SIMMS ICAST/IFTD 2014 PRODUCT PREVIEW

For 2014, Simms introduced a redesign of its industry-leading G3 Guide Stockingfoot with the exclusive-to-Simms GORE-TEX® 5-layer fabric and re-imagined wader upper and Tippet Tender™. Simms also introduces the new Headwaters™ Convertible Stockingfoot—perfect for lightweight comfort with 3-layer GORE-TEX® and innovative conversion from waist high to chest high wader—and the industry’s best pant wader, the G3 Guide Pant.

  • The new Simms G3 Guide™ Stockingfoot has been updated to utilize the more breathable GORE-TEX® 5-layer fabric found in the G4 styles. The GORE-TEX® 5-layer, exclusive to Simms, offers fantastic durability from the mid-thigh down. With a redesigned front pocket that provides additional storage capacity and stormflap closures, new removable flip-out Tippet Tender™ and built-in profile belt loops, the G3 Guide™ receives its first facelift since 2008. $499.95
  • The new G3 Guide Pant features an updated waistband construction with integrated belt looks and high-quality 2” elastic belt. The double snap closure at the front waistband and YKK® Aquaseal® waterproof fly zipper allow for easy-on and off. The water-resistant zippered right hand pocket allows easy access to oft-needed gear. This is the perfect wader for the angler who doesn’t need to wade too deep in pursuit of their catch. $499.95
  • The new Simms Headwaters™ Convertible Stockingfoot incorporates lightweight 3-layer GORE-TEX® throughout with reinforced fabric in the front leg panel for added durability. The new convertible upper features an innovative zip extension system at the waist to easily convert from waist high to chest high. The Headwaters™ Convertible Stockingfoot provides convenience, breathability and light weight for warmer conditions. $399.95

FOOTWEAR:
For 2014, Simms proudly introduces two new footwear platforms that provide unique wading platforms for any angling type. The RiverTread™ Platform accompanies the new G4 BOA® and G3 Guide™ Boots and utilizes Simms’ latest engineered components to maximize performance, comfort and slip-resistance with Vibram® Idrogrip rubber outsole technology. The new VaporTread™ Platform available on the new-for-2014 Vapor Boot is designed for the adventurous angler looking for an innovative piece of footwear that is both trail-ready and wading-ready perfect for accessing remote, pristine backcountry fishing holes. The Vapor Boot utilizes the Vibram® Megagrip® rubber outsole.

  • The all-new G4 BOA® Boot and G3 Guide™ Boot utilize Simms’ new RiverTread™ platform that is designed for the demanding angler looking for the best wading footwear on the market. RiverTread™ features Simms’ latest engineered components to maximize performance, comfort and slip-resistance. Each of the RiverTread™ boots include Simms’ new molded Vibram® Idrogrip® rubber outsole with 4mm self-sharpening, multi-directional lugs.
  • The new G4 BOA® Boot is our newest, most innovative wading boot designed and built for the discerning, technical gear seeker willing to invest in the only the very best. The asymmetrical BOA® closure system and full neoprene lining provide easy-on/easy-off and a precise, on-demand fit with. The G4 BOA® Boot features Vibram® Idrogrip® rubber outsole with 4mm self-sharpening, multi-directional lugs. $239.95
  • The new G3 Guide™ Boot replaces the signature Guide Boot from Simms with a lighter, yet more durable balance of wet trail and all-day wading capability. The TPU molded help clip provides positive heel fit and hiking security while the partial neoprene lining add warmth, cushioning and easy-on/easy-off. The G3 Guide™ Boot Boot features Vibram® Idrogrip® rubber outsole with 4mm self-sharpening, multi-directional lugs and also comes in a felt model. $199.95
  • The new VaporTread™ is designed for the adventurous angler looking for an innovative piece of footwear that is both trail-ready and wading-ready perfect for accessing remote, pristine backcountry fishing holes.
  • The new Vapor Boot from Simms is a lightweight, fast and minimal boot with a synthetic leather, textile and scratch rubber upper. The anatomical top line at the boot’s collar allows for all-day hiking comfort while the partial neoprene lining add warmth, cushioning and easy-on/easy-off. The Vapor Boot features the Vibram® Megagrip® 4mm rubber outsole. $169.95

