Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Simms Headwaters Waders

The newly redesigned 2013 model of the Simms Headwaters Waders is one of our most popular waders at the Platte River Fly Shop. Whether youĂ­re fishing the Headwaters of the North Platte or beaver pond hopping these Simms waders will keep you high and dry so you can concentrate on fly fishing at an affordable price. This Simms Headwaters Wader features lightweight GORE-TEX 3-layer fabric technology in a light color and it offers the fly-fisherman a very flexible solution for both freshwater and saltwater fly-fishing. The new GORE-TEX fabric is reinforced in the front leg panel for enhanced durability. This Headwaters Wader also features a new front leg seam construction to combat abrasion, as well as a new chest pocket design to hold a large fly box. The built-in gravel guards also feature the new abrasion resistant material for added durability. Pair up with the Simms Headwaters Wading Boots and you will have a perfect setup.

The Simms Headwaters Waders key features included:

* Lightweight GORE -TEX 3-layer fabric in light color offers a versatile solution for fresh & saltwater environments
* GORE -TEX reinforced fabric in front leg panel for added durability
* New front leg seam construction to help eliminate inseam abrasion issues
* New chest pocket design & adjustable shock cord cinch at top of wader
* Built-in belt loop at center back; nylon wading belt included
* Abrasion resistant material for more durable built-in gravel guards
* Updated styling details

NEW 2013 Simms Headwaters Waders

GORE-TEX Wader Care:
The #1 tip to prolonging the life of a wader is drying your waders. It is important to dry your waders out after each use. We recommend drying the inside first (if damp) and then the outside. When drying the outside you can pull your gravel guards up until the feet are dry and then flip them down to dry the rest of the wader

Washing - Use a front load machine or hand wash. Use cold water and normal detergent that does not contain bleach. Once you have washed the waders make sure you dry them properly start by drying the inside first. Never put your waders in the dryer, the heat will adversely affect the seam tape on your waders and will void your warranty.

Fit - We offer more sizes than anyone, a good fit goes a long way to extending the life of your wader. Make it clear that people should use their exact measurements as we have already provided extra room for layering and movement.

General Care - Do not store inside your car for long periods of time excess heat will damage your waders.

Use A Mat - Always put your waders on using a protective mat to shield the neoprene feet from rocks. The Headwaters gear bag for example has a pull out mat that works great for this.

Proper Layering - Do not wear jeans under your waders. Jeans are highly abrasive wearing on your waders from the inside out. More importantly jeans and sweatpants do not transfer moisture away from the body. Use proper Simms layering. Using layers such as these will help wick moisture away from your body and assist in the waders ability to breathe.

Stains - most stain removers will work fine on our waders. As long as the stain remover does not contain bleach you should be o.k.

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