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DRYFT Waders and Primo Jacket reviews

Recent Reviews:

Jon Ades (verified owner) – July 6, 2014: 5 stars
I’ve been looking to buy a new wading jacket since returning from a cold, windy and rainy trip to Montana recently and realizing my old jacket just doesn’t cut it any longer. While researching and shopping for a new jacket online I came across the DRYFT website. I had a few questions about their jacket and fired off an email. My first impression was “WOW”. I sent the email inquiry and had an answer within 30 Minutes. I then ordered the new PRIMO Wading Jacket, it was a Friday afternoon. USPS delivered the jacket on Monday, a second WOW, 2 day delivery Seattle to Denver. Examining the jacket reveals a well thought out functional design constructed with quality materials. First, the articulated raglan sleeve for a more natural and comfortable fit with no seam on top of the shoulder to leak (one of many problems with my old jacket). The adjustable snag less cuff design and the smooth front pockets with waterproof zippers, no velcro to catch your line. A clever internally adjustable drawstring at the bottom eliminating another potential snag point. A soft collar and adjustable hood add to the functional features. All seams have been taped to assure they are sealed. Although the jacket has plenty of roomy as well as hand warmer pockets the one thing I find missing is an interior pocket for the likes of a cell phone or license, not a big deal as my shirts have pockets. Thanks DRYFT for great customer service and a well thought out, functional, well made, affordable jacket. Now I’m just waiting for another cold, windy and rainy day to try it out in real life and not just in the shower.

Vickie (verified owner) – June 20, 2014: 5 stars
I love these waders. I ordered the S14 adrenaline waders before they were out and had to wait a a bit for them but they were worth the wait! Very comfortable and got lots of looks from my fellow fisherpeople! I passed on the info to them and hopefully they will order a pair. Love them!!

Corey – June 9, 2014: 5 stars
As the owner of Chugach Backcountry Fishing in Alaska I’ve spent many days in the rain feeling damp and soggy after a couple of hours in “100% GoreTex” products. It didn’t seem to matter which high-performance brand I wore-I always found that eventually my coat and I became saturated-the S14 Wading Coat changed that. As with my Dryft waders, the S14 Jacket not only fits well, looks great, sports a lightweight feel, and is comfortable for rowing in but it is absolutely the best waterproof coat I’ve used. As a testimate to my belief in this product, within one week I outfitted my entire guiding staff and my family in it. It is the small details of any product that can make it a favorite for everyday use-that’s where in-field product testing makes all the difference. Dryft did their homework on this one. I am 100% comfortable leaving cash and my I phone in waterproof sealed pockets, the soft liner on the high neck and in the pockets of the jacket are perfect for cooler temp days, and the peripheral vision I have when the hood is deployed are qualities that every jacket should offer. If you want to stay dry on the fly, the Dryft PRIMO is for you.

Travis (verified owner) – June 6, 2014: 5 stars
I absolutely love this jacket out of the box. I have not had a chance to try it out in hard weather yet, but can say that style, fit, finishing, quality of materials are all top notch. Their style is great, these guys know how to deliver what so far appears to be great style coupled with what appears will be a bomber jacket at a very reasonable price.

Chad Campoamor – : 5 stars
As they did with their waders, Dryft has done it again with the Primo Jacket. I absolutely love this jacket, the fit is perfect, it is breathable, movable and stylish. It has all the pockets and compartments that are needed for a full day on the water and it will most definitely keep you dry and wanting to continue fishing even when the conditions aren’t promising. There is plenty of room for layering underneath as well. It is the essential jacket to have here up in Alaska with the way our conditions can be sometimes. Plus, you absolutely cannot beat the price. I have been a supporter of these guys since the beginning and will be until the end. Dryft continues to put out stellar products, and they are without a doubt the future. Everyone should check them out!

– Chad Campoamor
Mayfly Mafia
Soldotna, Alaska

Built in storage of the DRYFT S13 fishing waders – enough for a day on the water

Like to pack light when you’re out for a day of pounding the banks of your favorite waterway? We like to ditch the packs too, which is why the DRYFT S13 fishing waders come with lots of built in zippered storage pockets.

Sling a bag over your shoulder, wear a chest bag or vest if you like – but if you choose to go light the front zippered pocket, side entry dual purpose ‘hand warming’ pocket, and inside flip out pocket gives you more  than enough room to fit a small tackle box, several small fly boxes, a medium sized fly box as well as tippet, pliers, camera, etc…

DRYFT Fishing Waders front pocket storage

Hauling the essentials. Yeah, the front pocket doubles as a perfect can holder.

The inner flip-out pocket has zippers on both sides and is perfectly suited to carrying your keys and phone, and gives easy zippered access from the flip out position or from within the waders. I like this as I don’t have to flip the whole pocket out to dig my phone out. I just unzip the inside zipper, reach down the the inside of the front and I’m into the safe zippered storage.

The fleece lined front pocket, and dual side entry side pockets are easy on the hands and on gear and are more than big enough to haul the essentials around in. Check out the full list of details in the shop >> S13 Waders

DRYFT Fishing Waders - S13 Adrenaline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five layer reinforced key areas enhance the durability of the DRYFT S13 waders

Why do five layer reinforced sections matter on waders? For several really good reasons.

The five layer reinforced knees, legs, and seat are there to prolong the life of the DRYFT S13 waders, so you get the most seasons out of them.  Like to bush whack a little? Kneel down when landing fish?  Yep, so do we. Which is exactly why we designed DRYFT waders with the extra strength and cushion of reinforced sections in the high stress areas.

The material we use is high tech, breathable, and is still lightweight enough to make our waders comfortable in both warm and cool weather.

A recent customer review sums it up pretty well. He wrote:

 I received my waders about 2 months ago. The first time I wore them was in the tailwaters of Lake Taneycomo below Table Rock Lake. My fishing buddy that day had his neophreme’s on and was complaining about being cold. I was toasty and warm all day. Amazing for how light they are. Well the weather has warmed up here in the Ozarks and they are able to keep me cool even on low 90 days. I also like the flexibility I have to kneel down in the water to net and release the fish. Awesome!!

To read more about the DRYFT S13 waders, visit our product pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday fishing photos

The DRYFT waders crew has been out hitting the rivers a few times since they opened a couple weeks ago on the first of June. Targeting summer steelhead, we’ve seen mostly resident rainbows and a few anadromous bull trout. This past week we got out and caught a pretty big incidental bull. Here are some photos.

DRYFT Waders S13 breathable waders

Face down…

 

 

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DRYFT waders beer holder

Perfect fit for a victory tallboy.

 

Gear review: Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures reviews the DRYFT S13 CHSR Waders

Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures recently reviewed the DRYFT S13 CHSR waders.

Excerpt from the review:

“Overall, As an Owner/Guide of Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures I will be suggesting Dryft as an outstanding and premier wader company. I’ve looked into brand name companies and products and for the price and quality it can’t be beat.”

Read the full review on their blog, and then checkout the product page for more info on the DRYFT S13 CHSR Waders.

Full review: http://sedonaflyfishingadventures.com/gear-reviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shipping delay 9/21-9/30: All orders placed between 3pm Friday September 21st through September 30th will ship Monday October 1st. Dismiss