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DescriptionWhen weather deals an open-hand slap to the system, fight back from head to toe. Simms’ new Contender Jacket and Bib series is rated for extreme wet weather, featuring GORE-TEX® Performance Shell fabric tech that delivers 100-percent waterproof/windproof performance. Throw up the expansive storm hood to counteract a freak deluge from all angles and cast all day in comfort thanks to articulated jacket-sleeve engineering.
- GORE -TEX ® Performance Shell fabric technology provides 100% waterproof/windproof performance; Extreme Wet Weather rated & Guaranteed to Keep You Dry®
- 2 zippered chest pockets & 2 zippered hand pockets, full length YKK ® VT9 AquaGuard® VISLON® water-resistant zipper with zipper flap & built-in sleeve articulation for unhindered casting
- Large storm hood fits easily over helmet, mask or cap with 3-point cinch for secure fit; watertight adjustable cuffs
- 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
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.
The AquaGuard® VISLON® zipper is a revolutionary new design from the global leader in containment closures. The AquaGuard® VISLON® zipper's new tooth design provides enhanced fluid repellency vs. coil or standard individual element closures, while increasing the number of design and color options for your application.
- Great jacket Review by Swamp Poodle
OverallGood fit. I bought the Medium and am 5'10" and 175 lbs. Love the low profile chest pockets. Wish the cuff adjustment velcro straps were a bit lower profile or different design--they tend to hang up. Overall best rain jacket I've owned.
(Posted on 3/13/14)
- Awesomeness! Review by Justin
OverallI love this jacket!! I bought this jacket for the cold, rainy days out on the boat chasing stripers. I love the fact that this jacket cuts the wind and it keeps you super dry, even while running in torrential downpours. I love how the hood cinches down, and the cuff straps are convenient. The fleece lining on the inside of the collar is very comfortable. The chest pockets are nice and big, and the zippers open and close with ease and they keep stuff dry. I've used this jacket all winter and I've got to say it's pretty awesome. It does fit a bit larger than my other jackets, but it works well with layering. Plenty of range of motion for casting fly rods and throwing cast nets. Great product!!!!!
(Posted on 3/5/14)
- Awesome Review by Kyle
OverallGreat jacket. Feels "heavy" in a good way...should be durable. Hood is comfortable and easily adjusted. Collar is lined with a light fleece-type material and is great. Cuffs are easily adjusted and comfortable. Nice length (little longer than most jackets). Size runs a little large. I'm 6'2" 220lbs and a large fit well except for sleeve length and an extra large is a bit big. Went with XL for sleeve length and to allow layering. Jacket looks great (even in the XL...it "lays" nice) and could easily be worn for activities other than fishing! Extremely waterproof...first time wearing it I was out in an open boat with such hard rain visibility was reduced to about 100 yards. Doing 20mph in the boat into a 10mph headwind I stayed dry and comfortable. Again, cuffs and hood were easily cinched down to keep the water out.
Better than the "Slick" jacket if you ask me... I felt the Slick's cuffs were hard to adjust and difficult to pull my hands through when removing the jacket.
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG with the Contender jacket! Would buy another one in a heartbeat.
(Posted on 1/20/14)
- Simms Quality Never disappoints Review by ZH
OverallAs with all gear, you get what you pay for. In the case of ths Contender, you get more. I have used this jacket during the rain and snow without fail. I like the longer length for keeping more of your core dry and blocked from the wind. The high collar is perfect paired with a wool beenie. It keeps the wind off you neck and out of your face. The streamlined pocket layout keep lines from finding areas to get hung. The reflective logo's and addition on the sleeves are a nice additiona. All in all another hit out of the park for Simms.
(Posted on 12/26/13)
- The perfect jacket worth every cent! Review by IronMoose
OverallI have had the jacket in snow, rain, and nice winter sunny days. It has been perfect in all occasions. I am a tall guy so i really appreciate the bigger fit. It allows for layering. It is in need of a loop or clasp for a net clip. The rest of the jacket features and pockets are absolutely functional and meet all of the needs for floating a river and working the sticks or wade fishing for the day!
Keep up the great work!
(Posted on 12/25/13)
- it's the "do everything" jacket Review by Rodflyrod
OverallNothing bad to say at all. It's been my "go to" jacket for 10 months now. I use it on the river, hiking on the trail, walking the dog, and out and about town. The soft fleecy high collar lets you hide your face and fend off the elements.. The reflective logo's and fore arm details add that element of safety when I take the hounds out on those miserable rainy evening walks. The chest pockets are large and snag free when I swing the spey rod. The zipper is very smooth and no issues. The large wrist cuffs are easy to use, comfortable, and most importunity… they work! The long cut in the waist hem looks normal for non fishing activities…. but can be an issue for deep wading… especially with the hand warmer pockets being low down. Simple solution, don't wade so deep! The fish are in close anyways!..lol The patterns and colours are a little loud for my styling, but thankfully they had a more conservative all grey colour. The fit is larger…. but so am I!…lol I also wear the G4 jacket which I've had for 3 seasons prior (still going strong too!)…. but find myself reaching for the Contender when heading out to the river.
This jacket is a home run! Well done Simms!
(Posted on 11/28/13)
- Great Rain Jacket and Windstopper! Review by Redfisher
OverallGreat jacket to keep you dry! Fits a little big but nothing to complain about. Its super comfy and does exactly what its suppose to do. Great Windstopper and keeps the rain off. The catch camo/gun metal looks amazing in person! Another great product from Simms!
(Posted on 9/5/13)
- Exactly what it says it is, exactly what I wanted. Runs BIG. Review by Tom
OverallIts simple. This is a high quality, cross over fishing shell. Long enough to cover down to my hips, hood fits my ski helmet, and no pockets to catch my oars. Its is expensive, but it works, and it lasts.
It is cut very generously. I am usually a large (long arms). Medium fit me best. The Large fit me like a XL.
(Posted on 6/10/13)
- Great jacket Review by Draggin' Tubes
OverallAwesome jacket. Runs a bit on the large side, which is good since you can layer underneath. I hate jackets that are insulated, preferring to layer everything to adjust to changing temperatures throughout the day. Only reason it got 4 stars is because I haven't tested it in weather yet. Lots of faith in Simms/Gore-Tex though.
(Posted on 6/2/13)
- perfect jacket for nasty weather Review by steelie D
OverallI just got this jacket, the gunbarrel color not the camo one, for a trip to the Oly Pen. it rained all 4 days I fished and floated, and this jacket is awesome. shedded the rain, brush, bushes perfectly, and the jacket feels almost as light and comfy as my arcteryx ski shell, but more bomber...plus it has a super comfy neck and chin protection, with a full coverage adjustable hood that you can tuck away under a Velcro tab... the wrist closures are big and perfect for gloves, and the pockets are low profile which I like since I wear a chest pack... i'm normally rowing a driftboat or pontoon and the less fabric/bulk on my front the better...I find that sometimes extra pockets like to grab oar handles... I HIGHLY recommend this jacket.
(Posted on 4/8/13)
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