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Optimized for absolute functionality across rivers of opportunity, Simms' Headwaters Convertible delivers top up - or down - performance depending on your fishing preferences. Wade aggressively, for instance, by taking advantage of chest-high capabilities, then cash in on waist-high comfort via an intuitive extension system for seamless conversions. Additional features include the easy-breathing benefits of a GORE-TEX® 3-layer Pro Shell build, combined with the mobility and abrasion stymieing skills of front leg-seam construction. A new waistband with integrated belt loops houses a best-in-class 2-inch elastic belt, featuring Simms' Trout buckle for added style points.
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* |
(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|
|ML||39" - 40"||35" - 36"||9 - 11|
|L (9 - 11)||43" - 44"||33" - 34"||9 - 11|
|LS||43" - 44"||31" - 32"||9 - 11|
|LK||45" - 46"||33" - 34"||9 - 11|
|LL (9 - 11)||43" - 44"||35" - 36"||9 - 11|
|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|
* These are body measurements
Initially I thought that should be an upgrade in features of older G3 convertible version, but when I got these waders everything turned to be opposite. The sizing is a total mess. I wear M size but these are too long, too wide and really poorly adjustable at the waist (nothing to compare to old G3 Convertibles). Thus, I can not recommend to buy these waders.
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team] - Thanks percaflu. Please contact Customer Care and so we can figure out the sizing issue. 888-585-3570
(Posted on 6/9/2015)
Very good idea the convertible mode!! But, in my case, water come in from the top of the noeprene sock where join with goretex.....untill the first day!! I was unlucky!!
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks for the review Gianluca. We have a repair center in Bozeman MT and have fast turnaround. Contact us at 1-800-217-4667 or firstname.lastname@example.org to setup an evaluation.
(Posted on 9/5/2014)
Jonas Ek, 6/13/2014
I was just about to buy these waders, but when i got to try them on, my high hopes and expectations just disappeared. I basically fell in love with the G3 guide convertible's system, and this system is awful, the belt is way to big and bulky and too hard to adjust. Im sorry to say that, but it's true. You guys had the perfect system with the G3 guide convertibles, a perfect belt with velcro adjustability. The new Headwaters Convertible system put me off that much i actually decided to buy another brand. I do love all other stuff you guys make, but as far as waders go, unless you'll go back to the G3 system again, i wont buy Simms waders.
(Posted on 6/13/2014)
I absolutely recommend SIMMS to any and all outdoors people! My experience with SIMMS Outdoor Gear is that it is very awesome with the comfort of the individual in mind! With extreme changes in temperature and weather these days, SIMMS is making great use of technological improvements throughout! I look forward to future improvements in materials and design! Sincerely, Warren.
(Posted on 4/28/2014)