Stock update

Wednesday July 28th, 2021

We’re getting close! We’re expecting availability the week of August 2nd-6th.

Our current low stock situation is due to production delays stemming from shortages of key materials, and pandemic related supply and demand issues. A combination of stressed supply chains and unprecedented demand caused us to sell out faster than anticipated early this spring, and then we got hit with production delays as well. We are temporarily out of stock of many of our products and sizes, including the popular Session wading pants, Primo Zip Front and S14 waders.

The good news is that we’re nearly there, and are expecting to have all sizes back in stock around mid July (so any day now).

If you’d like to sign up for stock notifications for any product you can enter your email address for alerts on each individual product page. We will be emailing everyone on the waitlist as soon as they are available.

In the meantime any item that is available to add to cart and purchase is in stock and will ship right away. Check the outlet for closeouts.

We can’t thank you enough for your patience and support through this time.

-Nick & Sam (co-owners)

One in the net!

International Women’s Day

For us here at DRYFT this day is all about acceptance and inclusivity on the river and within the fishing activity and industry. We’re happy to now be offering women’s specific wading products, waders and jackets currently, with more products in the works for release soon. #choosetochallenge #IWD2021

We’re offering 10% off women’s waders, jackets and bundles through the end of the month with the code IWD2021. Simply enter that code at checkout.

DRYFT Primo Zip Waders – Guide Edition product details video

Designed with comfort in mind, the Primo Zip Guide Edition waders use a high quality TIZIP® waterproof main zipper to help take the production out of mid fishing session bathroom breaks, and makes getting in and out of your favorite pair of waders oh so easy. Scope this video for all the deets on the new Primo Zip waders.

Summer’s last hurrah – trout fishing bonanza

With the warm easy days of summer fading in the rearview mirror, we took time out for a quick trip over the mountains to the dry and fertile area of Eastern Washington for some trout fishing. We met up with Leaf Seaburg of Methow Fishing Adventures, and set off with high expectations. All expectations were exceeded with plenty of fish catching and fun having. Enjoy these photos from this great early fall day on the river.

We woke up early (5:15am!), strapped up our DRYFT Primo Zip front waders, stuffed lunches and drinks into our BKCNTRY packs and headed for the river. Fishing didn’t slow up all day- with solid takes on dries and streamers keeping the action moving quickly from first light well into the afternoon.

Trout Fly Fishing PNW photo gallery

Gear Featured in this post:

Primo Zip Waders, BKCNTRY waterproof backpack, Ambush UPF sun shirt, MTN hat, and Wizard Facemask.

Dry your waders to avoid mildew damage

You’ve probably read or heard recommendations to dry your waders out in between uses, possibly to avoid mildew damage. You might be wondering why this is important? The main reasons is to avoid mildew growing on the inside which can damage the fabric and seam tape. Some amount of condensation will always be present on the inside of waterproof breathable waders, simply because of how the fabric functions. The material used on breathable waders works in this way; there are thousands of tiny holes, that are too small for moisture (water) to fit through but are big enough for vapor or air to move through. This allows air to flow through, hence making them breathable, but keeps water from passing through. Because the human body naturally passes moisture out through the skin, a bit of condensation build up throughout the legs, feet, knees and on the ankles is normal. This is just a function of moisture escaping the body and being left on the inside of the breathable membrane as the warm air escapes out through the fabric and leaves moisture behind. If you’re interested we have more information about condensation here.

The bottom line is that it pay to dry your waders to avoid mildew damage. Mildew is not only gross, but it actually damages waterproof breathable fabrics and seam tape making them more likely to wear out and need to be replaced faster. So just hang your waders up to dry in a warm well ventilated area, allow them to dry out completely between uses, and you’ll be ready for your next trip with dry and warm waders. We’ll leave you with these example photos below of what to avoid! The black spots throughout is all black mildew, doing it’s best to damage and ruin these waders.

Cheers!

mildew growth on fishing waders
example of mildew growing on seam tape on fishing waders
mildew damage on breathable waders