G3 Guide™ Vest



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This multitasking superhero outperforms them all, with more than 20 intuitively placed pockets that maintain everything from flies and fly boxes to split-shot, licenses, cell phones, spools, leaders, and more always at the ready. Its breathable, padded collar and stretch fabric shoulders help disperse the load, while keeping you cool and comfortable during high-exertion days on the water.


  • 22 pockets: 4 patent-pending molded foam pockets on chest front, 6 bellowed pockets, 2 Thermolaminated zippered pockets, 2 vertical/4 horizontal interior pockets, 2 large horizontal pockets, 1 split back pocket, 1 bellowed back cargo pocket
  • 100% non-corrosive zippers and sliders
  • 2 patented built-in retractors with magnetic docking station
  • Breathable padded collar & stretch fabric shoulders
  • 100% Nylon woven fabric with DuPont™ Teflon® finish and 100% polyester mesh lining
  • Approximate weight: 25 oz


Size Chart

Vest Size Chart

Men's SizesChestNeckWaist
S 36" - 38" 14.5" - 15" 28" - 30"
M 39" - 41" 15.5" - 16" 32" - 34"
L 42" - 45" 16.5" - 17" 36" - 38"
XL 46" - 48" 17.5" - 18" 40" - 42"
XXL 49" - 51" 18.5" - 19" 44" - 46"

* These are body measurements

Product Care


  • 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.

  • DuPont™ Teflon® water and stain-repellent, for superior comfort and performance in weather conditions that range from balmy to abysmal.


Customer Reviews

14 Review(s)

Items 1 to 10 of 13 total

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Slightly overall better than my 10 year old Guide vest except no rings on the sides below the arm holes Review by jimshorts
My first impression without even looking at the neck tag was "Made in China". The "D" rings are small,cheap and in weird places. Where I really need one to attach my Gear Keeper for my staff isn't there(below the arm holes). The fabric isn't nearly the quality of my old Simms vest. Hard to say why but it's thinner and just not the same hand.The zippers are decent. And there are lots of pockets. The rigid reinforcement helps for access without the pocket collapsing and moving as you try to put something back or take it out. The sticthing is wider spaced at the seams and there is a lack of reinforcement fabric in critical areas. Time will tell if it holds up. I was expecting better. I bought site unseen due to my local fly shop not having any in the store to look at and try on. Simms has a terrific warranty and service department. I know they will stand behind this product even if it isn't of the quality I was expecting.

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks for the straightforward review. At Simms, we are always looking for ways to improve our products, and hearing from our customers is a great way to find out how we can build better gear. To talk to us or provide more feedback, ring us at 888.585.3570 or email [email protected]

(Posted on 6/26/13)

So much room! Review by Andrew Malek
So I got this vest at the start of the summer fishing season this year and let me tell you it is by far the best vest i have ever owned. With all my other vests I always had problems with storage, either they didnt have enough pockets, not big enough pockets, or just bad location of pockets. With this vest I never had any problems, it was almost hard to fill up all of the pockets. The big seller for me was the fact that I can keep a light jacket on the back pocket for the chilly montana mornings. Buy this vest!

(Posted on 11/8/12)

G3 and Mesh jacket Review by alexangler
As a member of the National France's Team of fly fishing during many and many years. During this time we won more cup than any other country even today. After 7 times world championship of fly-fishing (FFF )and dozen times on the podium i was glad because i didn't run for any big name but now i'm off from the tour, but let me tell you something i got hundred of outfit/rod and gear for free from many companies but the only jacket that i wear is my lovely G3 jacket for continental climate and my "Mesh" for warm weather. 30 years of intense fly fishing all around the globe freshwater as well as saltwater i can say to anyone if you want to safe money and look great buy the right stuff to keep that for many years to come that's why i buy Simms only:)

(Posted on 8/17/12)

Fantastic Review by James Delegat - Remuera/Auckland/New Zealand
I am only 13 years old and am fly fishing with kiyuoshi nakagawa in competitions and have had lots of stories behind this great vest

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Good vest Review by Tassie99 - Tasmania
I love my fly vest. Comfortable, heaps of pockets reliable zippers. I would like to see drainage holes in the lower pokets. When I wade in deep water the lower pockets fill up with water and don't drain easily.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Top Performace Review by VSI - Denmark
Har i mit fiskeliv (48 år) haft 3 veste før denne. Modtog vesten idag og har brugt eftermiddagen til at gennemgå vesten. Lynlåse er det mest perfekte jeg har oplevet. Pasform, lommer og tilgængelighed er i absolut topelite. Jeg tror ikke der pt på markedet findes noget bedre. Tak til SIMMS.

[translation by Simms: In my fish life (48 years) I have had 3 jackets before this. Bought the vest today and spent the afternoon to review the vest. Zippers are the most perfect I have experienced. Fit, pockets and availability are absolutely top notch. I do not think there is currently anything on the market that is better. Thank you to Simms.]

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Best Vest Review by Go Griz
Best Vest on the Market, dont settle for a less expensive vest. This thing has so much room you will have trouble filling it. Great structure fits awesome and is super durable. Dont look any further get this vest you will not be disapointed! looks great fits awesome and will last forever. I have it on 7 days a week and couldnt ask for more.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Awesome Review by Go Gr1z
By far the best vest ever. There is soooo much room in this vest you don’t have to leave anything behind. Super durable and just the best buy on the market! I bought this after trying out alot of models. best decision I made.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

G3 Giude Vest Review by ICHItheKILLER
I took a while on deciding to buy this vest, the cost was a major factor. This vest is light and feels great on when empty, I haven't filled all of the pockets yet, the pockets have plenty of room, there's so many. Even with some weight to the vest it feels good. I like that there's so many pockets and everything is not a hassle to reach for. So many features in a small vest! Love it!

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Best Vest Ever! Review by 37 Angler
I looked at this vest for a long time before getting it. Wow..... I dont know how I ever fished without it. It's like it was designed just for me. There is so much room but at the same time it keeps everything close and out of the way like the snap up rod holder and the magnets to hold my tools out of the way while not in use.. I really like how it is shorter than my previous vests which allows me to wade deeper and keep my gear dry. It also spreads the load out so I can fish all day and forget I am even wearing it. This vest easily hilds 3 times the gear as my previous one. The built in tippet tenders are also extremely convienent. This is truly the vests of all vests and I know it will last me a lifetime. If you are on the fence with this one don't be. Buy it! You won't regret it!

(Posted on 7/16/12)

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