GORE-TEX® PRO SHELL outerwear is waterproof, exceptionally lightweight and offers the ultimate in breathability, durability and extended comfort. Constructed with a woven backer, GORE-TEX® Pro Shell garments slide easily over other layers and offer exceptional tear strength and internal abrasion-resistance.
Little Parts from the YKK® Fastening Products Group create The Big Difference for Simms' customers — fastening solutions intelligently integrated with the finished product to provide the highest quality, most durable gear. The Little Parts — zippers, metal buttons and snaps, and Nylon buckles — all earn the YKK® brand. The Big Difference begins with their obsession to ensure that every individual component renders maximum value to the finished whole. That commitment instills quality and value into every product. Simms utilizes fasteners built to withstand the harshest environments and YKK® provides the best solutions to meet those needs. All Simms outerwear features nylon YKK® zippers to minimize corrosion and provide high performing, durable wear. www.ykkamerica.com.
GORE-TEX® WADER CARE:
The #1 tip to prolonging the life of a wader is drying your waders. It is important to dry your waders out after each use. We recommend drying the inside first (if damp) and then the outside. When drying the outside you can pull your gravel guards up until the feet are dry and then flip them down to dry the rest of the wader
Washing - Use a front load machine or hand wash. Use cold water and normal detergent that does not contain bleach. Once you have washed the waders make sure you dry them properly start by drying the inside first. Never put your waders in the dryer, the heat will adversely affect the seam tape on your waders and will void your warranty.
Fit - We offer more sizes than anyone, a good fit goes a long way to extending the life of your wader. Make it clear that people should use their exact measurements as we have already provided extra room for layering and movement.
General Care - Do not store inside your car for long periods of time excess heat will damage your waders.
Use A Mat - Always put your waders on using a protective mat to shield the neoprene feet from rocks. The Headwaters gear bag for example has a pull out mat that works great for this.
Proper Layering - Do not wear jeans under your waders. Jeans are highly abrasive wearing on your waders from the inside out. More importantly jeans and sweatpants do not transfer moisture away from the body. Use proper layering (to view our layering collection, go here). Using layers such as these will help wick moisture away from your body and assist in the waders ability to breathe.
Stains - most stain removers will work fine on our waders. As long as the stain remover does not contain bleach you should be o.k.
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Great wader, great price!
The Headwaters wader is the best wader for your money, period. You get Simms entry level GORE-Tex wader for a great price. As a gear tester for GORE, I spend a TON of days on the water and in the woods with my gear, and I don't take it easy! I like to hike deep into the wilderness where the only company I will have as I fish is a bear, the fish I am chasing, or other animals! I'm not someone who throws their waders on after I get out of my truck and walk 25 yards into the stream. These waders are breathable, have a great fit, tough as nails, and you get a great price. Don't forget, these are made of GORE-TEX, so you are really getting the best bang for your buck. If I could give one piece of advice to those shopping for waders, it would be to opt for the GORE-TEX every time. I use these year round, and I have plenty of room to throw on layers underneath mine (I'm 6'4, 280 lbs, size 14 boot). While steel heading, I stayed warm, dry, and on the water all day, which lead to more fish! While trout fishing, the sweat is able to escape due to the breathability of these waders. I would buy them again in a heartbeat.
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