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DescriptionPowered by 25-percent more breathable GORE-TEX® 5-layer Pro Shell fabric, Simms’ G3 wader just got revamped for a lifetime of in-river marching orders. Wrap raw hands in the convenience of a reach-through warming pocket with stormflaps and micro-fleece lining, then reach for everything you need for successful fishing missions via an intuitive zippered chest pocket design, with integrated utility tabs that house an arsenal of in-river essentials. Patented front and back leg seam construction delivers an articulated fit that fights wear zones, bolsters wader longevity, and maximizes mobility either in the drift boat or hiking for riches well beyond road’s end.
G Series in Mongolia
FeaturesFABRIC TECH: GORE-TEX® 3-layer Pro Shell Technology in upper/GORE-TEX ® 5-layer Pro Shell Technology in lower - 25% more breathable
- NEW reach-through hand warmer pocket with stormflaps & micro-fleece lining
- NEW zippered Chest Pocket & Integrated Utility Tabs
- NEW Removable Flip-out Tippet Tender™ pocket with dual-entry zippers & retractor docking station
- Patented front and back leg seams provide articulated fit, maximum comfort and mobility
- Adjustable elastic 1.5” suspender with YKK® non-locking buckles
- Abrasion-resistant, more durable built-in gravel guards
- Built-In Low-Profile Belt Loops
APPROX. WEIGHT: 45 oz/1276 g
SIZES: S, SK, M, MS, MK, MKS, ML, L(9-11), L(12-13), LS, LK, LKS, LL(9-11), LL(12-13), XL, XLS, XLK, XLL, XXL
Click the Size Chart tab above for measurements.
- Size Chart
G3 Guide™ Stockingfoots Size Chart
Men's Sizes Largest Girth
(chest, waist *
(crotch to floor)
Stockingfoot* S 35" - 36" 31" - 32" 7 - 8 SK 37" - 38" 31" - 32" 7 - 8 M 39" - 40" 33" - 34" 9 - 11 MS 39" - 40" 29" - 30" 9 - 11 MK 41" - 42" 33" - 34" 9 - 11 MKS 41" - 42" 29" - 30" 9 - 11 ML 39" - 40" 35" - 36" 9 - 11 L (9 - 11) 43" - 44" 33" - 34" 9 - 11 L (12 - 13) 43" - 44" 33" - 34" 12 - 13 LS 43" - 44" 31" - 32" 9 - 11 LK 45" - 46" 33" - 34" 9 - 11 LKS 45" - 46" 31" - 32" 9 - 11 LL (9 - 11) 43" - 44" 35" - 36" 9 - 11 LL (12 - 13) 43" - 44" 35" - 36" 12 - 13 XL 47" - 48" 35" - 36" 12 - 13 XLS 47" - 48" 33" - 34" 9 - 11 XLK 49" - 50" 35" - 36" 12 - 13 XLL 47" - 48" 37" - 38" 12 - 13 XXL 51" - 52" 35" - 36" 12 - 13 XXLS** 51" - 52" 33" - 34" 12 - 13 XXLK** 53" - 54" 35" - 36" 12 - 13 XXLL** 51" - 52" 37" - 38" 12 - 13 3XL** 55" - 56" 35" - 36" 12 - 13 3XLS** 55" - 56" 33" - 34" 12 - 13 4XL** 59" - 60" 35" - 36" 12 - 13
*These are body measurements
** Only available through Simms' Custom Shop Program for an additional charge.
G Series in Mongolia
Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot
Why Simms Waders?
- Product Care
GORE-TEX® Wader Care:
The #1 tip to prolonging the life of a wader is drying your waders. It is important to dry your waders out after each use. We recommend drying the inside first (if damp) and then the outside. When drying the outside you can pull your gravel guards up until the feet are dry and then flip them down to dry the rest of the wader
Washing - Use a front load machine or hand wash. Use cold water and normal detergent that does not contain bleach. Once you have washed the waders make sure you dry them properly start by drying the inside first. Never put your waders in the dryer, the heat will adversely affect the seam tape on your waders and will void your warranty.
