Powered by 25-percent more breathable GORE-TEX® 5-layer Pro Shell fabric, Simms’ G3 wader just got revamped for a lifetime of in-river marching orders. Wrap raw hands in the convenience of a reach-through warming pocket with stormflaps and micro-fleece lining, then reach for everything you need for successful fishing missions via an intuitive zippered chest pocket design, with integrated utility tabs that house an arsenal of in-river essentials. Patented front and back leg seam construction delivers an articulated fit that fights wear zones, bolsters wader longevity, and maximizes mobility either in the drift boat or hiking for riches well beyond road’s end.
** Only available through Simms' Custom Shop Program for an additional charge.
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Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot
Why Simms Waders?
GORE-TEX® Wader Care:
The #1 tip to prolonging the life of a wader is drying your waders. It is important to dry your waders out after each use. We recommend drying the inside first (if damp) and then the outside. When drying the outside you can pull your gravel guards up until the feet are dry and then flip them down to dry the rest of the wader
Washing - Use a front load machine or hand wash. Use cold water and normal detergent that does not contain bleach. Once you have washed the waders make sure you dry them properly start by drying the inside first. Never put your waders in the dryer, the heat will adversely affect the seam tape on your waders and will void your warranty.
Fit - We offer more sizes than anyone, a good fit goes a long way to extending the life of your wader. Make it clear that people should use their exact measurements as we have already provided extra room for layering and movement.
General Care - Do not store inside your car for long periods of time excess heat will damage your waders.
Use A Mat - Always put your waders on using a protective mat to shield the neoprene feet from rocks. The Headwaters gear bag for example has a pull out mat that works great for this.
Proper Layering - Do not wear jeans under your waders. Jeans are highly abrasive wearing on your waders from the inside out. More importantly jeans and sweatpants do not transfer moisture away from the body. Use proper layering (to view our layering collection, go here). Using layers such as these will help wick moisture away from your body and assist in the waders ability to breathe.
Stains - most stain removers will work fine on our waders. As long as the stain remover does not contain bleach you should be o.k.
GORE-TEX® PRO SHELL outerwear is waterproof, exceptionally lightweight and offers the ultimate in breathability, durability and extended comfort. Constructed with a woven backer, GORE-TEX® Pro Shell garments slide easily over other layers and offer exceptional tear strength and internal abrasion-resistance.
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Not sure these are so good Review by John Of Turangi
John Of Turangi 8/2/2015
I have now purchased 4 pair of G3 waders. These last ones purchased only 2 weeks ago lasted only 4 outings before leaking. There was no bush bashing in these 4 days in fact I would describe the environment as easy.
This confirms other reviews which suggest these are not as robust as earlier ones.
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team] - Thanks John. We have a 30 Day Exchange, No Questions Asked policy if your waders leak. Please call us at 800-217-4667 and we'll get you taken care of.
(Posted on 8/2/2015)
Well designed and super tough! Review by Tim
This is my second pair of G3's that I have owned, and I love the change in the hand warming pocket design on this new set. I picked this pair up at the end of 2014 and they have traveled and with me to and from Chile, the Oregon Coast and are still going strong with no leaks after a summer of trout fishing in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. I am hard on my gear in the field and they have held up to my relentless butt slides, major brush beating and wading deeper than I should! The neoprene stocking feet on this new pair seem to seams that hold up better and after 75+ days of fishing on these I am not seeing any signs of separation on the seam tape of the booties. The fit on these is perfect and great for long treks to the big bend. Only downside to these are that the tippet tender pocket zipper design is a little bulky and cumbersome, thinking of ditching this and going trying the zip in dry pouch instead since I am afraid that if I add any tools to the tender pocket, the material on the inside of the waders in that area will rip or tear against the nippers when I flip it inside, has not happened yet but I have been pretty cautious about not adding tool there for long term use. Overall, best and most durable wader I have owned and will continue to buy Simms going forward.
(Posted on 7/25/2015)
As good as it gets! Review by GlennRiver
I purchased my first Simms waders in 1999 and just retired them after years of use and a few trips to the repair shop. Since its been so long ago that I bought a new pair, everything is an improvement. But, I have to say, the fit is the best quality. Seems a lot of competitor waders skip over the importance of a good fit. Simms are tight where needed and loose where needed, perfect for different styles of fishing and long days spent walking. The gravel guards are an improvement, hand warmer pockets are spot on and the Tippet pouch is quite useful. Previous reviews critiqued the Tippet pocket saying if left hanging out it could unzip- my waders have an attached lanyard, so that is not an issue. Also mentioned was the belt being perhaps too skinny, Simms has various size and style belts which might fit better for your specific needs...the Simms belt I have is slightly wider than the belt that comes with the waders, after working it into the loops, it stays in place perfectly when unconnected. Something to explore with Simms perhaps if you have belt issues.
