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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.
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.
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.
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.
|Men's Sizes||Largest Girth |
(chest, waist *
(crotch to floor)
|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.
I live in Helena and wanted to buy a made in Montana product. I purchased the G3 this summer for an Alaska fishing trip. On day two of the 10 day trip the belt loops ripped off both my waders and my friends. Both brand new G3 . . One this first trip both sets developed multiple pin holes. Simms repaired them at no cost to their credit but I would not recommend this model. These must be made for never leaving the drift boat .
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Dan, thank you for taking advantage of our "first year of ownership, first repair on us" warranty. If you have any further questions about our warranty, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-207-4667 or email us at [email protected]
(Posted on 10/14/2015)
My previous pair of G3s lasted 5 years, which is outstanding considering how much I fish. I finally retired them because of a tiny leak on the taped seam of the right heel. They served me well!
My new pair has the same quality feel and excellent fit. But I do wish the G3 were available in a simplified version without warming pockets, zippered chest pocket, and utility tabs. I never use those features, so in my view they just add weight and reduce breathability.
(Posted on 9/24/2015)
Going on 8 months and about 60 days on the water and they are still going strong. I've put them through the wringer and they still keep me dry. Super comfortable too.
(Posted on 8/24/2015)
I am 6'3" tall with size 13 shoes. Bought large initially but returned them as the inseam was not long enough. Then purchased XL which seemed OK fit wise when I put them on. Then used them on the water and discovered the stocking feet were very small and hurt my toes. When compared to my old orvis silver label waders I found that these were 6" shorter. I am sure for the right size they are great. For me a $500 well made mistake. Do not buy these on-line unless you have tried on the actual size at a shop.
(Posted on 8/10/2015)
John Of Turangi , 8/2/2015
I have now purchased 4 pair of G3 waders. These last ones purchased only 2 weeks ago lasted only 4 outings before leaking. There was no bush bashing in these 4 days in fact I would describe the environment as easy.
This confirms other reviews which suggest these are not as robust as earlier ones.
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team] - Thanks John. We have a 30 Day Exchange, No Questions Asked policy if your waders leak. Please call us at 800-217-4667 and we'll get you taken care of.
(Posted on 8/2/2015)
This is my second pair of G3's that I have owned, and I love the change in the hand warming pocket design on this new set. I picked this pair up at the end of 2014 and they have traveled and with me to and from Chile, the Oregon Coast and are still going strong with no leaks after a summer of trout fishing in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. I am hard on my gear in the field and they have held up to my relentless butt slides, major brush beating and wading deeper than I should! The neoprene stocking feet on this new pair seem to seams that hold up better and after 75+ days of fishing on these I am not seeing any signs of separation on the seam tape of the booties. The fit on these is perfect and great for long treks to the big bend. Only downside to these are that the tippet tender pocket zipper design is a little bulky and cumbersome, thinking of ditching this and going trying the zip in dry pouch instead since I am afraid that if I add any tools to the tender pocket, the material on the inside of the waders in that area will rip or tear against the nippers when I flip it inside, has not happened yet but I have been pretty cautious about not adding tool there for long term use. Overall, best and most durable wader I have owned and will continue to buy Simms going forward.
(Posted on 7/25/2015)
I purchased my first Simms waders in 1999 and just retired them after years of use and a few trips to the repair shop. Since its been so long ago that I bought a new pair, everything is an improvement. But, I have to say, the fit is the best quality. Seems a lot of competitor waders skip over the importance of a good fit. Simms are tight where needed and loose where needed, perfect for different styles of fishing and long days spent walking. The gravel guards are an improvement, hand warmer pockets are spot on and the Tippet pouch is quite useful. Previous reviews critiqued the Tippet pocket saying if left hanging out it could unzip- my waders have an attached lanyard, so that is not an issue. Also mentioned was the belt being perhaps too skinny, Simms has various size and style belts which might fit better for your specific needs...the Simms belt I have is slightly wider than the belt that comes with the waders, after working it into the loops, it stays in place perfectly when unconnected. Something to explore with Simms perhaps if you have belt issues.
(Posted on 6/30/2015)
Francois Nadeau, 6/29/2015
I've always been a Simms waders user for the last 3 pairs.. After wearing out my old G3s, I thought it was time for me to get a new pair. I love the addition of the hand warming material in the pouch and I think the fit is pretty much the same than my old waders. The removable pouch is a good idea but it's always unzipping. Why isn't waterproof either? The belt that comes with the waders should be of better quality as well. Beside that, I think they're great waders and the fit is perfect, just as expexcted from Simms.
(Posted on 6/29/2015)
Oak Crick, 6/20/2015
Great fit very comfortable. Have about thirty fishing days on waders. Started leaking. Checked with alcohol. Did find a couple pin holes but the seams are leaking bad. I take care of my waders hang them after every trip.
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team] - Thanks Oak Crick. Please contact our customer care center at 888-585-3570. You can send your waders into our Bozeman, MT repair center for an evaluation.
(Posted on 6/20/2015)
Great waders! Very durable and very comfortable. I have several other pairs of waders (not Simms) but the G3 is my favorite wader- first choice on any fish outing.
(Posted on 6/9/2015)