Fit - We offer more sizes than anyone, a good fit goes a long way to extending the life of your wader. Make it clear that people should use their exact measurements as we have already provided extra room for layering and movement.
General Care - Do not store inside your car for long periods of time excess heat will damage your waders.
Use A Mat - Always put your waders on using a protective mat to shield the neoprene feet from rocks. The Headwaters gear bag for example has a pull out mat that works great for this.
Proper Layering - Do not wear jeans under your waders. Jeans are highly abrasive wearing on your waders from the inside out. More importantly jeans and sweatpants do not transfer moisture away from the body. Use proper layering (to view our layering collection, go here). Using layers such as these will help wick moisture away from your body and assist in the waders ability to breathe.
Stains - most stain removers will work fine on our waders. As long as the stain remover does not contain bleach you should be o.k.
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.
Proudly made in the United States of America. Click here to see more of Simms USA-made products.
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.
- Great Waders Review by MNTrout
OverallI have gone through a pair a waders a season before switching to the G3's. I have to do a lot of hiking and wading throughout the season and so far these have held up great. Very comfortable to wear. The seat is getting a little soft but I will see how they hold throughout the summer.
(Posted on 5/11/15)
- Don't know that the newest, latest and greatest is always the best... :/ Review by Feiger
OverallPut five years on my previous Gen 3 waders. Am not the super hard-core 150-200 day angler/guide that you'll see post. Personally I don't think I fish enough, but my girlfriend will beg to differ. After a one-time freebee return repair by Simms, pin hole leaks too numerous to count, and hillbilly repairs to the bootie and bootie and crotch seams that prolly disqualify me for replacement of those or further Simms repair work, decided to up grade to a new set of Gen 3s. I guess I've been harder on my waders than I thought...
First. The good stuff... Am a HUGE fan of the semi-custom size order option. My previous Gen 3s were XLL's. I'm 6'4", 250 most days. Summer fishing was fine, they fit well, all is good. Winter, with extra layers, they got tight, and with the climbing in and out of boats, climbing banks, etc, apparently put enough stress on seams to create issues and leakage. The XXLL make all the difference. Deff roomier and more comfortable. Worth the extra $$. Seams should not be an issue. They are also more roomy around the lower leg and ankle, making getting them on and off much easier. Kudos.
New hand warmer pocket design - awesome. Better gravel guards -awesome.
New zip-out tippet and gear pouch - jury is still out. I like the new dual zip entry, kudos. But no integrated coiled zinger? Come on guys, that's pennies on the dollar, and I now have to buy a bulkier accessory zinger, disappointed. Lastly, the zipper attaching the pouch to the wader just sucks. It's constantly coming un-zipped. not a killer, but annoying and unnecessary. Why would I want to remove that pouch?! Don't get it... And that becomes one of those little annoyances that become bigger irritants...
Now the negative. Am not a fan of the new material. It may be 25% more breathable (which is negligible in my book), but it's 50% less puncture resistant than the previous Gen. Yes guys, I'm just throwing a number out there. Three trips in, and I'm already patching pinhole leaks...in the five-layer legs. And that's not fishing the abusive water I put my previous waders through. Like I said, I'm not a guide, don't even play one on tv, but that's disappointing. In short, the previous Gen 3s were much more durable. If I had a time machine, I'd go back 2 years, order the prev Gen 3s in that larger size, and be happy. Now, I'm a lil bummed.
I still keep my previous Gen 3s, hillbilly patches and all, for summer (and more abusive) adventures, where lil annoying leaks aren't a big deal. But that doesn't work for winter steelheading. The new waders will work fine, I'll just have to be a lil more careful with them. #NOTthinkingoutsidetheboat.... sorry guys... ;-)
(Posted on 5/3/15)
- I hope what everyone said is true. Review by fishon
OverallLeaked first day out.hope second pair don't leak
(Posted on 3/27/15)
- The Best Review by Jerry
OverallI'm finally going to replace my G3 waders this year. 5 full seasons of full time guiding. Drift boats, bushwhacking, butt sliding, rock crawling and over 900 days on the water. Wow!
There's a bunch of Aqua seal on the inside, and finally the butt is threadbare and the gaiters are falling apart. I've almost worn through the heels of the neoprene feet.
