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Old 01-06-2017, 12:03 PM   #1
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Simms waders

I'm planning on buying some Simms waders, but wanted to know what the difference between the Goretex G3 and the Freestones that are not Goretex. I know the big difference is the price where the G3 are $500 and the fresstones are between $250 and $400. I mainly going to use the waders in winter time and keeping warm is my biggest thing. So is there a big difference between the two concerning warm? Any other pros and cons would be appreciated..
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:22 PM   #2
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Negligible difference in warmth...

You will never regret spending the money on some G3's.
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Negligible difference in warmth...

You will never regret spending the money on some G3's.
^^^This.

When you graduate to the G3's you also get into the expanded size selection. I am not talking about custom sizes as Simm's does that also but a much broader size category. For example, shorter inseams, longer leg length etc.

To the OP, not sure where you stays at, but if it is in the Houston area, best thing to do is go to an FTU and talk with them and actually try them on.

My preference is the Katy Freeway location. They can get you in the right size.
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:02 AM   #4
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Don't waste your money on the freestones. Have had two pair and both have leaked after the second/third use. Get the G3's
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Don't waste your money on the freestones. Have had two pair and both have leaked after the second/third use. Get the G3's
X2. Getting water in your waders on a cold winter wade ain't fun.
May try the headwater. Has 3 layers vs 5 layers of gore tex material.
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I have some G3's but really like wearing the Headwaters, and at $399.00 are a good buy. IMO
http://www.simmsfishing.com/shop/wa...gfoot-s17.html
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Check out backcountry.com and search Simms Headwaters goretex waders. You'll get a much better price. Ordered a brand new pair through them.
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Dryft waders are VERY good. And cheaper than Simms.
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I just went into the Orvis store in southlake, the customer service seems awesome. that being said, I looked over their waders very closely, and they "seem" top quality. i am going to pick up a pair when my simms fall apart
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I bought a pair of Headwaters last year . I have only worn them a few times but so far I like them. After wearing Magellans and Hodgemans for years it it really nice to take of waders and not have to dump water out of the inside of them. I got the regular ones but wish I would have got the convertibles. Not a biggie but if I had it to do over I would have bought the convertibles. I don't think they had the convertibles when I bought mine. The Headwaters are made in the USA the Freestones are not.
I almost bought the Orvis brand and would have but I could not get a stocking foot that fit.
I bought them at the Orvis Shop in Rockport. A nice store with a great owner that knows his stuff.
If I hit the Lotto anytime I am getting a pair with the zipper front.( Has something to do with getting older)
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