G3 Guide™ Stockingfoot

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Features

Description

Powered 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.

 

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Features

  • 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
FABRIC TECH: GORE-TEX® 3-layer Pro Shell Technology in upper/GORE-TEX ® 5-layer Pro Shell Technology in lower - 25% more breathable
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.

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Technologies

Size Chart

G3 Guide™ Stockingfoots Size Chart

Men's SizesLargest Girth
(chest, waist *
or hips)
Inseam*
(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.

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Why Simms Waders?




Why GORE-TEX®?


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.

Technology

Technologies

  • 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.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

35 Review(s)

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G3 Not Durable; Very Disappointing for High Price Review by Anthony
Overall
After much research, I bit the bullet and forked out $500 and purchased the G3 Waders in late November/early December 2014. I like having 2 pairs of chest waders and boots. I already owned Redington Sonic Pro chest waders (which cost about half the price of the G3s) and I have used the Redington's heavily (3-4 times per week) since about June 2014 with no problems. However, after using the G3s a total of about 6 times, a tear occurred in the right leg a few inches above the neoprene gravel guard. The Simms reinforced leg material is surprisingly very soft and tore under modest use that would not have damaged my Redingtons. I'm not sure if this is just a defective pair of G3s, but I am very, very disappointed in the G3s lack of durability. I do not believe the G3s are as tough as advertised by Simms (at least not this pair) and I don't know how these G3s would hold up to heavy guide use when they couldn't hold up to 6 days of my recreational use. I do not believe my G3s lived up to their advertised toughness and $500 price tag. I don't wade in punishing conditions and now I feel like I have to "baby" these expensive G3s (and be ready for frequent patching) due to the softness of the wader material. I'd rather focus on fishing rather than worry if my $500 waders will be damaged by light to moderate use. Sorely disappointed.

(Posted on 12/12/14)

G3 Waders Are Not Durable; Overpriced; Very Disappointing Review by Tony
Overall
Very Disappointed with the G3 waders.
I like having 2 pairs of chest waders. So, after much research, I purchased Simms G3 Waders as my "go to" waders. I already had a pair of Redington Sonic Pro waders that I've used heavily since about June 2014 with no problems (tougher waders at half the price of Simms G3). I decided to pay $500 and buy Simms G3 as my primary waders in about late November/early December 2014). After using the G3s only about 6 days total, a tear occurred on the right leg in the reinforced material a few inches above the top of the neoprene gravel guard. The leg material is surprisingly very, very soft for waders considered to be the toughest on the market. They are not so tough and my Redington's have tougher leg material at half the price and would not have been torn like this. Though the G3 waders are comfortable, they are far from being as tough as advertised by Simms and are a real disappointment at such a hefty price. Maybe this pair is a fluke, but I feel like I have to baby these waders when I'm using them. Very, very disappointing at a $500 price tag. I don't know how any guide could use the G3s heavily if a recreational angler like me can't get past 6 uses without experiencing a tear in the reinforced leg material. I feel like I wasted $500!

Response From Simms Customer Service: Please contact us at 888-585-3570. What you described shouldn't happen.

(Posted on 12/12/14)

Solid Pair of Waders Overall w/ Slight Room For Improvement Review by NorCal
Overall
Overall, these are a great pair of waders that exceed most any others on the market. In my personal opinion, Simm's exlcusive contract with Gore-Tex is what really seals the deal. If not for this specific material, I would pay closer to half as much for these waders most likely. Aside from that, the feature that really put me over the edge with these waders over others were the anatomically correct and very form-fitting booties. The two different types of neoprene made for a stark and discernable edge over competitors.

One certain point of improvement for these waders would be the belt system, as others have mentioned. I know it's not a huge deal, but if I'm paying top dollar for premium waders, I want premium features. If you're not careful while taking a leak, or removing your waders, the cheap basic belt that comes with the pair will slide out of the side belt loops. Once, my belt even slipped out of the rear loop and I happened to notice it in the mud before driving off. This problem is due to both the belt system being very rudimentary, as well as there only being 3 loops. I know Simms makes better wading belts, such as the neoprene version that would not have this problem, and wish that they would include both in the package.

Other than that minor issue, great pair of waders, and I hope that they last for years to come.

(Posted on 12/1/14)

G3 stockingfoot Waders Review by zonker 05
Overall
I have used all of Simms waders for the past 15 years and find my new G3 waders an excellent choice. I have an older pair of G3's &G4Z's and I find these new ones excellent in quality and performance. I fish every week in 4 different states and 2 countries and really put my gear to the test.

Only issue is please raise the belt loops up and make the wading belt an integral part of the wader's like my old G4Z's so we don't have to rethread the belt thru each time. Other than that CRUDOS!!!!!

