Bulkley Jacket

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As kids we dreamed of Disneyland, “the happiest place on earth.” But since discovering the Bulkley, we’ve found a new source for supernatural fun. Simms’ Bulkley jacket combines a GORE-TEX® 2-layer shell, with the innovative all-weather insulation of PrimaLoft® Gold technology. River-inspired features include corrosion-fighting Nylon YKK® zippers and sliders, super-sized chest and fleece lined hand-warmer pockets, and the water-resistant convenience of easy-cinch cuffs.


  • GORE-TEX® 2-layer Performance Shell fabric with PrimaLoft® Gold insulation - 100g in body/60g in sleeves & hood for warmth without bulk
  • PrimaLoft® Gold insulation offers the best warmth-to-weight ratio available while compressible and soft
  • Nylon YKK® zippers & zipper sliders minimize corrosion from saltwater use
  • Generous chest pockets and fleece-lined hand warmer pockets
  • Comfortable, water-resistant, easy cinch cuffs
  • Longer length with adjustable shock cord hem offers flexibility for all wading & boat situations
  • Approximate weight: 28 oz


Size Chart

Men's Outerwear 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


Why Outerwear?

GORE-TEX® Technology and Simms Gear

Product Care

GORE-TEX® Outerwear Care:

Cleaning your GORE-TEX® garments regularly will extend the life of the product. It will also keep them breathable as dirt and oil can clog the GORE-TEX® membrane over time.

It is critical to wash jackets. Natural oils can damage the GORE-TEX® tape and adhesives causing a peeling effect.

Machine wash warm. Do not use fabric softener or bleach.

Remember to zip all pockets and close all Velcro cuffs before washing to prevent any damage caused by the machine.

Tumble dry on warm setting making sure not to use a high heat setting. Drying on warm will actually reactivate the DWR coating.



  • GORE-TEX® Performance Shell outerwear is waterproof, lightweight, durable and breathable. It’s designed to provide excellent, long-lasting performance in a wide range of conditions.

  • 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.

  • Primaloft® Gold insulation maintains 90% of its warmth when wet and provides the highest warmth to weight ratio of any synthetic insulation available.

  • At Simms, sun protection is a critical component of our sportswear offering.  Through a combination of fabric construction, design and finish, we offer a wide range of clothing that features a minimum UPF of 30 (very good) up to UPF of 50 (excellent).  UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and indicates how much of the sun's UV radiation is absorbed.  A fabric with a rating of 50 will allow only 1/50th of the sun's UV rays to pass through.  This means the fabric will reduce your skin's UV radiation exposure significantly.  All of our UPF finishes last the life of the garment, an industry standard of 30 washings.


Customer Reviews

32 Review(s)

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Best outer layer I've found. Review by Jim
Lightweight, warm, with all the quality you'd expect from a Simms product.Unlike the name it is anything but bulky. Highly recommend for use with layering.

(Posted on 4/4/15)

Good Review by Gennadiy
Nice jacket. Wear a second season, and am very pleased that it was bought. Warm and dry, even in very cold weather. Thank SIMMS.

(Posted on 12/3/14)

Rossia Review by Oleg
There is no torque on the hood. It negates all the advantages of this jacket. Fishing and moving against the wind is not possible. The hood is blown.

(Posted on 9/24/14)

Warm and Dry!! Review by Jimmy Zervos
Guiding on the Salmon River in Pulaski N.Y. you need to stay warm and dry for a long day in the driftboat. The eastern basin of Lake Ontario gets pounded by the northwest fronts out of Canada dumping lots of cold rain and snow measured in feet. This jacket has proven itself time and time again. Warm, dry, and plenty of room to layer up.
Hats off to Simms for another outstanding product.

(Posted on 9/18/14)

Fabulous Jacket Review by Jonathan
I bought this having decided to go cold weather/warm weather jackets as opposed to a G4 and hoped it did everything. Purchase one was my Bulkely. I gave it a weeks testing on the Naver in a screaming high wind and with some cold mornings and evenings where I fished into darkness. It coped brilliantly and on days of 5-6 degrees a good base layer and a thick shirt are all you need as the Gore-tex stops the wind cutting you to ribbons and the Primaloft keeps you nice and warm. Pockets are great, the hood ideal and the XXL does a 6.3 19 stone guy with a 50" chest dead easy as you don't need many other clothes on under it.The Primaloft lining creates fabulous heat in the hand warmers which really does warm your hands. One slight niggle is no waterproof inside pocket for car keys (assuming your phone is in a Simms comms pack). They need to go in your waders which in the days of immobilisers is not ideal if they get a good wetting. That still doesn't detract from 5 stars as there is now no reason ever to be cold while out spring or autumn fishing despite the fact my mother says I look like a gangsta rapper in it when paired with jeans. If the Ackiins for summer wear is half as good I will have made the right choice.

(Posted on 4/27/14)

New favorite jacket Review by Eugene Shuler
Finally a jacket for the Great Smoky Moutains!
We have a saying in the Smoky Mountains; If you dont like the weather, just wait fifteen minutes. With the Simms Bulkley Jacket, who cares what the weather is going to do. All day comfort, cuts wind rain, and wet snow completely, keeps you warm in just about anything without over heating you, great mobility perfect for rowing boats or hiking to backcountry locations. Simms has knocked a homerun with this one.

(Posted on 3/27/14)

The essential cold weather jacket Review by Zephead
Bought this ten days ago and fished with it for the first time on the Dee (Scotland) and was seriously impressed. It is a no frills jacket but does what it sets out to do - keeps you exceptionally warm and comfortable so you can concentrate on catching fish, No need for loads of layering up and that keeps your casting swing and movement easy. If I have one wish it would be an inside pocket for keys etc but as they can go in your wader pocket I'd still give this 5/5. Top marks Simms!

(Posted on 3/9/14)

Must Have For Minnesota Steelhead Review by NorthShore KP
I received this jacket in early fall and I fished with it the last month and a half of our fall run. It rained, sleeted, and snowed and I stayed dry and warm thanks to this jacket. The PERMALOFT and GORTEX are a great pairing to keep the warmth in as well as allowing for easy arm movements with both single and double hand casting. The hand warmer pockets are a great addition which allowed for a quick warm up before going back in the water. This jacket is a must have for Minnesota fishing along Lake Superior.

(Posted on 3/3/14)

Buy this jacket! Review by Tom Larimer
Finally a jacket built for extreme cold weather fishing! The Bulkley Jacket has kept me warm and dry in some of the worst steelhead weather. More so, it's sleek design makes it perfect for bumming around town. I've even skied in it! I love this jacket!

(Posted on 1/24/14)

Awesome jacket Review by Phil
Best fishing jacket I've ever owned going back 55 years of passionate steelheading, including 11 years as a guide.....
Warm , comfortable and doesn't interfere with casting a fly rod......
It breathes so you don't get too hot on long hikes, yet it keeps you
toasty while wading deep. Two thumbs up!

(Posted on 1/23/14)

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