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Backcountry x Simms Flyweight Technical Shell Jacket

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sale $224.96 Original price:$299.95

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Why We Built the Flyweight Jacket With Simms

Staying dry is crucial to maximizing your casting time, so we teamed up with Simms to co-design our Flyweight Technical Shell Jacket with top-tier waterproofing. Thanks to GORE-TEX technology, this jacket sheds water to help you keep your line in the water even in a downpour. We love this particular version of GORE-TEX fabric—the Paclite Plus layup—which allows the jacket to pack down into its hand pocket to about the size of your favorite one-liter water bottle.

  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • Rain jacket for fly fishing and trekking in precipitation-prone areas
  • Drawcord-adjustable hood and hem help seal out wind gusts
  • Regular fit ensures roomy comfort regardless of underlayers
  • Mesh chest pocket secures your tool, tippets, and line cutter close by
  • Integrated carabiner loop in the stowable hand pocket attaches to gear
  • Item #BCCZ27A

Material
[face fabric] 100% nylon, [membrane/laminate] 2L Gore-Tex Paclite Plus
Fit
regular
Length
hip
Center Back Length
[large] 31in
Hood
fixed, drawcord-adjustable, bonded brim
Pockets
1 stowable zippered hand, 1 zippered hand, 1 mesh zippered chest
Seams
fully sealed
Claimed Weight
[large] 12oz
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime
Activity
fly fish, hike & camp

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Simms/ Gore-Tex/ Backcountry Quality

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 2"
Weight
198 lbs

This jacket is amazing! It meets all four criteria for a great jacket. It provides bombproof protection from the rain, wind, it's very breathable, and it's highly packable! I use this jacket as my go-to jacket for fly-fishing and just leave it in one of my vest pockets year-round because it packs up so well. I'm surprised how often I use this jacket even when it isn't raining because it's totally windproof and provides some warmth. When you are out wading in the river and the sun dips down behind the mountain and it starts to cool off, this is a perfect jacket to toss on because it protects from the wind and provides just enough extra warmth to keep you out on the river when the hatches really start! The jacket is Gore-Tex quality, so you know that it will stay dry. It's so lightweight that I don't even notice carrying it around. The jacket is highly breathable so if you are hiking in it, you don't sweat inside while wearing it. It's so well-rounded and versatile that I'm going to get another one just to leave in my car because it stows away so small. As far as fit, I'd say it's just a nice relaxed fit. The sleeves aren't too tight and they aren't too baggy. I'd say the fit is consistent with all of Simms other clothing and jackets. The chest pocket is a nice touch and it fits a fly box or your phone. The bottom line is that it's Simms/Gore-Tex/Backcountry quality with a solid YKK zipper at a great price. Great job Backcountry/Simms!

Thanks so much for the great review, Robert! Glad to hear you love it so much!

>Rating: 5

Lovely Jacket for Water stuff

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 7"
Weight
180 lbs

I was given this product by Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion and I have some things to share based on my experience with this gear. I am training to do a long canoe trip and wanted a durable piece of water proof gear to play in while I got ready. This Simms jacket is not only a beautiful color but it’s light, fits true to size and feels great while wearing in the backcountry. I practice some canoe lining in the shallows and managed to get covered in water but stayed really dry. Besides my neck line from my hair. This jacket really does repel water. The wrists are cinched but aren’t that uncomfortable material like you would find in other jackets such as frogg toggs. It has zipper pockets and a nice bucket hood. I felt the jacket was rather breathable as well and lightweight. I look forward to brining this jacket along with the matching Simms waders for some fishing trips in my near future.

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>Rating: 5

A Great Shell for Spring Weather

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 5"
Weight
145 lbs

I was given this product by Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. This jacket is essential for when the weather is unpredictable, especially during spring where in the same day it's sunny, overcast, windy, rain and hail. I love the Gore-Tex material b/c I know what's under the jacket will stay dry when it gets wet. It's pretty packable, so easy to bring in a small backpack, definitely came in handy on bike rides and hikes when it suddenly got rainy, windy, and/or chilly.

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>Rating: 5

My new go to all around technical shell!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 6"
Weight
135 lbs

I was given this product by Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion and I'm very excited to share with you my experience with this amazing shell... Color - Yes, I know what you're thinking, the trout is going to see you miles away with this color...so the first thing I did is to wear this shell to Cheesman Canyon in South Platte River of Colorado which is known to the fly fishing world as one of the toughest tailwater/river to fool a trout (arguably). I manage to fool 6 trout and landed 4 in the net within 2 hours of fishing. In the end, it's all about fly presentation/technique and I did get a few compliments from my friends on the bold color of this shell. Materials - The shell is made with 2L Gore-Tex Paclite Plus and while hiking about 2 miles deep in the Cheesman Canyon with this technical shell on an early morning, mildly snowing/raining (May 2021), I noticed it's breathability and ability to bead off water without any problems. I hiked/fished a total of 6 miles without taking off the shell due to overheating. Feeling clammy is the worst feeling especially when a shell cost triple huneds, na' mean? Fitment - I am 5'6" athletic build, 135 lbs and I have the small size in Mens. It fits true to the size and while I was hiking/fishing at Cheesman Canyon, I was wearing a Patagonia R1 hoody underneath this shell. Verdict - I absolutely love this shell and will always store this in my truck for any type of activities other than hiking/fishing. This shell packs on it's own front mesh pocket effortlessly. I even wore this during a 45 mile bike ride loop from Denver to Superior/Boulder. It protects you from wind, snow, and rain! This is my new go to, do everything technical shell!

>Rating: 4

Fun color and gets the job done

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
160 lbs

I was given this product by Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. I love that Simms and Backcountry got together to create some products and I think it will be a great way for Backcountry to get into making fly fishing clothes. I have had this jacket for around a month now and it has performed just as you would expect from a GoreTex shell. The quality of the welded seams and material are outstanding and it seems that the jacket will last for years. I also appreciate the styling and the color of the jacket. It is nice to add some color to my fly fishing gear instead of more tans and grays. The jacket also breathes well and I haven't found myself overheating in it even when hiking through the river on warmer days. The only thing that causes me to give this jacket 4 out of 5 stars is that it is loud. The material is loud when you move around in it and at times feels like you are wearing a loud plastic bag. If you can get past this, the jacket does exactly what you would want it to do and it is excellent at keeping you dry. Some other little details are that near the top of the zipper, there is a soft felt patch to keep from scratching your chin and the whole thing packs down into its own pocket to form a small cube that can be easily stored. Overall, I like the styling and function of the jacket but it is just a little loud to wear compared to other shells out there.

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>Rating: 5

Awesome Jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Weight
175 lbs

I have taken this rain shell fishing and hiking in some heavy rain. Performed great. It kept the water out and breathed really well. Definitely high quality. It rolls up small and lives in my pack now.

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