August 12, 2011
By Jeff Phillips, OutdoorChannel.com
|Simms has created a high-end rainwear set|
I’ve been watching some of the Bassmaster pro anglers wear these rain suits for two years now. I wasn’t jealous until I finally talked Elite Series pro Terry Butcher into letting me try on his jacket and bib set. I was off-the-chart impressed, so I took them home, thinking he would forget about it. He came and got the set a few days later. Then I tried to buy the set for mega dollars … he turned me down. Now I’m jealous.
Simms is probably best known for their high-end fly fishing gear. But now they have created a high-end rainwear set to target bass anglers.
The new Pro Dry™ GORE-TEX® parka, bibs and pants have been designed with input from bass anglers. Made with GORE-TEX® Pro Shell technology, Simms ProDry™ suits are equipped with a number of ingenuous features: Three-layer GORE-TEX®, clear watch window to check the time without pulling off the jackets, kill-switch lanyard D-rings, packable hood large enough to go over helmets, super lightweight and lots of very functional and specialized pockets.
Retail price jacket: $499.95
Retail price bib: $399.95
Retail price pant: $299.95
Hey, Simms. Due to the price, will you explain to my wife why I need a set?
Click here for a photo the Simms Women's G3 Guide Series wader from ICAST 2011.
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