Session GD Wading Pants

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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

104 reviews for Session GD Wading Pants

  1. 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 !!

  2. 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 …

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. Edward Pasion (verified owner)

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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!!!

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

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