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)

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A Moving Van Review by FlyGyd
Too much storage space is never enough. This vest has plenty of storage. With all that storage come weight. The G3 handles it well. It's very comfortable across the shoulders and balances the load very nicely. I'd like to see pockets that won't hold water. Water can get in the pockets quickly if you wade too deep but then it doesn't drain out. I'm thinking of melting some holes in the bottom of the pockets. I have several vests but use this one guiding as well as fishing on my own. You know it's good when your still comfortable at the end of a long day with less than skilled clients.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

Pro Team Member Review by Roger
More storage space than I expected. Just found another small zipper pocket this year after 3 years of use. Believe it or not the two lower front pockets could be larger, I have a hard time with my big water proof fly boxes. Honestly, clients ask me what some of the features are on the vest and I still have no clue as to their use. A quick guide to all features and pockets would be useful. Make sure your portable rain gear is large enough to go around not only you but your vest also. You will have so much stuff in your vest when it rains you will spend 2 days drying everything out.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

When you have to wear a vest . . . Review by Ralph
Pretty much the gold standard. The Guide Vest has been with me since they first came out many moons ago. I've tried lots of vests, chest, and fanny packs but always return to the Simms Guide vest. Way more pockets than I'll ever use but it is better to have pockets than need them. Extraordinarily comfortable even with a full load all day. Can get pretty hot though. I do NOT like the wrap around zipper on the lower main pockets. I immediately take a soldering iron to them so the zip can't go all the way and flap open. Top entry is fine with much less risk of losing stuff. Chest pockets perfect size for a box of dries and a nymphs. I'd rather the big pocket behind the neck wasn't divided into two. I liked the old single pocket version for keeping big streamer box high and dry. Lots of options that I have no idea how to use or what they're for. Instruction manual .pdf would be nice.

(Posted on 7/16/12)

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