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Simms G4 Pro Wading Jacket
 
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Simms G4 Pro Wading Jacket for Fly Fishing


When we put this on we trust it not to let us down, literally. The Simms G4 Pro Wading Jacket is made with Gore-tex Proshell material, the finest waterproof breathable material available. It is without a doubt the premier wading jacket for anglers on the market today. You will be very impressed with the comfort of such a tough and durable product. The G4 is the perfect combination of lightweight meshed with heavy duty performance. It features pit zips similar to mountaineering jackets that let balmy warm air escape during periods of activity. This jacket is for the angler that wants to stay warm and dry even in the harshest of environments.The Simms G4 Pro Wading Jacket is the top selling wading jacket at Red's Fly Shop, home to the best fly fishing guides in the Pacific Northwest! We don't go anywhere without a Simms jacket!


The Simms G4 water tight wrist bands allow you to submerse your hands without getting water up your sleeves. This is great for handling fish and it also keeps rain from running down your arm!

Why should I buy a Simms Gore-tex wading jacket?


Successful fisherman would tell you "there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear". We agree with that statement. Simms products are built with the mindset that there shouldn't be weather adverse enough to keep you from doing the sport you love. All Simms products are built with this philosophy. Simply put, genuine Gore-tex wading jackets will keep you dry, comfortable, safe, and are a product that you can trust to help make fishing in wet or cold weather fun.


Red's customer and guest enjoying the Simms G4 Jacket. You never know when you might fall in, it might rain, it might be windy, having the Simms G4 Pro Wading Jacket will take care of any adverse conditions!

Why is a wading jacket so important?


Wading jackets are an essential piece of fishing gear. First off, they will keep you warm, dry, and comfortable which is huge. You can't fish or even tie knots if you aren't comfortable and that is a pretty essential component. Fishing in cold wet weather is only fun when the fish are biting or when you warm, when you are cold.... forget about it. Second, wading jackets are a safety device. A good wading jacket is designed to keep water out of your waders and trap air inside the jacket to keep you buoyant long enough to get your feet under you or backstroke to shallow water. It works, just see our video on the Simms G4 Wading Jacket to see the proof!

If you fall down with a Simms wading jacket on

In the event you do take a spill (it will happen eventually), a quality wading jacket will keep you quite buoyant for a period of time. It will also keep you dry enough to continue your fishing day in comfort or at least without catching hypothermia. Air will squeeze out of your waders and abdomen and become trapped within the upper torso and arms of your wading jacket. The idea is that the wading jacket will keep your top half buoyant and let you regain your footing or drift long enough to find a shallow spot. It is not designed as a lifesaver but it can be. There are some great articles written on how to recover your footing after falling in but the main thing is that you want your feet facing downstream and you should lay on your back with your head up and looking for a good spot to land!




Simms Wading Jacket Buyer's Guide


We sell a nearly equal share of Simms G3 Guide Jackets and Simms G4 Pro wading jackets. Both have their upsides and seem to have an equal "value". You get exactly what you pay for. The biggest upside for the Simms G4 Pro are the pit zips like you see on mountaineering jackets. These are nice to have anytime it gets a little warm or you are doing some activity. It is also made with Gore-tex Proshell material, and the G3 is made with Gore-tex Performance Shell. The Proshell is a bit lighter, more breathable, and durable. The G4 Pro jacket has a few extra pockets on the chest and an internal pocket as well. It is a pretty tight comparison. A good way to debate the difference in cost is that you will paying about $80 for some pit zips and a few extra pockets. Overall, the construction of the jackets are identical. Both are Gore-tex and are about the same weight and thickness. The Simms Classic Guide Jacket is also an option and if you are a XXXL or XXXXL that is your only option. The Simms Classic Guide Jacket is a thicker version of Gore-tex and not nearly as light and supple as the Simms G3 Guide Jackets and G4 versions. It doesn't have pit zips and the handwarmer pockets do not zip shut (which is a bummer because it is easy to fill these open pockets with water both from rain and river). It is a great value though. You get essentially the same waterproof performance, safety, and wrist gasket that you do on the Simms G3 Guide Jackets and Simms G4 Pro jackets for a lot less money. We see a lot of the Simms Classic Guide Jacket around that are 15 years old and still going strong. Simms has made slight improvements over time but it is essentially the same jacket that they have been making for years.

Make sure to consider the fact that you will probably be wearing this jacket over a few layers of clothing or another jacket underneath. These jackets are just shells and don't offer much in the way of insulation. The fact is, much of the time that you will be wearing this jacket it is going to be cold. That means extra layers underneath. Most folks buy up one size if they are a tweener.

