Session GD Wading Pants

(97 customer reviews)



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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: 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

97 reviews for Session GD Wading Pants

  1. 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..

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Rick Christenberry (verified owner)

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!!!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. FlyNavy (verified owner)

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

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