Go ahead and find ANY other wader that only costs 50 cents a day to stay dry for the retail consumer. You won't.
I will be upgrading to the G4 this time, as most of my repaired pinholes were in the seat, and the G4 has more material there.
I will never own another brand of waders. Period.
(Posted on 3/25/15)
- Best waders made Review by Mattymointx
OverallUndoubtedly the finest breathable waders I've ever stepped foot in. Lightweight, yet bombproof and as comfortable as a pair of sweatpants.
I've tried all the competitors waders and there isn't a comparison. These fit better, breath better, and are built to last. If they don't, Simms has the best warranty in the industry.
(Posted on 3/21/15)
- leeks Review by fishon
OverallFirst time out with g3s .toes both leek
(Posted on 3/17/15)
- Top of the line Review by Nickel
OverallG3 Guide waders are pure comfort with heavy duty reinforcement. I bought the XLL being 6'4" 250lbs and the fit is perfect! Enough room in the Seat, legs, and waistline for layers without the bulk. Simms knows how to size waders perfectly. I used a competitor brand for years but glad I stepped up and will never go back!
(Posted on 3/12/15)
- didn't fit me. Review by Jose
OverallI bought this waders but ended up returned them. I didn't like the fit, the belt is placed too low, the quality looks alright. I'll buy different brand probably orvis.
(Posted on 3/10/15)
- Great Waders....but the accessory pocket....maybe not so much... Review by Feiger
OverallG3's rock, no question about it. have/had the previous generation since 2009, have served me well, even if the insides now look like a pox infection with all the pinhole fixes i've put into them. Was that an issue with the wader? No, i just like to walk through hawthorn and other thorny streamside vegetation here in Idaho and Oregon. No complaints.
No reason to believe the new G3's won't be as awesome. did the custom size option, going with the XXLL size - i'm 6'4" and 250 lbs of athletic build, these fit perfectly. the XLL i had last go around were great, but winter fishing....a bit tight with the extra layers.
My only 'complaint' is the accessory pocket set up. the zip on/off idea looks cool, will prolly work well, but i miss the built in zinger/retractor, and the 'loop' material for which i can quickly hang a fly on while i'm making a change. A short term fly patch so to speak. was a nice feature. Also, i've lost two of the new pin-on retractors, they just aren't working for me...
looking forward to putting them through their paces this winter for steelhead. Thanks for a great product!
(Posted on 3/3/15)
- Not as advertised Review by Jesse Sohl
OverallSome might say this is a premature review considering I just got my waders in the mail less then a week ago but its not. First these are my second pair of Simms Waders. I bought the G3's because my 1 year old Freestones are leaking all over the place. When I take those off it looks like I urinated in my pants and it dripped down each leg to my socks. So I opted to spend a little bit extra money ($500) to upgrade to the G3's.
Well I got them new last Thursday. I worn them twice and low and behold they are leaking too. Took them off today after a quick outing and the front of my pants were wet as were parts of my socks. I thought I could notice it while I was in the water as well. To make it clear it is not sweet considering I am standing in 40 degree water and my under layer is not wet. These are pin holes in the brand new waders.
This is extremely disappointing considering it is my second pair of Simms waders in two years that leak. Disappointing since I spent a crap load of money on two pair of waders that don't do as they are made to do. Disappointing considering they have the name Simms attached to them. One would figure for the amount of money spent these would live up to the cost. Well mine do not. I can almost see my first pair leaking considering the amount of time I fish (4 days a week). I can not however stomach my brand new G3's already having pin holes in them after two outings. I haven't even walked through brush, climbed down hills, or even really hiked in these things yet.
Yes I would say I am extremely disappointed and ticked off. Now what. I'm sure I'll get a reply saying this shouldn't happen and there is a repair center that can take care of that. Yea I just mail in my brand new waders and maybe even my 1 year old waders too to get fixed. Nevermind I will not have my waders for a period of time in the middle of steelhead season here in North East Ohio. I really don't want to hear that. Sorry Simms but you really disappointed this time.
(Posted on 12/25/14)
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