Gore-Tex Pro Shell GORE Micro Grid Backer Technology

The Gore-tex Proshell material is found exclusively in the Simms G4 Pro Jacket. Contrary to what some believe, not all Gore-tex is the same. This is the lightest, toughest, and most durable breathable waterproof material available today. This new, patent-pending technology improves internal abrasion and snag resistance, enhances garment breathability and decreases weight. It also allows the garment to slide easily over mid-layers. This is especially important for versatility and freedom of movement, important for a variety of outdoor sports. Just think of a climber stretch for their next grip or a walker trying to access a side pocket in their rucksack without removing it � this is an easily overlooked feature of a jacket but suprisingly important.

  • GORE� Micro Grid Backer Technology (snag resistance, durability, and lightweight comfort).
  • 3-layer construction: a specific high-performance GORE-TEX� membrane bonded to a tough outer material and a specially developed robust inner lining
  • Special GORE-SEAM� tape technology ensures all seams are 100% waterproof and then some.

Simms G4 Pro Wading Jacket Features

  • 3-layer GORE-TEX� Pro Shell fabric is exceptionally lightweight and offers the ultimate in breathability, durability and extended comfort
  • Heavier nylon face fabric in shoulders for additional durability and lighter weight nylon face fabric in body for packability
  • Bellowed chest pockets with hook & loop closure under storm flap
  • Center-front zipper and 2 zippered chest pockets feature YKK� water-resistant zippers with anti-corrosion sliders
  • Patented built-in retractors and tippet pockets featuring Schoeller�-dynamic stretch mesh fabric
  • The only rain jacket in the Simms line to include pit zips - offering additional ventilation
  • Quick-drying, microfleece-lined hand warmer pockets & adjustable, breathable stretch cuffs
  • Lightweight adjustable storm hood offers superior coverage & protection
  • Large back pocket with vertical water-resistant YKK� zipper

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At Reds we ship all orders FREE via UPS and USPS and pay your sales tax. In addition to a great price, you are also buying from a premium brick and mortar retailer whose passionate and knowledgeable shop staff will stop at nothing to provide you with the best possible advice and service. Combine all this and you have the best deal on the internet! Shop with confidence at Red's Fly Shop.

Questions about Simms Wading Jackets?... Ask a Pro! steve@redsflyshop.com or call 509.933.2300

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 11 Write a review.


  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
Bought for Alaska November 13, 2013
Reviewer: Dale from Alaska  
Bought this for a "Bucket List" trip to fish the incredible Kvichak River in Southwest Alaska. We encountered every kind of weather in 5 days. We were in snow, ice, sun and always 30-40 degrees. This jacket was perfect. It is easy to wear over 4-5 layers of clothes and will absolutely keep you dry. I didn't have to utilize all the pockets and other features because the Alaska Sportsman's Lodge has the best guides I have every had the pleasure of fishing with. As a result, I got to fish and catch some incredible Rainbows. This jacket is without peer in my experience. Great job!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Love it! February 13, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Light weight and comfortable. I used my G4 Pro the other day fishing in river for steelhead, it rained on me for four hours straight with no signs of letting up, the jacket kept my face and eye glasses warm and dry, but the only problem I had was the wrist cuff letting in water, I don't think I adjusted it right from the start maybe that's why my forearms got moist. I had a Simms WaderWick Crew Top on with a different brand fleece top on underneath, I did stay warm and dry in all other parts of jacket but the wrists and forearms. I can't wait to get back out and do it again. I would buy this jacket again.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Tried, tested and DRY! February 13, 2013
Reviewer: David Hartlin from Canada  
I guide for Atlantic Salmon in some of the most unpredictable weather anywhere...Newfoundland Can. I can honestly say that this Jacket is everything I could ever expect in a Wadding coat that WILL keep you dry!!!!!

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
Simply the BEST! February 13, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Ireland  
When you fish in Ireland be prepared to have all four seasons within a day! When its bad, its bad, theres nothing to stop the rain and wind rolling off the Atlantic. After 8 hours solid fishing in non stop rain and your boat partner has stopped talking because they're soaked to the skin, your still dry and smiling.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
I am Jealous! February 13, 2013
Reviewer: Michael  
I went drift fishing with my daughter's boyfriend and he told us to bring waterproof gear. He wore the G4 Pro Jacket and I didn't. I THOUGHT I was going to stay dry...WRONG! My rubber jacket leaked like a sieve and I was miserable for 8 hours! Took all the fun out of fishing! I can't wait to be able to buy the G4. I won't go fishing again until I get one!

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