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Simms Bugstopper Hoodie - Men's

$79.95

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Bugstopper Hoodie

Unless you want to end your day of fishing looking like a lobster from a combination of sunburn and black fly bites, you might want to suit up in the ultralight protection of the Simms Men's Bugstopper Hoodie. It's crafted from a light, sweat-wicking, and quick-drying fabric that protects you from sun and skeeters without stifling you in sweat. Plus, an anti-odor treatment fights off offensive smells when you wear it multiple days in a row.
  • Ultralight protection from sun and biting bugs
  • Fabric is quick-drying and wicks sweat
  • COR3 tech adds anti-odor and UPF 50 sun protection
  • Flatlock seams won't chafe or irritate
  • Raglan sleeves allow unrestricted casting mobility
  • Articulated hood offers snug, yet comfy fit
  • Simms products are designed in Bozeman, Montana
  • Item #SMM009Z

Material
polyester with COR3 technology
Fit
regular
Center Back Length
[medium] 28in
Style
hoodie
Hood
yes
Anti-Odor
yes
UPF Rating
50
Claimed Weight
7.2oz
Recommended Use
fly fishing
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Heavy but breathable

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 3"
Weight
200 lbs

Solid choice for the few fishing trips I’ve taken it on so far and I know it’s gonna stay in my bag from here on out. I bought the XL so I could hike in it without it getting too tight with my pack on and I honestly swim in the thing but it’s perfectly baggy without being a nuisance. Get it wet to cool off and it stays wet for an hour in the 100+ degree sun. I love it. Will be purchasing a few more.

>Rating: 5

Montana designed and tested

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

The Simms Bugstopper hoodie not only helps fight against mosquitoes, but also provides excellent protection from the elements. This hoodie has become an item I make sure to never leave the house without when going fishing. It functions great as a sun blocker and is perfect as an under layer for colder days on the water. I have yet to wear this in a dense mosquitoes area but it has worked nicely on the Montana rivers!

>Rating: 5

Gift for my dad, but his feedback is:

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 0"
Weight
200 lbs

The Simms BugStopper Hoodie is pretty darn nice. I’ve also got the Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoodie II, so I can do a little compare and contrast. The hood on the Simms product is a little more contoured. You can fit a ball cap under it, but I can see that a hat will fit over the hood on the Simms product pretty easily. The Simms product is actually a little more contoured in the arms and body (not what I expected), and is a little heavier. I have used both while fishing from my Jackson Mayfly kayak and I can say that both were good to keep the sun off. The Patagonia Tropic Comfort is lighter and for hotter days. Whereas, the Simms is slightly heavier. It seems very durable and the cut is comfortable.

>Rating: 5

Comfortable, thick yet breathable

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

This is a great summer sun shirt. It is thick enough to be worn by itself and keeps the bugs off. Despite its thickness, it breathes really well and isn't an issue.

>Rating: 5

Typical Simms Quality

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size

Gave this to some guy I know, these are his words: Love this hoodie. Typical Simms quality and attention to detail. Fit is dead on for a sun hoodie - I'm 5'10" with an average build and the medium fits great. Looser cut to let the breeze cool you down. The fabric is a bit thicker than some others I've worn - likely owed to the insect repellant aspect - but it still dumps heat when the temps climb. Have worn in 80+ degree weather and been completely comfortable. In 90+ weather it might get a bit warm. Have yet to wear it with too many bugs around, so I can't speak to its effectiveness in that regard.

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What type of treatment does the fabric receive to repel insects?