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When forgetting your tippet spools and nippers means a 10-mile, 4-hour handcuffing downstream to the next take-out, the Guide Vest - strategically built with 24 pockets to house an arsenal of lock-cracking fishing supplies - keeps you covered. Guide Vests feature two patented built-in retractors for tools, non-corrosive zippers and sliders, and a breathable, padded collar to keep you cool and comfortable when the fishing gets heated.
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|S||36" - 38"||14.5" - 15"||28" - 30"|
|M||39" - 41"||15.5" - 16"||32" - 34"|
|L||42" - 45"||16.5" - 17"||36" - 38"|
|XL||46" - 48"||17.5" - 18"||40" - 42"|
|XXL||49" - 51"||18.5" - 19"||44" - 46"|
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Comfortable and well made. Padded collar and it spreads the weight evenly over my shoulders. Love the color and look of the vest. The material feels light and doesn't wrinkle. Got wet in the rain but it dried quickly.
The best part for me is the vest lays close to my body so it doesn't get in the way. I have mine fully loaded with three slim fly boxes. The G3 has the two big pockets up top and it was hard for me to see in the lower pockets. The G3 was a bit more comfortable but I didn't think it was worth the extra price.
The only thing I would change is to make the black plastic O rings bigger. My old Simms vest I was able to slide my hemostat all the way into the O ring to secure it.
(Posted on 12/27/2016)
AK Fisher, 10/14/2015
Outstanding in every way: design, quality, comfort. I especially like the two compartments in the Back of the vest. The smaller upper one for misc. items, and the large lower one for stowing a rain jacket, lunch, or even my salmon fillets after a day's fishing. This is my favorite Simms product, and that's saying something.
(Posted on 10/14/2015)
I got this vest over the summer, fly fishing in the Rockies. we were hiking for hours to get to are fishing streams and my chest pack was not working, for the amount of stuff I wanted to bring. such as all my fishing gear and food and water. so I went down to the local fly store and got this vest and never put my chest pack back on. I love it and I carry 2 extra spools with me for my reel and the inside pockets are perfect for them. now I'm back in Oklahoma fishing my local rivers I can't even imagine going in to the river with out it.
(Posted on 11/2/2014)
Joe m, 7/26/2014
After my fishing vest of 20 years died I began looking at others. The three of four others that I looked at were not well designed. He also seemed flimsy and to be honest cheaply constructed. Simms is a little bit more expensive but well worth it. I love my new vests and it fits everything perfectly.
(Posted on 7/26/2014)
Very nice product and well build. Do not hang in the wood.
(Posted on 8/1/2013)
i'd like to comment on the first review for this vest. the way the person is describing is he only give the vest 3 stars because his extra spools wont fit in the outer pockets. well maybe that's because this vest is not made to hold extra spools. this is a fly fishing vest made to hold streamside accessories, fly boxes, tippet, leader, etc. perhaps you should think next time before you write a review on something your bashing when it's not simms falt because they didn't accomidate your special requirements. "not to worry all, this vest is one of the best gude vest's simms ever produced. nice job simms
(Posted on 4/12/2013)
Mr Big, 2/27/2013
like to give this vest five stars but only give it three, why?
when I fish I'm always fishing one reel and carrying 2 spools with different sink rate lines. I like to place them in the two outer pockets on lower front velcro pockets I 'm fishing waterworks F3X reels they don't fit in the pockets.
the Vision caribou is a copy of this vest and they have modified these pockets to be larger and the waterworks F3X fits , they have achieved this buy making the inner lower front velcro pockets smaller and the outer larger, not having four equal sized front pockets, I hope Simms will catch on to this improvement for I like to buy Simms its a better quality product, should Simms make the modification to the pockets it can be done to all there vests resulting in an improvement across the range increasing sales for sure.
(Posted on 2/27/2013)