Guide Mid Top

ITEM # PG-10433


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Championed by Simms’ endorsed force of professional guides, the Mid Top is an all-season workhorse built for stalking the stingiest Henry’s Fork sippers to full-bore on the oars. Take advantage of articulated elbows for a quick double-haul to the far bank, a zippered chest pocket for convenient storage, and classic ¼-zip styling for absolute on-off changeups. An updated fit uses durable 4-way stretch fleece fabric that bundles warmth, breathability, and wicking with full-range fishing mobility.


  • Updated fit & 4-way abrasion-resistant stretch fleece offers better warmth, breathability, mobility & wicking performance
  • Articulated elbow for better range of motion
  • 1/4 Zip styling for easy on & off
  • Durable, anti-pill hard-faced exterior & lofty fleece interior
  • Zippered chest pocket for easy storage
  • Fabric Tech: 92% Polyester/8% Lycra®
  • Approx Weight:14 oz./300 g/m2
  • Sizes: S/20, M/30, L/40, XL/50, XXL/60
Size Chart

Men's Layering Top Size Chart

Men's Sizes Chest* Neck*Sleeve*
S 36" - 38" 14.5" - 15" 33" - 34"
M 39" - 41" 15.5" - 16" 34" - 35"
L 42" - 45" 16.5" - 17" 35" - 36"
XL 46" - 48" 17.5" - 18" 36" - 37"
XXL 49" - 51" 18.5" - 19" 37" - 38"

* These are body measurements

Product Care

Layering Care - Guide Fleece and WaderWick™

Machine wash cold.  Tumble dry low. Do not bleach. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.


Customer Reviews

9 Review(s)

9 Item(s)

Don't pass this up Review by Crosswind19
Purchased this top awhile back and I can't be more happy with with it. The quality is awesome and the fit is perfect. As a guy with an athletic build I dislike clothing that is excessively bulky. This top fits great is comfortable and is extremely warm. When paired with my Gore Tex jacket it becomes very warm and comfortable down to temps of 30deg for me. I can't say enough about the quality and comfort of this top. I live here in Alaska and the weather changes on a moments notice. I have found the top to work well by itself and very effective when used for what it was intended, layering.. In addition, if you should get it wet it dries very quickly. You won't be disappointed

(Posted on 5/1/14)

Good fit, warm and very comfortable Review by Mike
Simms was on the money with this garment. It's the perfect weight year round. I would recommend it.

(Posted on 3/15/14)

Top 5 Simms product Review by Andy
Just received my Guide Top and spent 2 days on the Missouri in Feb. This top is the best layering garment I have ever owned. Hands down. Nothing comes close. I had to shed my Simms jacket before noon. It's that warm. If you winter fish, you need this top. It's the real deal.

(Posted on 2/20/14)

Stretch Fleece, what a concept! Review by Scubafish
I got a green one right after Christmas. I didn't realize how good it looked until one day I was in the fly shop wearing mine and another guy walked in wearing his. It's a great looking sweater. It goes on and off so easily because it really stretches , which I didn't know fleece couple do. And no matter how many times I had to dip the sleeve in cold water to retrieve a fly, it did not feel cold and dried in minutes. Looks great and very functional.

(Posted on 1/25/14)

Perfect Layering Piece Review by Capt. Peter Fallon
I bought the Guide Mid Top right at the start of the fall Albie season on Cape Cod, just as the wind started to blow and summer turned to late fall. I wore it day after day in all conditions and I couldn't be more please.

Know that feeling when something fits just right? And you want to wear it all the time? This is it for me. I'm ordering two more this week. It's the right weight for a lot of different activities, doesn't have any annoying little edges or foolish features and is well crafted. It moves well when casting, like to watch football, repels small spills of beer, gives a little additional wind protection running into the office and doesn't look out of place with the ski gear.

(Posted on 1/11/14)

Nice shirt but to short of cut Review by R.Baker
I like the way the shirt fits and it has som warmth but it is cut too short in the body and sleeves . I wish Simms would make shirts in tall sizes because in today's world there is a ton of outdoors men who are taller than 6'2"
All of Simms shirts could be longer in the body and sleeves for me but this shirt is extra short feeling.

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks R. We have passed your suggestion along to product development. We appreciate the feedback

(Posted on 1/9/14)

Great garment but cut different than the old guide fleece top Review by Hugh
Have to say that this guide mid top is a first class layering garment. It's heavier and warmer than the recently discontinued guide top. It has super thick fleece, a smooth exterior that won't bind and the material stretches in all directions. Only complaint I have is the sizing. In XXL the fit is tighter in the shoulders and body than the discontinued guide top so order one size up if you're going to layer over something heavier than a base layer. I'm 6'3, 240 lbs and wear an XXL and most of Simms products in XXL fit me OK. The previously model had plenty of room through the shoulders and torso. This top fits but is on the borderline of being too small when worn over the new wool mid top underwear. It also could be a little longer in length. Wish Simms would add a XXXL size on some layering pieces like this one and the cold weather shirt. The cold weather shirt just doesn't fit. Other than the sizing, I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a warm mid layer. Buy one of each color as it is that good of a garment.

(Posted on 12/31/13)

Great Addition! Review by SCM
Although I live in South Florida, it does get chilli from time to time. This Mid Top has worked perfect for those early morning runs out on the open water. This top could not be any more comfortable. It is nice and soft with some stretch which allows for a geat fit. It stays snug so it does not get in the way of your fishing and allows you to add additional layers if need be. I usually add my Paclite Jacket for added warmth, as well as protection from the elements. I am 5'9 160lbs and the medium fits me perfect. Great addition Simms!

(Posted on 12/21/13)

Awesome! Review by Justin Pickett
Just got the mid top several days ago and, now that I've worn it almost everyday, I defnitely like it better that I thought I would. It exceeded my expectations as far as warmth. It doesn't get terribly cold here in GA, but we recently had several mornings in the high 20's/low 30's. One of those mornings on the water I wore this over my guide shirt and I was warm and toasty all morning. By 1 o'clock the temp was around 52 degrees and I had to take it off. I was surprised by how warm it kept me. The inner fleece is nice and soft, and the outer shell seems durable and didn't have any rips/tears after walking through woods and brush this week. Good stuff!

(Posted on 11/18/13)

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