Simms Fishing Products is definitely playing the high stakes game in Vegas this year, introducing a wider range of new product than we have seen in recent memory. Interestingly, while the company is revamping its popular G3 Guide wader line (new stockingfoots and pants at $499.95), the buzz is going to revolve mostly around Simms’ endeavors beyond waders.
“The Spring 2014 lineup is the first line that displays the talents of our revamped Research, Development, Sourcing and Design Team here at Simms. In our most important categories, the team has put together an impressive Spring 2014 line,” says Simms President K.C. Walsh.
From a Simms press release:
“In sportswear, Simms has restructured its line in 4 new collections that, in total, have 27 new styles ranging from high-tech fishing shirts to off-water staples. The G4 Collection includes the fish-techie Taimen TriComp LS Shirt ($149.95 MSRP) and the GT TriComp LS Shirt ($119.95). The Simms Guide Series Collection features new-for-2014 shirts and shorts including redesigned favorites Guide LS Shirt ($79.95) and Ultralight LS Shirt ($99.95) and newcomer Grand Slam LS Shirt ($89.95).
“Simms’ expanded line of Solarflex offerings includes the Currents Hoody ($64.95) and Waypoint LS Crewneck ($59.95) to accompany favorites like the Solarflex LS Shirt (starting at $39.95) and the redesigned Surf Short ($49.95). All combine at least UPF30 protection and COR3 technology. Nine new styles encompass the Off-Water Series with casual styling and UPF30+ protection.
“Simms’ new line of Headwaters Packs resets the expectation for on-water storage combined with engineered designs to provide the ultimate in comfort, balance & features. Two Day Packs (Headwaters Full Day and Half-Day) provide enough storage for a day on the water. The Headwaters™ Guide Hip Pack ($119.95), Hip Pack ($99.95) and Chest Pack ($89.95) provide innovative storage architecture to thoughtfully stow any angler’s quiver of gear. The Headwaters Large Sling Pack ($119.95) and Sling Pack ($89.95) allow quick access to more than enough gear, but stow away for unimpeded casting action.”
Also look for new footwear that build on the BOA lacing system, as well as new Vibram treads.
The company is also launching some interesting “Made in Montana” Simms Pliers ($159.95) and Nippers ($29.95).