Slick Jacket

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Slick Jacket - Loden

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When rainfall powerwashes the Pacific Northwest, find returns of ocean-bright steelhead and seek fortress-like shelter in Simms’ new Slick Jacket. Propelled by GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric, with stretch, the Slick flows with your body for superior mobility, while the ultraclean outside-in design delivers snag-free performance from hood to bottom hem. Features include ample storage via large integrated chest pockets for fly boxes and tip-wallets, coupled with internal organization for river mainstays such as sunglasses, tippets, and leaders. Watertight, adjustable cuffs and a dual draw-cord waist keep the dank out, while plush hand warmer pockets with interior pass-thru zips allow you to access waders lying within, without breeching your external bulwark.


  • 2 large chest pockets capable of storing a “6-pack” of fly boxes with internal organization
  • 1 interior chest pocket with magnetic closure
  • 2 large hand warmer pockets with YKK® VT9 AquaGuard® VISLON® ultra water-resistant zips and interior pass-thru zips for access to inside of jacket
  • Watertight adjustable cuffs & dual draw-cord adjustable bottom hem
  • 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric; 92% Nylon, 8% Elastane; 100% Nylon backer interior
  • Approximate weight 27 oz./ 765 g
  • S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Read more about the Slick Jacket on our Wading Room blog

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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® PRO SHELL outerwear is waterproof, exceptionally lightweight and offers the ultimate in breathability, durability and extended comfort. Constructed with a woven backer, GORE-TEX® Pro Shell garments slide easily over other layers and offer exceptional tear strength and internal abrasion-resistance.

  • 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.


Customer Reviews

12 Review(s)

Items 1 to 10 of 12 total

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Best fishing jacket yet Review by FLYH2O
The only thing I don't like is the high cost. That said I lost my Black Slick Jacket on a very , very remote steelhead trip last week. It must have blown out of the jet sled and we never found it.

Love the clean look and feel. The high collar works well for cold Canadian steelhead rivers. The pockets are the best and must be tried with a fill load of fly boxes and leaders to understand just how good these are.

The pass through pockets for cold , wet , windy days on the river is such a nice touch and I wish I had them 20 years ago.

The hood works well for me and I don't have an issue with its size. It fits my cap well and stays seated even when running full out down river. You can step out of the river and roll the hood away in the collar and go to dinner in this jacket and nobody would ever guess it's a Steelheaders jacket.

I am a fan of the slick sleeve and never buy any jacket that doesn't include these.

I tell every fishing buddy and the other guides I work with to do them selves a favour and buy a Slick Jacket. If you fish hard and live in your gear this jacket is the only jacket to own.

Wear in the boat and wear it to dinner with the wife. She'll never complain that you look like a redneck in a fishing jacket.

(Posted on 4/14/15)

Best jacket, Built to last! Review by Salvatore
So you want the best? This is it. No question, this is the best, most waterproof, most breathable jacket out there. As a gear tester for GORE, I have been in some of the harshest conditions out there, and made it out thanks to my gear! This jacket may seem like it has no frills, but i will tell you it is LOADED with features! The reach through pockets came in handy every day! I can reach into my jacket pocket, and unzip the zipper with one hand so i can access my wader pocket, or insulated wader hand pouch on a cold day. The sizing allowing for layering during the brittle cold months, the roll away hood stays neatly tucked out of the way until you need it. And when its on, it stays out of your peripheral vision, and keeps your head warm, and dry of course. I wear this to work when it rains, because it just looks like a really nice rain jacket due to its plain front. But all the features you will need for fishing are tucked away in the zippered front pockets! Sunglasses pocket with magnetic closure, with a microfiber cloth included ! It has come in handy more than i thought it would! HUGE pockets capable of holding all the fly boxes, leaders, tools, and food you will need for a whole day on the water! Who needs a vest when you're wearing this? Attachment for a net on the back of the jacket comes in handy too. Don't forget the insulated, fleece lined hand pockets, and safety pocket inside the jacket for keys, phone, etc. Buy this, you won't need another, it will outlast your days on the water.

(Posted on 9/18/14)

Excellent Jacket Review by Crosswind19
Being fortunate to live here in Alaska, I manage to take a several float fishing trips each year. The WX here is unpredictable to say the least. This coat has become part of my packing list on every occasion. It provides awesome rain an wind protection and when layered underneath, it becomes a part of an extremely warm and comfortable ensemble. Yes, it's somewhat pricey and I was skeptical when I initially purchased it but, I assure you you'll be impressed.
If you like a slender well fitting jacket, not big and bulky, you'll like this. I'm 6'1" and have a athletic build, the Large size fit Great. For once a jacket that doesn't have an additional 6in of fabric around the mid drift, yet still allows for layering when needed.

(Posted on 5/1/14)

Perfect for all conditions Review by Bcolvin
I am very impressed by this jacket. I fish most of my time in Wyoming and conditions can be windy, cold, wet, and hot all within the same day. This jacket allows me to wear very little layering and stay warm and dry by its ability to block wind and weather. The over sized pockets are awesome! I find myself carrying all of my gear in the jacket and rarely using a waist pack or vest now. I review gear for GORE and I am completely satisfied with this jacket.

(Posted on 3/21/14)

Buy it. Review by Ken
Simms should never stop making this jacket. The pocket configuration, the hood, the collar hight, nothing is out of place. The jacket packs down very small for something so bomb-proof. Mine is black because that other color is well...If this were in camo it would cross over into waterfowl season.

