The new Simms Guide Classic lineup looks to have outdone all of our expectations.
The new Guide Classic Collection has been released by Simms Fishing, and it's significantly changing what we thought we knew about technical angling gear.
This new collection consists of the Guide Classic Stockingfoot Wader and the Guide Classic Jacket, both of which bring the brand's cutting-edge technology and style to the design and functionality of what many view is essential fishing gear.
The Guide Classic gear is made in the state of Montana and has the same wet-weather, workhorse style functionality that we expect from Simms, while simultaneously pushing the envelope of what a jacket and pair of waders are capable of.
Not only that, but Simms has anatomically engineered the feet of the waders and the sleeve of the jacket for a fits-like-a-glove effect that they say can't be beaten.
Most importantly, this gear will stand up to the elements. As the company likes to tout, "Simms was the first to partner with GORE-TEX for the ultimate in wading comfort." As outdoorsmen and women we have all known the benefits and value of the vaunted GORE-TEX brand for many years now.
That partnership sets this Simms Fishing collection up for success right off the bat. Here are the rest of the details:
This dependable, breathable, and waterproof jacket comes with a three layer GORE-TEX lining for superior rain protection. It's the kind of coverage that gives the wearer the feeling that they couldn't get wet in the shower at home.
For wading fishermen, the waist length hemline of the jacket is excellent. It allows anglers to fish well up to their chest and still feel safe.
The Guide Classic Wading Jacket comes with a three-point adjustable storm hood and an extended collar to shed rain, plus a hook and loop front patch (for drying flies), a center back D-ring for your landing net, two good-sized chest pockets for standard fly boxes and an interior zippered chest pocket for those other essentials.
The Simms Guide Classic Wading Jacket comes in every basic size from small all the way up to an amazing 4XL.
These state-of-the-art, waterproof, breathable waders are referred to as the Guide Classic Stockingfoot. They feature a three-layer GORE-TEX laminate upper and a three-layer, reinforced GORE-TEX laminate lower covering the front leg.
By using the same fabric from the popular G3 Guide Wader, meaning the Guide Classic Wader also features a 38mm suspender with opposing Duraflex buckles for easy waist high conversion. Theres also a fleece-lined reach through handwarmer pocket, a stretch woven front pocket with zipper stash option, a flip out secure zippered pocket, and anatomically engineered left and right neoprene stockingfeet with built-in gravel guards.
Now anglers can have a new pair of waders that they will own for many years to keeping their hands toasty warm and their essential day gear easily accessible.
More About GORE-TEX
The GORE-TEX membrane contains a stunning nine billion microscopic pores per square inch that are so small that water droplets cannot get through but water vapor can still escape. Water from the outside cannot penetrate and cold winds cannot pass through, but perspiration can escape easily, keeping you dry and comfortable all day.
Fly fishing enthusiasts, outfitters, steelhead fishermen, and duck hunters alike have found GORE-TEX to be the wet-weather go-to for their favorite outdoor activities. Both of these products come with the Simms durability guarantee as a fundamental performer in the field of outerwear.
By all accounts, the Guide Classic collection seems to be destined for every angler's wishlist, especially for those with deep wading endeavors. Simms is not only one of the most venerable names in angling waders and jackets, but wading boots, packs, bags, vests, gloves for both men and women as well.
And keep an eye out: as the season rolls along, Simms will introduce even more new gear. To learn about the latest, go to SimmsFishing.com.