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The angler evolution has been distilled to three simple steps: Catch a fish. Catch many fish. Catch the fish. Wise words, but limiting. In reality you define your fishing quest. And wherever it leads, G4Z® stockingfoots are built for the pinnacle with new 5-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric that bolsters durability and enhances breathability by 25 percent. Powered by the most feature-rich mix on the market, G4Zs include YKK® waterproof center-front zipper for easy access/optimal ventilation, plush handwarmer pockets to toast frozen digits fast, and everything you need for an evolved wader that goes way beyond the basic.
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.
YKK's AQUASEAL® is a light weight waterproof zipper. Combining Vislon® techonology with a seal in between the zipper elements, AQUASEAL® allows easy and smooth operation with 100% protection against the elements.
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|
|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|
|XXL||51" - 52"||35" - 36"||12 - 13|
|XXLS**||51" - 52"||33" - 34"||12 - 13|
|XXLK**||53" - 54"||35" - 36"||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.
Good waders aren't cheap and cheap waders aren't good. Had these for a full season now and love them. The zipper was the primary reason I bought them and has held up as marketed. Only my second set of waders in 10 years...my last pair were Simms as well. Quit reading and get on the water!
(Posted on 8/1/2014)
The best out there.
(Posted on 1/11/2014)
I guide from a whitewater raft and do many hike-in days. From days sliding in and out of the raft to days spent bushwacking through the BC wilderness these waders have not failed.
(Posted on 11/13/2013)
Christopher Tobias, 8/31/2013
Yes, you can bust brush in the back country wearing any cheap old pair of waders, but how many of those waders will be hole free when you jump in the water?
I put at least five to seven miles, a week, of Alaska brush busting abuse on my G4Z's and they haven't given up yet. Not only do they hold up to the abuse, but they wick away the moisture and leave you comfortable.
They are hands down the best and toughest waders I own. I would highly recommend any of the G3 or G4 series of waders if you're a serious fisherman looking for serious gear than can handle what you throw at it. Plus, they're made here in America!
(Posted on 8/31/2013)
Best waders in the business. Nothing else needs to be said.
(Posted on 8/30/2013)
Couldn't be better.
(Posted on 8/21/2013)
Slabb Master, 8/8/2013
I just got this wader and have yet to use it . I'ved tried it on at home with my new guide boot and new G4 jacket and man do I look like a pro. The fit is perfect, I can't wait to put it to use. Here in Washington we get slot of rain and you need the best and Simms is it.
(Posted on 8/8/2013)
I have long believed that you get what you pay for. The G4Z is the epitome of that thinking. Designed to meet the demands of those hardest on their equipment., the G4Z is by far the best wader I have ever used. Both in comfort and most importantly durability. I have gotten the longest out of my G4Zs as any wader I have owned. The zipper is great for relief as well as allowing them to air out(a great feature for those who spend day after day in them), and easy on and off. The fit is good for me. I have strip the exterior accessories off, so I have no issue with them. Pockets are well placed and functional. You won't be disappointed.
(Posted on 7/9/2013)
I can literally destroy anything and after doing just that with mid-grade waders, I opted for the G4Z's. Other than the comfort and ease of use, these things are probably the strongest I've seen. I don't guide but I do spend over 200 days a year on the water, so I think I put these through the ringer with the best of them.
I've fished in 20 below temps and never once felt the cold of the water, with just sweat pants underneath. Job well done in that department!
If you do find a way to puncture these waders, as I did with falling in a ditch, their customer support is better than the waders. I had my waders back in nine days with no questions asked.
(Posted on 3/7/2013)
Jim Kerr, 2/28/2013
I wreck stuff. I really wreck waders. Couldn't wreck these. Over two hundred hard fishing days, the absolute longest I have ever had a pair of waders last. Comfortable, well designed pocket system, great shoulder straps. Soon as there done I will be into a new pair.
(Posted on 2/28/2013)