New 2014 Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot Waders Reviews
Absolutely Love them Review by Joe
I recently upgraded from the "Headwaters" waders to the G3 and I cannot be more happy with my decision.
The "Headwaters" are 3-ply Gore-Tex and the G3's are 5-ply; however, the G3's are MUCH more flexible and comfortable.
The articulated knee makes moving around a breeze and the overall quality construction/durability can easily withstand long hikes through brush and scraps along rocks with no breakdown.
These waders are amazing.
I primarily fish in Virginia, where we will have 90 degree summers and 25 degree winters and these perform equally well in both conditions. As intended, the Gore-Tex breathes extremely well and does not get damp on the inside in warmer weather, but keeps your bone dry and warm in the colder conditions as well.
The only con, if I had to think of one, has nothing to do with their "on water" performance...they are a bit cumbersome to pack. If you travel or fly a lot, which I do not very often, but they do not pack down easily and take up a lot of space in luggage.
That aside, I recommend these waders to anyone in the market for a new pair.
Lastly...warranty/repair. The Simms company has one of the best customer service departments i have ever encountered. In an era where the "service" is lost is "Customer Service" they are overly helpful and turn around repairs in a quick fashion.
I have not had any problems with these waders, but when I had a leak in my Headwaters, the whole repair process was very easy and hassle free. Your first repair is free and they pay for shipping (both ways). Shipping from VA to MD, it took about 10 days to fix and receive the waders back...amazing.
Great job Simms, this product is why your name holds its own in the fishing world.
All the hype is true! Review by Wayne
I bought these right after having bought some cabelas guidetech waders, because I heard they were comparable. This couldn't be further from truth. The Simms G3 are truly incredible. The stockings are so comfortable and fit my feet without a lot of excess bulk in the ankle. The quality of the materials is easily felt and seen. The durability is unmatched. They breath as well as any waterproof fabric I've used. The tippet pocket is very handy and the hand warmer pocket gets used more than I thought it would. Don't waste your money on a bunch of cheap pairs of waders that aren't comfortable and wear out quickly. Just buy these once.
Posted on 10/10/14
Awesome waders - my choice Review by Wojciech
I have been using these waders for ten years. I had the previous two models and I have the latest model of these waders. I have never had any problems with them. The waders look awesome. Simms have the best design on the market. They are made from 5 and 3 layer of Gore-Tex. These waders have an incredible breathability, I use them even on very hot days. The price is similar to other good companies. They are absolutely the best waders for me.
Posted on 10/10/14
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