G3 Guide™ Stockingfoot

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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.


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  • NEW reach-through hand warmer pocket with stormflaps & micro-fleece lining
  • NEW zippered Chest Pocket & Integrated Utility Tabs
  • NEW Removable Flip-out Tippet Tender™ pocket with dual-entry zippers & retractor docking station
  • Patented front and back leg seams provide articulated fit, maximum comfort and mobility
  • Adjustable elastic 1.5” suspender with YKK® non-locking buckles
  • Abrasion-resistant, more durable built-in gravel guards
  • Built-In Low-Profile Belt Loops
FABRIC TECH: GORE-TEX® 3-layer Pro Shell Technology in upper/GORE-TEX ® 5-layer Pro Shell Technology in lower - 25% more breathable
APPROX. WEIGHT: 45 oz/1276 g
SIZES: S, SK, M, MS, MK, MKS, ML, L(9-11), L(12-13), LS, LK, LKS, LL(9-11), LL(12-13), XL, XLS, XLK, XLL, XXL
Click the Size Chart tab above for measurements.

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Size Chart

G3 Guide™ Stockingfoots Size Chart

Men's SizesLargest Girth
(chest, waist *
or hips)
(crotch to floor)
S 35" - 36" 31" - 32" 7 - 8
SK 37" - 38" 31" - 32" 7 - 8
M 39" - 40" 33" - 34" 9 - 11
MS 39" - 40" 29" - 30" 9 - 11
MK 41" - 42" 33" - 34" 9 - 11
MKS 41" - 42" 29" - 30" 9 - 11
ML 39" - 40" 35" - 36" 9 - 11
L (9 - 11) 43" - 44" 33" - 34" 9 - 11
L (12 - 13) 43" - 44" 33" - 34" 12 - 13
LS 43" - 44" 31" - 32" 9 - 11
LK 45" - 46" 33" - 34" 9 - 11
LKS 45" - 46" 31" - 32" 9 - 11
LL (9 - 11) 43" - 44" 35" - 36" 9 - 11
LL (12 - 13) 43" - 44" 35" - 36" 12 - 13
XL 47" - 48" 35" - 36" 12 - 13
XLS 47" - 48" 33" - 34" 9 - 11
XLK 49" - 50" 35" - 36" 12 - 13
XLL 47" - 48" 37" - 38" 12 - 13
XXL 51" - 52" 35" - 36" 12 - 13
XXLS** 51" - 52" 33" - 34" 12 - 13
XXLK** 53" - 54" 35" - 36" 12 - 13
XXLL** 51" - 52" 37" - 38" 12 - 13
3XL** 55" - 56" 35" - 36" 12 - 13
3XLS** 55" - 56" 33" - 34" 12 - 13
4XL** 59" - 60" 35" - 36" 12 - 13

*These are body measurements

** Only available through Simms' Custom Shop Program for an additional charge.


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Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot

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Product Care

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.

  • Proudly made in the United States of America. Click here to see more of Simms USA-made products.

  • Little Parts from the YKK® Fastening Products Group create The Big Difference for our customers — fastening solutions intelligently integrated with the finished product to provide the highest quality, most durable gear. The Little Parts — zippers, metal buttons and snaps, and Nylon buckles — all earn the YKK® brand. The Big Difference begins with their obsession to ensure that every individual component renders maximum value to the finished whole. That commitment instills quality and value into every product. Simms utilizes fasteners built to withstand the harshest environments and YKK® provides the best solutions to meet those needs. All Simms outerwear features nylon YKK® zippers to minimize corrosion and provide high performing, durable wear. www.ykkamerica.com.


Customer Reviews

41 Review(s)

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Best waders made Review by Mattymointx
Undoubtedly the finest breathable waders I've ever stepped foot in. Lightweight, yet bombproof and as comfortable as a pair of sweatpants.

I've tried all the competitors waders and there isn't a comparison. These fit better, breath better, and are built to last. If they don't, Simms has the best warranty in the industry.

(Posted on 3/21/15)

leeks Review by fishon
First time out with g3s .toes both leek

(Posted on 3/17/15)

Top of the line Review by Nickel
G3 Guide waders are pure comfort with heavy duty reinforcement. I bought the XLL being 6'4" 250lbs and the fit is perfect! Enough room in the Seat, legs, and waistline for layers without the bulk. Simms knows how to size waders perfectly. I used a competitor brand for years but glad I stepped up and will never go back!

(Posted on 3/12/15)

didn't fit me. Review by Jose
I bought this waders but ended up returned them. I didn't like the fit, the belt is placed too low, the quality looks alright. I'll buy different brand probably orvis.

(Posted on 3/10/15)

Great Waders....but the accessory pocket....maybe not so much... Review by Feiger
G3's rock, no question about it. have/had the previous generation since 2009, have served me well, even if the insides now look like a pox infection with all the pinhole fixes i've put into them. Was that an issue with the wader? No, i just like to walk through hawthorn and other thorny streamside vegetation here in Idaho and Oregon. No complaints.

No reason to believe the new G3's won't be as awesome. did the custom size option, going with the XXLL size - i'm 6'4" and 250 lbs of athletic build, these fit perfectly. the XLL i had last go around were great, but winter fishing....a bit tight with the extra layers.

My only 'complaint' is the accessory pocket set up. the zip on/off idea looks cool, will prolly work well, but i miss the built in zinger/retractor, and the 'loop' material for which i can quickly hang a fly on while i'm making a change. A short term fly patch so to speak. was a nice feature. Also, i've lost two of the new pin-on retractors, they just aren't working for me...

looking forward to putting them through their paces this winter for steelhead. Thanks for a great product!

