Contender Fishing 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.
- Extreme Wet Weather rated Guaranteed to Keep You Dry®
- YKK® water‐resistant zippers
- 3‐point adjustable, tuck‐away Storm Hood
- 2 mesh‐lined chest pockets & 2 zippered hand pockets
- Watertight adjustable cuffs
- Dual draw‐cord adjustable bottom hem
- Past season's style
APPROX. WEIGHT: 24 oz.
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 zipper's new tooth design provides enhanced fluid repellency vs. coil or standard individual element closures.
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.
Men's Sportswear Top Size Chart
|*XS||33" - 35"||13.5" - 14"||32" - 33”|
|S||36" - 38"||15.5" - 16"||33" - 34"|
|M||39" - 41"||16" - 16.5"||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" - 54"||19.5" - 20"||37" - 38"|
|*4XL||55" - 57"||20.5" - 21"||37" - 38"|
*Available in select styles. Listed dimensions are body measurements
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There is No Downside to this Jacket!I love this jacket, in ways it probably isn't healthy. The jacket fits great, looks amazing and functions exactly as you wish cheaper jackets would perform. This is a perfect example of getting what you pay for--and then some! Wore it almost every day for two weeks fishing during a rainy spell, and came home dry each day. The chest pocket is huge--enough for my cell and slim fly box. Hand pockets are nice and deep--not too small. There is (what I used as a leader stash) small interior mesh zipper pocket inside as well.
Fits roomy enough to go over waders, sweats. I would not recommend 'sizing up.'
Colors are as pictured, which don't 'blend in' with most surroundings...but my fishing partner could always find me! LOL!
Be a badass and buy the jacket.
Reliable Gore ShellThe only bad thing about this jacket is the lack of black and green versions for grasslands. I have the waypoint my father has this one and the performance is so much better in goretex. But he sticks out like a sore thumb in both grey and navy.
A d loop on the front pocket too maybe?
Excellent on all facetsThis jacket is superb...It's basically a pair of waders for your torso. I owned a high-end Columbia jacket that soaked through during a very rainy/snowy Idaho Steelhead week in February of 2017. I bought the Contender Jacket and had a similar weather experience this year (2018)...The only difference was that I was dry and warm because of Simms.
Killer jacket (runs big)Just showed up today. I'm very impressed with the appearance, functionality of this jacket. Like other reviews, this jacket definitely runs big. I've always been a medium in Simms jackets. This fits like a large which I don't really mind since I often end up layering underneath a rain jacket anyway. I'm 5'10" and 170lbs.
A must for southeast alaskaRainfall here can be epic, this jacket looks great while keeping you dry. It will not disappoint.
Great for Fishing and Beyond the WaterGreat all weather jacket that will keep you dry even in torrential rain and does well in a broad range of temperatures. As a Gore Fishing Tech, I have worn it in the winter months (in the 20s with a long sleeve t-shirt and a fleece pull over) to spring (in the 60s when it's raining).The hood and collar construction is the best I've seen - comfortable and stays up under heavy wind. The length is longer than average (better versatility in my opinion) but the zippers have a very tight seal and seems to keep contents dry despite being a little long for wading. Overall the fit is about one size big but still fits great and doesn't inhibit casting or movement. I would consider looking at the size down from what you would typically wear to see if it fits better. However, if you plan to fish in colder weather stay true to size so you can layer.
This is my favorite Simms Jacket for wearing off the water because it is the length of a regular rain coat. Also, ideal for fishing from a boat were you want more coverage.
Keeps you dryOverall I think this is a great jacket. Keeps you dry, cuff closures work well and hood is great. Jacket does have more reflective material then shown in pictures. I like a camo jacket to be camouflaged.
Bring it on!On a recent Alaskan cruise, we were greeted with unseasonably cold, wet weather. I was prepared for the temperatures, but not equipped to battle the rain. On past fishing trips to Alaska I remember all the guides wearing Simms products. I decided I had to have one, and disappointed I could not find one at a large sporting goods,store in Ketchikan. I ordered one for me and my wife as soon as I returned to Texas. Great all-around coat for just about anything Mother Nature throws at you.