OUTERWEAR:
This fall and winter, Simms adds to its venerable line of fishing outerwear. The Acklins Jacket combines 3-layer GORE-TEX® fabric technology with thoughtful and angler-specific features in a design perfect for warm weather conditions. The Slick Jacket (part of Simms’ Fall 2013 line) is an innovative jacket that features GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric and 2 large chest pockets with amble fly box and gear storage compartments. The ExStream™ Jacket and Pant (part of Simms’ Fall 2013 line) provide maximum warmth and comfort for those colder days by combining the superior loft and compressible PrimaLoft® Synergy insulation and a rugged 70 denier exterior fabric. Complete with a removable insulated hood, the ExStream Jacket will be your go-to insulation piece.

  • The new Acklins Jacket combines 3-layer GORE-TEX® fabric technology with a new fit designed for warm weather, less layering and improved mobility. The Acklins Jacket comes complete with mesh-lined hand pockets with 2-way zippers that provide easy access while allowing for venting and a low profile bellow zippered chest pocket. The 3-point cinch storm hood with drop color and extended length provide maximum protection against the elements. $349.95

SPORTSWEAR:
Simms is proud to announce 4 new collections of Sportswear for 2014. The G4 Collection includes the fish-techie Taimen TriComp LS Shirt and the GT TriComp LS Shirt. Both incorporate advanced design features such as TriComponent construction, Action Back Patterning and UPF50 coverage. The Arapaima Pant from Simms complements these shirts with durable nylon fabric, articulated legs, cargo pockets and UPF50 protection. The Simms Guide Series collection features new-for-2014 shirts and shorts including the redesigned favorites the Guide LS Shirt and Ultralight LS Shirt and newcomer Grand Slam LS Shirt. All withstand the demands of marathon fishing sessions and seasons in flux, hard-core and casual anglers will appreciate built-to-last engineering, as well as fishing-specific features and accessories. Simms’ expanded line of Solarflex offerings includes the Currents Hoody, Waypoint LS Crewneck to accompany favorites like the Solarflex LS Shirt and the redesigned Surf Short. All combine at least UPF30 protection and COR3™ technology.

