A Quick Guide to Simms Waders
Whether you are a fly-fishing enthusiast, a fishing guide, or a lover of outdoor activities, Simms offers a wide selection of waders to meet your needs. Available in many styles, they are made from materials designed to keep you dry. Here is some information to help you understand the various features of the new and preowned Simms waders available on eBay.How do you select a pair of Simms waders?
Affordable Simms waders are available on eBay in sizes to fit men, women, and children. For most chest-wader styles, you'll select an overall size, such as small, medium, or large, and then a foot size, such as men's shoe size 8, 9, and up. There are three general categories of waders from Simms:
- Bootfoot waders: These waders have built-in boots and are great for cold-weather wading. They're made from the waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex material. They also feature two zippered, reach-through, microfleece-lined pockets, a zippered chest pocket, and a removable flip-out Tippet Tender pocket.
- Stockingfoot waders: You can wear these chest waders with the boots of your choice. They have built-in neoprene stockingfeet for a comfortable fit. This style features five layers of warmth and water-resistant protection. Various models are available, and each one features different pocket configurations.
- Wading pants: These are designed for hip-wading and are a great choice for staying dry when you're fishing from a bank or boat. They feature neoprene stockingfeet for comfort and warmth under your footwear.
Chest waders from Simms are designed to rise up to the middle of your chest, and they have shoulder straps to keep the apparel in place while you journey through the outdoors. High-quality materials, such as Gore-Tex fabric, enable the waders to be waterproof. They feature a built-in boot or sock to provide coverage and Quadralam technology for warmth. While these types of waders are resistant to water and breathable, some styles of waders are also lined, and they may have warming pockets and waterproof zippered compartments for added functionality.What are some specific design elements of Simms waders?
The styles of Simms waders have several different elements that vary based on the wader you choose. Check the manufacturer's website to confirm details of a specific pair you're considering. Among the design elements that you can find are:
- A zippered chest pocket
- A removable flip-out Tippet Tender pocket with dual-entry zippers
- A zippered, reach-through, microfleece-lined hand-warmer chest pocket
- Built-in low-profile belt loops with a 2-inch stretch wading belt
- Front and back leg seams
- Abrasion-resistant built-in gravel guards with boot hooks
- An adjustable air-mesh suspender system
- A waterproof center-front zipper