Session GD Wading Pants

(106 customer reviews)



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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

106 reviews for Session GD Wading Pants

  1. gjshafer (verified owner)

    I’ve been a Simms wader guy for years however this may be changing! I’ve put close 30 miles of fishing in these within 2 months and absolutely love them! The material seems more durable then most waders, the seams are smaller and less bulky as well. Dryft waders allow for more mobility than other waist waders I have used. The ability to have full range of leg movement while wearing these waders is a huge advantage. The zippered pockets are great!! No more lost items! One of my favorite features would be the location these sit at the waist. No need to unbuckle and sliding the waders down to relieve oneself. Other waist waders I have used require them to be pushed down to gain access…. Dryft wins there for sure!! I fish over 200 days a year and will be report back on the durability of these waders. I’m 6’1″ and around 200lbs and the size large are a perfect fit. Thank you Dryft for a great fitting wasit wader!!!

  2. John McClellan (verified owner)

    The Session GD Wading Pants are exactly what I hoped for when I do not need to be wearing chest waders. The comfortable fit is perfect for me, there is enough room in the legs to maneuver over / around obstacles easily when required to get to that best fishing spot! The zipper feature is great and works just fine. The Quality and functionality of the Dryft GD wading pants is the best out and I highly recommend them!!!! Super satisfied so far with all of my DRYFT purchases (i.e. Full waders, wading pants and jackets) – they are definitely my go too brand for my fishing clothing needs.

  3. cdl26726 (verified owner)

    The Session GD Wading Pants are exactly what I was looking for when I do not need to be wearing chest waders. The comfort is really great and there is enough slack in the legs to easily step over fallen trees when walking through the woods to the river. The fact that the gravel guard flips down over after hooking the bottom of the wading pants means no more issues with the guards becoming loose. The zipper feature is great and works just fine. The pockets and the d ring are also a nice plus. Super satisfied so far with these wading pants.

  4. Ryan R Gookstetter

    Finally got a chance to get these out on the water. Being my first pair of wading pants ( vs always just having waders ) I wasn’t sure how much I’d like using then over waders. All I have to say is wow! Perfect for those spring time warmer days where it’s not hot out yet. Fishing mid to small water I’ll use these every time now. Extremely comfortable and the fit is probably the best I’ve ever had. On my recent trip I was walking through all sorts of brush and bushes. Lots of prickly branches. Up and down steep banks over downed trees. And not a single leak. Not a single time did I feel constricted. Hands down my new favorite. My waders will definitely be getting less use this year!

  5. Theo katsaounis (verified owner)

    These are the best waders! Perfect fit well made. I will be buying a second pair soon.

  6. William Snyder (verified owner)

    Love my Drift wading pants, LS is perfect fit for me (38 waist/ 30 inseam size 9 street shoe 5’8″ 185 lbs) These are the best waders I’ve ever owned. Awesome, I have the chest waders for winter Steelhead but all round year trout the pants are the best. Thank you.

  7. Trevor Hanel

    Love my wading pants but seems like mobility is limited compared to neoprene

  8. Stanley Prescott (verified owner)

    What’s the use of having a zipper if there’s material behind the zipper that prevents urinating?

    • Nick Satushek (verified owner)

      To keep water from coming through the zipper and into the waders. The guard flap is designed loose with extra material, so is not tight against the zipper and can easily be pushed down out of the way.

  9. Barbara Luiten

    I do love this wader pant. The only issue I had was with the inseam. I ordered a small and a medium. Tried on the small, it fit great everywhere, except the inseam. I am 5’2″ and it was a tight fit! The medium was better in the inseam (still could be a little bit more room) but the overall fit was slightly bulky.

    Wore these for 2 weeks straight floating the Kanektok river in Alaska and they worked fabulously!

  10. Rémi (verified owner)

    Good quality/ bonne qualité
    Ordered from Québec Canada and had Quick delivery I had order the wrong size and it was realy easy to return and exchange for a larger size- good customer service

    Commander du Québec Canada / j’avais commander une mauvaise taille et c’était super facile et rapide pour le retour et l’échange
    Très bon service à la clientèle

  11. Stan M (verified owner)

    Just took these on a 13 day remote float in Western Alaska. we had 10 days of rain and these waders worked perfectly. I love the fit and durability of my LL session waders. My only slight issue is that the gravel guard and outer guard are a bit tight on me. sometimes difficult to pull them over my size 13 boots. other than that – they are everything I wanted them to be.

  12. Greg Brubaker (verified owner)

    I’ve worn them 1 time. They seem to be of good quality, but the fit is not great for me because I’m bigger around than my inseam.

  13. Johnny T. (verified owner)

    I absolutely LOVE them! Period.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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