Simms Challenges the Notion Gore-Tex Is the Only Viable Rain Fabric

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Simms Challenges the Notion Gore-Tex Is the Only Viable Rain Fabric

Postby Cal » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:44 pm

Simms Challenges the Notion Gore-Tex Is the Only Viable Rain Fabric

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Anglers seeking protection from the elements have a dizzying array of choices but one brand remains the gold standard. Simms has been making fishing specific apparel since 1980 and they've been doing it with high end fabrics and designs catering mostly to the fly fishing industry. Several years ago, they turned their attention to the bass market. Their resulting success is the primary reason we now see so many other manufacturers in this same market space.

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Re: Simms Challenges the Notion Gore-Tex Is the Only Viable Rain Fabric

Postby toporanger » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:47 am

Maybe I missed it but what is the temp range for this gear? Im still looking for a good rain suit for warmer weather.

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Re: Simms Challenges the Notion Gore-Tex Is the Only Viable Rain Fabric

Postby Cal » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:53 am

toporanger wrote:Maybe I missed it but what is the temp range for this gear? Im still looking for a good rain suit for warmer weather.


Comfortable for all day wear in temps up to about 60-65 degrees I'd say. Depends on what you're wearing underneath.
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Re: Simms Challenges the Notion Gore-Tex Is the Only Viable Rain Fabric

Postby toporanger » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:30 pm

Hmm, have you tested anything for rain up to say 80 degrees, with shorts underneath? Nothing worse then having a summer storm roll in and your choices are get wet or sweat.

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Re: Simms Challenges the Notion Gore-Tex Is the Only Viable Rain Fabric

Postby capt1fish » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:58 am

toporanger wrote:Hmm, have you tested anything for rain up to say 80 degrees, with shorts underneath? Nothing worse then having a summer storm roll in and your choices are get wet or sweat.


I don’t have any experience with summer temp rain suits, but the brand most often mentioned for those types of conditions are FroggToggs. Apparently they come in various models so you’ll have to see what fits your style and budget.
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Re: Simms Challenges the Notion Gore-Tex Is the Only Viable Rain Fabric

Postby Tokugawa » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:09 pm

toporanger wrote:Hmm, have you tested anything for rain up to say 80 degrees, with shorts underneath? Nothing worse then having a summer storm roll in and your choices are get wet or sweat.


The Stormer Nano is a nice lightweight series.


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