(Posted on 6/30/2015)
Great waders as expected Review by Francois Nadeau
Francois Nadeau 6/29/2015
I've always been a Simms waders user for the last 3 pairs.. After wearing out my old G3s, I thought it was time for me to get a new pair. I love the addition of the hand warming material in the pouch and I think the fit is pretty much the same than my old waders. The removable pouch is a good idea but it's always unzipping. Why isn't waterproof either? The belt that comes with the waders should be of better quality as well. Beside that, I think they're great waders and the fit is perfect, just as expexcted from Simms.
(Posted on 6/29/2015)
Not durable Review by Oak Crick
Oak Crick 6/20/2015
Great fit very comfortable. Have about thirty fishing days on waders. Started leaking. Checked with alcohol. Did find a couple pin holes but the seams are leaking bad. I take care of my waders hang them after every trip.
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team] - Thanks Oak Crick. Please contact our customer care center at 888-585-3570. You can send your waders into our Bozeman, MT repair center for an evaluation.
(Posted on 6/20/2015)
2 years old - no leaks - 30-35 days of fishing Review by EDP
Great waders! Very durable and very comfortable. I have several other pairs of waders (not Simms) but the G3 is my favorite wader- first choice on any fish outing.
(Posted on 6/9/2015)
Great Waders Review by MNTrout
I have gone through a pair a waders a season before switching to the G3's. I have to do a lot of hiking and wading throughout the season and so far these have held up great. Very comfortable to wear. The seat is getting a little soft but I will see how they hold throughout the summer.
(Posted on 5/11/2015)
Don't know that the newest, latest and greatest is always the best... :/ Review by Feiger
Put five years on my previous Gen 3 waders. Am not the super hard-core 150-200 day angler/guide that you'll see post. Personally I don't think I fish enough, but my girlfriend will beg to differ. After a one-time freebee return repair by Simms, pin hole leaks too numerous to count, and hillbilly repairs to the bootie and bootie and crotch seams that prolly disqualify me for replacement of those or further Simms repair work, decided to up grade to a new set of Gen 3s. I guess I've been harder on my waders than I thought...
First. The good stuff... Am a HUGE fan of the semi-custom size order option. My previous Gen 3s were XLL's. I'm 6'4", 250 most days. Summer fishing was fine, they fit well, all is good. Winter, with extra layers, they got tight, and with the climbing in and out of boats, climbing banks, etc, apparently put enough stress on seams to create issues and leakage. The XXLL make all the difference. Deff roomier and more comfortable. Worth the extra $$. Seams should not be an issue. They are also more roomy around the lower leg and ankle, making getting them on and off much easier. Kudos.
New hand warmer pocket design - awesome. Better gravel guards -awesome.
New zip-out tippet and gear pouch - jury is still out. I like the new dual zip entry, kudos. But no integrated coiled zinger? Come on guys, that's pennies on the dollar, and I now have to buy a bulkier accessory zinger, disappointed. Lastly, the zipper attaching the pouch to the wader just sucks. It's constantly coming un-zipped. not a killer, but annoying and unnecessary. Why would I want to remove that pouch?! Don't get it... And that becomes one of those little annoyances that become bigger irritants...
Now the negative. Am not a fan of the new material. It may be 25% more breathable (which is negligible in my book), but it's 50% less puncture resistant than the previous Gen. Yes guys, I'm just throwing a number out there. Three trips in, and I'm already patching pinhole leaks...in the five-layer legs. And that's not fishing the abusive water I put my previous waders through. Like I said, I'm not a guide, don't even play one on tv, but that's disappointing. In short, the previous Gen 3s were much more durable. If I had a time machine, I'd go back 2 years, order the prev Gen 3s in that larger size, and be happy. Now, I'm a lil bummed.
I still keep my previous Gen 3s, hillbilly patches and all, for summer (and more abusive) adventures, where lil annoying leaks aren't a big deal. But that doesn't work for winter steelheading. The new waders will work fine, I'll just have to be a lil more careful with them. #NOTthinkingoutsidetheboat.... sorry guys... ;-)
(Posted on 5/3/2015)
I hope what everyone said is true. Review by fishon
Leaked first day out.hope second pair don't leak
(Posted on 3/27/2015)
The Best Review by Jerry
I'm finally going to replace my G3 waders this year. 5 full seasons of full time guiding. Drift boats, bushwhacking, butt sliding, rock crawling and over 900 days on the water. Wow!
There's a bunch of Aqua seal on the inside, and finally the butt is threadbare and the gaiters are falling apart. I've almost worn through the heels of the neoprene feet.
Go ahead and find ANY other wader that only costs 50 cents a day to stay dry for the retail consumer. You won't.
I will be upgrading to the G4 this time, as most of my repaired pinholes were in the seat, and the G4 has more material there.
I will never own another brand of waders. Period.