  • The G4 Collection uses technically advanced materials for bolstered durability, and comes equipped with UPF30 to UPF50 ratings to combat harmful UV rays during extended sun exposure. Designs include feature-loaded architectures, and demonstrate cutting-edge construction techniques—such as TriComponent and Action Back Patterning.
  • The new Taimen TriComp LS Shirt features innovative TriComponent design (durable nylon, knit panels and stretch woven pockets) with COR3™ technology and Cool Control™. Two laser cut and welded, zippered chest pockets and two additional mesh backed, fly box compatible, zippered chest pockets stow away gear. The cording tab and hypalon tab are perfect for securing tools while the convenient sunglass cleaning chamois at the hem is easily accessible and “Action Back” patterning allows for easier casting and rowing. $149.95
  • The new GT TriComp LS Shirt features innovative TriComponent design (durable nylon, knit panels and stretch woven pockets) with COR3™ technology and Cool Control™. Two laser cut and welded, zippered chest pockets pockets stow away gear while the the cording tab and hypalon tab are perfect for securing tools. The convenient sunglass cleaning chamois at the hem is easily accessible. “Action Back” patterning allows for easier casting and rowing. $119.95
  • Simms’ Arapaima Pant is made of durable, nylon fabric that is quick-dry, wicking and UPF50. Two zippered cargo pockets and two zippered back pockets provide ample storage and the cording details and hypalon tab also secure tools and keys. The articulated knees and brushed tricot waistband lining provide additional comfort in this high performance pant. $99.95
  • The Guide Series Collection includes many of Simms’ staple products—from high-performance shorts and pants to technically advanced fishing shirts that fight UV, breathe with aplomb and help regulate core temperature for cutting-edge comfort. Built to withstand the demands of marathon fishing sessions and seasons in flux, hard-core and casual anglers will appreciate built-to-last engineering, as well as fishing-specific features and accessories.
  • The Ultralight LS Shirt features lightweight, ripstop fabric with mechanical stretch (UPF30), two zippered pockets, laser cut venting and extended sun cuffs for additional protection against the sun. $99.95
  • The BugStopper™ LS Shirt features Insect Shield® designed to provide long-lasting, effective and convenient personal insect protection. Two zippered fly box pockets stow away fly boxes and gear for easy access. The extended sun cuff provides additional sun protection on this UPF50 shirt. $99.95
  • The new Grand Slam LS Shirt provides UPF30 sun protection incorporated in the lightweight, durable and quick-dry fabric. The innovative sunglass cleaning chamois is built-in to the shirt’s hem for ultimate in convenience. The two chest pockets are mesh backed for additional venting and the extended sun cuff provides additional sun protection for the back of the hand. $89.95
  • The revamped Stone Cold LS Shirt features Cool Control™ fabric technology that absorbs and dissipates heat and provides a cooler, more comfortable shirt ideal for warmer fishing environments. Two fly box compatible, zippered pockets allow for easy access to gear. UPF30. $79.95
  • The redesigned-for-2014 Guide LS Shirt features durable, quick-dry, wicking UPF50 nylon fabric. The two pleated, fly box compatible chest pockets and two hidden, mesh backed zippered pockets, internal license pocket and accessory loop provide easy access to all of you gear. The new integrated sunglass cleaning chamois at the hem means no more searching for a cloth to clean your shades. Vented, mesh lined back panel wicks moisture and promotes air flow. $79.95
  • The 2014 Ebbtide LS Shirt is comprised of lightweight, ripstop fabric and two fly box compatible chest pockets with hook & loop closure. The vented, mesh lined back panel works to wick moisture and promotes air flow. The extended sun cuff helps provide additional protection on this UPF50 shirt. $59.95
