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The next generation of fishers is set to inherit endless opportunity, as long as the stewards of this sport continue to take the vital steps to maintain, restore, and preserve our precious fisheries in perpetuity. Providing kids with a superior wader to revel in this legacy is Simms' commitment to the future. The Kid's GORE-TEX® Wader is built to fit and function like the best in the Simms line-up - available in pint-size proportions.
The GORE-TEX® membrane is the heart of all GORE -TEX® products. The GORE-TEX® membrane contains 9 billion microscopic pores per square inch. These pores are so small that water droplets cannot get through but water vapor can still escape. Water from the outside cannot penetrate and cold winds cannot pass through, but perspiration can escape easily, keeping you dry and comfortable all day. GORE-TEX® fabrics are created by integrating the GORE-TEX® membrane between an outer fabric and lining.
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.
(crotch to floor)
|S (8 - 10)||47" - 52"||25" - 27"||21" - 23"||5 - 6|
|M (12 - 12)||53" - 58"||28" - 30"||24" - 26"||5 - 6|
|L (12 - 14)||59" - 64"||31" - 33"||27" - 29"||7 - 8|
* These are body measurements
I have used these waders for nearly 15 years. I have had other 'breathable" waders before that just didn't stand up to normal use very well. These are by far the best set of chest waders I've ever had. No leaks, they are really rugged, they breathe really well and they fit just right. I can highly recommend these to anyone. A big plus is they're very affordable for those of us on a tight budget.
(Posted on 6/3/2015)
(im a small lady with small feet so i ordered the kid's wader)
overall the wader appeared to be nice&durable& of good quality! however, as i slipped them on i noticed that the seat area was quite uncomfortable... it was reinforced by a rather thick&rigid layer. also there were no front pockets to hold flies/nippers/sunscreen ;(
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks for the straightforward review. At Simms, we are always looking for ways to improve our products, and hearing from our customers is a great way to find out how we can build better gear. To talk to us or provide more feedback, ring us at 888.585.3570 or email [email protected]
(Posted on 6/15/2013)