Lightweight, versatile, Gore-Tex wader for your fresh and saltwater fishing needs.
Turn to the Simms Men's Headwaters Stockingfoots Wader when you need a durable, reliable, and versatile solution for fishing in fresh and saltwater environments. Made with waterproof breathable Gore-Tex Pro Shell three-layer fabric, the Headwaters ensure solid waterproofness and comfort when you wade into the surf and reel in a striper or get schooled by a toothy pike.
- Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric (3-layer) throughout ensures solid waterproofness, breathability, and unbelievable comfort when you reel in a monster-of-a-fish
- Gore-Tex microscopic membrane ensures that water from the outside cannot penetrate and cold winds cannot pass through, but perspiration can easily escape which keeps you dry and comfortable throughout your fly fishing endeavors
- Reinforced Gore-Tex fabric in front leg panel for added durability
- Front leg seam construction helps eliminate inseam abrasion issues
- Adjustable, elastic suspenders with buckles ensure a comfortable, just-right fit
- Front side of suspenders feature opposing male and female buckles so you can run waist-high conversions if needed
- Built-in low-profile belt loops comfortably fit a nylon wading belt
- Built-in gravel guards consist of 2mm high-density, abrasion-resistant neoprene material with stainless steel boot hooks and a reinforced attachment design
- Gravel guards' patented built-in construction ensure that the pulling and tugging of the gravel guard won't jeopardize the waterproofness at the attachment
- Hourglass stocking foot design features a 4mm, high-density Japanese neoprene in an hourglass shape with an anatomically correct left and right feet for an improved, comfortable fit
- Large zippered chest pocket holds your dry shake, sunglasses cleaning cloth, and other small fly fishing necessities
- Adjustable shock cord cinch at top of wader for comfort and convenience
- Made in Montana, USA
- Item #SMM0020
- Q & A
So far... very good
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: LT 12/13
So my knee was killing me while wading in my old pair of very baggy waders with over ankle gravel guards. I literally would be dragging my bad knee out of the river after fishing. Decided that the Headwater waders looked much more hydrodynamic due to the neoprene gravel guards and slightly more fitted legs. Happy to say that these have been great and the much reduced drag on my knees has resulted in a lack of knee pain. I primarily fish a tail water that has varying degrees of depth based on generation from the dam at the impoundment. These have kept me dry and free to roam. The booties are also very well cut and result in better feel/ intuition of
traction. I would recommend these to anyone as a solid selection for waders. Simple and highly functional. No needless bells or whistles. I hope that Simms continues to cut waders that fit fishermen with my build. (Tall and slightly lean). For fit - I am 6'2" and 190 lbs. I wear size 12.5 in Nike sneakers. My Simms are Large-Tall and size 12-13 feet. Fits great. Hope this helps. Happy fishing and as always... #keepemwet
Very comfortable waders
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I spent a lot of time looking for the right new pair of waders after my last ones got too leaky to keep patching. I was looking mainly at Simms and Patagonia and did research, talked to local shop and tried them on before making a purchase (I give my local fly shop all my money, just won't do it when it's over a 30% markup compared to online prices). Backcountry provided a killer price on these and superb customer service. Shoutout to Chad Mingie who helped me get one-day shipping on these without breaking the bank. Spent the day in them yesterday, and not only were they dry and warm, they were very comfortable after hiking around 5 miles through the day. Looking forward to wearing them again tomorrow for another day searching for streamer eaters! Here's a picture of the first fish in them since you already know what the waders look like.
Great for salt water too
I've used these for two seasons fishing for stripers around Boston. They've held up well to the salty conditions and long walks. I generally just wear thin socks in the boots as they are very warm. I don't tend to overheat either, seems to be very breathable.
pc: James Fleege
Price Point waders still made in the USA
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
6' 160 lbs usually wear a 32 in inseam pants - I wear the M
Typically here in Utah I wet wade during the summer months. These come with me for my Fall-Spring fishing. I'll use them with a baselayer bottom and a heavyweight wool sock and the Simm's Rivershed boot and they perform great. I usually walk at least a mile from my car until I start fishing and in cooler temps I haven't overheated. The gore tex keeps me dry and breathes decently well on the walk to the hole. The pocket in front is not water tight (the front panel is mesh) so its not the best place to put your phone or camera, but it works great for handwarmers during the winter. There is a micro fleece lined kangaroo pouch behind that pocket that gets nice and toasty with the warmers.
The only con about these is that there is no zip up front, as a guy that come in handy during long days on the river. But if you are looking for that there are others in the Simm's line that have one.