Workhorse waders for hard working anglers.
When high flows have driven most anglers to more tame tailwaters, reach for the Simms Men's Freestone Z Stockingfoot Wader and embrace the challenge of spring fly fishing on free-flowing rivers. Made with a four-layer Toray QuadraLam shell, these workhorse waders are both durable and breathable.
The well-thought design of the Freestone Z waders feature a waterproof center front zipper, so you can step out and take a leak, without having to undo the suspenders. An articulated fit in the legs makes walking and wading comfortable, while adjustable elastic suspenders and an integrated belt let you dial in the right fit for any extra layers you might be wearing. When the rivers do run low and clear, you can convert the Freestone Zs to waist-highs, making them great for summer dry fly fishing or winter steelheading. Built-in gravel guards protect the cuffs from abrasive river bottoms. The two hand pockets are fleece lined so you can warm your hands up before you attempt to switch out flies. With dual retractor docking stations, you can attach nippers or a pair of hemostats to the waders for quick and secure access.
- Toray QuadraLam shell (four-layer)
- Adjustable 1.5-inch elastic suspenders
- Integrated belt
- Waist-high conversion option
- YKK Aquaseal waterproof center front zipper
- Built-in gravel guards
- Dleece lined handwarmer pockets
- Dual retractor docking stations with magnetic retainers
- Item #SMM004D
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I gave this as a gift to a friend that is 5'11" and 180 lbs. They initially tried a Medium, but settled on a Large.
He had more than enough good things to say about the quality and durability, claiming this would probably last him his lifetime.
My customer was kind enough to share this photo and his sizing info.
He is 6'0, 190lbs and preferred the size Large (9-11) over the medium-king.