Time on the stream is time well spent. And with the Simms G3 Guide™ Stockingfoot wader, those precious hours can be comfortable and well-ventilated. The Simms G3 Wader has all the in-river essentials you need, with legendary Simms durability that can stand up to heavy use in rugged conditions. Rigging a hopper-dropper combo just became a little easier with the help of a flip-out Tippet Tender®™ pocket with dual-entry zippers and Super-fly Patch® with integrated utility tabs. And numb, sore feet are a thing of the past with anatomically designed neoprene stockingfeet with a funk-fighting anti-microbial finish. A new fresh cut allows more freedom of movement and the all new 4-Layer GoreTex material in the legs and seat comprises nothing on durability but is up to 190% more breathable to keep you comfortable and dry.
-Three-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell in upper - Four-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell in seat and legs -Zippered chest pocket -Removable flip-out Tippet Tender®™ pocket with dual-entry zippers and retractor docking station -Zippered reach-through microfleece-lined hand-warmer chest pocket -Super-fly Patch® and integrated utility tabs -Low-profile belt loops with 2" stretch wading belt included -Patented front and back leg seams deliver an articulated fit that fights wear zones, bolsters wader longevity, and maximizes mobility -Adjustable elastic 1.5" suspender with opposing YKK® buckles for waist-high conversion -Abrasion-resistant built-in Gravel Guards with boot hooks -Anatomically engineered neoprene stockingfeet with anti-microbial finish -Now available in 3 Colors!
ABOUT THE NEW FABRIC:
WHY DID SIMMS CHANGE TO THE NEW 4-LAYER GORE-TEX® FABRIC?
Simms is obsessed with improvement. When it comes to making the world’s best selling waders, they don’t rest with the techniques of yesterday, but want to continually improve fishing waders. For this season, they idenified the need for a more breathable wader fabric for anglers who fish in a wide variety of environments.
WHAT PROBLEMS WERE ADDRESSED WITH THIS CHANGE?
Simms worked closely with W.L. Gore to develop a more breathable wader laminate, which offers anglers increased comfort over any other wader laminate on the market. The new laminate has been developed with breathability performance optimized for a submerged, in-river environment. Additionally, they were able to develop a more pinhole puncture resistant laminate with the introduction of a lm layer into the lamination recipe.
HOW IS THE 4-LAYER DIFFERENT THAN THE PREVIOUS 5-LAYER FOUND IN THE SIMMS G3 GUIDE WADER?
There are a few ways the new 4-layer GORE-TEX®Pro fabric performs better for the Simms G3 Guide collection. First off, the drape of the fabric is much improved due to enhanced suppleness and softness. With this comes an improved range of motion and ease of navigating complex wading situations. The breathability of this fabric offers a 190% improvement over the previous Simms G3 Guide 5-layer GORE-TEX® Wader. This has been backed by both lab and field testing. All of this provides a wader fabric that can perform in a wide range of angling environments.
WHAT ARE SOME OTHER BENEFITS OF THE NEW FABRIC?
The new 4-layer GORE-TEX®Pro fabric is made in the USA, further enhancing Simms’ status as the only domestic manufacturer of fishing waders. The increased breathability, along with comfort, range of motion and versatility all position this new Simms G3 Guide wader collection as the best waders for the non-professional anglers.
WHY WOULD I STILL BUY THE 5-LAYER AND G4 PRO® MODELS?
The G4Z® and G4 Pro® Stockingfoot waders are the most durable and feature-rich waders in the market. These two waders also rely on a decade of use by the world’s best fishing guides and outfitters. These professionals demand the highest level of durability we can create and the G4Z® and G4 Pro® waders stand up to the rigors of constant use in the most demanding environments. The 5-layer GORE-TEX® excels in puncture resistance and, therefore, is perfectly suited for the professional guide.