(Posted on 2/26/14)

Great Jacket for Two Handed Rods and NW rain Review by Kirk
I've had several fishing jackets before and as such, was very focused in what I was looking for, especially with the arm movements associated with Two Handed rod casting.
Specifically what I like:
> Flat and Smooth front. Minimizes hangups when shooting fly line line.
> Collared wrist cuffs, again, minimizes hangups when shooting AND stripping line.
> Separated collar and hood to effectively keep out the water and wind.
> The tough outer shell, to protect against the brush
> The Pass through pockets are very handy.
> The large SLIM front pockets.
> The sleeve design allows for the arm movement associated with two handed casting.

For me, the only shortcoming (other than cost) is the length. When wading in these cold coastal rivers, I'd rather not have the lower edges of this coat in the water.

(Posted on 1/20/14)

A few things to tweak Review by Scotty I
I'm a NW steelhead / salmon die hard who knows the key to successful fishing for grey ghosts on the OP is staying dry and warm. That's why I look like a Simms poster boy head to toe, October-April. I'm 5-11 and 190 and typically where a medium when wearing Simms, with the exception being my waders which are medium-long. One of my biggest frustrations is getting wetness down your sleeves while you cast and row in the typical rain forest cold and drizzle. I have to say I was hesitant in forking over half a K for a coat, but what pushed me over the fence a month ago was a promotion, a raise, approval from the wife, the Slick sleeve design, and a coat was available in black. I've had Patagonia and LL Bean coats with sleeves ranging from a simple cinch closures to internal compression sleeve gaskets with a second outer closures. Once the sleeve closures started to fail, that's all it took for me to start looking again. That's left me with a few nice coats that keep me dry around town, but I don't fish in them anymore when there’s a “Queets Mist” in the forecast. I have to say that the Slick sleeves are not only the best at keeping the water out (so far), but the most comfortable at the wrist. I do have to roll the outer sleeve up to cinch down the inner sleeve, but that's a small price to pay for dryness where it counts. The exterior of the coat lives up to its name - Slick with nothing to get caught on lines while casting or rowing. The pass through pockets are great. The fit of the coat is comfortable and non-restrictive. I enjoy rowing in it.

I have very high expectations for just about everything, so considering the cost of the coat, here's four things that I think would increase its value and raise this coat to five stars for me:

1 - The collar is nicely lined with micro fleece and covers the back of your neck well, but I think it's a bit too tall. When sitting, rowing, casting and raising your shoulders in any way, the collar is so tall that it actually partially covers your ears hampering your hearing. This can make conversation louder than it should be when you're trying to be stealthy for steel. It also ends up pushing up on the back of your hat which can drive you crazy. I'd recommend lowering the collar an inch all the way around. I don’t think it would affect your warmth. It wouldn’t matter when it’s raining because you’d have your hood up anyway.

2 - I have to agree with Mark N above and say that when the hood is up, it seems to be a bit too short across the front right where it crosses over a hat bill. I always wear a billed hat with a black underside to reduce glare. With the hood up and the draw strings completely extended, the hood still tends to push down across the bill making me want to pull it back. The rest of the hood fits well; it's just the front crown that needs a little bit more work.

3 - When you have hand warmer pockets, that just what they should do - warm your hands. There's days on the OP when it's cold enough that the eyes of your rod need to be cleaned out of ice just about every third cast and you end up sucking on your tungsten putty to keep it soft enough to form on your line. Having a micro fleece lining on the outer face inside the pocket would make a big difference to keep the tops of your hands warm. Another suggestion would be to put a small pouch pocket with a Velcro closure on that same side that could hold a typical charcoal hand warmer. It would be at just the right height to match the back side of your hand when you slide it into the pocket waiting for the tug as your fly swings across the current. It’s the cold days where micro fleece and hand warmer pouch pockets would take your fishing experience to a higher comfort level.

4 - On the outside of the left sleeve on the upper bicep, a small flush pocket with a waterproof zipper would be nice to put your phone, a license or punch card, or micro media device.

All in all, a good coat, but I think it can be better - Scotty

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Bad*ss Review Scotty. Much appreciated. We have passed this along to R&D. Thanks again.

(Posted on 1/9/14)

The last wading jacket I'll ever need to buy !! Review by Mark Mc
Just received my Simms slick jacket in the mail today and I am very impressed! I'll start by saying I'm 5'10" and 150lbs and ordered the large size. I fish year round so being able to layer up in the winter here on the Great Lakes is a must.. After having all the layers I usually wear plus my Simms G3 Guide waders on there is still lots of room to be able to load all the pockets up and fish in complete comfort, without the bulky ness of outside pockets for line to catch on. Simms really nailed it with this jacket.

Like my review title says, this is the last wading jacket I'll ever need to buy, thank you Simms.

(Posted on 1/1/14)

I love this jacket Review by Greasy Beaks Ambassador
I was on my third guide jacket in 10 yrs and decided to make a change. This new Slick jacket is so low profile, yet the burliest water shedding fishing shell I have ever worn. I bought the Black one because it would absorb as much sun as possible and spook less fish then the colored version. I find this jacket extremely warm and the 2 big chest pockets are perfect for stashing large items. I also like the mesh dividers inside. I am totally impressed with this Jacket and was rapping with anglers on the river the other day about how great it is and what they thought of theirs. All the reviews were positive : )

(Posted on 11/15/13)

Exactly what I was waiting for. Review by Cmoore
This is my first Simms jacket but I've wanted one for a few years now for winter red fishing. I'm 6'4" so I really wasn't fond of the shorter cut river style jackets. I'm a minimalist by nature so the huge chest pockets on the other jackets we're pretty much useless to me. But...if I need a large pocket this jacket has plenty to offer only with a more integrated style. If you fish saltwater and don't need your jacket to double as a travel pack check this jacket out. Thanks SIMMS!

(Posted on 9/26/13)

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