OT Patagonia or Simms fishing waders?


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The Guy

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 9, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
I've gotten into flyfishing lately. 'bout 5 months now. I'm looking at getting some waders for more access. I keep on going back and forth between Patagonia and Simms waders. Any advice? I've looked at other brands but in the end, I'd like to buy something nice, comfy and durable. Not something "affordable." As far as durability and toughness, by what i gather, it depends on the companies warranty department. Right?

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Aug 9, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
I have Simms and they are great. My 2 cents.

Trad climber
Aug 9, 2012 - 02:24pm PT
I have both. Without going into detail I prefer the Simms G3 waders. $$$$ pricey but well worth it. My Patagonia vest is the bomb as well.

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Aug 9, 2012 - 07:12pm PT
Simms no question asked! They cost alot but they are well worth it. Nothing else comes close.
The Guy

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 9, 2012 - 08:18pm PT
Got the Simms Headwaters paired with the Simms Rivershed boots. Oh, and Silver I asked all the questions. Simms claims the fleece warmer pocket is also a horizontal bong holder. Bonus! Expanding chest pocket holds 3 Forty's of Old English.

Truckee, CA
Aug 9, 2012 - 10:54pm PT
Both are top notch. Id go for the best deal, stockingfoot of course. Gotta love the patagonia warranty.

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Aug 9, 2012 - 11:24pm PT
what are the primo fly fishing destinations in the lower 48? any good fly fishing in the Upper Midwest (Minnesota/Wisconsin/Michigan)?

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Aug 9, 2012 - 11:35pm PT
I can help out on this question, other-wise I'm still real happy with my 8-year old Dan Bailey's imitation Goretex waders. At the same time, I do love my "made in the USA" Kokatat Goretex Dry-suit.


The question I can answer!

Fishing in Idaho sucks and the fish are so radioactive that sometimes they glow in the dark!

Montana! Montana is the place to go!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Aug 9, 2012 - 11:43pm PT
simms fit me better and have proven very, very durable.

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Sep 12, 2012 - 10:50am PT
I have owned both Patagonia and Simms G3's. The ONLY time my Patagonia's did not leak was when they were still in the plastic wrapper. Go with the Simms. I'm in the water over 100 days per season and the G3's have been great.

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
Sep 12, 2012 - 07:58pm PT

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Joshua Tree
Sep 12, 2012 - 08:45pm PT
Simms if that's the only choice.

But in the real world, I just buy the Bass Pro house brand..can go through about three sets of them (not that you'd need to, mine have been burly) for less than the cost of a single Patagucci or Simms.

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pike co
Sep 13, 2012 - 08:53pm PT
buy hodgmans or something cheap--they all leak eventually
dry the inside and out very well or stuff will grow in the breathable membrain pores and let the water in--try to stay out of the pricker bushes!!
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