When rainfall powerwashes the Pacific Northwest, find returns of ocean-bright steelhead and seek fortress-like shelter in Simms’ new Slick Jacket. Propelled by GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric, with stretch, the Slick flows with your body for superior mobility, while the ultraclean outside-in design delivers snag-free performance from hood to bottom hem.
Features include ample storage via large integrated chest pockets for fly boxes and tip-wallets, coupled with internal organization for river mainstays such as sunglasses, tippets, and leaders. Watertight, adjustable cuffs and a dual draw-cord waist keep the dank out, while plush hand warmer pockets with interior pass-thru zips allow you to access waders lying within, without breeching your external bulwark.
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.
So you want the best? This is it. No question, this is the best, most waterproof, most breathable jacket out there. As a gear tester for GORE, I have been in some of the harshest conditions out there, and made it out thanks to my gear! This jacket may seem like it has no frills, but i will tell you it is LOADED with features! The reach through pockets came in handy every day! I can reach into my jacket pocket, and unzip the zipper with one hand so i can access my wader pocket, or insulated wader hand pouch on a cold day. The sizing allowing for layering during the brittle cold months, the roll away hood stays neatly tucked out of the way until you need it. And when its on, it stays out of your peripheral vision, and keeps your head warm, and dry of course. I wear this to work when it rains, because it just looks like a really nice rain jacket due to its plain front. But all the features you will need for fishing are tucked away in the zippered front pockets! Sunglasses pocket with magnetic closure, with a microfiber cloth included ! It has come in handy more than i thought it would! HUGE pockets capable of holding all the fly boxes, leaders, tools, and food you will need for a whole day on the water! Who needs a vest when you're wearing this? Attachment for a net on the back of the jacket comes in handy too. Don't forget the insulated, fleece lined hand pockets, and safety pocket inside the jacket for keys, phone, etc. Buy this, you won't need another, it will outlast your days on the water.