Simms Fishing Products, preeminent manufacturer of waders, outerwear, footwear, and technical fishing apparel kick off the new year with the launch of an all-new product collection designed and developed to meet the demands of all anglers. Simms’ Spring 2024 line puts innovation and cutting-edge technology at the forefront but also authentically encompasses the angling lifestyle.
Spanning across all categories, Simms’ Spring 2024 product collection includes the all-new, multi-award winning G4Z Stockingfoot Wader. Built in Bozeman, Montana by Simms’ highly skilled Wader Maker team, the all-new G4Z is available now through March 1, 2024 exclusively via Simms’ vast specialty retail network.
“Innovation is the cornerstone of the Simms business, and I can’t think of a product that’s more representative of that commitment than the G4Z wader. The G4Z is an exceptional solution for anglers, and a testament to the craftsmanship of our Bozeman Wader Makers,” says Simms Head of Product, Ben Christensen. “To celebrate this step forward in innovation and to recognize the critical importance of our long-term industry partners, the G4Z is launching exclusively with our specialty retail network.”
Handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana, the all-new G4Z Stockingfoot Wader utilizes the same award-winning fabric package as its predecessor. Built with a super durable, easy wearing 4-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell lower, the wader features a 3-layer GORE-TEX Pro Shell upper for maximum comfort, mobility, and breathability. While the fabric package has remained intact, the patterning of the wader has received a significant update to offer anglers a better fit, enhanced comfort, and range-of-motion. In addition, the 4-layer lower has been extended higher up on the legs and seat to bolster the durability in the hardest working areas of the wader.
One of the more visual improvements is an all-new spacer mesh suspender package. A harness style design provides anglers with a much more ergonomic fit and breathable support. The new suspender system also comes equipped with new cam-locking hardware for on-the-fly adjustment. To deploy, simply flip the cam up and pull the suspender straps until the desired tension is achieved. Flip the cam back down to lock in place. Conveniently, the excess suspender strap slides into laser cut slots located on the inside of the top hem of the wader.
Remaining updates are less obvious to see but greatly improve the overall performance of the wader. The new G4Z features the classic pocket array of two zippered stretch woven chest pockets and an additional two zippered handwarmer pockets. These handwarmer pockets now come equipped with a higher pile micro fleece to warm frozen fingers quicker. In terms of pockets, two toothless, TruZip, fully submersible pockets have been added on the inside of each side of the YKK center-front zipper. Another major update is the G4Z’s most distinguishing feature, the zipper. Previously, the zipper was sewn in, now it’s bonded in. This construction method drastically reduces bulk and rigidity in the upper portion of the wader to offer more comfort and mobility.
To compliment the new G4Z Wader, Simms has also revamped their award-winning G4 Pro Jacket. Constructed with a 3-layer GORE-TEX shell fabric, the new G4 Pro Jacket maintains the tradition of providing anglers with ample onbody storage but does so while achieving a sleek and streamline front. The unique storage array includes dual zippered chest storage pockets with interior stretch mesh dividers and zippered side entry handwarmer pockets featuring integrated pass-through zippers that allow anglers to access their waders without having to remove the jacket. An internal stretch woven zippered pocket provides storage for smaller essentials. Additional features include a 3-point adjustable storm hood with a high-vis center panel, adjustable low-profile cuffs designed to lock water out, and a stashable loop fly field to dry and store flies.
Simms has also expanded their footwear category with the inclusion of an all-new G3 Guide Boot and the versatile Pursuit Shoe.
Built with an ultra-tough traditional construction boot design, the G3 Guide Boot utilizes a combination of high-abrasion textile mesh as well as synthetic and natural rubber with scratch rubber overlays on the toe and heel for maximum durability. Equipped with a neoprene interior for easy on/off, a dual-density EVA midsole for comfort, the boot is powered by a Vibram® Idrogrip rubber outsole featuring Traction Lug technology that offers anglers 20% better slip-resistance than standard Idrogrip. Also available in felt, the G3 Guide Boot is compatible with Simms Hardbite and Alumibite Star Cleats and Hardbite Studs
Simms has long been a leader in the footwear space offering anglers all types of fishing focused solutions. Designed to offer anglers a wide spectrum of versatility, the all-new Pursuit Shoe provides traction, support, and comfort for anglers fishing on-deck, wet-wading rivers, and/or walking the flats. Built with a breathable and quick-draining mesh upper, the Pursuit Shoe comes equipped with a stretch neoprene collar to keep debris out. For durability, TPU overlays have been added in key wear areas and a quick-lacing system allows for easy fit adjustment. Designed to be worn next-to-skin, or with a thin liner sock, the Pursuit Shoe features an ultra-grippy, non-marking siped outsole.
Simms’ Spring 2024 line also brings with it an expansion in the sportswear category. The all-new SolarFlex Cooling Hoody is constructed with the same lightweight, moisture wicking, UPF 50 knit fabric and now features built-in cooling technology. A 3-panel hood and extended sleeves provide maximum protection against the sun.
Another new addition to the Sportswear category is the Glades collection. Inclusive of a Men’s and Women’s Hoody, and a Men’s Crewneck style, all pieces in the Glades collection are built from easy wearing fabrics that breathe in hot environments and offer UPF 30 sun protection with a super comfy next-to-skin feel.
Anglers also have plenty of options for performance driven pants and shorts. Built with a durable Micro-Ripstop fabric, the all-new Driftless Wade Pant provides 4-way stretch for comfort and mobility in and out of the water. A button front closure with a zippered fly and stretch elastic waist provide a secure fit and two front mesh lined hand pockets and a single back right mesh lined pocket provide storage for small essentials.
The beloved Superlight Pant and Short have also been revamped for Spring 2024. Built from water-repellent, fast drying woven nylon, the Superlight collection features a fixed waistband with a zippered fly, two front drop-in hand pockets and two back pockets. For buggier fishing environments, the collection now includes the Bugstopper Superlight Pant as well.
Standout sportswear additions for women include the W’s SolarFlex Hoody Full Zip, W’s Seamount Short, and the W’s Simms Skort. Equipped with a 3-panel hood, a full zip center front closure, thumb loops, and a concealed zippered stash pocket on the side, the all-new W’s SolarFlex Hoody Full Zip offers UPF 50 sun protection, comfort, mobility, and controllable ventilation.
Built with a durable polyester blend, the W’s Seamount Short is lightweight, stretchy, and dries fast. Featuring a mid-rise fit with a stretch elastic waistband and an exterior adjustable drawcord, the Seamount Short also includes dual drop-in front hand pockets and a zippered secured back pocket for small necessities.
Finally, the W’s Simms Skort is built from a lightweight recycled polyester blend that offers an unhindered range-of-motion, dries fast, and keeps anglers protected from the sun with built-in UPF 50 technology. A high-rise waistband and interior short made from a stretch polyester/spandex knit offers next-to-skin comfort, compression, and comfort.
These are only a handful of standout styles in Simms’ Spring 2024 product collection. To see the line in its entirety, click here: Simms Spring 2024 New Arrivals