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Simms® Design Team Focuses On Fly Fishing Outerwear Technology

Fishing Gear - Fly Fishing Outerwear

Fly Fishing Outerwear- The Simms Outerwear line will receive a complete makeover for 2004. Simms will take fly-fishing protective outerwear to a new level with the introduction of 6 new jackets and a new rain pant. All of the new products incorporate anatomical and casting/layering fit to allow for a full range of motion. Features include advanced fabric, zipper, zipper pull and design technologies.

The G3 Guide™ Jacket is the most technical of the rain jackets offered by Simms featuring Gore-Tex® XCR® 3-layer fabric. The dual fabric design offers a heavier 100% nylon face fabric in the high-wear areas. The lighter fabric in the body allows for superior breathability and greater packability. The jacket includes four zippered chest pockets featuring YKK® thermolaminated water-resistant zippers with anti-corrosion sliders. The centerfront zipper is a waterproof Riri® Storm™ developed specifically for people who go to the sea, the mountains or anything involving water and chosen because of its resistance to sun, wind, water and salty environments. All components of this highly advanced zipper have passed severe testing. Other design features include bellowed chest pockets and a horizontal zip back pocket. The unique cuff allows for maximum protection from water entry.

The G3 Guide Jacket is offered in Dark Loden in sizes S – XXL. Sug. Ret. $399.95.

A standard in the Simms rain wear line, the Classic Guide Jacket utilizes Gore-Tex® 3-layer fabric with a 100% polyester face. This combination offers superior waterproof/breathable performance with a soft hand and fantastic water repellency. Built-in retractors, large hand warmer & fly box pockets and a back pocket offer sufficient storage for long days of fishing.

Simms’ Classic Guide Jacket is offered in Forest in sizes S – 4XL. Sug. Ret. $299.95 (not including 3XL & 4XL).

The new PacLite® fabric used in the PacLite® Pullover and Rain Pant offers excellent waterproof/breathable protection from the elements with increased durability while maintaining the lightweight packability recognized in the earlier versions of PacLite® fabric technology. The Pullover is longer than a standard fishing jacket which provides great protection on boats. The ¾ length waterproof centerfront zipper assures quick access when rain is looming. The Rain Pant features waterproof full-length leg zips for easy-on, easy-off over sandals or wading shoes. The design and fit of the Pullover and Rain Pants accommodate clothing and ease of movement. Both products feature a self-contained stuff pouch for convenient storage.

Simms PacLite® Pullover is offered in sizes S – XXL in Smoke, Pacifica, and Brick. Sug. Ret. $169.95. Simms PacLite® Rain Pants are offered in sizes S – XXL in Smoke. Sug. Ret. $159.95.

The Freestone® Jacket from Simms features 3-layer TriLam™ fabric. This 100% waterproof/breathable material is a bi-component fabric which is designed to pull moisture away from the skin and push it through the fabric. The 100% nylon rip-stop fabric is durable and lightweight. Design features include a built-in retractor, adjustable stretch cuffs, large chest pockets and hand warmer pockets.

The Freestone Jacket is offered in S – XXL in Slate. Sug. Ret. $199.95.

All of the Simms new rainwear products are designed for extreme wet weather use.

Simms WindStopper® fleece program has been redesigned using new fabrics, new design technologies and new colors. The WindStopper® DL™ Jacket and Vest feature double layer velour fleece for maximum insulation with a DWR finish to shed moisture. The style details are reminiscent of your favorite letterman jacket with the performance to accommodate any fishing environment. The Simms Fish logo on the neck collar lets people know the wearer is an Angler.

The WindStopper® SL™ Jacket and Vest feature single layer velour on the face and a lightweight mesh liner. The face fabric includes a water-repellent finish to minimize water absorption and the lightweight fabric package provides a lightweight garment for windy conditions. The style detail includes a heat-applied, zippered chest pocket for a more technical look.

The WindStopper® DL Jacket and Vest are offered in sizes S – XXL in Brick, Slate Blue, Jasper, Loden. Sug. Ret. $199.95 (Jacket), $149.95 (Vest). The WindStopper® SL Jacket and Vest are offered in sizes S – XXL in Brick, Slate Blue, Jasper, Taupo. Sug. Ret. $179.95 (Jacket), $129.95 (Vest).

WindStopper® fleece provides up to 2.5 times more warmth than traditional fleece in windy conditions. The mesh knit found in the sleeves of the WindStopper® DL™ Jacket and the entire WindStopper® SL™ Jacket & Vest offers superior wicking to maintain a dry environment inside the jacket, which enhances warmth.

Simms Fishing Products is located at 101 Evergreen Drive, Bozeman, MT 59715; 406-585-3557;

fax 406-585-3562; [email protected];


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