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team] Thanks for the suggestion zonker. We have passed this along to the product team

(Posted on 10/28/14)

Top Quality, Super Durable, You Get What You Pay For Review by Lars
Overall
I can't rave enough about these waders. I just got back from a week long fishing/hunting trip to Cold Bay, AK. The weather at CB this time of year while not real cold is very wet and windy (think Forest Gump rain from below), so having the right gear is critical.

Durability - We were wearing our waders 12 hours in the day and we typically were walking long distances through rugged terrain getting to the fishing sites. These waders simply performed superbly. I was sure that on a couple of occasions I might cause some damage and spring a leak, but they held up when others in my group with different brands did not. On once occasion the muffler on our truck came loose and we needed to pull it off or risk more significant undercarriage/brake/fuel tank damage. Due to the weather and location I didn't have a choice but crawl under there on a rough gravel area and work on the muffler. I was sure I would tear something but again they came through with flying colors. Not what they were designed for but a testament to their durability!

Comfort - As I say, I had to do some hiking to get to some of the fishing locations and also to the hunting blinds (Brant & Duck) and I felt like I was just walking in field pants. They were extremely comfortable in all of those situations. I never felt like, "I can't wait to get out of these waders." I think I could have slept in them they are that comfortable.

Functionality - Well, they certainly work and all of the features (pockets, warming pocket, etc.) are very well thought out. I really like the suspender clasp setup with the differences between the left and right clasps. It cleverly makes it easy to know that you have things connected properly when you cannot see that you have straps crossed up on your back. Another small detail is that the leg seam is not on the inside thigh area where it can rub/wear out when you walk. It's that attention to detail that sets Simms apart. One comment that was made previously in regards to the belt is that for me at 6'3", I found the belt height location to be a bit too low. I don't downgrade my star rating on this because I think that is very dependent on body type and it being a smidgeon too low for someone like me, is too high for someone with a stockier build.

Summary - I couldn't be more pleased with my G3 Guide Stockingfoot waders. They fit the bill on all counts.

(Posted on 10/25/14)

Outstanding! Review by Shawn S
Overall
Loyal Orvis customer for over 20 years. Finally upgraded to Simms waders and couldn't be happier. These waders are so comfortable that it feels like I'm pulling on my favorite pair of jeans. Just spent a two week trip in Montana and did quite a bit of hiking in these waders.

(Posted on 9/8/14)

Excellent Waders Review by Heidi
Overall
I guide up in Western Alaska and these waders were put to the test and did great! I hiked through tundra, alders, miles of creek beds, and lots of brush and they lasted through it all, no rips or tears. They are a very dependable wader very pleased. I love the hand warmer slot in the front! Also the removable zipper pouch for the front was a great addition to the waders. Very Pleased with my purchase!

(Posted on 8/15/14)

The toughest most comfortable waders on the market Review by Serac
Overall
Simms waders are used by guides all over the world for many reasons but the bottom line is they do what they are made to do for years. Quality product made in the USA. Like all Simms products I use you will not be disappointed. Want to be warm,dry, and comfortable for many years, buy Simms G3 waders.

(Posted on 8/13/14)

Great pair of G3 waders Review by zonker
Overall
I have a pair of 14 year old g4z's & a 5 year old g3's along with a backup pair of freestones and these new g3's are super waders. Many improvements over the years keep Simms at the top of my list. I fish 40 weeks out of a typical year in Michigan and put my waders thru hell and they keep coming back for more! Great customer support. I have had my stuff in for repairs over the years with excellent results.

One point of improvement on the new g3's would be to raise the belt loops 2 inches or so. Way too low for me. Somebody in engineering needs to read a ruler better. I added a loop on the back belt loop so I can keep the belt higher. In turn I do not use the front belt loops. Other than that they are the BEST on the market!!!

(Posted on 7/23/14)

great, but seams in crotch start to wear Review by VI Snorkeler
Overall
First off I will note that I am very hard on equipment, and only top quality stuff stands up - therefore I use Simms. I work for an environmental consulting firm and we put our stuff through hell.

The G3 waders have excellent neoprene boots and excellent material on the lower leg. But, the crotch seams tend to wear quickly when we put on tons of kms hiking along rivers and trails. After one year, I have developed about 6 small holes in the crotch where the stiff seams rub against the opposing leg. I imagine this would be less of an issue if I had skinnier legs.

A few quick dabs of aquaseal solves the problem for a week or so, but it has resulted in a few uncomfortable days on the river when wading waist deep.

Will I buy them again? Yes. Just offering a constructive review for a company that will likely strive to produce the best product they can.

(Posted on 7/23/14)

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