  • The Guide Pant and Guide Short offer UPF50 protection, quick-dry, wicking fabric and enough storage for a day out on the water. The Guide Pant features knee articulation for ease of movement. Pant – $79.95 | Short – $69.95
  • Simms’ expanded line of Solarflex offerings continues to deliver ultimate sun protection, bolstered by technically superior designs that fit and perform flawlessly for all on-the-water applications. Solarflex products come equipped with Simms COR3™ technology, UPF30 and UPF50 ratings. They also feature comfort enhanced fabrics and flat seam construction which means these styles perform under simmering heat.
  • The new-for-2014 Currents Hoody offers sun protection with COR3™ fabric technology – wicking, antimicrobial, UPF30. Flat seam construction means maximum comfort while the shirts full hoody provides for full protection from the sun. The mid-weight fabric is perfect for moderate climates. $64.95
  • The 100% polyester Waypoint LS Crewneck features Simms’ COR3™ fabric technology—wicking, antimicrobial and UPF30. The raglan sleeve design provides unrestricted movement and the higher backed collar protects against sun exposure. $59.95
  • The new Solarflex™ LS Crewneck Shirts feature an updated fabric with a new UPF50 rating for maximum comfort and sun protection on and off the water. COR3™ technology also wicks moisture and is antimicrobial. The raglan sleeve design provides unrestricted movement and the higher backed collar protects against sun exposure. Available in prints, Simms’ Graphic Series and solids. Prints – $49.95 | Graphic Series – $49.95 | Solid – $39.95
  • The new Skiff Short features quick-dry, durable, wicking fabric with UPF50 sun protection. Mechanical stretch in the fabric provides extra comfort, while the side and rear zippered pockets stow away gear securely. Non-corrosive, plastic front closure means no corrosion in salt water. $69.95
  • The popular and redesigned Surf Short encompasses classic surf short designs like gusseted front, adjustable waistband and tie closure with a hook & loop fly. The zippered, fly box compatible left leg pocket with tool loops and right leg cargo pocket provide ample storage for a day on the water. $49.95
  • Several new shirts in Simms’ Off-Water collection feature technical properties such as wicking and UPF30 sun protection, but the design lines and feature sets cater more toward casual quests. All of these stylish and functional shirts feature UPF30 protection.
  • The Montana-inspired Big Sky LS and Big Sky SS Shirts feature soft, comfortable fabric with UPF30 sun protection. The internal license pocket, accessory loop in right chest pocket and sunglass stowage in left chest pocket keeps gear properly stowed. Vented, mesh line back panels allows for moisture wicking and promotes air flow. LS – $79.95 | SS – $69.95
  • Simms’ Transit LS Shirt is a 100% Cotton shirt with anti-wrinkle EZ finish. Two pleated chest pockets can accommodate fly boxes while the license and passport holders in the chest pockets and sunglass storage opening in left pocket keep things in order. UPF30. $69.95
  • The new Long Haul SS Shirt is the ultimate travel shirt to wear en route to your favorite fishing destination or after a long day on the water. With UPF30 sun protection and off shoulder seaming, the Long Haul SS Shirt will keep you active and protected on the water. $69.95
  • The redesigned Morada LS and SS Shirts take advantage of a lightweight fabric with Teflon® stain-resistant finish. UPF30, the Morada has a fly box compatible chest pockets and off shoulder seams for added comfort. LS – $59.95 | SS – $49.95
  • The new for 2014 Cuda LS and SS Shirt combine classic American workwear styling with modern fabric treatments and storage options to make this shirt an excellent choice for activities on and off the water. Two button-secure chest pockets and one zippered pockets provide secure storage. UPF30. LS – $84.95 | SS – $69.95
  • Simms’ Espirito SS Shirt features a soft cotton blend fabric complete with wicking and UPF30 sun protection. Simple one button-secured chest pocket and one zippered chest pocket keeps gear handy. UPF30. $74.95

