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Backcountry x Simms Flyweight Technical Shell Jacket

$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
  • Unisex design caters to any and all fishing enthusiasts
  • 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
Recommended Use
hiking, river fishing, saltwater fishing, stillwater fishing
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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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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