Simms was founded in 1980 by visionary angler and longtime river guide John Simms. Having spent decades providing clients with life-changing experiences on the world’s most majestic rivers, John realized the waders available at that time weren’t up to the job of keeping the folks he was guiding dry, comfortable and safe on the river. So, he set about creating products worthy of a new generation of anglers who, like him, wanted to get out on the water earlier and stay out longer in any weather.
This is why we carry Simms at Pack & Paddle. It’s purpose built for people on the water. Warmer, drier and better fitting than anything else we’ve found. This stuff functions perfectly in our damp south Louisiana climate. And fits our men and ladies perfectly. Great for running at 40mph in the skiff, or at 3mph in the kayak.
Here’s a preview of just a few of the unique items we have in stock now for you:
Kinetic Jacket (Left)
Tour de force stretch-fleece meets core warmth performance. PrimaLoft® Gold insulation stacks warmth where it’s needed for optimized layering options without the bulk. While plush Polartec® Wind Pro® stretch-fleece – located in underarm and body panels – enhances breathability and increases range of motion for making casts that count. Brushed tricot-lined handwarmer and zippered chest pockets are low-profile and won’t catch lines. And a low-profile insulated hood, designed to layer perfectly under Storm Hoods featured on Simms’ shell pieces, adds fortress-like performance to your on-the-water arsenal. $249.95
Fleece MidLayer top (Right)
Little compares to the solitude of a winter day on the water, especially if you are prepared for the cold. Our men’s Fleece Midlayer Top adds warmth on its own or can be layered under your favorite jacket. The grid-fleece interior traps heat next to your body without adding bulk or limiting your range of motion, and a smooth exterior makes for easy layering. $79.95
Best in class waterproof-breathable protection Simms’ Challenger features 2-layer Toray® fabric with fully taped seams for 100-percent waterproof, breathable performance.. Revive cold hands in fleece-lined pockets and dodge hard rain by ducking inside a 3-point adjustable storm hood that conveniently stows in the collar. External architecture includes a YKK® VISLON® center front zipper with a storm flap for added protection. Finally, a dual draw-cord adjustable bottom hem customizes fit, while dual kill-switch anchor points add on-the-water safety. $199.95
Best in class waterproof-breathable protection Simms’ Challenger Bib features 2-layer Toray® fabric with fully taped seams for 100-percent waterproof, breathable performance. External architecture includes a YKK® VISLON® center front zipper enclosed inside a storm flap, while an adjustable hem and adjustable suspenders ensure great fit and absolute comfort. Revive cold hands in fleece-lined pockets. And, finally, keep loose gear and pliers contained thanks to a single thigh pocket with a reinforced tool sheath. $199.95
It’s no secret that layering helps keep us warm, but it’s easy to end up feeling a little overstuffed with bulky layers in our efforts to stay warm. Our men’s Midstream Insulated Jacket features PrimaLoft® Gold for the highest warmth-to-weight ratio available with synthetic insulation. The thin profile and lightweight feel of this jacket keeps you moving and casting easily, without feeling over-layered. It offers unmatched warmth for its volume and is finished with a smooth Pertex® face for wind resistance. $199.95
It’s no secret that layering helps keep us warm, but it’s easy to end up feeling a little overstuffed in our effort to layer up. Our men’s Midstream Insulated Vest features PrimaLoft® Gold for the highest warmth-to-weight ratio available with synthetic insulation. The resulting thin profile and lightweight feel of this vest keep you moving and casting freely. It’s finished with a smooth Pertex® face for wind resistance. $149.95
Come by the shop, try on some Simms gear and you’ll see why we’re so excited about this great line.