Simms G4 Wader Review

Simms Fishing keeps on pushing the envelope of on the water, waterproof comfort with the new G4 wader.  We shot this video of Diane Bristol of Simms describing this product last summer at ICAST in Orlando and were politely asked to hold off on releasing the video until now.

The look test of this wader screams precision craftsmanship that Simms is known for and from the guys that I’ve talked to, it’s evident the minute you dawn these waders, that you’re stepping into the utter brilliance of a company that simply won’t cut corners.

The feature image was provided by long time Simms supporter Joel Lafollette of Royal Treatment Fly Fishing and former Oregon Governor Candidate and State Senator, Jason Atkinson.  Thanks guys!

DESCRIPTION of the Simms G4 Z Wader

The angler evolution has been distilled to three simple steps: Catch a fish. Catch many fish. Catch the fish. Wise words, but limiting. In reality you define your fishing quest. And wherever it leads, G4Zs are built for the pinnacle with new 5-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric that bolsters durability and enhances breathability by 25 percent. Powered by the most feature-rich mix on the market, G4Zs include YKK® waterproof center-front zipper for easy access/optimal ventilation, plush handwarmer pockets to toast frozen digits fast, and everything you need for an evolved wader that goes way beyond the basic.


  • New 5-layer GORE -TEX® fabric – only featured in the G4Z & G4 Pro Waders – found in the seat, waist & throughout leg with 25% more breathability
  • Extended YKK® Aquaseal waterproof center-front zipper in the G4Z allows easy access for quick relief & additional ventilation; the center-front zip also allows for easy on/easy off
  • Most feature-rich wader in the Simms line:
    • Large zippered chest pockets
    • Comfortable lined hand warmer pockets provide room for heater packs, offer quick/easy hand warm-up & convenient hand placement
    • Built-in low profile belt loops with high-quality 2” elastic belt featuring Simms Trout buckle
    • 2 Retractor docking stations; G4Z includes 1 Simms Retractor
    • Included Super-fly Patch
  • Adjustable stretch spacer mesh/elastic suspenders provide the most advanced & comfortable suspender system available
  • Built-in Gravel Guards feature ultra abrasion-resistant material for added durability
  • Updated styling details set this wader apart from all others

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