Contender GORE-TEX® Jacket

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When 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


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.

  • 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

4 Review(s)

4 Item(s)

Great Rain Jacket and Windstopper! Review by Redfisher
Great 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
Its 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
Awesome 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
I 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 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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