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Durability/breathability ratio you can bank on Simms' develops all its women's waders with beta from the world's best female guides. Enter the new Freestone® Stockingfoots, where articulated patterning in cahoots with center leg seams prioritize fit for appreciated fishing comfort. The Toray® QuadraLam™ perimeter breathes easy, repels water, and bushwhacks with conviction, while waders conveniently convert from chest- to waist-high level thanks to reversible suspender buckles. Fleece-lined reach-through pockets keep hands nimble through nuclear weather and amplify storage options. And, finally, exercise your right to accessorize via an internal zipper interface that synchs with the Tippet Tender™ Pocket or Waterproof Wader Pouch (both sold separately). Simms' best warranty in wading comes standard.
Toray® fabric technology was developed specifically for fishing waders. The QuadraLam™ fabric featured in the Freestone® and Blackfoot™ waders is a heavy-duty engineered fabric with a microporous waterproof coating that utilizes 2-layer coated fabric, a single membrane layer and a tricot backer to offer improved durability.
All Simms outerwear features nylon YKK® zippers to minimize corrosion and provide high performing, durable wear.
Toray® waders are breathable though not as breathable as GORE-TEX®. They do not have the same properties as GORE-TEX® and therefore finding pinholes will not be possible using the alcohol test. Care for Simms wader with Toray® technology then as you would a GORE-TEX® wader. Make sure to dry them out after use and do not wear jeans, and never use a dryer to dry them.
We are not able to replace the feet on Toray® waders. We are only able to put custom feet on GORE-TEX® waders.
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.
|Dress Size||Bust*||Waist*||Hips*||Largest |
|S||4 - 6||35"||27"||37"||37"||31" - 32"||6 - 7|
|S Short||4 - 6||35"||27"||37"||37"||28" - 29"||6 - 7|
|S Full||4 - 6||36"||28"||38"||38"||31" - 32"||6 - 7|
|M||8 - 10||37"||29"||39"||39"||31" - 32"||8 - 9|
|M Short||8 - 10||37"||29"||39"||39"||28" - 29"||8 - 9|
|M Full||8 - 10||38"||30"||40"||40"||31" - 32"||8 - 9|
|L||12 -14||39"||31"||41"||41"||31" - 32"||9 - 10|
|L Short||12 -14||39"||31"||41"||41"||28" - 29"||9 - 10|
|L Full||12 -14||41"||33"||43"||43"||31" - 32"||9 - 10|
|XL||16 - 18||43"||35"||45"||45"||31" - 32"||9 - 10|
**Hips, Waist or Chest
***Crotch to floor
Good fit, good material; looking forward to many years of fly fishing in these.
(Posted on 7/23/2017)
I purchased these waders in 2015. I have only used them 3 times since then. By the second time of use water was already coming in to the waders. I'm now having to pay for repair plus shipping all the way from Alaska. For $260 these should be way more durable. Very disappointed in my purchase and Simms.
(Posted on 6/30/2017)
Just bought these recently! I love them and are perfect on the river! Hopefully, the bootie will fit into my wading boots since I ordered a size bigger than my regular shoe size.
(Posted on 10/8/2016)
Tight and long, 1/12/2016
I do not know who you used to model these but someone did not realize that just because someone has small feet they are a size small. I got the size medium and I am 5'3 and 130lbs and I could not easily pull these over my hips. I do not have huge hips and usually a medium is just fine. The large were good except in the bootie where I had tons of bulk and then my boots don't fit. I ended up moving to patagonia since their womens waders take into account body and shoe size. I would not suggest these unless you are as stick figured woman.
[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thank you for your review, Tight and long. We have the capability to swap out those stocking feet for another size through our Simms Custom Wader Program. If you would like more information into this program please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-217-4667.
(Posted on 1/12/2016)
We LOVE these waders. They are fashion conscious, look great with the teal color and well made. Watch the sizing.
Purchased these waders in a large but had to go up to an X-large in order to fit any xtra layering of clothes underneath for winter fishing. My friend wears a small/medium normally and she had to go up to the large for the same reason.
The zip in a tippett pouch is a must. Best waders I have ever owned!!!.
(Posted on 9/8/2015)
retired trout bum, 7/18/2015
No they don't breathe well but... I'd rather be a little hot than have a tiny bit of cold water running down my legs all the time... Which ALWAYS happens with all other waders I've owned... And I've gone thru all premium manufacturers and models.. Including Simms...Trust me.. These don't leak or not yet. I'm in the water all the time. That's what I do. So far.. These are water tight. Fit is awesome for me.. 5'2 118 lbs. I love them so far.
(Posted on 7/18/2015)
I am new to fly fishing and wanted boots and waders I could feel confident in and that were also flattering to the female form. I thoroughly researched all different brands and models of women's apparel, and finally settled on Simms. I purchased the Simms Freestone waders (size M) and the Simms Vapor Boots (size 9). I normally fit perfectly into a size 8.5 shoe. In my local fly shop, I was able to try on a variety of sizes. According to the size chart, my measurements (34, 27, 36) aligned with a size S waders, except in the feet. Size S offers only a size 6-7 bootie. Just as the size chart suggested, the S felt perfect everywhere, leaving enough room to layer comfortably underneath, but the neoprene of the wader booties was a bit too tight. Moving up to the waders in a size M (8-9 foot), the booties actually feel a size too large, and the waders themselves are roomy (especially on top), even with a warm layer underneath. Fortunately, though, the wader belt cinches well enough to prevent a Bozo The Clown look. There is enough vertical room to bend and flex comfortably, and the suspenders allow for a customized torso length. While the reversible suspender buckles do allow an easy conversion from chest to waist waders, I find it easy enough to simply fold the top of the waders down to my waist if I am feeling warm with them up. They are breathable enough to maintain a comfortable body temp, both in the (not too cold) stream and out with just shorts, but I do recommend a light base layer to prevent sweat sticking to you and making you feel like you're wearing a trash bag. With the M waders, the size 9 boots fit quite well. The gravel guard loop on the Vapor boots is in the perfect location for the hook on the Freestone waders, and when combined, my feet stayed nice and dry. The waders are easy to get in and out of, and the neoprene dries rather quickly, so you can easily store them in a vented bag for travel. To top it all off, the color combination is rather flattering, especially when combined with the Freestone waders. Trying them on in the shop got quite a few compliment from the other female customers. My only real recommendation to Simms is to offer different options of bootie sizes attached to the waders, as I would have preferred a size S, but my feet would have been uncomfortable, and we all know the importance of foot comfort on the stream.
(Posted on 7/13/2015)