(Posted on 3/3/15)

Not as advertised Review by Jesse Sohl
Some might say this is a premature review considering I just got my waders in the mail less then a week ago but its not. First these are my second pair of Simms Waders. I bought the G3's because my 1 year old Freestones are leaking all over the place. When I take those off it looks like I urinated in my pants and it dripped down each leg to my socks. So I opted to spend a little bit extra money ($500) to upgrade to the G3's.

Well I got them new last Thursday. I worn them twice and low and behold they are leaking too. Took them off today after a quick outing and the front of my pants were wet as were parts of my socks. I thought I could notice it while I was in the water as well. To make it clear it is not sweet considering I am standing in 40 degree water and my under layer is not wet. These are pin holes in the brand new waders.

This is extremely disappointing considering it is my second pair of Simms waders in two years that leak. Disappointing since I spent a crap load of money on two pair of waders that don't do as they are made to do. Disappointing considering they have the name Simms attached to them. One would figure for the amount of money spent these would live up to the cost. Well mine do not. I can almost see my first pair leaking considering the amount of time I fish (4 days a week). I can not however stomach my brand new G3's already having pin holes in them after two outings. I haven't even walked through brush, climbed down hills, or even really hiked in these things yet.

Yes I would say I am extremely disappointed and ticked off. Now what. I'm sure I'll get a reply saying this shouldn't happen and there is a repair center that can take care of that. Yea I just mail in my brand new waders and maybe even my 1 year old waders too to get fixed. Nevermind I will not have my waders for a period of time in the middle of steelhead season here in North East Ohio. I really don't want to hear that. Sorry Simms but you really disappointed this time.

(Posted on 12/25/14)

G3 Not Durable; Very Disappointing for High Price Review by Anthony
After much research, I bit the bullet and forked out $500 and purchased the G3 Waders in late November/early December 2014. I like having 2 pairs of chest waders and boots. I already owned Redington Sonic Pro chest waders (which cost about half the price of the G3s) and I have used the Redington's heavily (3-4 times per week) since about June 2014 with no problems. However, after using the G3s a total of about 6 times, a tear occurred in the right leg a few inches above the neoprene gravel guard. The Simms reinforced leg material is surprisingly very soft and tore under modest use that would not have damaged my Redingtons. I'm not sure if this is just a defective pair of G3s, but I am very, very disappointed in the G3s lack of durability. I do not believe the G3s are as tough as advertised by Simms (at least not this pair) and I don't know how these G3s would hold up to heavy guide use when they couldn't hold up to 6 days of my recreational use. I do not believe my G3s lived up to their advertised toughness and $500 price tag. I don't wade in punishing conditions and now I feel like I have to "baby" these expensive G3s (and be ready for frequent patching) due to the softness of the wader material. I'd rather focus on fishing rather than worry if my $500 waders will be damaged by light to moderate use. Sorely disappointed.

(Posted on 12/12/14)

G3 Waders Are Not Durable; Overpriced; Very Disappointing Review by Tony
Very Disappointed with the G3 waders.
I like having 2 pairs of chest waders. So, after much research, I purchased Simms G3 Waders as my "go to" waders. I already had a pair of Redington Sonic Pro waders that I've used heavily since about June 2014 with no problems (tougher waders at half the price of Simms G3). I decided to pay $500 and buy Simms G3 as my primary waders in about late November/early December 2014). After using the G3s only about 6 days total, a tear occurred on the right leg in the reinforced material a few inches above the top of the neoprene gravel guard. The leg material is surprisingly very, very soft for waders considered to be the toughest on the market. They are not so tough and my Redington's have tougher leg material at half the price and would not have been torn like this. Though the G3 waders are comfortable, they are far from being as tough as advertised by Simms and are a real disappointment at such a hefty price. Maybe this pair is a fluke, but I feel like I have to baby these waders when I'm using them. Very, very disappointing at a $500 price tag. I don't know how any guide could use the G3s heavily if a recreational angler like me can't get past 6 uses without experiencing a tear in the reinforced leg material. I feel like I wasted $500!

Response From Simms Customer Service: Please contact us at 888-585-3570. What you described shouldn't happen.

(Posted on 12/12/14)

Solid Pair of Waders Overall w/ Slight Room For Improvement Review by NorCal
Overall, these are a great pair of waders that exceed most any others on the market. In my personal opinion, Simm's exlcusive contract with Gore-Tex is what really seals the deal. If not for this specific material, I would pay closer to half as much for these waders most likely. Aside from that, the feature that really put me over the edge with these waders over others were the anatomically correct and very form-fitting booties. The two different types of neoprene made for a stark and discernable edge over competitors.

One certain point of improvement for these waders would be the belt system, as others have mentioned. I know it's not a huge deal, but if I'm paying top dollar for premium waders, I want premium features. If you're not careful while taking a leak, or removing your waders, the cheap basic belt that comes with the pair will slide out of the side belt loops. Once, my belt even slipped out of the rear loop and I happened to notice it in the mud before driving off. This problem is due to both the belt system being very rudimentary, as well as there only being 3 loops. I know Simms makes better wading belts, such as the neoprene version that would not have this problem, and wish that they would include both in the package.

Other than that minor issue, great pair of waders, and I hope that they last for years to come.

(Posted on 12/1/14)

G3 stockingfoot Waders Review by zonker 05
I have used all of Simms waders for the past 15 years and find my new G3 waders an excellent choice. I have an older pair of G3's &G4Z's and I find these new ones excellent in quality and performance. I fish every week in 4 different states and 2 countries and really put my gear to the test.

Only issue is please raise the belt loops up and make the wading belt an integral part of the wader's like my old G4Z's so we don't have to rethread the belt thru each time. Other than that CRUDOS!!!!!

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team] Thanks for the suggestion zonker. We have passed this along to the product team

(Posted on 10/28/14)

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