BOZEMAN, MONTANA (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) – Simms American-made Women’s Gore-Tex Stockingfoot Waders garnered an honorable mention award as Field & Stream Magazine unveiled its “Best of the Best” list of fishing products in the March 2009 issue.
The award marks the sixth consecutive year Simms products have reaped kudos from the panel of fishing experts that test hundreds of items – from rods and reels to filet knives, sinkers and electronics.
The waders took an honorable mention in the competitive “outerwear category” where three outstanding products were called out from a strong field of nominations for being unique, innovative and functional.
“We’re extremely proud Field & Stream is spotlighting these waders,” said K.C. Walsh, president of Simms. “Since we introduced our woman’s product line, we have strived to provide women with waders, outerwear, boots and sportswear for a wide range of body types and fishing styles utilizing the highest quality materials. We are pleased to have produced a wader that exceeds the standards of discerning field testers and veteran fishing journalists.”
Simms began offering women-specific line of waders in 1993 using input and feedback gleaned from serious female anglers and expanded the line in 2008 with outerwear and sportswear.
The women’s line currently includes three technical fishing shirts, the Women’s GORE-TEX® Jacket, and women-specific wading boots that come equipped with Simms’ revolutionary StreamTread™ soles from Vibram®. The women’s waders have been redesigned slightly for 2009 with 13 sizes now available to fit women.
“Wader manufacturers have finally grasped the architectural differences between men and women,” wrote gear reviewer Ted Leeson in the Field & Stream “Best of the Best” piece. “This is all gear, no gimmick – tough Gore-Tex shell fabric, reinforced legs, and high-performance features.”
Simms has been awarded five “Best of the Best” top honors from Field & Stream: in 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008 for products that have included waders, jackets and travel bags.