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Simms G4Z Guide Stockingfoot Wader - Simms Zippered Wader

Simms G4 Guide Zippered Wader
Our Price: $799.95

Product Code: SIMMS-G4Z-MP



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Simms G4Z - Simms G4 Zippered Wader

Simms is an authentic brand that provides high quality, durable, technical fishing products for any and ALL angling environments. These products are made to withstand the day in and day out demands of professional fishing guides. The new G4 wader models and the pinnacle the Simms product line-up. For Spring 2013, Simms is launching G4 waders featuring NEW 4-LAYER GORE-TEX fabric technology that offers 25% more breathability and a feature-rich package, the G4 models are without a doubt the best waders on the market!

What is the advantage of genuine Gore-tex Waders?

Simms is the only wader company that uses genuine Gore-tex material in their waders. It isn't cheap, but it is the absolute best waterproof breathable material available today. There are lots of imitations and at Red's we sell many of these, and some are a great value but none rival real Gore-tex. Without giving you lesson on hydro molecular evaporation, let us explain why Gore-tex is better in a few simple words. It is more durable, trustworthy, breathable, and the serviceability is a huge plus. Gore-tex is easy to repair.

Why are Simms Waders Different?

Seam failure equals wader failure. We have sold lots of brands of waders at Red's Fly Shop over the years, and our guides and shop staff have owned many sets. The number one difference between Simms waders and all other competitors is that Simms waders don't leak in the seams. A leak in a seam in not repairable. A leak in the material is. Once water permeates the seam it travels up or down the seam and exasperates the problem. The process of welding or stitching the seams together is something that Simms is far superior at than any other wader company period. The result is an incredible set of waders that don't fail in the seams.

To access all of Simms videos and a full rundown of all warranty and repairs covered by Simms, please click the link below
Simms Warranty and Repair
Simms Repair Kit

This video is helpful for fixing common wader pinholes.

At Red's, we seldom ever deal with a Simms wader repair that can't be handled with a repair kit in 10 minutes. buy with great confidence. However, at Simms, they stand behind everything they make. If your Simms product fails due to workmanship or material defect during the life of the product, please return it to Simms for repair or replacement. This warranty does not cover damages caused by improper care, accidents or the natural breakdown of materials over extended use and time. All defective or damaged products should be returned to Simms for evaluation and will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of Simms Fishing Products. Their warranty and repair department are top notch guys and are fisherman themselves.

Simms Wader Buyer's Guide - G3, G4 Pro, and G4Z Zippered Wader

We don't really have a favorite. They all offer about the same value just in some different ways and you will get exactly what you pay for. All are made with Gore-tex and feature a 5 layer Gore-tex construction. The SimmsG3 Wader is our best selling wader many times over. The price is the main reason for this. It features 5 layers of Gore-tex through the thigh which is where most of the abuse takes place on waders. The SimmsG3 Wader is also offered in the broadest array of sizes too. The primary advantages to the SimmsG4 Pro and SimmsG4Z Zippered Waderis that they feature 5 layers of Gore-tex all the way through the pelvis and small of the back. This provides greater protection for the angler sitting on the ground, straddling a log or fence, and giving the waders general abuse. The G4Pro is approximately $100 more than the SimmsG3 Wader. For that $100 you essentially get additional Gore-tex through the lower back and seat along with a better pocket system. The pockets on the SimmsG4 Pro zip shut and are built with zippers that are nearly waterproof. This feature is very nice to have if you row boats because the oar handle tends to catch on the pocket of the SimmsG3 Wader while rowing. It is also a very nice feature to zip the handwarmer pockets shut during a rain storm to keep them dry. Or when its cold and you want to put a warmer packet inside. The SimmsG4Z Zippered Wader is about another $170 more than the SimmsG4 Pro. It has the obvious, a zipper on the front. We have never seen this fail, ever. More and more people are beginning to buy this but it is expensive. At $700 we'll be quite honest in saying we don't sell very many of these. The zipper is a YKK that is bomp proof. At Red's Fly Shop we have personally attempted to get this zipper to leak by twisting, prying, and pulling on it while wading deep. It does not fail. The shoulder strap system is deluxe and is built in a way that will never twist. The wading belt is attached at 3 points around the waist line so you never have to let your belt hang. It stays in place and is a nice feature. The pocket system is the best there is with a total of 4 individual chest pockets that all feature zip closure. It is also a perfect wader for anyone who has trouble getting waders on and off, maybe they are elderly, have a stiff back, or just like the ease of entry and exit. The zippered wader also dries out inside (condensation) because you can unzip it and create greater air circulation inside the wader. In general, the SimmsG4Z Zippered Wader is a stellar wader and yes it is worth the money if you are willing to spend it. We haven't heard any regrets on this one.

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

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Love them! April 24, 2013
Reviewer: Mike Bean  
The G4Z Waders are the best waders I have used while guiding. They are extremely comfortable, flexible, and durable. The zipper technology makes it easy to add and remove layers. The G4Z worked great when walking the boat on the Henry's Fork or wading the Clearwater for steelhead. I highly recommend these waders. Good job Simms!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
get the best, away with the rest April 24, 2013
Reviewer: templedog  
As guide i have these going for the third season - treat them well and you know why you paid the extra.

they will last longer than you imagine - satisfied!

also in scandinavian saltwater and big rivers for salmon.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
The Best I have ever Owned April 24, 2013
Reviewer: Jim Kerr  
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.

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
G4Zs are the BEST, hands down April 24, 2013
Reviewer: Mark  
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.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Totally worth it April 17, 2010
Reviewer: Henry Beresford from Carmel, CA  
All the extras that they put on this wader are totally worth it.  I bought these a few years ago when they first came out and my buddies mocked me!  Guess what! 3 years later now they are wearing them too!  I really like taking them on and off.  I like to refer to myself as "husky" although most would say I'm just a little fat, so the ease of getting in and out of these waders is nice.  no more hopping around trying to squeeze in.  Just unzip and put 'em on, easy cheesy.

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