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DescriptionSimms’s staple Guide Jacket is a no-frills 3-layer GORE-TEX® fortress engineered for high-energy pursuits that require warmth, breathability, and hydrophobic excellence. The new storm-hood design houses billed fishing hats without unzipping the jacket, while hand pockets with built-in heater-pack holders provide oven-like warmth when the weather turns subzero.
- Industry standard jacket with 3-layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shell protects in all conditions
- New storm hood design accommodates billed fishing hats without unzipping jacket
- Storm cuff and gathered waist
- Two streamlined front pockets with integrated heater pack pocket inside hand pockets
- Two patented built-in retractors
- 3-layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shell fabric; 100% Nylon face
- Approximate weight: 35 oz
- Size Chart
Men's Guide™ Jacket 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" 3XL 52" - 53" 19.5" - 20" 38" - 39" 4XL 54" - 55" 20.5" - 21" 39" - 40"
* 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.
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.
- Bang For The Buck Review by Dakota Mercer
OverallBang for the buck, this is absolutely the best fishing jacket available. I feel very comfortable while wearing it, and it keeps the rain off of my skin. For anybody interested in a jacket, I would automatically point them in the direction of this great jacket.
(Posted on 5/1/13)
- Wind & Rain Review by Arni Jonsson
OverallThis is by some distance one of the best investments I have made. In Iceland there is always wind, and most of the time when it rains, it does so horizontally. This Jacket keeps everything out! I love, love, love it!
(Posted on 4/16/13)
- The best jacket ever Review by Jeff
OverallThis has been the best jacket I have ever owned. I have put this jacket through the ringer, guiding in the Pacific NW, and it has preformed without flaw. Large pockets placed in just the right spots, great cuffs, I feel bullet proof in this jacket.
(Posted on 2/13/13)
- Chest pickets not waterproof Review by Texas coast fisherman
OverallLoved everything about the jacket until I learned that the chest pockets are not seam taped or waterproof . Why ?
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks for the straightforward review. At Simms, we are always looking for ways to improve our products, and hearing from our customers is a great way to find out how we can build better gear. To talk to us or provide more feedback, ring us at 888.585.3570 or email [email protected]
(Posted on 1/29/13)
- Guide jacket Review by David
OverallHave had several high quality rain jackets over the years and continue to use and maintain some of the older traditional waxed cotton. The guide jacket is in another class. The design is so well thought out and clearly suited to fishing. The quality of construction and material is outstanding. When it comes to keeping out the rain, it does exactly what it is designed to do and as such it keeps you on the water longer.
(Posted on 12/12/12)
- Awesome Review by Gregory Wood
OverallGreat jacket.... price is right... I do most of my guiding in upstate N.Y. the best thing about this jacket is inside the hand pockets is an additional pocket to insert hot hands for thise wonderful snowy cold days chasing chrome....
(Posted on 12/12/12)
- Buy it, you'll like it! Review by Capt Clay
OverallAs a guide, products have to work for me. If it isn't functional, then it gets tossed. If you want a good investment, this is it, as it has huge pockets to carry all kinds of stuff, whether on the river chasing salmon or on the flats for bones. Have even used it for deep sea fishing, just to stay dry. Big factor is extreme durability, which interprets to money well spent. Even has velcro inside the sleeve tips so your body heat stays in and water doesn't run inside if you dunk your arm in the water and raise it up.
(Posted on 8/23/12)
- Great Jacket Review by Bruno
OverallGreat Jacket! In Tierra del Fuego (where I live) the weather is not friendly every day. So that with my Simms Guide Jacket I fell dry and protected. Another one: Congratulations!
(Posted on 7/17/12)
- Best money ever spent Review by tightline
OverallQuality gear is a must on the rivers in the Northwest. This jacket keeps you dry and warm all day. I love this jacket and it is a must take on all my outings.I would rather forget to bring my fly boxes than my jacket. My jacket has keep me warm and dry in some of the worst rain I have ever seen. Thank you SIMMS!
(Posted on 7/17/12)
- The Best for Me Review by LuckyBoy
OverallI've learned alot about rainwear over the years and one thing I've found is that the latest and greatest isn't always the best for my situation.I had an original guide jacket for many years,but time took it's toll. I purchased a new G4 several years ago and was disappointed. The G4 is too light weight and was not as warm as my Guide Jacket. The zipper broke ( which doesn't compare to the heavy construction of the Guide ).I purchased a "new" Guide to use while my G4 was sent back to Simms.This in my opinion is the best jacket Simms ever made.Don't misunderstand, Simms is a great company and I have ALL their products, top to bottom, as I am on the water steelheading over 70 days a year and in all weather conditions. Wearing this jacket this week is like coming home to an old friend.Thanks Simms for the great product, love the dark colors, don't understand the orange color, do fish see you coming??
(Posted on 7/17/12)
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