Great jacketGood fit. I bought the Medium and am 5'10" and 175 lbs. Love the low profile chest pockets. Wish the cuff adjustment velcro straps were a bit lower profile or different design--they tend to hang up. Overall best rain jacket I've owned.
Awesomeness!I love this jacket!! I bought this jacket for the cold, rainy days out on the boat chasing stripers. I love the fact that this jacket cuts the wind and it keeps you super dry, even while running in torrential downpours. I love how the hood cinches down, and the cuff straps are convenient. The fleece lining on the inside of the collar is very comfortable. The chest pockets are nice and big, and the zippers open and close with ease and they keep stuff dry. I've used this jacket all winter and I've got to say it's pretty awesome. It does fit a bit larger than my other jackets, but it works well with layering. Plenty of range of motion for casting fly rods and throwing cast nets. Great product!!!!!
AwesomeGreat jacket. Feels "heavy" in a good way...should be durable. Hood is comfortable and easily adjusted. Collar is lined with a light fleece-type material and is great. Cuffs are easily adjusted and comfortable. Nice length (little longer than most jackets). Size runs a little large. I'm 6'2" 220lbs and a large fit well except for sleeve length and an extra large is a bit big. Went with XL for sleeve length and to allow layering. Jacket looks great (even in the XL...it "lays" nice) and could easily be worn for activities other than fishing! Extremely waterproof...first time wearing it I was out in an open boat with such hard rain visibility was reduced to about 100 yards. Doing 20mph in the boat into a 10mph headwind I stayed dry and comfortable. Again, cuffs and hood were easily cinched down to keep the water out.
Better than the "Slick" jacket if you ask me... I felt the Slick's cuffs were hard to adjust and difficult to pull my hands through when removing the jacket.
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG with the Contender jacket! Would buy another one in a heartbeat.
Simms Quality Never disappointsAs with all gear, you get what you pay for. In the case of ths Contender, you get more. I have used this jacket during the rain and snow without fail. I like the longer length for keeping more of your core dry and blocked from the wind. The high collar is perfect paired with a wool beenie. It keeps the wind off you neck and out of your face. The streamlined pocket layout keep lines from finding areas to get hung. The reflective logo's and addition on the sleeves are a nice additiona. All in all another hit out of the park for Simms.
The perfect jacket worth every cent!I have had the jacket in snow, rain, and nice winter sunny days. It has been perfect in all occasions. I am a tall guy so i really appreciate the bigger fit. It allows for layering. It is in need of a loop or clasp for a net clip. The rest of the jacket features and pockets are absolutely functional and meet all of the needs for floating a river and working the sticks or wade fishing for the day!
Keep up the great work!
it's the "do everything" jacketNothing bad to say at all. It's been my "go to" jacket for 10 months now. I use it on the river, hiking on the trail, walking the dog, and out and about town. The soft fleecy high collar lets you hide your face and fend off the elements.. The reflective logo's and fore arm details add that element of safety when I take the hounds out on those miserable rainy evening walks. The chest pockets are large and snag free when I swing the spey rod. The zipper is very smooth and no issues. The large wrist cuffs are easy to use, comfortable, and most importunity… they work! The long cut in the waist hem looks normal for non fishing activities…. but can be an issue for deep wading… especially with the hand warmer pockets being low down. Simple solution, don't wade so deep! The fish are in close anyways!..lol The patterns and colours are a little loud for my styling, but thankfully they had a more conservative all grey colour. The fit is larger…. but so am I!…lol I also wear the G4 jacket which I've had for 3 seasons prior (still going strong too!)…. but find myself reaching for the Contender when heading out to the river.
This jacket is a home run! Well done Simms!
Great Rain Jacket and Windstopper!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!
Exactly what it says it is, exactly what I wanted. Runs BIG.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.
Great jacketAwesome 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.
perfect jacket for nasty weatherI 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 bomber...plus 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.