. Like all my other dryft waders I’m always surprised at what these things can take.

  4. Mike

    Bought these to replace my older waist high waders. So far so good! I haven’t used them very much yet. Liking them and no complaints .

  5. eruk williamson (verified owner)

    Bought the Session wading pants September 2021, have worn 200 days fishing streams and hunting pheasants and waterfowl along rivers. Best fit I have had, and very miner repairs. Wads of barbwire are main culprit… The cuffs tore so I cut them off. I have 35″ inseam, 38″ waist and wear the LL. I will have to replace this spring. I would prefer with no pockets at all.

  6. Ken (verified owner)

    Had these for 2 seasons now , originally for fresh water.I have used them in salt water consistently for the last 2023 season. The seams are slid no leaks what so ever.
    1-pockets start to leak at the zippers.
    2- gravel guards somehow get sand inside the stitching by the band collar,I had to cut holes to get the sand out when drying… verry strange.
    Overall good pants, but I do not recomend for salt water surf fishing. Great for streams&rivers.

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