PACKS:
Simms new Headwaters™ Packs series allows anglers to customize their pack for every new angling adventure. We provide the architecture-you adapt it to house your gear. Compression molded panels fold down to provide a customizable Work Bench at your fingertips on the Headwaters™ Guide Hip Pack, Hip Pack and Chest Pack as wells as the new Headwaters™ Large Sling Pack and Sling Pack. Interior and exterior loop Velcro fabric allows the angler to patch on Simms accessories and keep loose flies from getting lost. Magnetized exterior tool ports provide secure storage and ultrafast access. On the new Headwaters™ Full Day and Headwaters™ ½ Day Hydration Pack anglers are equipped for long or short trips and with the Catch-and-Release modular attachments, they can take along their favorite hip or chest pack.

  • The new Headwaters Full Day Pack is a lightweight pack with full on-water fishing features and ample storage (30 liters) for backcountry day trips. The pack’s large zippered storage compartment with stretch mesh dividers cleanly organizes gear. The Catch & Release modular system allows the angler to dock other packs on the front or back of the pack. Comprised of rugged 420 Denier abrasion resistant fabric with DWR and ultra-abrasion resistant 630 Denier fabric at the bottom, the Full Day Pack also features a full hydration pocket, exterior water bottle sleeve, exterior sling pocket for easy storage access and external tool pocket. The Ripple Foam waistbands and back panels bring the ultimate in fit and comfort. Magnetized tool ports on the front of the shoulder straps keep tools nearby for convenience. Everything you need for that extended stay on the water. $169.95
  • The new Headwaters™ ½ Day Hydration Pack is the perfect pack for shorter excursions without sacrificing features. This 15 liter capacity pack is lightweight and features 420 Denier abrasion resistant fabric with DWR and ultra-abrasion resistant 630 Denier fabric at the bottom. The front zippered accessory storage compartment can handle ample amounts of tools and gear while the main zippered storage has stretch mesh dividers for gear organization. The Ripple Foam waistbands and back panels bring the ultimate in fit and comfort. Magnetized tool ports on the front of the shoulder straps keep tools nearby for convenience. $119.95
  • The Headwaters™ Large Sling Pack is the perfect pack for those looking for the ultimate in functionality and comfort while fishing. This lightweight pack features 2 large zippered compartments with stretch mesh pockets for fly box storage. The quick-access stash pocket beneath the waistband allows easy access without slinging the pack all the way around the torso. The front compression molded front pocket creates the perfect fold-down workspace with removable hook & loop floatant holder and tippet-spool retainer. The Ripple Foam-backed strap provides added comfort and fit. Magnetized tool ports on the front of the pack keep tools secure and easily accessible. $119.95
  • New for 2014, Simms’ Headwaters™ Sling Pack combines many of the same features found in the larger Headwaters Large Sling Pack. The main zippered compartments stores 2 fly boxes, 1 water bottle and multiple accessories. The smaller pocket stows keys and other small gear items. The compression molded front panel creates an easy to access workspace complete with removable hook & loop floatant holder and tippet-spool retainer. The Ripple Foam-backed strap provides comfort and fit. Magnetized tool ports on the front of the pack keep tools secure and easily accessible. $89.95
  • The Headwaters Guide Hip Pack is an innovative waist pack for the angler who wants to leave the house with all of their gear in tow. The ergonomic molded front panel keeps gear secure and creates a large workspace when opened. The pack’s main zippered storage compartment has internal dividers with 2 pockets in 1 with stretch mesh organizational pockets in each. The fully contoured, cushioned waistband has zippered pockets for even more storage and the stretch mesh water bottle pocket at the bottom on the pack (no line catcher here!) balances the weight of the pack. Magnetized tool ports on the front of the pack keep tools secure and easily accessible. Made of 420 Denier Abrasion resistant fabric with DWR. $119.95
  • The Headwaters Hip Pack is the perfect mid-sized chest pack for the angler on the move. The ergonomic molded front panel keeps gear secure and creates a large workspace when opened and comes complete with removable hook & loop floatant holder and tippet-spool retainer. The pack’s main zippered storage compartment has stretch mesh dividers to store multiple fly boxes & accessories. Magnetized tool ports on the front of the pack keep tools secure and easily accessible. The Ripple Foam waistband allows for air movement while providing added comfort. Made of 420 Denier Abrasion resistant fabric with DWR. $99.95
  • The Simms Headwaters Chest Pack is a fully featured mid-size pack to conveniently store all of your fishing gear. With the innovative Catch & Release modular system built-in, anglers can dock this pack to both the front and back of the Headwaters backpacks. The main zippered compartment stores 2 fly boxes and numerous accessories. The compression molded front pocket acts as a workspace when folded down and comes with a removable hook & loop floatant holder and tippet-spool retainer. Customize your workspace just like you want it with this tidy chest pack. Made of 420 Denier Abrasion resistant fabric with DWR. $89.95

The new Sling Packs feature sleek designs and quick access, Work Bench and Like the best in architectural design, Simms Headwaters™ Packs offer the form that allows you to create the function. Reinvent the interior workspace for specific expeditions. Whether you’re out on a quick mission or a multi-day adventure, Ripple Foam waistbands and back panels bring the ultimate in fit and comfort.

SUN PROTECTION:

  • For 2014, Simms introduces next-level sun protection for your whole body. The new SunHood™ and SunGaiter™ cover the head, face and neck with UPF50 SolarFlex™ fabric. Laser cut breathing holes allow for easy breathing. SunHood – $39.95 | SunGaiter – $29.95
  • The SolarFlex™ Guide Glove is a highly durable, sun protective glove with UPF50 SolarFlex™ stretch fabric on the back of the hand and full coverage around the cuffs. Water-resistant goat leather palms assures longtime durability without shrinkage while extended coverage on the index/middle fingers provides even more protection against the elements. $49.95

ACCESSORIES:

  • Simms 2014 line sees the introduction of the Simms Plier and Nipper, both made in America. The Plier is made of ultra-lightweight and extremely durable aircraft grade aluminum. Its hollow stainless steel hinge allows for better grip while the exterior finger guard prevents slippage. The Plier’s beveled notch aids in tightening knots. Compression molded nylon holster included. $159.95
  • The Simms Nipper is an ultra-lightweight, durable and sharp nipper featuring CNC aircrapt grade aluminum. 440C stainless steel replaceable jaws can cut through the toughest of lines. $29.95
  • The redesign on the Simms Gravel Guards, Neoprene Socks and Guard Socks brings increased comfort and performance to Simms’ wading accessories line of products. Gravel Guards – $34.95 | Neoprene Socks – $24.95 | Guard Socks – $39.95
  • The introduction of the new Contender PFD offers an auto/manual activation inflatable rescue collar within seconds of falling into the water. The Contender PFD is a USCG Approved Type V PFD with TYPE II performance. The fully adjustable straps fit a wide range of chest sizes. $39.95